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 is preparing an information collection request for OMB review and approval and to request public review and comment on the submission. OPIC published its first Federal Register Notice on this information collection request on September 23, 2004, in Vol. 69, No. 184 FR 57102, at which time a 60-day comment period was announced. This comment period ended November 22, 2004. 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; the accuracy of the Agency's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and on ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed form, OMB control number 3420-0023, 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 prepared for submission 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 Form Under Review
Type of Request: Revised form.
Title: Self-Monitoring Questionnaire for Investment Funds' Sub-Projects.
Form Number: OPIC-217.Start Printed Page 69420
Frequency of Use: Annually for duration of project.
Type of Respondents: Business or other institution (except farms); individuals.
Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas.
Reporting Hours: 8.5 hours per project.
Number of Responses: 189 per year.
Federal Cost: $15,068.97.
Authority for Information Collection: Sections 231, 234(a), 239(d), and 240A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.
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: November 23, 2004.
Senior Counsel, Administrative Affairs, Department of Legal Affairs.
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