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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8036]

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: Two Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Information Collections: "Request To Change End-User, End-Use, and/or Destination of Hardware" and "Request for Advisory Opinion"

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collections of information.
SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information collections described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to October 22, 2012.
ADDRESSES: *Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message.

*Fax:202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collections listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Nicholas Memos, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, who may be reached via phone at (202) 663-2829, or via email atmemosni@state.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title of Information Collection:Request to Change End-User, End-Use, and/or Destination of Hardware.

OMB Control Number:1405-0173.

Type of Request:Extension of Currently Approved Collection.

Originating Office:Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.

Form Number:DS-6004.

Respondents:Business and Nonprofit Organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents:2,700.

Estimated Number of Responses:2,700.

Average Hours per Response:1 hour.

Total Estimated Burden:2,700 hours.

Frequency:On Occasion.

Obligation to Respond:Required to Obtain Benefits.

Title of Information Collection:Request for Advisory Opinion.

OMB Control Number:1405-0174.

Type of Request:Extension of Currently Approved Collection.

Originating Office:Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.

Form Number:DS-6001.

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.

Frequency:On Occasion.

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.