60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion, 18323-18324 [2020-06705]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / Notices to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: [FR Doc. 2020–06723 Filed 3–31–20; 8:45 am] Electronic Comments 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Advisory Opinion • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– CBOE–2020–026 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.31 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2020–026. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal offices of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2020–026, and should be submitted on or before April 22, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Mar 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11047] 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. 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–2020–0007’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: DDTCPublicComments@ state.gov, ATTN: Advisory Opinion Form. • 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 (if applicable), 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 or 202–663–3136 SUMMARY: 31 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12), (59). Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18323 (please include subject line ‘‘ATTN: Advisory Opinion Form’’). 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 exporting or temporarily importing defense articles or defense services. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 125. • Estimated Number of Responses: 125. • Average Time Per Response: 2 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 250 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 and temporary import 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 and 129.9 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR, 22 CFR 120–130) may be used by entities and individuals involved in the brokering, manufacture, export, and temporary import of defense E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 63 (Wednesday, April 1, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18323-18324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06705]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11047]


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

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-2020-0007'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: [email protected], ATTN: Advisory 
Opinion Form.
     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 (if applicable), 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 
[email protected] or 202-663-3136 (please include subject line 
``ATTN: Advisory Opinion Form'').

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 exporting or temporarily importing defense articles or 
defense services.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 125.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 125.
     Average Time Per Response: 2 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 250 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 and temporary import 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 and 129.9 of the International Traffic in Arms 
Regulations (ITAR, 22 CFR 120-130) may be used by entities and 
individuals involved in the brokering, manufacture, export, and 
temporary import of defense

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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 Sec.  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 
OMB-approved data collection to DDTC's new case management system.

Methodology

    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]
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