[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
[Pages 4831-4832]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01227]



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 (BIS).
    Title: National Security and Critical Technology Assessments of the 
U.S. Industrial Base.
    OMB Control Number: 0694-0119.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Burden Hours: 308,000.
    Number of Respondents: 28,000.
    Average Hours Per Response: 11.
    Needs and Uses: The Department of Commerce/BIS, in coordination 
with other government agencies and private entities, conduct 
assessments of U.S.

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industries deemed critical to our national security. The information 
gathered is needed to assess the health and competitiveness as well as 
the needs of the targeted industry sector in order to maintain a strong 
U.S. industrial base. Data obtained from the surveys will be used to 
prepare an assessment of the current status of the targeted industry, 
addressing production, technological developments, economic 
performance, employment and academic trends, and international 
competitiveness. This is a generic information collection and each 
survey is approved by OMB before being used for the assessment.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    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 
[email protected]).
    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, via email to [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5167.

    Dated: January 16, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-01227 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]