30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion, 24425-24427 [2017-10949]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10008] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Richard Gerstl’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257–1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Richard Gerstl,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Neue Galerie New York, in New York, New York, from on or about June 29, 2017, until on or about September 25, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–11050 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10007] E.O. 13224 Designation of Muhammad Ahmad ’Ali al-Isawi, aka Abu Osama alMasri, aka Abu Usamah al-Masri as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the person known as Muhammad Ahmad ’Ali al-Isawi, also known as Abu Osama al-Masri, also known as Abu Usamah al-Masri, committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that ‘‘prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously,’’ I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: May 9, 2017. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2017–10939 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10005] E.O. 13224 Designation of Hashem Safieddine, aka Hashem Safi al-Din, aka Hashem Safi a-Din, aka Hashim Safi al Din, aka Hashim Safi Al-Din, aka Hashim Safieddine as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the person known as Hashem Safieddine, also known as Hashem Safi al-Din, also known as Hashem Safi a-Din, also known as Hashim Safi al Din, also known as Hashim Safi Al-Din, also known as Hashim Safieddine, committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that prior notice to persons determined to be PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24425 subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously, I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: May 15, 2017. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2017–10943 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10002] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. We are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to June 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Department of State desk officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number (DS–7786), information collection title (Request for Advisory Opinion), and the OMB control number (1405–0174) in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit DDTC’s Web site (www.pmddtc.state.gov/FRN.html) to view a copy of the proposed form and instructions. Contact Danielle Canfield at CanfieldDP@state.gov for further SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 24426 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices information regarding this notice or if you are unable to access the proposed form and instructions on the DDTC internet site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of information collection: Request for Advisory Opinion. • OMB control number: 1405–0174. • Type of request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating office: T/PM/DDTC. • Form number: DS–7786. • Respondents: Individuals and companies engaged in the business of manufacturing, brokering, exporting or temporarily importing defense articles or defense services. • Estimated number of respondents: 250. • Estimated number of responses: 250. • Average time per response: 2 hours. • Total estimated burden time: 500 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this 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 information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), located in the Political-Military Affairs Bureau of the Department of State, has the principal mission of licensing the export, temporary import, and brokering of defense articles or defense services as enumerated in the United States Munitions List (USML), and to ensure that the sale, transfer, or brokering of such items are in the interest of United States national security and foreign policy. Sections 126.9 (Advisory opinions and related authorizations) and 129.9 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 (Guidance) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR, 22 CFR parts 120–130) may be used by entities and individuals involved in the manufacture, export, temporary import, and brokering, of defense articles and defense services to request an advisory opinion as to whether DDTC would be likely to grant a license or other approval for the export of a particular defense article or defense service to a particular country (126.9(a)); for an interpretation of regulatory requirements (126.9(c)); whether certain activity constitutes brokering under the ITAR (129.9(a)); or for other guidance pertaining to brokering (129.9(c)). DDTC has recently acquired an electronic case management system to update its business processes and how it receives and handles information from industry. This system, once deployed, will allow users to electronically submit requests for advisory opinions to DDTC; users will be able to retrieve responses using the same system. DDTC staff members have defined the data fields which are most relevant and necessary for requests for advisory opinions and developed the means to accept this information from the industry in a secure system. The revision of this information collection is meant to conform the current OMBapproved data collection to DDTC’s new case management system. DDTC is, therefore, requesting industry comments on the new advisory opinion form, which will be mirrored in the case management system, once deployed. A copy of the draft form may be requested from DDTC using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. A copy of the draft form will also be placed for review on the DDTC Web site (www.pmddtc.state.gov). Response to Public Comments The Department published a notice in the Federal Register on September 16, 2016 (81 FR 63840) soliciting public comment on this information collection. Two responses were received. One commenter expressed concern that the drop down lists in blocks one, two, and three did not include a comprehensive selection of countries. Similarly, both commenters identified that there were only a few countries listed in the nationality field in block three of the form. When creating form DS–7786, DDTC included only a representative sample of countries. This sample was meant to provide the form’s ‘‘look and feel.’’ Form DS–7786, which has since been finalized, now displays an exhaustive list of countries and territories. PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 One commenter suggested that DDTC include ITAR § 126.9(c) in block three as an option for which advisory opinions may be requested. This comment came in response to a final rule published on August 17, 2016, (81 FR 54732) which added § 126.9(c). This new section allows respondents to request an interpretation of the ITAR in the form of an advisory opinion. DDTC agrees with this suggestion; the form has been updated accordingly. It was also identified that the subcategory field in block three did not allow for respondents to enter or select information. This field is now functional; however, what is shown is not an accurate or a complete list of what will populate in the final product. This proposed form is a static form that is meant to illustrate what information will be collected in the new case management system. Once deployed in the case management system, the subcategory field of the DS–7786 will include a comprehensive list of subcategories. In block four of the form, one commenter suggested including an option for ‘‘Letter of Explanation’’ to give respondents a means of providing descriptive information concerning their request. While this change has not been incorporated, DDTC notes that there are two unlimited text fields, describing details and end-use, which allow respondents to describe their request in detail. Respondents are encouraged to utilize both fields, as appropriate, to submit detailed, factual discussions regarding their request. Respondents who submit requests without context risk requesting broad statements of agency policy, which may be outside the scope of this collection. One commenter suggested amending the ‘‘Disclosures’’ portion of the Privacy Act Statement by adding the words ‘‘or approval’’ to the third sentence in order to be more consistent with ITAR § 120.1(c)(1). The proposed amendment would read: ‘‘The requested information may be used to make advisory opinions from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls as to whether a license or other approval for the export or approval of a particular defense article or defense service to a particular country would be granted.’’ DDTC believes the current language is sufficient to satisfy the commenter’s concern; thus, the disclosure statement was not changed. Lastly, DDTC received questions from the commenters regarding use of the form by foreign persons and for matters of general correspondence. DDTC would like to clarify that foreign persons are able to use this form to request advisory opinions. This form, however, is limited E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices in scope and cannot be used for matters of general correspondence not covered under ITAR § 126.9(a), § 126.9(c), and § 129.9. DDTC noted this in the form’s instructions, as requested. Methodology This information will be collected by electronic submission to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. Dated: May 22, 2017. Anthony M. Dearth, Managing Director, Acting Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–10949 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA– 1999–5578; FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA– 1999–6156; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2003–15268; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA– 2005–22727; FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA– 2009–0206; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2011–0142; FMCSA– 2011–0190; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA– 2011–0325; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0165; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA– 2013–0174] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 66 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background On March 22, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 64 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 15401). The public comment period ended on April 21, 2016, and no comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to driver a CMV if that person: Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/ 40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24427 III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. IV. Conclusion As of February 9, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 54 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 64 FR 27027; 64 FR 40404; 64 FR 51568; 64 FR 54948; 64 FR 66962; 65 FR 159; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 66 FR 41656; 66 FR 48504; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 66 FR 66969; 67 FR 71610; 68 FR 37917; 68 FR 44837; 68 FR 48989; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 54775; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 69432; 68 FR 69434; 70 FR 25878; 70 FR 41811; 70 FR 42615; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 71884; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 644; 71 FR 4632; 71 FR 6825; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40360; 72 FR 52419; 72 FR 62896; 72 FR 62897; 72 FR 64273; 72 FR 67340; 72 FR 71993; 72 FR 71995; 72 FR 71998; 73 FR 1395; 73 FR 5259; 73 FR 6246; 74 FR 34632; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 43221; 74 FR 43222; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 57551; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 60022; 74 FR 62632; 74 FR 65845; 74 FR 65847; 75 FR 1450; 75 FR 1451; 75 FR 4623; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 37885; 76 FR 49528; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 61143; 76 FR 62143; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 66123; 76 FR 70210; 76 FR 70212; 76 FR 70215; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 78728; 76 FR 78729; 76 FR 79760; 77 FR 543; 77 FR 545; 77 FR 3554; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 64271; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 66099; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 67462; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 76704; 78 FR 76705; 78 FR 76707; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 78475; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 2247; 79 FR 2748; 79 FR 3919; 79 FR 4803): Larry Adams, Jr. (FL) Dennis S. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 101 (Friday, May 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24425-24427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10949]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10002]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for 
Advisory Opinion

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval. We are requesting comments on this collection from all 
interested individuals and organizations in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 
30 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to June 26, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Department of State desk officer in the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number (DS-7786), information collection title (Request for 
Advisory Opinion), and the OMB control number (1405-0174) in the 
subject line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit DDTC's Web site 
(www.pmddtc.state.gov/FRN.html) to view a copy of the proposed form and 
instructions. Contact Danielle Canfield at CanfieldDP@state.gov for 
further

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information regarding this notice or if you are unable to access the 
proposed form and instructions on the DDTC internet site.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of information collection: Request for Advisory 
Opinion.
     OMB control number: 1405-0174.
     Type of request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating office: T/PM/DDTC.
     Form number: DS-7786.
     Respondents: Individuals and companies engaged in the 
business of manufacturing, brokering, exporting or temporarily 
importing defense articles or defense services.
     Estimated number of respondents: 250.
     Estimated number of responses: 250.
     Average time per response: 2 hours.
     Total estimated burden time: 500 hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to respond: Voluntary.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this 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 
information technology.

Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), located in the 
Political-Military Affairs Bureau of the Department of State, has the 
principal mission of licensing the export, temporary import, and 
brokering of defense articles or defense services as enumerated in the 
United States Munitions List (USML), and to ensure that the sale, 
transfer, or brokering of such items are in the interest of United 
States national security and foreign policy.
    Sections 126.9 (Advisory opinions and related authorizations) and 
129.9 (Guidance) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations 
(ITAR, 22 CFR parts 120-130) may be used by entities and individuals 
involved in the manufacture, export, temporary import, and brokering, 
of defense articles and defense services to request an advisory opinion 
as to whether DDTC would be likely to grant a license or other approval 
for the export of a particular defense article or defense service to a 
particular country (126.9(a)); for an interpretation of regulatory 
requirements (126.9(c)); whether certain activity constitutes brokering 
under the ITAR (129.9(a)); or for other guidance pertaining to 
brokering (129.9(c)). DDTC has recently acquired an electronic case 
management system to update its business processes and how it receives 
and handles information from industry. This system, once deployed, will 
allow users to electronically submit requests for advisory opinions to 
DDTC; users will be able to retrieve responses using the same system. 
DDTC staff members have defined the data fields which are most relevant 
and necessary for requests for advisory opinions and developed the 
means to accept this information from the industry in a secure system. 
The revision of this information collection is meant to conform the 
current OMB-approved data collection to DDTC's new case management 
system. DDTC is, therefore, requesting industry comments on the new 
advisory opinion form, which will be mirrored in the case management 
system, once deployed. A copy of the draft form may be requested from 
DDTC using the contact information in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section above. A copy of the draft form will also be placed for 
review on the DDTC Web site (www.pmddtc.state.gov).

Response to Public Comments

    The Department published a notice in the Federal Register on 
September 16, 2016 (81 FR 63840) soliciting public comment on this 
information collection. Two responses were received.
    One commenter expressed concern that the drop down lists in blocks 
one, two, and three did not include a comprehensive selection of 
countries. Similarly, both commenters identified that there were only a 
few countries listed in the nationality field in block three of the 
form. When creating form DS-7786, DDTC included only a representative 
sample of countries. This sample was meant to provide the form's ``look 
and feel.'' Form DS-7786, which has since been finalized, now displays 
an exhaustive list of countries and territories.
    One commenter suggested that DDTC include ITAR Sec.  126.9(c) in 
block three as an option for which advisory opinions may be requested. 
This comment came in response to a final rule published on August 17, 
2016, (81 FR 54732) which added Sec.  126.9(c). This new section allows 
respondents to request an interpretation of the ITAR in the form of an 
advisory opinion. DDTC agrees with this suggestion; the form has been 
updated accordingly.
    It was also identified that the sub-category field in block three 
did not allow for respondents to enter or select information. This 
field is now functional; however, what is shown is not an accurate or a 
complete list of what will populate in the final product. This proposed 
form is a static form that is meant to illustrate what information will 
be collected in the new case management system. Once deployed in the 
case management system, the sub-category field of the DS-7786 will 
include a comprehensive list of sub-categories.
    In block four of the form, one commenter suggested including an 
option for ``Letter of Explanation'' to give respondents a means of 
providing descriptive information concerning their request. While this 
change has not been incorporated, DDTC notes that there are two 
unlimited text fields, describing details and end-use, which allow 
respondents to describe their request in detail. Respondents are 
encouraged to utilize both fields, as appropriate, to submit detailed, 
factual discussions regarding their request. Respondents who submit 
requests without context risk requesting broad statements of agency 
policy, which may be outside the scope of this collection.
    One commenter suggested amending the ``Disclosures'' portion of the 
Privacy Act Statement by adding the words ``or approval'' to the third 
sentence in order to be more consistent with ITAR Sec.  120.1(c)(1). 
The proposed amendment would read: ``The requested information may be 
used to make advisory opinions from the Directorate of Defense Trade 
Controls as to whether a license or other approval for the export or 
approval of a particular defense article or defense service to a 
particular country would be granted.'' DDTC believes the current 
language is sufficient to satisfy the commenter's concern; thus, the 
disclosure statement was not changed.
    Lastly, DDTC received questions from the commenters regarding use 
of the form by foreign persons and for matters of general 
correspondence. DDTC would like to clarify that foreign persons are 
able to use this form to request advisory opinions. This form, however, 
is limited

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in scope and cannot be used for matters of general correspondence not 
covered under ITAR Sec.  126.9(a), Sec.  126.9(c), and Sec.  129.9. 
DDTC noted this in the form's instructions, as requested.

Methodology

    This information will be collected by electronic submission to the 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.

    Dated: May 22, 2017.
Anthony M. Dearth,
Managing Director, Acting Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, 
Department of State.
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