Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports, 54559 [2012-21847]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / Notices Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 189’s existing Sites 1–9 would be categorized as magnet sites; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (77 FR 14000, 3/8/2012) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 189 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, and to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Site 1–8 if not activated by August 31, 2017. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of August 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–21865 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 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, Lawrence.Hall@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information is required by the Defense Production Act (DPA). The DPA requires U.S. firms to furnish information (15 CFR 701) to the Department of Commerce regarding offset agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value associated with sales of weapon systems or defense-related items to foreign countries or foreign firms. Offsets are industrial or commercial compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-to-government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Such offsets are required by most major trading partners when purchasing U.S. military equipment or defense related items. An annual report based on offset agreements and offset transactions data reported to BIS by industry is submitted to Congress on the impact of offsets in defense trade on the United States. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submitted electronically or on paper. Bureau of Industry and Security III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. 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 of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 2012. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Sep 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 OMB Control Number: 0694–0084. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Time per Response: 12 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54559 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: August 30, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–21847 Filed 9–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Korea 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 of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 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 Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel. (202) 482–4058, maria_dandrea@ita.doc.gov, Fax. (202) 482–0667. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 5, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Offsets in 
Military Exports

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce.

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 of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 5, 
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 Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482-4895, 
Lawrence.Hall@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This collection of information is required by the Defense 
Production Act (DPA). The DPA requires U.S. firms to furnish 
information (15 CFR 701) to the Department of Commerce regarding offset 
agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value associated with sales of 
weapon systems or defense-related items to foreign countries or foreign 
firms. Offsets are industrial or commercial compensation practices 
required as a condition of purchase in either government-to-government 
or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as 
defined by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in 
Arms Regulations. Such offsets are required by most major trading 
partners when purchasing U.S. military equipment or defense related 
items. An annual report based on offset agreements and offset 
transactions data reported to BIS by industry is submitted to Congress 
on the impact of offsets in defense trade on the United States.

II. Method of Collection

    Submitted electronically or on paper.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0694-0084.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Time per Response: 12 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360.
    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: August 30, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-21847 Filed 9-4-12; 8:45 am]
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