[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 220 (Friday, November 14, 1997)]
[Page 61083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-30002]



Bureau of Export Administration

License Exception; Humanitarian Donations

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Linda Engelmeier, 
Departmental Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 5327, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Stephen Baker, Department of Commerce, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, room 6877, Washington, DC, 20230.


I. Abstract

    Section 7(g) of the EAA, as amended by the Export Administration 
Amendments Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-64), exempts from foreign policy 
controls exports of donations to meet basic human needs. Previously an 
exporter had to apply for a bulk Humanitarian License when wishing to 
export goods to restricted countries. Under the current regulations, 
there is license exception procedure which allows exporters to ship 
humanitarian donations to restricted countries by simply maintaining 
certain records. The records can be used for enforcement purposes.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0694-0033.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission for extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit and 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 4 hours per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $60 (no capital expenditures are 

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: November 7, 1997.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 97-30002 Filed 11-13-97; 8:45 am]