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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: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Title: Chemical Weapons Convention, Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations.

OMB Control Number: 0694-0117.

Form Number(s): None.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 17.

Number of Respondents: 33.

Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the Chemical Weapons Convention. The U.S. is under obligation by this international treaty to impose certain trade controls. States Parties (countries that have signed the Treaty and ratified the Treaty through their legislatures) may only export Schedule 1 chemicals to other States Parties, must provide advance notification of exports of any quantity of a Schedule 1 chemical, and must submit annual reports of exports of such chemicals during the previous calendar year. The Convention also requires that prior to the export of a Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 chemicals to a non-States Party, the exporter obtain an End-Use Certificate issued by the government of the importing country.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations.

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

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, Fax number (202) 395-5167 or via the Internet at

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Dated: July 13, 2009.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-16960 Filed 7-16-09; 8:45 am]