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Export-Import Bank of the U.S.


Notice and request for comments.


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provide working capital guarantees to lenders. In assessing the creditoworthiness of an applicant, Ex-Im Bank and SBA review EIB form 84-1. This form provides information which allows the us to obtain legislatively required reasonable assurance of repayment, as well as to fulfill other statutory requirements. Ex-Im Bank will be the primary administrator of the form.


Written comments should be received on or before September 19, 2005 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all comments to David Rostker, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, NEOB, Room 10202, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-3897.

Titles and Form Numbers: U.S. Small Business Administration, Export-Import Bank of the United States Joint Application for Working Capital Guarantee.

OMB Number: 3048-0003.

Form Number: EIB-SBA 84-1 (Revised 2/2005).

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Annual Number of Respondents: Ex-Im Bank: 450; SBA: 180; Total 630.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 2 Hours.

Annual Burden Hours: Ex-Im Bank: 900; SBA: 360; Total: 1,260.

Frequency of Reporting or Use: Upon application for guarantees or working capital loans advanced by the lenders to U.S. exporters.

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Dated: August 15, 2005.

Solomon Bush,

Agency Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-16441 Filed 8-18-05; 8:45 am]