Preparation of Fourth U.S. Climate Action Report
In June 1992, the United States signed, and later ratified in October, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Pursuant to the national communication reporting requirements under Articles 4.2 and 12 of the Convention and to guidelines later adopted by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), the United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (USCAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997 and the third in 2002. The U.S. Government has prepared an initial draft of the fourth national communication for public review, and provided notice in the Federal Register on May 4, 2007 soliciting public input on the draft text of the national communication prior to finalization of the document. The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public that the Department of State is extending the deadline for submitting comments on the draft text to June 1.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures; OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comments in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB of the Form DS-4048 as the means of collecting the information. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Voluntary Disclosures. OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: Existing Collection in Use without an OMB Control Number. Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC. Form Number: No Form. Respondents: Business organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400 (total). Estimated Number of Responses: 400 (per year). Average Hours Per Response: 10 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 4,000 hours (per year). Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.