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The Department of Commerce (DOC) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Title: Written Assurances for Exports of Technical Data Under License Exception Technology and Software Under Restriction.

Agency Form Number: None.

OMB Approval Number: 0694-0023.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information.

Burden Hours: 258.

Average Time per Response: 31 minutes.

Number of Respondents: 500.

Needs and Uses: This collection is required by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Section 740.6 that requires exporters to obtain letters of assurance from their importers stating that technology or software will not be reexported or released to unauthorized destinations that are subject to controls for national security or foreign policy and nuclear non-proliferation reasons. The importer, in making these assurances acknowledges his/her requirement to comply with the EAR. The written assurance requirement of License Exception TSR (Technology and Software under Restriction) provides greater security for the protection of U.S. origin technology and software that becomes incorporated into foreign products.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain benefits.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.

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 Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, email address,, or fax number, (202) 395-7285.

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Dated: June 18, 2007.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-12217 Filed 6-22-07; 8:45 am]