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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: Report of Sample Shipments of Chemical Weapon Precursors.

Form Number(s): N/A.

OMB Control Number: 0694-0086.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 16.5 hours.

Number of Respondents: 28.

Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.

Needs and Uses: This collection of information will be used to monitor sample shipments of chemical weapon precursors in order to facilitate and enforce provisions of the Export Administration Regulations that permit limited exports of sample shipments without a validated export license. The chemical samples may be exported under license exclusion, in exchange for a quarterly reporting requirement. The reports will be reviewed by the BIS monitor quantities and patterns of shipments that might indicate circumvention of the regulation by entities seeking to acquire chemicals for chemical weapons purposes.

Affected Public: 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, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) via e-mail at or fax to (202) 395-7285.

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Dated: September 4, 2009.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-21806 Filed 9-9-09; 8:45 am]