[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 63 (Thursday, April 2, 1998)]
[Page 16247]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-8680]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    DOC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
clearance the following proposal for collection of information under 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 
(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
    Bureau: International Trade Administration.
    Title: Request for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments or 
    Agency Form Number: ITA-338P.
    OMB Number: 0625-0037.
    Type of Request: Extension-Regular Submission.
    Burden: 400 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 200.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: 2 hours.
    Needs and Uses: The Departments of Commerce and Treasury are 
required to determine whether nonprofit institutions established for 
scientific or educational purposes are entitled to duty-free entry 
under the Florence Agreement of scientific instruments they import. 
Form ITA-338P enables (1) Treasury to determine whether the statutory 
eligibility requirements for the institution and the instrument are 
fulfilled, and (2) Commerce to make a comparison and finding as to the 
scientific equivalency of comparable instruments being manufactured in 
the United States. Without the collection of the information, Treasury 
and Commerce would not have the necessary information to carry out the 
responsibilities of determining eligibility for duty-free entry 
assigned by law.
    Affected Public: State or local governments; Federal agencies; 
nonprofit institutions.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit, 
    OMB Desk Officer: Dennis Marvich, (202) 395-5871.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Linda Engelmeier, Departmental Forms Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-3272, Department of Commerce, Room 5327, 14th and 
Constitution, N.W., Washington, DC 20230.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent to Dennis Marvich, OMB Desk Officer, Room 
10201, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: March 27, 1998.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 98-8680 Filed 4-1-98; 8:45 am]