30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Political Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense Articles and Defense Services, 40618-40619 [2018-17559]

Download as PDF 40618 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices Nebraska: Thurston, Burt, Dakota, Wayne, Monona, Cuming, Dixon, Woodbury. The Interest Rates are: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company Pursuant to the authority granted to the United States Small Business Administration under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as 3.875 amended, under Section 309 of the Act and Section 107.1900 of the Small 1.938 Business Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.1900) to 7.220 function as a small business investment 3.610 company under the Small Business Investment Company License No. 02/ 2.500 02–0649 issued to Contemporary Healthcare Senior Lien Fund I, LP, said license is hereby declared null and void. Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. 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[FR Doc. 2018–17580 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10498] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Political Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense Articles and Defense Services Dated: August 7, 2018. Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–17577 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] Notice of request for public comments. ACTION: BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to the authority granted to the United States Small Business Administration under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, under Section 309 of the Act and Section 107.1900 of the Small Business Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.1900) to function as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Company License No. 05/ 05–0288 issued to Stonehenge Opportunity Fund II, LP, said license is hereby declared null and void. United States Small Business Administration. Dated: April 6, 2018. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2018–17578 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. 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 September 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct 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, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Andrea Battista, SA–1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522–0112, via phone at (202) 663– 3136, or via email at battistaal@ state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Statement of Political Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense Articles and Defense Services. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0025. • Type of Request: Extension. • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). • Form Number: No Form. • Respondents: Persons requesting a license or other approval for the export, reexport, or retransfer of USMLregulated defense articles or defense services valued in an amount of $500,000 or more that are being sold commercially to or for the use of the armed forces of a foreign country or international organization or persons who enter into a contract with the Department of Defense for the sale of defense articles or defense services valued in an amount of $500,000 or more under section 22 of the AECA. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 120. • Estimated Number of Responses: 500. • Average Time per Response: 60 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 500 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. 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 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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: DDTC regulates the export and temporary import of defense articles and services enumerated on the USML in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120–130). In accordance with section 39 of the AECA, the Secretary of State must require, in part, adequate and timely reporting of political contributions, gifts, commissions and fees paid, or offered or agreed to be paid in connection with the sales of defense articles or defense services licensed or approved under AECA sections 22 and 38. Pursuant to ITAR § 130.9(a), any person applying for a license or approval required under section 38 of the AECA for sale to the armed forces of a foreign country or international organization valued at $500,000 or more must inform DDTC, and provide certain specified information, when they have paid, offered to, or agreed to pay, (1) political contributions in an aggregate amount of $5,000 or greater; or (2) fees or commissions in an aggregate amount equaling or exceeding $100,000. Similarly, ITAR § 130.9(b) requires any person who enters into a contract with the Department of Defense under section 22 of the AECA, valued at $500,000 or more, to inform DDTC and provide the specified information, when they or their vendors, have paid, or offered or agreed to pay, in respect to any sale (1) political contributions in an aggregate amount of $5,000 or greater; or (2) fees or commissions in an aggregate amount equaling or exceeding $100,000. Respondents are also required to collect information pursuant to Sections 130.12 and 130.13 prior to submitting their report to DDTC. Methodology: Respondents will submit information as attachments to relevant license applications or requests for other approval. Anthony M. Dearth, Chief of Staff (Acting), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–17559 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub-No. 382X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Washington County, Pa. Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over an approximately 7.58-mile rail line extending from milepost EL 11.818 (near Ellsworth) to milepost EL 19.4 (at Marianna) in Washington County, Pa. (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 15345, 15360, 15331, and 15314. NSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) any overhead traffic on the Line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending before the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of the complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) 1 to subsidize continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on September 14, 2018, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Formal expressions of intent to file an OFA 1 The Board modified its OFA procedures effective July 29, 2017. Among other things, the OFA process now requires potential offerors, in their formal expression of intent, to make a preliminary financial responsibility showing based on a calculation using information contained in the carrier’s filing and publicly available information. See Offers of Financial Assistance, EP 729 (STB served June 29, 2017); 82 FR 30,997 (July 5, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40619 under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 2 must be filed by August 24, 2018. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues must be filed by August 27, 2018.3 Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by September 4, 2018, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to NSR’s representative, William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our website at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: August 10, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina Contee, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–17570 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: QSA Customer Feedback Report Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information is collected from holders of FAA production approvals and selected suppliers in the form of a feedback survey, to obtain their input on how well the agency is performing the administration and conduct of the Aircraft Certification Systems Quality System Audit (QSA). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 15, 2018. SUMMARY: 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,800. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require environmental review. E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2018-17559]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10498]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of 
Political Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of 
Defense Articles and Defense Services

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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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. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we 
are requesting comments on this collection from all interested 
individuals and organizations. 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 September 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Direct 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: [email protected]. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control 
number in the subject line of your message.
    Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to Andrea Battista, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate 
of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, via phone at (202) 663-
3136, or via email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Statement of Political 
Contributions, Fees, and Commissions Relating to Sales of Defense 
Articles and Defense Services.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0025.
     Type of Request: Extension.
     Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls 
(DDTC).
     Form Number: No Form.
     Respondents: Persons requesting a license or other 
approval for the export, reexport, or retransfer of USML-regulated 
defense articles or defense services valued in an amount of $500,000 or 
more that are being sold commercially to or for the use of the armed 
forces of a foreign country or international organization or persons 
who enter into a contract with the Department of Defense for the sale 
of defense articles or defense services valued in an amount of $500,000 
or more under section 22 of the AECA.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 120.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 500.
     Average Time per Response: 60 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 500 hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
    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

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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: DDTC regulates the export and 
temporary import of defense articles and services enumerated on the 
USML in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 
2751 et seq.) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 
(22 CFR parts 120-130). In accordance with section 39 of the AECA, the 
Secretary of State must require, in part, adequate and timely reporting 
of political contributions, gifts, commissions and fees paid, or 
offered or agreed to be paid in connection with the sales of defense 
articles or defense services licensed or approved under AECA sections 
22 and 38. Pursuant to ITAR Sec.  130.9(a), any person applying for a 
license or approval required under section 38 of the AECA for sale to 
the armed forces of a foreign country or international organization 
valued at $500,000 or more must inform DDTC, and provide certain 
specified information, when they have paid, offered to, or agreed to 
pay, (1) political contributions in an aggregate amount of $5,000 or 
greater; or (2) fees or commissions in an aggregate amount equaling or 
exceeding $100,000. Similarly, ITAR Sec.  130.9(b) requires any person 
who enters into a contract with the Department of Defense under section 
22 of the AECA, valued at $500,000 or more, to inform DDTC and provide 
the specified information, when they or their vendors, have paid, or 
offered or agreed to pay, in respect to any sale (1) political 
contributions in an aggregate amount of $5,000 or greater; or (2) fees 
or commissions in an aggregate amount equaling or exceeding $100,000. 
Respondents are also required to collect information pursuant to 
Sections 130.12 and 130.13 prior to submitting their report to DDTC.
    Methodology: Respondents will submit information as attachments to 
relevant license applications or requests for other approval.

Anthony M. Dearth,
Chief of Staff (Acting), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-17559 Filed 8-14-18; 8:45 am]
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