[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 190 (Monday, October 1, 2012)]
[Pages 59891-59892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24063]



Bureau of Industry and Security

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Chemical 
Weapons Convention Declaration and Report Handbook and Forms

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security.

ACTION: Notice.


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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 30, 

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482-4895, 
[email protected].


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I. Abstract

    The Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 and 
Commerce Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR) specify the 
rights, responsibilities and obligations for submission of 
declarations, reports and inspections. This information is required for 
the United States to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), 
an international arms control treaty.

II. Method of Collection

    Submitted electronically or on paper.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0694-0091.
    Form Number(s): Form 1-1; Form 1-2; Form 1-2A; Form 1-2B; etc.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 816.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes--12 hours per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,047.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $41,740.

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 also will become a matter of public record.

     Dated: September 26, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-24063 Filed 9-28-12; 8:45 am]