[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 41 (Tuesday, March 3, 1998)]
[Pages 10358-10359]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-5459]



International Trade Administration

Technology and Aerospace Industries, Office of Microelectronics, 
Medical Equipment and Instrumentation, Semiconductor Data Collection 
Program (DCP); 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 the 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c) (2) (A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted in 60 days on or before May 
4, 1998.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to: Dorothea Blouin, Office of Microelectronics, Medical 
Equipment and Instrumentation, Room 1015, Department of Commerce, 14th 
& Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; phone (202) 482-1333 
and fax number (202) 482-0975.


I. Abstract

    The Data Collection Form is the vehicle by which individual 
``Foreign'' (non-Japanese) semiconductor

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companies voluntarily report their sales to Japan. The information 
provided by the Data Collection Program (DCP) is used by the U.S. 
Government to calculate foreign market share in the Japanese 
semiconductor market to ensure access to the Japanese market gained 
under the 1986 and 1991 U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Arrangement continues 
under the 1996 Semiconductor Agreement.

II. Method of Collection

    The Department of Commerce distributes Form ITA-4115P and the 
instruction manual to semiconductor companies after their eligibility 
is checked. The applicant completes the form and then forwards it to 
Price Waterhouse, who submits a summary report to the U.S. Department 
of Commerce/Office of Microelectronics for calculation of foreign (non-
Japanese) share of the Japanese market.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0625-0211.
    Form Number: ITA-4115P.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 38.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 456 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The estimated annual cost for this 
collection is $41,040 ($34,200 for respondents and $6,840 for federal 

IV. Requested 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 also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: February 26, 1998.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 98-5459 Filed 3-2-98; 8:45 am]