2018-13580. 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Approval of Manufacturing License Agreements, Technical Assistance Agreements, and Other Agreements  

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    ACTION:

    Notice of request for public comment.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of State has submitted the information collection 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 this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The Start Printed Page 29599purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.

    DATES:

    Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to July 25, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods:

    • Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message.

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

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    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, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, via phone at (202) 663-3136, or via email at battistaal@state.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    • Title of Information Collection: Request for Approval of Manufacturing License Agreements, Technical Assistance Agreements, and Other Agreements.
    • OMB Control Number: 1405-0093.
    • Type of Request: Extension.
    • Originating Office: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
    • Form Number: No Form.
    • Respondents: Business, Nonprofit Organizations, or Persons who intend to furnish defense services or technical data to a foreign person.
    • Estimated Number of Respondents: 580.
    • Estimated Number of Responses: 4430.
    • Average Time Per Response: 2 hours.
    • Total Estimated Burden Time: 8,860 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.
    • 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

    DDTC regulates the export and temporary import of defense articles and services enumerated on the USML 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). In accordance with ITAR § 124.1, any person who intends to furnish defense services or technical data to a foreign person must submit a proposed technical assistance, manufacturing, or distribution license agreement and obtain prior authorization from DDTC for such agreement. Amendments to existing agreements must also be submitted for approval. The electronic mechanism utilized for submitting, reviewing, and approving agreement proposals is the Defense Trade Application Systems (DTAS). Specifically, this process utilizes the DSP-5 license application as the primary instrument or “vehicle” for transmitting agreements and their respective amendments from one phase of the adjudication process to the next.

    Methodology

    Respondents will submit information as attachments to relevant license applications or requests for other approval.

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    Anthony M. Dearth,

    Chief of Staff (Acting), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-13580 Filed 6-22-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4710-25-P

Document Information

Published:
06/25/2018
Department:
State Department
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice of request for public comment.
Document Number:
2018-13580
Dates:
Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to July 25, 2018.
Pages:
29598-29599 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Public Notice: 10454
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-13580.pdf