60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-1648, Application for A, G, or NATO Visa, OMB No. 1405-0100, 47284-47285 [E6-13480]

Download as PDF 47284 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 16, 2006 / Notices similar functionality offered on other exchanges.11 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 12 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 13 in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general to protect investors and the public interest, by promoting competition among the markets participants and between exchanges. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 14 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.15 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 11 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 53567 (March 29, 2006), 71 FR 17529 (April 6, 2006) (SR–CBOE–2006–09) (order approving proposed rule change to decrease the exposure period for crossing orders from 10 seconds to three seconds); 53850 (May 23, 2006), 71 FR 30703 (May 30, 2006) (SR–ISE–2006–21) (notice of filing and immediate effectiveness of a proposed rule change to decrease the exposure period for crossing orders from 30 seconds to three seconds); 53854 (May 24, 2006), 71 FR 30975 (May 31, 2006) (SR–BSE–2006– 23) (notice of filing and immediate effectiveness of a proposed rule change to decrease the exposure period for crossing orders from 30 seconds to three seconds); and 53609 (April 6, 2006), 71 FR 19224 (April 13, 2006) (SR–NYSEArca–2006–01) (order approving the proposed rule change to shorten the time that a broker must wait prior to executing as principal orders he or she represents as agent from 30 seconds to three seconds). 12 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 13 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 14 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:24 Aug 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) normally may not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of filing.16 However, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) 17 permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Phlx provided the Commission with written notice of its intent to file this proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change. In addition, the Phlx has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because the proposed rule change would allow the Exchange to implement immediately a rule proposal that corresponds to rules currently in place at other exchanges.18 For this reason, the Commission designates the proposal to be effective and operative upon filing with the Commission.19 All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2006–41. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Phlx. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2006–41 and should be submitted on or before September 6, 2006. IV. Solicitation of Comments For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–13422 Filed 8–15–06; 8:45 am] Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Electronic Comments DEPARTMENT OF STATE • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–Phlx–2006–41 on the subject line. [Public Notice 5498] Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. 16 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 17 Id. 18 See note 11, supra. purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 19 For PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–1648, Application for A, G, or NATO Visa, OMB No. 1405–0100 Department of State. Notice of request for public comments. AGENCY: 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 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 20 17 E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 16, 2006 / Notices • Title of Information Collection: Application for A, G, or NATO Visa. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0100. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services. • Form Number: DS–1648. • Respondents: All applicants for A, G, or NATO visas reauthorizations. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. • Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. • Frequency: Once per application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from August 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (the subject line of the e-mail must be DS– 1648). • Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Chief, Legislation and Regulation Division, Visa Services—DS– 1648 Reauthorization, 2401 E. Street, NW., Washington DC 20520–30106. • Fax: (202) 663–3898. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 Andrea Lage of the Office of Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, 2401 E. Street, NW. L–603, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached at (202) 663–1221 or lageab@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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:24 Aug 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 Abstract of proposed collection: The Department of State uses Form DS–1648 to elicit information necessary to ascertain the applicability of the legal requirements for applicants for a renewal of A, G, or NATO visas. The information requested is limited to that which is necessary to determine the eligibility of applicants who seek renewal of their visas. An estimated 20,000 renewal applications are filed each year. Methodology: Applicants complete this form using an online application available on the Department’s Web site, http://www.travel.state.gov. The applicant then prints the application and a bar code is printed at the bottom of the form. The bar code is an electronic capture of the information provided by the applicant. The application is then submitted by mail to the Department. The Department scans the bar code on the application to retrieve the information electronically. Applicants are not allowed to submit handwritten or typed forms with printed bar codes. Dated: July 28, 2006. Stephen A. Edson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–13480 Filed 8–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5497] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–3032, Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, OMB No. 1405–0126 Department of State. Notice of request for public comments. AGENCY: 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 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0126. • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services. • Form Number: DS–3032. • Respondents: All immigrant visa applicants. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47285 • Estimated Number of Respondents: 330,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 330,000. • Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 55,000 hours. • Frequency: Once per application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtained benefit. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from August 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (Subject line must read DS–3032 Reauthorization). • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Chief, Legislation and Regulation Division, Visa Services—DS– 1884 Reauthorization, 2401 E Street, NW., Washington DC 20520–30106. • Fax: (202) 663–3898. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. 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 Andrea Lage of the Office of Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, 2401 E Street, NW. L–603, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached at (202) 663–1221 or lageab@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: When an approved immigrant visa petition is received at the National Visa Center (NVC) and is determined to be current for processing, NVC will send the petition beneficiary Form DS–3032, which allows the beneficiary to choose an agent to receive mailings from NVC and assist in the paperwork or paying required fees. The applicant is not E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5498]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-1648, 
Application for A, G, or NATO Visa, OMB No. 1405-0100

AGENCY: Department of State.

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.

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     Title of Information Collection: Application for A, G, or 
NATO Visa.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0100.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of 
Visa Services.
     Form Number: DS-1648.
     Respondents: All applicants for A, G, or NATO visas 
reauthorizations.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000.
     Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per application.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from August 16, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (the subject line of the e-mail 
must be DS-1648).
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Chief, 
Legislation and Regulation Division, Visa Services--DS-1648 
Reauthorization, 2401 E. Street, NW., Washington DC 20520-30106.
     Fax: (202) 663-3898.
    You must include the DS form number, information collection title, 
and OMB control number in any correspondence.

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 Andrea Lage of the Office of Visa Services, 
U.S. Department of State, 2401 E. Street, NW. L-603, Washington, DC 
20522, who may be reached at (202) 663-1221 or lageab@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 Department of State uses Form 
DS-1648 to elicit information necessary to ascertain the applicability 
of the legal requirements for applicants for a renewal of A, G, or NATO 
visas. The information requested is limited to that which is necessary 
to determine the eligibility of applicants who seek renewal of their 
visas. An estimated 20,000 renewal applications are filed each year.
    Methodology: Applicants complete this form using an online 
application available on the Department's Web site, http://
www.travel.state.gov. The applicant then prints the application and a 
bar code is printed at the bottom of the form. The bar code is an 
electronic capture of the information provided by the applicant. The 
application is then submitted by mail to the Department. The Department 
scans the bar code on the application to retrieve the information 
electronically. Applicants are not allowed to submit handwritten or 
typed forms with printed bar codes.

    Dated: July 28, 2006.
Stephen A. Edson,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
 [FR Doc. E6-13480 Filed 8-15-06; 8:45 am]
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