Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Request for comments.
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Agency has prepared an information collection request for OMB review and approval and has requested public review and comment on the submission. OPIC published its first Federal Register on this information collection request on March 26, 2003, in 68 FR 14714, at which time a 60-calendar day comment period was announced. This comment period ended May 27, 2003. No comments were received in response to this notice.
This information collection submission has now been submitted to OMB for review. Comments are again being solicited on the need for the information, its practical utility, the accuracy of the Agency's burden estimate, and on ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposal form under review is summarized below.
Comments must be received on or before July 3, 2003.
Copies of the subject form and the request for review submitted to OMB may be obtained from the Agency Submitting Officer. Comments on the form should be submitted to the OMB Reviewer.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
OPIC Agency Submitting Officer: Bruce I. Campbell, Records Management Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20527; 202/336-8563.
OMB Reviewer: David Rostker, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; 202\395-3897.
Summary of Form Under Review
Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval is expiring.
Title: Expedited Screening Questionnaire On-Lending Transactions
Form Number: OPIC-168.
Frequency of Use: One per investor, per project
Type of Respondents: Business or other institutions (except farms): Individuals.
Standard Industrial Classification Codes: All.
Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies sponsoring projects overseas.
Reporting Hours: 3.5 hours per project.
Number of Responses: 300 per year.
Federal Cost: $15,750 per year.
Authority for Information Collection: Sections 231 and 234(b) and (c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.
Abstract (Needs and Uses): The application is the principal document used by OPIC to determine the investor's and project's eligibility, assess the environmental impact and developmental effects of the project, measure the economic effects for the United States and the host country economy, and collect information for underwriting analysis.Start Signature
Dated: May 28, 2003.
Senior Counsel, Administrative Affairs, Departmental of Legal Affairs.
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