60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered Party, 18324-18325 [2020-06703]

Download as PDF 18324 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / Notices 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; for general or regulatory guidance; or whether certain activity constitutes brokering under the meaning of the ITAR. Except for determinations made with reference to ITAR § 129.9(b), advisory opinions are not binding on the Department of State and may not be used in future matters before the Department. Users electronically submit requests for advisory opinions to DDTC via The Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS) portal; users are 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. ADDRESSES: Methodology SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information will be collected by electronic submission to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. Neal Kringel, Director of Management, DDTC. [FR Doc. 2020–06705 Filed 3–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11049] 60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered Party 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 June 1, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:42 Mar 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 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–2020–0008’’ 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, Attn: Managing Director, 2401 E St. NW, Suite H–1205, Washington, DC 20522–0112. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and 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, who may be reached at BattistaAL@state.gov or 202–663– 3136. • Title of Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered Party. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0227. • Type of Request: Revision. • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Department of State (T/PM/DDTC). • Form Number: DS–7789. • Respondents: Individuals and companies registered with DDTC and engaged in the business of manufacturing, brokering, exporting, or temporarily importing defense hardware or defense technology data. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. • Estimated Number of Responses: 400. • Average Time per Response: 2 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 800 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. PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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), Bureau of PoliticalMilitary Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 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), has the principal missions of taking final action on license applications and other requests for defense trade transactions via commercial channels, ensuring compliance with the statute and regulations, and collecting various types of reports. By statute, Executive Order, regulation, and delegation of authority, DDTC is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles, the provision of defense services, and the brokering thereof, which are covered by the U.S. Munitions List. ITAR §§ 122.4 and 129.8 requires registrants to notify DDTC in the event of a change in registration information or if the registrant is a party to a merger, acquisition, or divestiture of an entity producing or marketing ITAR-controlled items. Based on certain conditions enunciated in the ITAR, respondents must notify DDTC of these changes at differing intervals—no less than 60 days prior to the event, in the event that a foreign person is acquiring a registered entity, and/or within 5 days of its culmination. This information is necessary for DDTC to ensure registration records are accurate and to determine whether the transaction is in compliance with the regulations (e.g. with respect to ITAR § 126.1); assess the steps that need to be taken with respect to existing authorizations (e.g. transfers); and to evaluate the implications for US national security and foreign policy. This information collection is estimated to take an average of 2 hours to execute, and DDTC expects to receive approximately 400 responses per year; therefore, the total burden for this collection will be 800 hours per year. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / Notices Methodology This information will be collected by DDTC’s electronic case management system and respondents will certify the data via electronic signature. Neal Kringel, Director of Management, DDTC. [FR Doc. 2020–06703 Filed 3–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0281] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Repair Stations, Part 145 of Title 14, CFR Correction Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Correction to include comment end date. 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 collection is required to receive the benefit of obtaining an FAA Air Agency Certificate, known as a certificated repair station. The collection involves the applicant entering information onto and submitting the FAA Form 8310–3. Application for Repair Station Certificate/and or Rating to the appropriate FAA field office. Persons requesting to obtain an initial Air Agency Certificate to operate as an FAA certificated repair station or request changes to an existing repair station (air agency) certificate do so by submitting the request through the submission of the FAA Form 8310–3. This form is available to the applicant/respondent via www.faa.gov, email, in person, or by mail. The FAA Form 8310–3, Application for Repair Station Certificate and/or Ratings captures information such as, but not limited to; official name of repair station, location where business is conducted, official mailing address, any doing business as name, changes in ratings, or if initial certification, ratings sought, changes in location or housing and facilities, change in name or ownership, or any other purpose for which the applicant requests, including a request for approval to contract jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Mar 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 maintenance functions to outside entities. The FAA has identified an inaccuracy in how burden calculations are determined associated with initial repair station certifications and subsequent changes to an existing repair station certificate. The FAA has identified that the information collected through the FAA Form 8310–3 does not capture the entire repair station certification activities or changes to an existing certificate. OMB Control Number 2120–0682 is not only authorizing the Agency to receive information collected on the FAA Form 8310–3, but should also encapsulate the entire calculation burden associated with repair station certification and subsequent changes to an existing certificate. Once burden calculations associated with repair station certification activities are properly assessed, the FAA will publish a new notice to the Federal Register capturing the entire burden calculation for repair station certification and subsequent changes to an existing certificate. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by 60 days from March 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By mail: Patricia K. Williams, Federal Aviation Administration, AFS–340, 950 L’Enfant Plaza N SW, Washington, DC 20024. By fax: 202–267–1812. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Traugott Ludwig, by email at: susan.traugott.ludwig@faa.gov; phone: 202–267–1684. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0682. Title: Certification of Repair Stations, Part 145 of Title 14, CFR. Form Numbers: FAA Form 8310–3. Type of Review: Clearance of a renewal of an information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18325 Background: The FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. Rulemaking was promulgated under the authority described in title 49, subtitle VII, part A, subpart III, section 44701, General requirements, and section 44707, Examining and rating air agencies. Under section 44701, the FAA may prescribe regulations and standards in the interest of safety for inspecting, servicing, and overhauling aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, and appliances. The FAA may also prescribe equipment and facilities for, and the timing and manner of, inspecting, servicing, and overhauling these items. Under section 44707, the FAA may examine and rate repair stations. 14 part 145 is within the scope of section 44707. 14 CFR part 145 prescribes the requirements for the issuance of repair station certificates. The FAA Form 8310–3, Application for Repair Station Certificate and/or Rating is available to the applicant who wishes to obtain initial repair station certification or submit changes to an existing air agency certificate. The applicant voluntarily submits the application to the appropriate FAA office by mail or email for review and acceptance. The applicant enters the information required for certification or changes to the existing certificate, which consists of: Official name of repair station, location where business is conducted, official mailing address, any doing business as name, changes in ratings, or if initial certification, ratings sought, changes in location or housing and facilities, change in name or ownership, or any other purpose for which the applicant requests, including a request for approval to contract maintenance functions to outside entities. Once the FAA reviews the submitted application and finds the applicant has the ability to comply with the 14 CFR part 145 requirements for certification, an air agency certificate and ratings is issued. The FAA retains a copy of the application in the FAA office that issued the certificate for an indefinite time or a time-period specified by the Agency’s Records Management Order 1350.14B, mandated by the Federal Records Act of 1950, as amended. The applicant is not required to retain a copy of the form. The FAA does not provide other persons or entities with information contained in the form. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 63 (Wednesday, April 1, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18324-18325]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06703]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11049]


60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of 
Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered 
Party

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 June 
1, 2020.

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-2020-0008'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: [email protected].
     Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls, Attn: Managing Director, 2401 E St. NW, Suite 
H-1205, Washington, DC 20522-0112.
    You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information 
collection title, and 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, who may be reached at 
[email protected] or 202-663-3136.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Statement of Material 
Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture of a Registered Party.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0227.
     Type of Request: Revision.
     Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, 
Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Department of State (T/PM/DDTC).
     Form Number: DS-7789.
     Respondents: Individuals and companies registered with 
DDTC and engaged in the business of manufacturing, brokering, 
exporting, or temporarily importing defense hardware or defense 
technology data.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 400.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 400.
     Average Time per Response: 2 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 800 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 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), Bureau of 
Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 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), has the principal missions of taking final action on license 
applications and other requests for defense trade transactions via 
commercial channels, ensuring compliance with the statute and 
regulations, and collecting various types of reports. By statute, 
Executive Order, regulation, and delegation of authority, DDTC is 
charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense 
articles, the provision of defense services, and the brokering thereof, 
which are covered by the U.S. Munitions List.
    ITAR Sec. Sec.  122.4 and 129.8 requires registrants to notify DDTC 
in the event of a change in registration information or if the 
registrant is a party to a merger, acquisition, or divestiture of an 
entity producing or marketing ITAR-controlled items. Based on certain 
conditions enunciated in the ITAR, respondents must notify DDTC of 
these changes at differing intervals--no less than 60 days prior to the 
event, in the event that a foreign person is acquiring a registered 
entity, and/or within 5 days of its culmination. This information is 
necessary for DDTC to ensure registration records are accurate and to 
determine whether the transaction is in compliance with the regulations 
(e.g. with respect to ITAR Sec.  126.1); assess the steps that need to 
be taken with respect to existing authorizations (e.g. transfers); and 
to evaluate the implications for US national security and foreign 
policy.
    This information collection is estimated to take an average of 2 
hours to execute, and DDTC expects to receive approximately 400 
responses per year; therefore, the total burden for this collection 
will be 800 hours per year.

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Methodology

    This information will be collected by DDTC's electronic case 
management system and respondents will certify the data via electronic 
signature.

Neal Kringel,
Director of Management, DDTC.
[FR Doc. 2020-06703 Filed 3-31-20; 8:45 am]
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