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Proposed Information Collection: Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services

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AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information.

SUMMARY:

The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

  • Title of Information Collection: Export Declaration of Defense Technical Data or Services.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0157.
  • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
  • Form Number: DS-4071.
  • Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,100.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 15,000.
  • Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 7,500 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.

DATES:

Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) until 30 days from April 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods:

  • E-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
  • Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

You may obtain copies of the proposed information collections and supporting documents from Nicholas Memos, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, who may be reached via phone at (202) 663-2804, or via e-mail at memosni@state.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
  • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.

Abstract of proposed collection: Actual export of defense technical data and defense services will be electronically reported directly to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). DDTC administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The actual exports must be in accordance with requirements of the ITAR and Section 38 of the AECA. DDTC will monitor the information to Start Printed Page 23642ensure there is proper control of the transfer of sensitive U.S. technology.

Methodology: Once the electronic means are provided, the exporter will electronically report directly to DDTC the actual export of defense technical data and defense services using form DS-4071. DS-4071 will be available on DDTC's Web site, http://www.pmddtc.state.gov. Currently, actual exports are reported via paper submission.

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Dated: April 20, 2011.

Robert S. Kovac,

Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2011-10201 Filed 4-26-11; 8:45 am]

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