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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).

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Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Title: Chemical Weapons Convention, Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations (End-Use Certificates and Advance Notifications and Annual Reports).

Agency Form Number: None.

OMB Approval Number: 0694-0117.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information.

Burden: 54 hours.

Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes per response.

Number of Respondents: 107 respondents.

Needs and Uses: The U.S. is under obligation by this international treaty to impose certain trade controls. States Parties may only export Schedule 1 chemicals to other States Parties, must provide advance notification of exports of any quantity of a Schedule 1 chemical, and must submit annual reports of exports of such chemicals during the previous calendar year. The Convention also requires that prior to the export of Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 chemicals to a non-States Party, the exporter obtain an End-Use Certificate issued by the government of the importing country.

Affected Public: Federal government, businesses or other for-profit institutions.

Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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.

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Dated: April 17, 2003.

Madeleine Clayton,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-9958 Filed 4-22-03; 8:45 am]

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