[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Pages 24158-24159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09599]



Bureau of Industry and Security

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for 
NATO International Competitive Bidding

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.


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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 24, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482-4895, 


I. Abstract

    Opportunities to bid for contracts under the North Atlantic Treaty 
Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program (NSIP) are only open to 
firms of member NATO countries. NSIP procedures for international 
competitive bidding (AC/4-D/2261) require that each NATO country 
certify that their respective firms are eligible to bid on such 
contracts. This is done through the issuance of a ``Declaration of 
Eligibility.'' The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and 
Security (BIS) is the executive agency responsible for certifying U.S. 
firms. The BIS-4023P is the application form used to collect 
information needed to ascertain the eligibility of a U.S. firm. BIS 
will review applications for completeness and accuracy, and

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determine a company's eligibility based on its financial viability, 
technical capability, and security clearances with the U.S. Department 
of Defense.

II. Method of Collection

    Submitted electronically or on paper.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0694-0128.
    Form Number(s): BIS-4023P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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 also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 18, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-09599 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]