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Download as PDF 64596 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 211 / Thursday, October 30, 2008 / Notices At the Board meeting, the Access Board will consider the following agenda items: • Approval of the draft September 2008 Board Meeting Minutes. • ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines; Federal Agency Updates. • Planning and Evaluation Committee Report. • Technical Programs Committee Report. • Budget Committee Report. • Information and Communications Technologies Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Transportation Vehicles Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Outdoor Developed Areas Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Passenger Vessels Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Public Rights-of-Way Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Airport Terminal Access Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Accessible Design in Education Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Acoustics Ad Hoc Committee Report. • Election Assistance Commission Report. All meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. 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Form Number(s): ITA–4096P. OMB Control Number: 0625–0143. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 1,506. Number of Respondents: 9,035. Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Needs and Uses: The Commercial Service (CS) offers a variety of services to enable clients to begin exporting or to expand existing exporting efforts. The CS provides a standard set of services to assist clients with identifying potential overseas partners, establishing meeting programs with appropriate overseas business contacts and providing due diligence reports on potential overseas business partners. The CS also provides other export-related services considered to be of a ‘‘customized nature’’ because they do not fit into the standard set of CS export services, but are driven by unique business needs of individual clients. Before the CS can provide exportrelated services to clients, specific information is required to determine the client’s business objectives and needs. This information collection is designed to elicit such data so that appropriate services can be proposed and conducted to most effectively meet the client’s exporting goals. Without these forms the CS is unable to provide services when requested by clients. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The CS requests approval to use the currently approved ‘‘Company Information’’ Form for International Partner Search Service (IPS), to include their new Gold Key Service (GKS), by adding a check-box to the form. These two services involve the identification of appropriate potential business partners and require the same type of information about a client’s exporting and business needs, therefore one form will be used to meet both functions. The primary difference between IPS and GKS—GKS provides meetings between the clients and the appropriate potential partners that have been identified for them. The CS would like approval to make slight modifications to the currently approved International ‘‘Company Profile’’ Form based upon recommendations from clients. The slight layout and text changes will make the form easier for clients to understand and complete. CS also seeks approval to replace the currently approved ‘‘Customized Market Research’’ Form with a more general Customized Services Form that would be used for a wide variety of customized services, including Customized Market Research. We are moving towards providing more customized solutions to clients to better meet their needs and this change will allow flexibility to tailor our services to precisely meet their unique requirements. The standardized services such as GKS, ICP and IPS are appropriate for a number of clients, but they are not necessarily the best fit for every client. CS would like the flexibility to make slight modifications to the Customized Services Form based upon new client needs that may arise within the next three years and for which we cannot identify at this point in time. As economic and business conditions vary, clients needs may change, and being able to make modifications will allow CS to immediately obtain the information needed to assess the clients’ needs, and provide the most effective and appropriate export-related services. This information collection request also seeks approval to continue the use of the ‘‘U.S. Supplier Search’’ Form in which CS obtains information on the product and service needs of international buyers in order for CS to provide details on U.S. suppliers who produce or provide the required products or services. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395–3647. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 211 / Thursday, October 30, 2008 / Notices Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer,Fax number (202) 395–5806 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 24, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–25813 Filed 10–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 070404074–8894–03] Effective Date: This final policy will be effective on December 1, 2008. DATES: American Indian and Alaska Native Policy Statement Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of final policy statement. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2010 Census, the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) adopts the following American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) policy statement. This final policy outlines the principles to be followed in all Census Bureau interactions with federally recognized AIAN tribal governments. The policy affirms the unique government-togovernment relationship that exists between AIAN tribal governments and the Census Bureau and is consistent with the AIAN policy statement adopted by the Department of Commerce (DOC) on March 30, 1995. The adoption of this policy satisfies a long-standing request from AIAN populations, and the Census Bureau believes it will encourage and facilitate greater cooperation from these populations during decennial censuses and help us to better communicate with and enumerate this difficult-to-count population. This Notice also summarizes comments received on the draft AIAN policy statement published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2007 (72 FR 28952) and the Census Bureau’s response to these comments. The policy statement adopted in this Notice differs from the proposed policy statement as follows: (a) The Introduction section VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:45 Oct 29, 2008 Jkt 211001 was modified in response to comments received; (b) the definition of Federally Recognized Indian Tribe was modified in response to comments; (c) the definition of trust responsibility was deleted after agency review; (d) the definition of American Indian or Alaska Native Tribal Government was modified after agency review; (e) proposed Policy Principle No. 2 is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 4; (f) proposed Policy Principle No. 3 is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 5; (g) proposed Policy Principle No. 4 was modified in response to comments and is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 2; (h) proposed Policy Principle No. 5 is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 6; (i) proposed Policy Principle No. 6 was modified in response to comments and is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 7; (j) proposed Policy Principle No. 7 is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 8; (k) proposed Policy Principle No. 8 is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 9; and (l) proposed Policy Principle No. 9 was modified in response to comments and is renumbered as Policy Principle No. 3. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the final policy should be directed to Dee Alexander, Program Analyst, Decennial Management Division, Outreach and Promotions Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 3H166, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Stop 7100, Washington, DC 20233–7100, telephone (301) 763–9335. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The government-to-government relationship with Native American tribal governments (adopted by previous administrations) was reaffirmed by President George W. Bush in a White House Memorandum dated September 23, 2004. Among other things, this memorandum directs the heads of executive agencies to continue to ensure that, to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by U.S. law, the agency’s working relationship with federally recognized tribal governments fully respect the rights of self-government and self-determination due tribal governments. Pursuant to an earlier White House Memorandum of April 29, 1994, the DOC adopted an AIAN policy statement on March 30, 1995. The Census Bureau is now adopting the AIAN policy statement set forth in this notice, which is consistent with the previously cited Presidential PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64597 Memoranda and the DOC policy statement. This final policy statement is intended only for internal management purposes and does not create any right, benefit, or trust responsibility enforceable against the United States, its agencies, entities, or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person. The Census Bureau believes that this final policy statement will contribute to the accuracy of the 2010 Decennial Census by improving communications and encouraging greater cooperation with difficult-tocount populations. Summary of Comments Received in Response to the Draft American Indian and Alaska Native Policy Statement The Census Bureau published a Notice and request for comments on a draft American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) policy statement in the Federal Register on May 23, 2007—(72 FR 28952). We received 13 comments in response to the draft AIAN policy statement. A summary of comments received and the Census Bureau’s responses to these comments are presented below. (1) One commenter suggested that the words ‘‘executive orders’’ be inserted in the Introduction section of the policy statement. The Census Bureau accepted this suggestion since it is consistent with the fundamental principles of the Federal Government’s government-togovernment relationship with federally recognized tribes that includes executive orders issued by the White House (e.g., Executive Order 13175 of November 6, 2000—‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’). (2) One commenter suggested that the word ‘‘political’’ be inserted before the word ‘‘status’’ in the definition of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes. The Census Bureau accepted this suggestion and added the words ‘‘and legal’’ to this definition since both terms have been used to describe the relationship between the United States and AIAN populations (See, e.g., White House Memorandum of September 23, 2004— ‘‘Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments’’). (3) One commenter suggested adding the words ‘‘and individuals’’ to the definition of Trust Responsibility. The Census Bureau has determined to delete this definition from its policy statement since it does not exercise trust responsibilities as that term is commonly used in treaties, statutes, executive orders, and regulations E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 211 (Thursday, October 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64596-64597]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance of the following proposal for collection 
of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: International Trade Administration (ITA).
    Title: Export Information Services Order Forms.
    Form Number(s): ITA-4096P.
    OMB Control Number: 0625-0143.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Burden Hours: 1,506.
    Number of Respondents: 9,035.
    Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: The Commercial Service (CS) offers a variety of 
services to enable clients to begin exporting or to expand existing 
exporting efforts. The CS provides a standard set of services to assist 
clients with identifying potential overseas partners, establishing 
meeting programs with appropriate overseas business contacts and 
providing due diligence reports on potential overseas business 
partners. The CS also provides other export-related services considered 
to be of a ``customized nature'' because they do not fit into the 
standard set of CS export services, but are driven by unique business 
needs of individual clients.
    Before the CS can provide export-related services to clients, 
specific information is required to determine the client's business 
objectives and needs. This information collection is designed to elicit 
such data so that appropriate services can be proposed and conducted to 
most effectively meet the client's exporting goals. Without these forms 
the CS is unable to provide services when requested by clients.
    The CS requests approval to use the currently approved ``Company 
Information'' Form for International Partner Search Service (IPS), to 
include their new Gold Key Service (GKS), by adding a check-box to the 
form. These two services involve the identification of appropriate 
potential business partners and require the same type of information 
about a client's exporting and business needs, therefore one form will 
be used to meet both functions. The primary difference between IPS and 
GKS--GKS provides meetings between the clients and the appropriate 
potential partners that have been identified for them.
    The CS would like approval to make slight modifications to the 
currently approved International ``Company Profile'' Form based upon 
recommendations from clients. The slight layout and text changes will 
make the form easier for clients to understand and complete.
    CS also seeks approval to replace the currently approved 
``Customized Market Research'' Form with a more general Customized 
Services Form that would be used for a wide variety of customized 
services, including Customized Market Research. We are moving towards 
providing more customized solutions to clients to better meet their 
needs and this change will allow flexibility to tailor our services to 
precisely meet their unique requirements. The standardized services 
such as GKS, ICP and IPS are appropriate for a number of clients, but 
they are not necessarily the best fit for every client. CS would like 
the flexibility to make slight modifications to the Customized Services 
Form based upon new client needs that may arise within the next three 
years and for which we cannot identify at this point in time. As 
economic and business conditions vary, clients needs may change, and 
being able to make modifications will allow CS to immediately obtain 
the information needed to assess the clients' needs, and provide the 
most effective and appropriate export-related services.
    This information collection request also seeks approval to continue 
the use of the ``U.S. Supplier Search'' Form in which CS obtains 
information on the product and service needs of international buyers in 
order for CS to provide details on U.S. suppliers who produce or 
provide the required products or services.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395-3647.

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    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
dHynek@doc.gov.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer,Fax number (202) 395-5806 or via 
the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: October 24, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-25813 Filed 10-29-08; 8:45 am]
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