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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 provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

Bureau: International Trade Administration.

Title: Annual Report from Foreign-Trade Zones.

Agency Form Number: ITA-359P.

OMB Number: 0625-0109.

Type of Request: Regular Submission.

Estimated Burden: 14,330 hours.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 160.

Est. Avg. Hours Per Response: 38 to 211 hours (depending on the size and structure of the foreign-trade zone).

Needs and Uses: The Foreign-Trade Zone Annual Report is the vehicle by which Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) grantees report annually to the Foreign Trade Zones Board, pursuant to the requirements of the Foreign Trade Zones Act (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u). The annual reports submitted by grantees are the only complete source of compiled information on FTZ's. The data and information contained in the reports relates to international trade activity in FTZ's. The reports are used by the Congress and the Department to determine the economic effect of the FTZ program. The reports are also used by the FTZ Board and other trade policy officials to determine whether zone activity is consistent with U.S. international trade policy, and whether it is in the public interest. The public uses the information regarding activities carried on in FTZ's to evaluate their effect on industry sectors. The information contained in annual reports also helps zone grantees in their marketing efforts.

Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments or not-for-profit institutions which are FTZ grantees.

Frequency: Annual.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to maintain license, mandatory.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (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 and Constitution, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail:

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent via e-mail to or fax (202)395-7285, within 30 days of publication of this Federal Register notice.

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Dated: December 21, 2004.

Madeleine Clayton,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-28282 Filed 12-27-04; 8:45 am]