The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Agency: Bureau of Export Administration (BXA).
Title: Competitive Enhancement Needs Assessment Survey Program.
Agency Form Number: N/A.
OMB Approval Number: 0694-0083.
Type of Request: Renewal of an existing collection of information.
Burden: 3,000 hours.
Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes per response.
Number of Respondents: 3,000 respondents.
Needs and Uses: The Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, and Executive Order 12919, authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to assess the capabilities of the defense industrial base to support the national defense and to develop policy alternatives to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet defense program needs. The information collected from voluntary surveys will be used to assist small and medium-sized firms in defense transition and in gaining access to advanced technologies and manufacturing processes available from Federal Laboratories. The goal is to improve regions of the country adversely by cutbacks in defense spending and military base closures.
Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit institutions.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Madeleine Clayton, DOC Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room 6608, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20230.Start Signature
Dated: March 29, 2002.
Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 02-8026 Filed 4-2-02; 8:45 am]
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