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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Investigations Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Written comments must be submitted on or before December 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

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).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202)482-4895, lhall@bis.doc.go v.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

This collection of information is required by section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The public may request that the Department of Commerce investigate the effect of imports of specific items on the national security of the United States. The request must include information and data on the domestic industry, foreign imports and the capability of the United Stated to restore domestic manufacturing capacity in the event of a national emergency.

The findings, including possible adjustments to imports through tariffs, will be publicly available and are reported to Congress.

II. Method of Collection

Submitted in paper form.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: 0694-0120.

Form Number(s): None.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Time Per Response: 3,000 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.

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 Start Printed Page 63134whether 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: October 20, 2008.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-25297 Filed 10-22-08; 8:45 am]

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