Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Domestic Client Life-Cycle Multi-Purpose Forms, 38582 [2012-15809]

Download as PDF 38582 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 125 / Thursday, June 28, 2012 / Notices merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by June 30, 2015. Signed at Washington, DC, this June 18, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Attest: Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–15900 Filed 6–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Domestic Client Life-Cycle Multi-Purpose Forms International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 (PRA) of 1995. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2012. 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 Suzan Winters—Phone: (202) 482–6042, Suzan.Winters@trade.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service (CS) is seeking approval to revise this information collection by combining with other OMB control numbers: 0625–0065, 0625–0130, 0625– 0151, 0625–0215, 0625–0220, 0625– 0228, 0625–0237, and 0625–0238. These collections include all client intake, events/activities and export success forms. This comprehensive information VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 collection will cover all aspects of a U.S. organization’s life-cycle with CS. CS is mandated by Congress to help U.S. organizations, particularly small and medium-sized organizations, export their products and services to global markets. As part of its mission, the CS provides market entry/expansion services and trade events to U.S. organizations. The Domestic Client Lifecycle Multi-Purpose Forms, previously titled Export Information Services Order Forms, are needed to collect information to enable, but not limited to small and medium sized, U.S. organizations to efficiently and effectively enhance their ability to determine which international organizations are most suited for their exporting expansion efforts. The key to effectively and efficiently assist U.S. organizations export is identifying and verifying potential international buyers of U.S. goods and services— 1. Create an all inclusive and flexible client life-cycle information collection. The proposed categories of questions are: contact information, organization information, organization type, agreements and confirmations, objectives, products and services, exporting experience, marketing, events and activities, trade fair/show, certified trade missions, trade missions, advocacy, environment, and education. CS asks only those questions that provide the required information to assist CS in fulfilling a client’s objective for a requested service and/or event/ activity. 2. Provide CS with the flexibility to create multi-purpose forms from the above approved categories and their questions. Client benefits include customizing questions, forms, and services to address their specific needs and objectives. Without this flexibility, CS is impeded from collecting pertinent client information in an effective and efficient manner. Therefore, with this flexibility, and the ability to immediately ascertain key information, U.S. organizations are productively positioned to achieve their exporting and expansion goals. 3. Reduce client burden through forms’ flexibility and technology. CS seeks increased forms flexibility to ensure that CS asks and captures only the specific information needed for a particular service/event, thereby continuing to reduce client burdens as CS utilizes pre-populated information for clients who have previously registered with CS. As CS moves forward, we understand the importance and need for strategic planning and integration of future technology and initiatives that relate to CS programs PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 and metrics with the types of information collected from clients to conduct those programs. Additionally, the most important, positive impact is the ability to quickly change and ask pertinent questions to assist clients with their exporting needs regarding matchmaking services, organization promotions, trade missions, market research and other trade promotional activities. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected through Export.gov or sent via email and then completed by client electronically. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0143. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5–25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,167. 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 technology. 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: June 22, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Domestic Client 
Life-Cycle Multi-Purpose Forms

AGENCY: International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 (PRA) of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2012.

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 Suzan Winters--Phone: (202) 482-6042, 
Suzan.Winters@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The International Trade Administration's U.S. Commercial Service 
(CS) is seeking approval to revise this information collection by 
combining with other OMB control numbers: 0625-0065, 0625-0130, 0625-
0151, 0625-0215, 0625-0220, 0625-0228, 0625-0237, and 0625-0238. These 
collections include all client intake, events/activities and export 
success forms. This comprehensive information collection will cover all 
aspects of a U.S. organization's life-cycle with CS.
    CS is mandated by Congress to help U.S. organizations, particularly 
small and medium-sized organizations, export their products and 
services to global markets. As part of its mission, the CS provides 
market entry/expansion services and trade events to U.S. organizations. 
The Domestic Client Life-cycle Multi-Purpose Forms, previously titled 
Export Information Services Order Forms, are needed to collect 
information to enable, but not limited to small and medium sized, U.S. 
organizations to efficiently and effectively enhance their ability to 
determine which international organizations are most suited for their 
exporting expansion efforts.
    The key to effectively and efficiently assist U.S. organizations 
export is identifying and verifying potential international buyers of 
U.S. goods and services--
    1. Create an all inclusive and flexible client life-cycle 
information collection. The proposed categories of questions are: 
contact information, organization information, organization type, 
agreements and confirmations, objectives, products and services, 
exporting experience, marketing, events and activities, trade fair/
show, certified trade missions, trade missions, advocacy, environment, 
and education. CS asks only those questions that provide the required 
information to assist CS in fulfilling a client's objective for a 
requested service and/or event/activity.
    2. Provide CS with the flexibility to create multi-purpose forms 
from the above approved categories and their questions. Client benefits 
include customizing questions, forms, and services to address their 
specific needs and objectives. Without this flexibility, CS is impeded 
from collecting pertinent client information in an effective and 
efficient manner.
    Therefore, with this flexibility, and the ability to immediately 
ascertain key information, U.S. organizations are productively 
positioned to achieve their exporting and expansion goals.
    3. Reduce client burden through forms' flexibility and technology. 
CS seeks increased forms flexibility to ensure that CS asks and 
captures only the specific information needed for a particular service/
event, thereby continuing to reduce client burdens as CS utilizes pre-
populated information for clients who have previously registered with 
CS. As CS moves forward, we understand the importance and need for 
strategic planning and integration of future technology and initiatives 
that relate to CS programs and metrics with the types of information 
collected from clients to conduct those programs.
    Additionally, the most important, positive impact is the ability to 
quickly change and ask pertinent questions to assist clients with their 
exporting needs regarding matchmaking services, organization 
promotions, trade missions, market research and other trade promotional 
activities.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected through Export.gov or sent via 
email and then completed by client electronically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0143.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5-25 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,167.
    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 
technology.
    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: June 22, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-15809 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]
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