30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Forms DS-98, DS-98 E, DS-99 and DS-99 E; Application for Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes; OMB Control Number 1405-0069, 14985 [E6-4316]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 57 / Friday, March 24, 2006 / Notices DC 20522, who may be reached on (202) 261–8898 or at deanmm@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: Individuals registering for the Foreign Service Written Examination will provide information about their name, age, Social Security Number, contact information, ethnicity, and very brief information on their education and work history. The information will be used to prepare and issue admission to the examination, to help improve future examinations, and to conduct research studies based on the examination results. Methodology: Responses can be submitted via the online registration option or by mail. Dated: February 28, 2006. Ruben Torres, Executive Director, Bureau of Human Resources, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–4315 Filed 3–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–15–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5350] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Forms DS–98, DS–98 E, DS–99 and DS–99 E; Application for Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes; OMB Control Number 1405–0069 Notice of request for public comments. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ACTION: 18:26 Mar 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Application for Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0069. • Type of Request: Extension of an approved collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 • Originating Office: Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions, Diplomatic Tax and Customs Office, DS/OFM/VTC/TC. • Form Number: DS–98, DS–98 E, DS–99 and DS–99 E. • Respondents: Eligible foreign diplomatic or consular missions, certain foreign government organizations, and designated international organizations. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 350. • Estimated Number of Responses: Approximately 2419. • Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 605 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from March 24, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Alex Hunt, the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached at 202– 395–7860. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ahunt@omb.eop.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): Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. • Fax: 202–395–6974. 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 Ms. Irina Kaufman, DS/OFM/VTC, 3507 International Place, NW., U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20008, who may be reached on 202– 895–3683, or by e-mail at kaufmani@state.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14985 • 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: Exemption from taxes on the use of public utilities and the purchase of gasoline and other motor fuels is enjoyed by foreign diplomatic and consular personnel on assignment in the United States under the provisions of the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations and the terms of various bilateral agreements. Under the Foreign Missions Act of 1982 (as amended), 22 U.S.C. 4301 et seq., the Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) is given the authority to grant privileges and benefits, based on reciprocity. Forms DS–98, ‘‘Application for Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes on Utilities’’, and DS–99, ‘‘Application for Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes on Gasoline’’, provide OFM with the necessary information to provide and administer the benefit effectively and efficiently. Methodology: Paper copies of the DS– 98 and DS–99 are either hand-carried or mailed to OFM. Foreign missions can access both forms on the OFM Web site in Portable Document Format (PDF), which provides a data-input and print feature for clean and legible paper copies. An electronic submission option (DS–98 E and DS–99 E) will also be made available for both forms upon OMB approval. Dated: January 26, 2006. John P. Gaddis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Missions, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–4316 Filed 3–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5349] 60-Day Notice of Information Collection: DS–3013, Application Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, OMB–1405–0076 Notice of request for public comments. ACTION: 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 E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 57 (Friday, March 24, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-4316]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5350]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of 
State Forms DS-98, DS-98 E, DS-99 and DS-99 E; Application for 
Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes; OMB Control Number 1405-0069

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Application for 
Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0069.
     Type of Request: Extension of an approved collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office 
of Foreign Missions, Diplomatic Tax and Customs Office, DS/OFM/VTC/TC.
     Form Number: DS-98, DS-98 E, DS-99 and DS-99 E.
     Respondents: Eligible foreign diplomatic or consular 
missions, certain foreign government organizations, and designated 
international organizations.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 350.
     Estimated Number of Responses: Approximately 2419.
     Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 605 hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit.

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
up to 30 days from March 24, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Alex Hunt, the Department 
of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be 
reached at 202-395-7860. You may submit comments by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: ahunt@omb.eop.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): Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
     Fax: 202-395-6974.

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 Ms. Irina Kaufman, DS/OFM/VTC, 3507 
International Place, NW., U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 
20008, who may be reached on 202-895-3683, or by e-mail at 
kaufmani@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: Exemption from taxes on the use of 
public utilities and the purchase of gasoline and other motor fuels is 
enjoyed by foreign diplomatic and consular personnel on assignment in 
the United States under the provisions of the Vienna Conventions on 
Diplomatic and Consular Relations and the terms of various bilateral 
agreements. Under the Foreign Missions Act of 1982 (as amended), 22 
U.S.C. 4301 et seq., the Department of State's Office of Foreign 
Missions (OFM) is given the authority to grant privileges and benefits, 
based on reciprocity. Forms DS-98, ``Application for Diplomatic 
Exemption From Taxes on Utilities'', and DS-99, ``Application for 
Diplomatic Exemption From Taxes on Gasoline'', provide OFM with the 
necessary information to provide and administer the benefit effectively 
and efficiently.
    Methodology: Paper copies of the DS-98 and DS-99 are either hand-
carried or mailed to OFM. Foreign missions can access both forms on the 
OFM Web site in Portable Document Format (PDF), which provides a data-
input and print feature for clean and legible paper copies. An 
electronic submission option (DS-98 E and DS-99 E) will also be made 
available for both forms upon OMB approval.

    Dated: January 26, 2006.
John P. Gaddis,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Director, Office of 
Foreign Missions, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E6-4316 Filed 3-23-06; 8:45 am]
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