[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 46683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19135]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security.
    Title: Chemical Weapons Convention Provisions of the Export 
Administration Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0694-0117.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Burden Hours: 36.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is a 
multilateral arms control treaty that seeks to achieve an international 
ban on chemical weapons (CW). The CWC prohibits the use, development, 
production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, and direct or indirect 
transfer of chemical weapons. This collection implements the following 
provision of the treaty:
    Schedule 1 notification and report: Under Part VI of the CWC 
Verification Annex, the United States is required to notify the 
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the 
international organization created to implement the CWC, at least 30 
days before any transfer (export/import) of Schedule 1 chemicals to 
another State Party. The United States is also required to submit 
annual reports to the OPCW on all transfers of Schedule 1 Chemicals.
    End-Use Certificates: Under Part VIII of the CWC Verification 
Annex, the United States is required to obtain End-Use Certificates for 
transfers of Schedule 3 chemicals to Non-State Parties to ensure the 
transferred chemicals are only used for the purposes not prohibited 
under the Convention.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Jasmeet Seehra, (202) 395-3123.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
JJessup@doc.gov).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395-5167 or via 
the Internet at Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: August 1, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-19135 Filed 8-3-12; 8:45 am]
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