Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports

CourtIndustry And Security Bureau
Citation87 FR 2413
Publication Date14 January 2022
Record Number2022-00727
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 10 (Friday, January 14, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2022)]
                [Page 2413]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2022-00727]
                Bureau of Industry and Security
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
                Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment
                Request; Offsets in Military Exports
                AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
                ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.
                SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork
                Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other
                Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information
                collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information
                collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The
                purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment
                preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
                DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed
                information collection must be received on or before March 15, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments by email
                to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, at
                [email protected] or to [email protected]. Please reference OMB
                Control Number 0694-0084 in the subject line of your comments. Do not
                submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or
                protected information.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or
                specific questions related to collection activities should be directed
                to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, phone 202-
                482-8093 or by email at [email protected].
                I. Abstract
                 This collection of information is required by the Defense
                Production Act (DPA). The DPA requires U.S. 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.
                II. Method of Collection
                 Electronic or on paper.
                III. Data
                 OMB Control Number: 0694-0084.
                 Form Number(s): N/A.
                 Type of Review: Regular submission, extension of a current
                information collection.
                 Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
                 Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
                 Estimated Time per Response: 12 hours.
                 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360.
                 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 9,000.
                 Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
                 Legal Authority: Defense Production Act of 1950, Section 309.
                IV. Request for Comments
                 We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau
                to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is
                necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether
                the information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of
                the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden
                on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection
                techniques or other forms of information technology.
                 Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of
                public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request
                to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone
                number, email address, or other personal identifying information in
                your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including
                your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available
                at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your
                personal identifying information from public review, we cannot
                guarantee that we will be able to do so.
                Sheleen Dumas,
                Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information
                Officer, Commerce Department.
                [FR Doc. 2022-00727 Filed 1-13-22; 8:45 am]
                BILLING CODE 3510-33-P

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