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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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DOC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provision of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

Bureau: International Trade Administration.

Title: U.S. Government Trade Event Information Request.

Agency Form Number: ITA-4136P.

OMB Number: 0625-0238.

Type of Request: Regular Submission.

Burden: 50 hours.

Number of Respondents: 50.

Avg. Hours Per Response: 1 hour.

Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration's Advocacy Center marshals federal resources to assist U.S. firms competing for foreign government procurements worldwide. The Advocacy Center is under the umbrella of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), which is chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and includes 19 federal agencies involved in export promotion. The mission of the Advocacy Center is to promote U.S. exports and create U.S. jobs and coordinate U.S. Government (USG) advocacy among the TPCC. The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect the necessary information to make an evaluation as to whether a firm qualifies for senior-level USG support, in the form of attendance at an event including witnessing a commercial agreement signing. The event could be a company sponsored activity or a foreign or USG sponsored event to highlight a commercial trade success for more than one firm. Without this information we will be unable to determine if a U.S. firm is eligible for USG support for the firm's role in the event.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit; voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: David Roster, (202) 395-7340.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail:

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to Start Printed Page 68026David Roster, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

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Dated: December 1, 2003.

Madeleine Clayton,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-30238 Filed 12-4-03; 8:45 am]