The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
Title: Request to Initiate an Investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act.
Form Number(s): None.
OMB Control Number: 0694-0120.
Type of Request: Regular submission.
Burden Hours: 3,000.
Number of Respondents: 400.
Average Hours per Response: 7 hours and 30 minutes.
Needs and Uses: Upon request, BIS will initiate an investigation to determine the effects of imports of specific commodities on the national security, and will make the findings known to the President for possible adjustments to imports through tariffs. The findings are made publicly available and are reported to Congress. The purpose of this collection is to account for the public burden associated with the surveys distributed to determine the impact on national security.
Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations; and not-for-profit institutions.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395-3123.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov).
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, Jasmeet_Seehra@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395-5167.Start Signature
Dated: February 5, 2009.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-2783 Filed 2-10-09; 8:45 am]
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