[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58437-58438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23252]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8036]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Two 
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 comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collections of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collections 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 these collections from all 
interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is 
to allow 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up 
to October 22, 2012.

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:
     Email: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collections listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, 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: 
     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.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     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.

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     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
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 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. Any person who engages in the business of manufacturing or 
exporting 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.
    Methodology: These forms/information collections may be sent to the 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the following methods: Mail 
or personal delivery.

    Dated: September 12, 2012.
Robert S. Kovac,
Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-
Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-23252 Filed 9-19-12; 8:45 am]
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