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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).


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 has prepared an information collection request for OMB review and approval and has requested public review and comment on the submission. Comments are 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 under review, OMB control number 3420-0015, is summarized below.


Comments must be received within 30 calendar-days of publication of this Notice. (The 60-day notice was posted on June 19, 2007, Vol. 72, No. 117.)


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 Agency Submitting Officer.

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Agency Submitting Officer: Essie Bryant, Records Management Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20527; (202) 336-8563.

Summary of Form Under Review

Type of Request: Revised Form.

Title: Application for Financing.

Form Number: OPIC-115.

Frequency of Use: One per investor, per project.

Type of Respondents: Business or other institution (except farms); individuals.

Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas.

Reporting Hours: 3.15 hours per project.

Number of Responses: 150 per year.

Federal Cost: $21,975.

Authority for Information Collection: Section 231 and 234(b) and (c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.Start Printed Page 47085

Abstract (Needs and Uses): The OPIC 115 form is the principal document used by OPIC to determine the investor's and the project's eligibility for debt financing, assess the environmental impact and developmental effects of the project, measure the economic effects for the United States and the host country economy, and collect information for underwriting and worker rights analysis.

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Dated: August 15, 2007.

John Crowley, III,

Senior Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 07-4102 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]