[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 14, 1999)]
[Pages 18401-18402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-9336]



Bureau of Export Administration

Requests for the Appointment of a Technical Advisory Committee

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 June 14, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Linda Engelmeier, 
Departmental Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 5033, 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 Dawnielle Battle, BXA ICB Officer, Department of 
Commerce, Room 6881, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 


I. Abstract

    The Technical Advisory Committees were established to advise and 
assist the U.S. Government on export control matters. In managing the 
operations of the TACs, the Department of Commerce is responsible for 
implementing the policies and procedures prescribed in the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. The Bureau of Export Administration provides 
technical and administrative support for the Committees.
    The TACs advise the government on proposed revisions to export 
control lists, licensing procedures, assessments of the foreign 
availability of controlled products, and export control regulations. 
Any producer of items subject to export controls can make application 
to the Secretary of Commerce requesting that a committee be 
established. The information provided is used to determine if the 
creation of a committee is appropriate.

II. Method of Collection

    Written request to BXA.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0694-0100.

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    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: 1.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 hours per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: No capital expenditures are required.

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: April 7, 1999.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer
[FR Doc. 99-9336 Filed 4-13-99; 8:45 a.m.]