International Trade Administration.
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 September 23, 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 dHynek@doc.gov).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Faye Robinson, Statutory Import Programs Staff, (202) 482-3526, Faye_Robinson@ita.doc.gov and fax number (202) 482-0949.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Public Law 97-446, as amended by Public Law 103-465, Public Law 106-36, and Public Law 108-429, requires the Departments of Commerce and the Interior (Departments) to administer the distribution of watch duty-exemptions and watch and jewelry duty-refunds to program producers in the U.S. insular possessions and the Northern Mariana Islands. The primary consideration in collecting information is the enforcement of the law and the information gathered is limited to that necessary to prevent abuse of the program and to permit a fair and equitable distribution of its benefits. The ITA-334P is the principal program form used for recording operational data on the basis of which program entitlements are distributed among the producers. This form also serves as the producer's application to the Departments for these entitlements and is completed biannually by watch and jewelry assemblers and manufacturers. A proposed modification to form ITA-334P is planned, by dividing it into four forms, so that there is an annual and mid-year application for watch producers and an annual and mid-year application for jewelry producers. This would not involve any increase in the amount of information collected.
II. Method of Collection
The form is sent to each watch and jewelry producer biannually. The form is also available at http://ita-web.ita.doc.gov/doc/eFormsPub.nsf and may be completed online and printed, and submitted via mail.
OMB Control Number: 0625-0040.
Form Number: ITA-334P.
Type of Review: Regular submission.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30.
Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $600.
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 costs) 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 forms of information technology.Start Printed Page 43408
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.Start Signature
Dated: July 22, 2008.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-17066 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]
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