60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4048, Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act; OMB Control Number 1405-0156, 68898 [E9-30685]

Download as PDF 68898 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 29, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6857] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–4048, Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act; OMB Control Number 1405–0156 pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of request for public comments. SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act. OMB Control Number: 1405–0156. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: DS–4048. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25 (total). Estimated Number of Responses: 25 (per year). Average Hours Per Response: 60 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,500 hours (per year). Frequency: Once a Year. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from December 29, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments and questions should be directed to Mary F. Sweeney, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, who may be reached via the following methods: E-mail: Sweeneymf@state.gov. Mail: Mary F. Sweeney, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0112. Fax: 202–261–8199. You must include the information collection title in the subject line of your message/letter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including a copy of the supporting document, to Mary F. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Dec 28, 2009 Jkt 220001 Sweeney, PM/DDTC, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0112, who may be reached via phone at (202) 663–2865, or via e-mail at sweeneymf@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology. Abstract of proposed collection: Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act requires an annual report to Congress on projected sales of major weapons and weapons-related defense equipment (if $7M or more) and nonmajor weapons or weapons-related defense equipment (if $25M or more). In order to prepare this report, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) requests information from major defense companies by publishing a Federal Register notice and by placing a notice on its Web site. DDTC is requesting relevant projected sales that include the foreign country to which the item is to be sold, a description of the item, the item’s quantity, and its value. Methodology: This information collection is collected electronically. Dated: December 14, 2009. Robert S. Kovac, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–30685 Filed 12–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6856] Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP): International Sports Programming Initiative Announcement Type: New Grant. Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/ PE/C/SU–10–26. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.415. Key Dates: PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2010. Executive Summary: The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals for projects designed to reach out to youth and promote mutual understanding by increasing the professional capacity of those who design and manage youth sports programs in select countries in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, the Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. The focus of all programs must be on reaching out to both male and female youth ages 7–17 and/or their coaches/administrators. Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches will not be considered. Eligible countries and territories in each region are: Africa: Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia; East Asia and the Pacific: Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Australia, and New Zealand; Near East and North Africa: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, West Bank/Gaza, and Israel; South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Bangladesh; Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Turkey, and France (Marseille) NOTE: Programs submitted for France MUST focus on the culturally diverse southern part of the country, specifically the region around Marseille. During the two-way exchange, participants selected for the U.S. portion must come from the Marseille area and be representative of the multi-cultural population. The incountry portion must take place in the Marseille region.; and the Western Hemisphere: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Barbados, Peru, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Proposals may address multiple countries, but all the countries must then be in the same region. Proposals for countries that are not designated in the RFGP, that address more than one region, or address themes outside of those listed in the RFGP, will be deemed technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6857]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4048, 
Projected Sales of Major Weapons in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the 
Arms Export Control Act; OMB Control Number 1405-0156

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for information collection described below. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the 
Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this 
process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Title of Information Collection: Projected Sales of Major Weapons 
in Support of Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1405-0156.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Political Military Affairs, 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
    Form Number: DS-4048.
    Respondents: Business organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25 (total).
    Estimated Number of Responses: 25 (per year).
    Average Hours Per Response: 60 hours.
    Total Estimated Burden: 1,500 hours (per year).
    Frequency: Once a Year.
    Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from December 29, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments and questions should be directed to Mary F. 
Sweeney, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, 
who may be reached via the following methods:
    E-mail: Sweeneymf@state.gov.
    Mail: Mary F. Sweeney, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department 
of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112.
    Fax: 202-261-8199.
    You must include the information collection title in the subject 
line of your message/letter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including a 
copy of the supporting document, to Mary F. Sweeney, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 
12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political 
Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, 
who may be reached via phone at (202) 663-2865, or via e-mail at 
sweeneymf@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit 
the Department to:
    Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
    Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used.
    Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected.
    Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
technology.
    Abstract of proposed collection: Section 25(a)(1) of the Arms 
Export Control Act requires an annual report to Congress on projected 
sales of major weapons and weapons-related defense equipment (if $7M or 
more) and non-major weapons or weapons-related defense equipment (if 
$25M or more). In order to prepare this report, the Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) requests information from major defense 
companies by publishing a Federal Register notice and by placing a 
notice on its Web site. DDTC is requesting relevant projected sales 
that include the foreign country to which the item is to be sold, a 
description of the item, the item's quantity, and its value. 
Methodology: This information collection is collected electronically.

     Dated: December 14, 2009.
Robert S. Kovac,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade, Bureau of 
Political-Military Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E9-30685 Filed 12-28-09; 8:45 am]
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