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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: International Trade Administration (ITA).

Title: Watch Duty-Exemption and 7113 Jewelry Duty-Refund Program.

Form Number(s): ITA-340P, ITA-360P, ITA-361P.

OMB Control Number: 0625-0134.

Type of Request: Regular submission (extension without change).

Burden Hours: 9 hours and 28 minutes.

Number of Respondents: 10.

Average Hours Per Response: 6 minutes for Form ITA-340P; 1 minute for Form ITA-360P; and 10 minutes for Form ITA-361P.

Needs and Uses: Public Law 97-446, as amended, requires the Department of Commerce and Department of the Interior to administer the distribution of watch duty exemptions and watch and jewelry duty refunds to program producers in the U.S. insular possessions (American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands). Form ITA-340P provides the data to assist in the verification of duty-free shipments and make certain the allocations are not exceeded. Form ITA-360P and ITA-361P are necessary to implement the duty refund program. The primary consideration in collecting information is the enforcement of the law and the information gathered is limited to that Start Printed Page 14513necessary to prevent abuse of the program and to permit a fair and equitable distribution of its benefits.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395-3647.

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 Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395-7285 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov.

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Dated: March 26, 2009.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-7094 Filed 3-30-09; 8:45 am]

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