•Type of Request:Extension of Currently Approved Collection.
•Originating Office:Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
•Respondents:Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
•Estimated Number of Respondents:250.
•Estimated Number of Responses:250.
•Average Hours per Response:1 hour.
•Total Estimated Burden:250 hours.
•Obligation to Respond:Voluntary.
We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
• Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
• Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 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 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 export, temporary import, temporary export and brokering of defense articles, defense services and related technical data are licensed by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR parts 120-130) and Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act. Any person who engages in the business of manufacturing or exporting defense articles, defense services, and related technical data, or the brokering thereof, must register with the Department of State. Persons desiring to engage in brokering activities must submit an application or written request to conduct the transaction to the Department to obtain a decision whether it is in the interests of U.S. foreign policy and national security to approve the transaction.
Methodology:These forms/information collections may be sent to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the following methods: Mail or personal delivery.
Dated: September 12, 2012.
Robert S. Kovac,
Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.