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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Thirteen Information Collections.

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ACTION:

Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information.

SUMMARY:

The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

  • Title of Information Collection: Prior Approval for Brokering Activity.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0142.Start Printed Page 50392
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: None.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 60.
  • Average Hours per Response: 2 hours.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 120 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Brokering Activity Reports.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0141.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: None.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 430.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 430.
  • Average Hours per Response: 2 hours.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 860 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
  • Title of Information Collection: Statement of Registration.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0002.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC
  • Form Number: DS-2032.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,900.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 4,900.
  • Average Hours per Response: 2 hours.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 9,800 hours.
  • Frequency: Annually.
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
  • Title of Information Collection: Application/License for Permanent Export of Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified Technical Data.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0003.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: DSP-5.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,960.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 53,000.
  • Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 53,000 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Application/License for Temporary Import of Unclassified Defense Articles.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0013.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: DSP-61.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 225.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,100.
  • Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 550 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Application/License for Temporary Export of Unclassified Defense Articles.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0023.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: DSP-73.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 420.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 3,600.
  • Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 3,600 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Non-Transfer and Use Certificate.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0021.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: DSP-83.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,200.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 7,400.
  • Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 7,400 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Application/License for Permanent/Temporary Export or Temporary Import of Classified Defense Articles and Classified Technical Data.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0022.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: DSP-85.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 360.
  • Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 180 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Authority to Export Defense Articles and Services Sold under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0051.
  • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: DSP-94.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 2,500.
  • Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 1,250 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Application for Amendment to License for Export or Import of Classified or Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Technical Data.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0092.
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  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Numbers: DSP-6, DSP-62, DSP-74, DSP-84, DSP-119.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 750.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 9,700.
  • Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 4,850 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Request for Approval of Manufacturing License Agreements, Technical Assistance Agreements, and Other Agreements.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0093.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: None.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 680.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 9,600.
  • Average Hours per Response: 2 hours.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 19,200 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.
  • Title of Information Collection: Statement of Political Contributions, Fees, or Commissions in Connection with the Sale of Defense Articles or Services.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0025.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: None.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,200.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 700.
  • Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 700 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
  • Title of Information Collection: Maintenance of Records by Registrants.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0111.
  • Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: None.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,900.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 4,900.
  • Average Hours per Response: 20 hours.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 98,000 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.

DATES:

Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from August 26, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Direct comments and questions to Katherine Astrich, the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached at 202-395-4718. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • E-mail: kastrich@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
  • Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
  • Fax: 202-395-6974

You must include the information collection title in the subject lines of your message/letter.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

You may obtain copies of the proposed information collections and supporting documents from Nicholas Memos, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, who may be reached via phone at (202) 663-2804, or via e-mail at memosni@state.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
  • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.

Abstract of proposed collection: The export, temporary import, temporary export and brokering of defense articles, defense services and related technical data are licensed by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR parts 120-130) and section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act. Those of the public who manufacture or export defense articles, defense services, and related technical data, or engage in the brokering thereof, must register with the Department of State. Persons desiring to engage in export, temporary import, and brokering activities must submit an application or written request to conduct the transaction to the Department to obtain a decision whether it is in the interests of U.S. foreign policy and national security to approve the transaction. Also, registered brokers must submit annual reports regarding all brokering activity that was transacted, and registered manufacturers and exporters must maintain records of defense trade activities for five years.

Methodology: These forms/information collections may be sent to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the following methods: Electronically, mail, personal delivery, and/or fax.

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Dated: August 15, 2008.

Frank J. Ruggiero,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade and Regional Security, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. E8-19754 Filed 8-25-08; 8:45 am]

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