[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Pages 16088-16089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06398]



[Public Notice 8668]

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Technology 
Security/Clearance Plans, Screening Records, and Non-Disclosure 

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are 
requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals 
and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from March 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments and questions should be directed to Mr. Robert 
Hart, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, U.S. Department of 
State, who may be reached via the following methods:

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     Internet: Persons with access to the Internet may use the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by 
going to www.regulations.gov. You may search for the document by 
entering ``Public Notice 8668'' in the search bar. If necessary, use 
the ``narrow by agency'' filter option on the results page.
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: Mr. Robert Hart, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112.
    You must include the information collection title and the OMB 
control number in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information to Mr. Robert Hart, PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate 
of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State, Washington, DC 20522-0112, who may be reached via 
phone at (202) 663-2918, or via email at [email protected].
     Title of Information Collection: Technology Security/
Clearance Plans, Screening Records, and Non-Disclosure Agreements 
Pursuant to 22 CFR 126.18
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0195.
     Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved 
     Originating Office: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, PM/DDTC.
     Form Number: None.
     Respondents: Business and Nonprofit Organizations.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 100,000.
     Average Hours per Response: 10 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden: 1,000,000 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     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.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.
    Abstract of proposed collection: The export, temporary import, and 
brokering of defense articles, defense services, and related technical 
data are licensed by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) 
in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations 
(``ITAR,'' 22 CFR Parts 120-130) and Section 38 of the Arms Export 
Control Act (AECA). Those who manufacture or export defense articles, 
defense services, and related technical data, or the brokering thereof, 
must register with the Department of State. Persons desiring to engage 
in export, temporary import, and brokering activities must submit an 
application or written request to conduct the transaction to the 
Department to obtain a decision whether it is in the interests of U.S. 
foreign policy and national security to approve the transaction. Also, 
registered brokers must submit annual reports regarding all brokering 
activity that was transacted, and registered manufacturers and exporter 
must maintain records of defense trade activities for five years.
    ITAR Sec.  126.18 eliminates, subject to certain conditions, the 
requirement for an approval by DDTC of the transfer of unclassified 
defense articles, which includes technical data, within a foreign 
business entity, foreign governmental entity, or international 
organization, that is an approved or otherwise authorized end-user or 
consignee (including transfers to approved sub-licensees) for those 
defense articles, including the transfer to dual nationals or third-
country nationals who are bona fide regular employees, directly 
employed by the foreign consignee or end-user. The conditions are that 
effective procedures must be in place to prevent diversion to any 
destination, entity, or for purposes other than those authorized by the 
applicable export license or other authorization. Those conditions can 
be met by requiring a security clearance approved by the host nation 
government for its employees, or the end-user or consignee have in 
place a process to screen all its employees and to have executed a Non-
Disclosure Agreement that provides assurances that the employee will 
not transfer any defense articles to persons or entities unless 
specifically authorized by the consignee or end-user. ITAR Sec.  126.18 
also provides that the technology security/clearance plan, screening 
records, and Non-Disclosure Agreements will be made available to DDTC 
or its agents for law enforcement purposes upon request.
    Methodology: This information collection may be sent to the 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the following methods: 
electronically or mail.

    Dated: March 10, 2014.
 C. Edward Peartree,
 Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Bureau of Political-Military 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-06398 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]