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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware

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


The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.


Submit comments up to December 30, 2020.


Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

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Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Andrea Battista, who may be reached at or 202-663-3136.

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  • Title of Information Collection: Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0173.
  • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Department of State (T/PM/DDTC).
  • Form Number: DS-6004.
  • Respondents: Individuals and companies registered with DDTC and engaged in the business of manufacturing, brokering, exporting, or temporarily importing defense hardware or defense technology data.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,563.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,563.
  • Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
  • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,563 hours.
  • Frequency: On occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.

We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.Start Printed Page 76652
  • 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 information technology.

Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

The Request to Change End-User, End-Use and/or Destination of Hardware information collection is used to request DDTC approval prior to any sale, transfer, transshipment, or disposal, whether permanent or temporary, of classified or unclassified defense articles to any end-user, end-use or destination other than as stated on a license or other approval.


Applicants are referred to ITAR 123.9 for guidance on information to submit regarding the request to change end-user, end-use and/or destination of hardware. A DS-6004 may be submitted electronically through DDTC's case management system, The Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS), accessed through DDTC's website.

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Paula Harrison,

Senior Management Analyst, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2020-26372 Filed 11-27-20; 8:45 am]