[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 1997)]
[Page 66599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-33175]



Bureau of Export Administration

International Import Certificate

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Linda Engelmeier, 
Departmental Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 5327, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Stephen Baker, Department of Commerce, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 6877, Washington, DC, 20230.


I. Abstract

    The United States and twenty other countries have undertaken to 
increase the effectiveness of their respective controls over 
international trade in strategic commodities by means of an Import 
Certificate procedure. For the U.S. importer, this procedure provides 
that, where required by the exporting country with respect to a 
specific transaction, the importer certifies to the U.S. Government 
that he/she will import specific commodities into the United States and 
will not reexport such commodities except in accordance with the export 
control regulations of the United States. The U.S. Government, in turn, 
certifies that such representations have been made.

II. Method of Collections

    This information is provided in written form.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0694-0017.
    Form Number: Form BXA-645P, International Import Certificate.
    Type of Review: Regular submission for extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit and 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,441.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 16 minutes per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,986.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $148,000.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 15, 1997.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 97-33175 Filed 12-18-97; 8:45 am]