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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Acceptance or Rejection of a Rated Order

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Bureau of Industry and Security, DOC.




The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Written comments must be submitted on or before January 28, 2008.


Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

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Requests for additional information or Start Printed Page 66135copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202)482-4896,

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I. Abstract

This collection is necessary for administration and enforcement of delegated authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061, et seq.) and the selective Service Act of 1948 (50 U.S.C. App. 468). Any person (supplier) who receives a priority rated order under Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) regulation (15 CFR 700) must notify the customer of acceptance or rejection of that order within a specified period of time. Also, if shipment against a priority rated order will be delayed, the supplier must immediately notify the customer. The purpose of this authority is to ensure the timely delivery of goods and services to meet current national defense and civil emergency preparedness program requirements.

II. Method of Collection

Paper form or electronically.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: 0694-0092.

Form Number(s): None.

Type of Review: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 1 to 15 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 21,963.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

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Dated: November 20, 2007.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-22993 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]