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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).


Request for comments.


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the Agency has prepared an information collection request for OMB review and approval and has requested public review and comment on the submission. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of the Agency's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the reporting burden, including automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology. The proposed form under review, OPIC form-168 A & B, is summarized below, OMB-3420-0020.


Comments must be received by May 27, 2011.


Copies of the subject form and the request for review prepared for submission to OMB may be obtained from the Agency Submitting Officer. Comments on the form should be submitted to the Agency Submitting Officer.

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Agency Submitting Officer: Essie Bryant, Records Management Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20527; (202) 336-8563.

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Type of Request: Revised Form.

Title: Expedited Screening Questionnaire (ESQ).

Form Number: OPIC-168 A & B.

Frequency of Use: OPIC-supported financial intermediaries will complete Form 168A and 168B for each company in which they propose to invest. Form could be used by any given OPIC-supported financial intermediary between 3-4 times per year depending on the number investments the financial intermediary intends to consummate in a given year.

Type of Respondents: Business or other for-profit institution.

Standard Industrial Classification Codes: All.

Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens investing overseas

Reporting Hours: 1 hour per project.

Number of Responses: 63 per year.

Federal Cost: $1,280.

Authority for Information Collection: Section 231 and 234(b) and (c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Abstract (Needs and Uses): Form 168A and 168B is the principal document used by OPIC to determine OPIC-supported financial intermediaries' compliance with OPIC economic, environmental, labor rights, and human rights policies.

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Dated: March 18, 2011.

Nichole Cadiente,

Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2011-6929 Filed 3-25-11; 8:45 am]