Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

Agency:Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Title:Offsets in Military Exports.

Agency Form Number:N/A.

OMB Approval Number:0694-0084.

Type of Request:Extension of a currently approved collection of information.

Burden:270 hours.

Average Time Per Response:9 hours.

Number of Respondents:30 respondents.

Needs and Uses:This collection is required by The Defense Production Act. This law requires United States firms to furnish information to the Department of Commerce regarding offset agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value associated with sales of weapon systems or defense-related items to foreign countries or foreign firms. Offsets are industrial or commercial compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-to-government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Such offsets are required by most major trading partners when purchasing U.S. military equipment or defense related items.

Affected Public:Businesses or other for-profit institutions.

Respondent's Obligation:Required.

OMB Desk Officer:David Rostker.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, DOC Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, e-mail address,,or fax number, (202) 395-7285.

Dated: December 13, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.