[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29443-29444]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11981]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7889]


60-Day Notice of Two Proposed Directorate of Defense Trade 
Controls Information Collections: ``Request To Change End-User, End-
Use, and/or Destination of Hardware'' and ``Request for Advisory 
Opinion''

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in 
the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting 
this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

     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 Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
     Form Number: DS-6004.
     Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 2,700.
     Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden: 2,700 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation To Respond: Required to Obtain Benefits.

     Title of Information Collection: Request for Advisory 
Opinion.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0174.
     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-6001.
     Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 250.
     Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden: 250 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from May 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments and questions should be directed to Nicholas Memos, 
Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, U.S. Department of State, who 
may be reached via the following methods:
     Internet: Persons with access to the Internet may view and 
comment on this notice by going to the Federal regulations Web site at 
www.regulations.gov. You can search for the document by selecting 
``Notice'' under Document Type, entering the Public Notice number as 
the ``Keyword or ID,'' checking the ``Open for Comment'' box, and then 
clicking ``Search.'' If necessary, use the ``Narrow by Agency'' option 
on the Results page.
     Email: memosni@state.gov.
     Mail: Nicholas Memos, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112.
    You must include the information collection title in the subject 
line of your message/letter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice to 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) 
663-2829, or via email at memosni@state.gov.

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: The export, temporary import, 
temporary export and brokering of defense articles, defense services 
and related technical data are licensed by the Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms 
Regulations (22 CFR parts 120-130) and Section 38 of the Arms Export 
Control Act. Those of the public who manufacture or export defense 
articles, defense services, and related technical data, or the 
brokering thereof, must register with the Department of State. Persons 
desiring to engage in brokering activities must submit an application 
or written request to conduct the transaction to the Department to 
obtain a decision whether it is in the interests of U.S. foreign policy 
and national security to approve the transaction. Also, registered 
brokers must submit

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annual reports regarding all brokering activity that was transacted, 
and registered manufacturers and exporter must maintain records of 
defense trade activities for five years.
    Methodology: These forms/information collections may be sent to the 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the following methods: mail 
or personal delivery.

     Dated: May 14, 2012.
Robert S. Kovac,
Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-
Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-11981 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]
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