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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Licensing Responsibilities and Enforcement

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Industry and Security.

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 March 31, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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 Start Printed Page 5638directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202)482-4895, lhall@bis.doc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

This information collection supports the various collections, notifications, reports, and information exchanges that are needed by the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) Office of Export Enforcement and U.S. Customs to enforce the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and maintain the National Security of the United States. This collection of information involves nine miscellaneous activities described in Section 758 of the EAR that are associated with the export of items controlled by the Department of Commerce. Most of these activities do not involve submission of documents to the BIS but instead involve exchange of documents among parties in the export transaction to insure that each party understands its obligations under U.S. law. Others involve writing certain export control statements on shipping documents or reporting unforeseen changes in shipping and disposition of commodities.

II. Method of Collection

Submitted electronically or in paper form.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: 0694-0122.

Form Number(s): None.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,427,450.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 seconds to 2 hours and 30 minutes, depending on the required document(s).

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 77,926.

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: January 26, 2009.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-1952 Filed 1-29-09; 8:45 am]

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