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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Service Order Form

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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 October 10, 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 Suzan Winters—(202) 482-6042,, Fax: (202) 482-2599.

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I. Abstract

The International Trade Administration's U.S. Commercial Service (CS) is mandated by Congress to help U.S. businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized companies, export their products and services to global markets. As part of its mission, CS provides market entry/expansion services and trade events to U.S. companies. The Service Order Form (formerly the Export Information Services Order Form) is needed to collect information to enable small and medium size companies to order CS services, which enhance their ability to begin exporting or to expand their existing exporting efforts.

II. Method of Collection

Sent via e-mail and then completed by client electronically.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: 0625-0143.

Form Number(s): ITA-4096P.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 5-10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,667.

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: August 6, 2008

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-18452 Filed 8-8-08; 8:45 am]