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 notice on this information collection request on March 27, 2003, in 68 FR 15008, at which time a 60-calendar day comment period was announced. This comment period ended May 29, 2003. No comments were received in response to this notice.
This information collection submission had been forwarded to OMB for review through an emergency extension on April 8, 2003. 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 proposed form under review is summarized below.
Comments must be received within 30 calendar days of this notice.
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: Self-Monitoring Questionnaire for Insurance and Finance Projects.
Form Number: OPIC-162.
Frequency of Use: Annually for duration of project.
Type of Respondents: Business or other institutions (except farms); individuals.
Standard Industrial Classification Codes: All.
Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas.
Reporting Hours: 3 hours per project.
Number of Responses: 325 per year.
Federal Cost: $19,500 per year.
Authority for Information Collection: Sections 231 and 234(b) and (c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.Start Printed Page 34014
Abstract (Needs and Uses): The questionnaire is completed by OPIC-assisted investors annually. The questionnaire allows OPIC's assessment of effects of OPIC-assisted projects on the U.S. economy and employment, as well as on the environment and economic development abroad.Start Signature
Dated: June 2, 2003.
Senior Counsel, Administrative Affairs, Department of Legal Affairs.
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