60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form Number DS-1950, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control Number 1405-0139, 8873-8874 [05-3434]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 23, 2005 / Notices • Fax: 202-395–6974 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Mark DesNoyer of the Office of Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, 2401 E St., NW., L–703, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached on 202–663–1082 or desnoyerms@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 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 technology. Abstract of proposed collection: The form collects information from aliens applying for a waiver of INA Section 212(e). Methodology: Form DS–3035 will be directly submitted to the Waiver Review Division of the State Department’s Visa Office. Dated: January 28, 2005. Janice L. Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–3432 Filed 2–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 4999] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS–3057, Medical Clearance Update, OMB 1405–0131 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. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0131. • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:28 Feb 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 • Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/EX. • Form Number: DS–3057. • Respondents: Foreign Service Officers, Federal Government Employees and family members. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800. • Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800. • Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 4,900. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required To Obtain or Retain a Benefit. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from February 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: willigsp@state.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Department of State, Office of Medical Services, SA–1 Room L–101, 2401 E St., NW., Washington, DC 20052–0101. • Fax: 202–663–1661. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents, to Susan Willig, Department of State, Office of Medical Services, SA–1 Room L101, 2401 E St., NW., Washington, DC 20052–0101, who may be reached on 202–663–1754 or willigsp@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 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 technology. Abstract of proposed collection: Form DS–3057 is designed to collect medical information to provide medical providers with current and adequate information to base decisions on whether a federal employee and family members will have sufficient medical PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8873 resources at a diplomatic mission abroad to maintain the health and fitness of the individual and family members. Methodology: The information collected will be collected through the use of an electronic forms engine or by hand written submission using a preprinted form. Dated: January 30, 2005. Maria C. Melchiorre, Administrative Officer, Office of Medical Services, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–3433 Filed 2–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–36–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5000] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form Number DS–1950, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control Number 1405–0139 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. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Department of State Application for Employment. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0139. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE). • Form Number: DS–1950. • Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into the Department of State Foreign Service and individuals, sophomore through graduate level college and university students, seeking participation in the Department’s student programs. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. • Average Hours Per Response: 1⁄2 hour. • Total Estimated Burden: 12,000 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation To Respond: Required To Obtain a Benefit. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8874 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 23, 2005 / Notices DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from February 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: studentinternprogram@state.gov—You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): U.S. Department of State—SA–1, HR/REE/REC Room 518H, Attention: Kevin Bennecoff, 2401 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents, to Kevin M. Bennecoff, Bureau of Human Resources, Recruitment Division, Student Programs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202–261–8869 or by email at BennecoffKM@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 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 technology. Abstract of proposed collection: The DS–1950 has been the primary form used by individuals to apply for certain excepted jobs at the Department of State such as Foreign Service and student intern positions. We wish to continue to use this form to clarify interpretation of applicant responses and how applicants become aware of our program opportunities. We’re also seeking approval of an electronic version that will be submitted online. Methodology: The computer-readable form will be used by applicants for certain excepted service jobs at the Department of State, such as Student Programs and Foreign Service jobs. These programs generate approximately 20,000 applications per year. Data, which are automatically extracted from the form, are necessary to determine qualifications, and selections, in VerDate jul<14>2003 16:28 Feb 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 accordance with Federal policies. The online version will be filled out and submitted through careers.state.gov. Dated: January 31, 2005. Ruben Torres, Director, Bureau of Human Resources, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–3434 Filed 2–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–15–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 657] Rail Rate Challenges Under the StandAlone Cost Methodology AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2005, at its offices in Washington, DC, to provide interested persons an opportunity to express their views on the subject of rail rate challenges under the stand-alone cost (SAC) methodology. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board in writing. DATES: The public hearing will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2005. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, and should indicate a requested time allotment, as soon as possible but no later than March 14, 2005. Each speaker should also file with the Board his/her written testimony by March 18, 2005. Written submissions by interested persons who do not wish to appear at the hearing will also be due by March 18, 2005. ADDRESSES: All notices of intent to participate and testimony may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should comply with the Board’s http:// www.stb.dot.gov Web site, at the ‘‘EFILING’’ link. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 copies of the filing (referring to STB Ex Parte No. 657) to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: STB Ex Parte No. 657, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Raymond A. Atkins, (202) 565–1624. (Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877–8339.) PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board will hold a public hearing to provide a forum for the expression of views by rail shippers, railroads, and other interested persons, on the Board’s consideration of rail rate challenges under the SAC methodology. This hearing will provide a forum for the discussion of any suggestions and proposals that interested persons might wish to offer regarding the Board’s consideration of rail rate reasonableness challenges under the SAC methodology. The hearing is not intended to offer a forum for discussion of pending cases, but rather is intended as an opportunity for interested persons to address broader issues that may cut across SAC cases generally. Date of Hearing. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2005, in the 7th floor hearing room at the Board’s headquarters in Washington, DC, and will continue, with short breaks if necessary, until every person scheduled to speak has been heard. Notice of Intent To Participate. Any person wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the Board a written notice of intent to participate, and should indicate a requested time allotment, as soon as possible, but no later than March 14, 2005. Testimony. Each speaker should file with the Board his/her written testimony by March 18, 2005. Also, any interested person who wishes to submit a written statement without appearing at the March 24 hearing should file that statement by March 18, 2005. Board Releases and Live Audio Available Via the Internet. Decisions and notices of the Board, including this notice, are available on the Board’s Web site at http://stb.dot.gov. This hearing will be available on the Board’s Web site by live audio streaming. To access the hearing, click on the ‘‘Live Audio’’ link under ‘‘Information Center’’ at the left side of the home page beginning at 10 a.m. on March 24, 2005. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Dated: February 16, 2005. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3430 Filed 2–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 23, 2005)]
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[Pages 8873-8874]
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[FR Doc No: 05-3434]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5000]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form Number DS-
1950, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control 
Number 1405-0139

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in 
the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting 
this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Department of State 
Application for Employment.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0139.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of 
Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE).
     Form Number: DS-1950.
     Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into the 
Department of State Foreign Service and individuals, sophomore through 
graduate level college and university students, seeking participation 
in the Department's student programs.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000.
     Average Hours Per Response: \1/2\ hour.
     Total Estimated Burden: 12,000 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation To Respond: Required To Obtain a Benefit.

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DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from February 23, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: studentinternprogram@state.gov--You must include 
the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control 
number in the subject line of your message.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): U.S. Department 
of State--SA-1, HR/REE/REC Room 518H, Attention: Kevin Bennecoff, 2401 
E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed information collection and 
supporting documents, to Kevin M. Bennecoff, Bureau of Human Resources, 
Recruitment Division, Student Programs, U.S. Department of State, 
Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202-261-8869 or by e-mail 
at BennecoffKM@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit 
the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
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 
technology.
    Abstract of proposed collection: The DS-1950 has been the primary 
form used by individuals to apply for certain excepted jobs at the 
Department of State such as Foreign Service and student intern 
positions. We wish to continue to use this form to clarify 
interpretation of applicant responses and how applicants become aware 
of our program opportunities. We're also seeking approval of an 
electronic version that will be submitted online.
    Methodology: The computer-readable form will be used by applicants 
for certain excepted service jobs at the Department of State, such as 
Student Programs and Foreign Service jobs. These programs generate 
approximately 20,000 applications per year. Data, which are 
automatically extracted from the form, are necessary to determine 
qualifications, and selections, in accordance with Federal policies. 
The online version will be filled out and submitted through 
careers.state.gov.

    Dated: January 31, 2005.
Ruben Torres,
Director, Bureau of Human Resources, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 05-3434 Filed 2-22-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-15-P