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Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-4071, Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services; OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX

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Notice of OMB submission and request for public comments.


The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies on the proposed collection of information.

  • Title of Information Collection: Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services.
  • OMB Control Number: None. Start Printed Page 48549
  • Type of Request: Emergency Review.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (PM/DDTC).
  • Form Number: DS-4071.
  • Respondents: Business organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000.
  • Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 2,500 hours.
  • Frequency: On occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.


The Department has requested emergency review and approval of this collection from OMB by September 30, 2004. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from August 10, 2004. In order to have most impact on the design and approval of this collection of information, you should submit your comments by September 17, 2004.


Comments and questions should be directed to Katherine Astrich, the State Department Desk Officer in Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached on 202-395-7316. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • E-mail: You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: OIRA State Department Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
  • Fax: 202-395-6974.
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Copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents may be obtained from Michael T. Dixon, Director Office of Defense Trade Controls Management, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, SA-1, Room 12th Floor, H1200, Washington, DC 20522-0112 (202) 663-7000. E-mail:

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We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
  • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.

Abstract of proposed collection: Actual exports of defense technical data and defense services will be electronically reported directly to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). DDTC administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and section 38 of the Arms Export Act (AECA). The actual exports must be in accordance with requirements of the ITAR and section 38 of the AECA. DDTC will monitor the information to ensure there is proper control of the transfer of sensitive U.S. technology.

Methodology: The exporter will electronically report directly to DDTC the actual export of defense technical data and defense services using DS-4071. DS-4071 will be available on DDTC's Web site

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Dated: July 7, 2004.

Gregory M. Suchan,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 04-18268 Filed 8-9-04; 8:45 am]