In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 25, 2012.
You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: U.S./Canada Joint Certification Office, DLA Logistics Information Service-LFT, Attn: Stephen G. Riley, Federal Center, 74 Washington Ave. N., Battle Creek, MI 49017-3084, or call (269) 961-5464.
Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, DD Form 2345, OMB 0704-0207.
Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary as a basis for certifying enterprises or individuals to have access to DoD export-controlled militarily critical technical data subject to the provisions of 32 CFR part 250. Enterprises and individuals that need access to unclassified DoD-controlled militarily critical technical data must certify on DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, that data will be used only in ways that will inhibit unauthorized access and maintain the protection afforded by U.S. export control laws. The information collected is disclosed only to the extent consistent with prudent business practices, current regulations, and statutory requirements and is so indicated on the Privacy Act Statement of DD Form 2345.
Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions.
Annual Burden Hours: 2667.
Number of Respondents: 8,000.
Responses per Respondent: 1.
Average Burden per Response: 0.33 hours (20 minutes).
Frequency: On occasion
Summary of Information Collection
Use of DD Form 2345 permits U.S. and Canada defense contractors to certify their eligibility to obtain certain unclassified technical data with military and space applications. Non-availability of this information prevents defense contractors from accessing certain restricted databases and obstructs conference attendance where restricted data will be discussed.
Dated: February 15, 2012.
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2012-7073 Filed 3-23-12; 8:45 am]
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