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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Export and Reexport Controls for Iraq

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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 copies 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

The primary purpose of this collection of information is to maintain an expedited export license type developed specifically for exports and reexports of controlled items destined to civil infrastructure rebuilding projects in Iraq. The name given this license type is the Special Iraq Reconstruction License or SIRL. The information covered under this collection is furnished by U.S. exporters when applying for an export license. The export license is authorized under OMB 0694-0088 “Multipurpose Application.” This collection involves additional information and documentation about the project in Iraq which are necessary to properly evaluate the request.

II. Method of Collection

Information will be supplied electronically via the BIS SNAP-R system or in paper form.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: 0694-0129.

Form Number(s): None.

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

Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.

Estimated Time Per Response: 3 to 3.5 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 93.

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. E7-22998 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]