60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disclosure of Violations of the Arms Export Control Act, 8558 [2019-04263]

Download as PDF 8558 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 46 / Friday, March 8, 2019 / 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 The Visitor Access Control System Domestic (VACS–D) supports the Office of Domestic Facilities Protection’s (DS/ DO/DFP) mission requirements to provide a secure environment for Department employees and visitors. Visitors to the Department seeking access to facilities will be the respondents if access is to be granted. The legal authority for the collection of information is the same as that which established the Bureau of Diplomatic Security: The Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99–399; 22 U.S.C. 4801, et seq. (a986) as amended. Methodology Information will be collected electronically at the time of visit. Timothy Thomas, Division Chief, Diplomatic Security, Office of Domestic Facilities Protection, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–04264 Filed 3–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10640] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disclosure of Violations of the Arms Export Control Act Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2018–0060’’ in the Search field. Then click the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Mar 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: DDTCPublicComments@ state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State; 2401 E St. NW, Suite H1205, Washington, DC 20522. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. 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, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, who may be reached at battistaAL@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Disclosure of Violations of the Arms Export Control Act. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0179. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: T/PM/DDTC. • Form Number: DS–7787. • Respondents: Individuals and companies engaged in the business of exporting or temporarily importing defense hardware or defense technology data who have committed an ITAR violation. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,500. • Estimated Number of Responses: 700. • Average Time per Response: 10 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 7,000 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, encourages voluntary disclosures of violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.), its implementing regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR 120– 130), and any regulation, order, license, or other authorization issued thereunder. The information disclosed is analyzed by DDTC to ultimately determine whether to take administrative action concerning any violation that may have occurred. Voluntary disclosure may be considered a mitigating factor in determining the administrative penalties, if any, that may be imposed. Failure to report a violation may result in circumstances detrimental to the U.S. national security and foreign policy interests and will be an adverse factor in determining the appropriate disposition of such violations. Also, the activity in question might merit referral to the Department of Justice for consideration of whether criminal prosecution is warranted. In such cases, DDTC will notify the Department of Justice of the voluntary nature of the disclosure, but the Department of Justice is not required to give that fact any weight. ITAR § 127.12 enunciates the information which should accompany a voluntary disclosure. Historically, respondents to this information collection submitted their disclosures to DDTC in writing via hard copy documentation. However, as part of an IT modernization project designed to streamline the collection and use of information by DDTC, a discrete form has been developed for the submission of voluntary disclosures. This will allow both DDTC and respondents submitting a disclosure to more easily track submissions. Methodology This information will be collected by electronic submission. Anthony Dearth, Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–04263 Filed 3–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04263]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10640]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disclosure of 
Violations of the Arms Export Control Act

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
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 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May 7, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2018-0060'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: DDTCPublicComments@state.gov.
     Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls, Department of State; 2401 E St. NW, Suite 
H1205, Washington, DC 20522.
    You must include the DS form number, information collection title, 
and the OMB control number in any correspondence.

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, Directorate of Defense Trade 
Controls, Department of State, who may be reached at 
battistaAL@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Disclosure of Violations 
of the Arms Export Control Act.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0179.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: T/PM/DDTC.
     Form Number: DS-7787.
     Respondents: Individuals and companies engaged in the 
business of exporting or temporarily importing defense hardware or 
defense technology data who have committed an ITAR violation.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,500.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 700.
     Average Time per Response: 10 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 7,000 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, 
encourages voluntary disclosures of violations of the Arms Export 
Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.), its implementing 
regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 
CFR 120-130), and any regulation, order, license, or other 
authorization issued thereunder. The information disclosed is analyzed 
by DDTC to ultimately determine whether to take administrative action 
concerning any violation that may have occurred. Voluntary disclosure 
may be considered a mitigating factor in determining the administrative 
penalties, if any, that may be imposed. Failure to report a violation 
may result in circumstances detrimental to the U.S. national security 
and foreign policy interests and will be an adverse factor in 
determining the appropriate disposition of such violations. Also, the 
activity in question might merit referral to the Department of Justice 
for consideration of whether criminal prosecution is warranted. In such 
cases, DDTC will notify the Department of Justice of the voluntary 
nature of the disclosure, but the Department of Justice is not required 
to give that fact any weight.
    ITAR Sec.  127.12 enunciates the information which should accompany 
a voluntary disclosure. Historically, respondents to this information 
collection submitted their disclosures to DDTC in writing via hard copy 
documentation. However, as part of an IT modernization project designed 
to streamline the collection and use of information by DDTC, a discrete 
form has been developed for the submission of voluntary disclosures. 
This will allow both DDTC and respondents submitting a disclosure to 
more easily track submissions.

Methodology

    This information will be collected by electronic submission.

Anthony Dearth,
Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2019-04263 Filed 3-7-19; 8:45 am]
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