[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2017)]
[Page 3725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00470]



International Trade Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for 
Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument or Apparatus

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance (E&C), International Trade 
Administration, 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 March 13, 2017.

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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Charlie Michael, Enforcement and Compliance (E&C), phone 
number 202-482-0596, or via the internet at [email protected].


I. Abstract

    The Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (DHS) are 
required to determine whether nonprofit institutions established for 
scientific or educational purposes are entitled to duty-free entry for 
scientific instruments the institutions import under the Florence 
Agreement. Form ITA-338P enables: (1) DHS to determine whether the 
statutory eligibility requirements for the institution and the 
instrument are fulfilled, and (2) Commerce to make a comparison and 
finding as to the scientific equivalency of comparable instruments 
being manufactured in the United States. Without the collection of the 
information, DHS and Commerce would not have the necessary information 
to carry out the responsibilities of determining eligibility for duty-
free entry assigned by law.

II. Method of Collection

    A copy of Form ITA-338P is provided on and downloadable from a Web 
site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/sips/sipsform/ita-338p.pdf or the 
potential applicant may request a copy from the Department. The 
applicant completes the form and then forwards it via mail to DHS.
    Upon acceptance by DHS as a valid application, the application is 
transmitted to Commerce for further processing.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0037.
    Form Number(s): ITA-338P.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State or Local government; Federal agencies; not 
for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 65.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,138.

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.

Sheleen Dumas,
PRA Departmental Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00470 Filed 1-11-17; 8:45 am]