Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request, 5505 [2016-01859]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
[Page 5505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01859]



[OPIC-162, OMB 3420-0019]

Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request

AGENCY: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal 
Register notifying the public that the agency is modifying an existing 
information collection for OMB review and approval and requests public 
review and comment on the submission. Comments are being solicited on 
the need for the information; the accuracy of OPIC's burden estimate; 
the quality, practical utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and ways to minimize reporting the burden, including 
automated collection techniques and uses of other forms of technology.
    The proposed change to OPIC-162 clarifies existing questions, 
incorporates sector-specific development impact questions and 
eliminates ineffective questions in an effort to harmonize development 
impact indicators with other Development Finance Institutions 
(``DFIs''). OPIC is a signatory to a ``Memorandum of Understanding'' 
with 25 partnering DFIs to harmonize development impact metrics where 
possible. The goal of this effort is to reduce the reporting burden on 
clients that receive financing from multiple DFIs and to instill best 
practices in the collection and the reporting on OPIC's developmental 
impacts. To minimize the reporting burden on respondents, OPIC has 
designed OPIC-162 as an electronic form with questions populating only 
if they relate to a project.

DATES: Comments must be received within sixty (60) calendar days of 
publication of this Notice.

ADDRESSES: Mail all comments and requests for copies of the subject 
form to OPIC's Agency Submitting Officer: James Bobbitt, Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20527. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for other information about 

Bobbitt, (202) 336-8558.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All mailed comments and requests for copies 
of the subject form should include form number OPIC-162 on both the 
envelope and in the subject line of the letter. Electronic comments and 
requests for copies of the subject form may be sent to, subject line OPIC-162.


    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
    Title: Self-Monitoring Questionnaire.
    Form Number: OPIC-162.
    Frequency of Use: One per investor per project annually.
    Type of Respondents: Business or other institutions and 
    Standard Industrial Classification Codes: All.
    Description of Affected Public: U.S. companies or citizens 
investing overseas.
    Reporting Hours: 2,186 (4.7 hours per form).
    Number of Responses: 465 per year.
    Federal Cost: $48,518.
    Authority for Information Collection: Sections 231, 231A, 239(d), 
and 240A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.
    Abstract (Needs and Uses): The Self-Monitoring Questionnaire is the 
principal document used by OPIC to monitor the developmental effects of 
OPIC's investment projects, monitor the economic effects on the U.S. 
economy, and collect information on compliance with environmental and 
labor policies.

    Dated: January 27, 2016.
Nichole Skoyles,
Administrative Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-01859 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]