60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, OMB Number 1405-0015, 18720 [E7-7043]

Download as PDF 18720 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 71 / Friday, April 13, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 5771] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, OMB Number 1405–0015 Notice of request for public comments. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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: Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0015. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). • Form Number: DS–230. • Respondents: Immigrant visa applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 475,000 per year. • Estimated Number of Responses: 475,000 per year. • Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. • Total Estimated Burden: 950,000 hours per year. • Frequency: Once per respondent. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from April 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (Subject line must read DS–230 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 Lauren Prosnik of the Office of Visa VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Apr 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 Services, U.S. Department of State, 2401 E. Street, NW., L–603, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached at (202) 663–2951 or prosnikla@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–230 is used to elicit information to determine the eligibility of aliens applying for immigrant visas. Methodology: The information will be collected in person at posts. Dated: March 30, 2007. Stephen A. Edson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–7043 Filed 4–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P [Public Notice: 5770] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–4100, Iran Program Vetting, OMB 1405–0176 Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: 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: Iran program vetting. • OMB Control Number: OMB 1405– 0176. • Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. • Originating Offices: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. • Form Number: DS 4100. • Respondents: Program applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Abstract of proposed collection: A critical component of the Administration’s Iran policy is the support for indigenous Iranian voices calling for freedom. President Bush himself has pledged this support and the State Department has made the awarding of grants for this purpose a key component of its Iran policy. As a condition of licensing these activities, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has requested the Department of State to follow certain procedures to effectuate the goals of Sections 481(b), 531(a), 571, 582, and 635(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (as SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF STATE PO 00000 • Estimated Number of Responses: 200. • Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden: 200 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefit. DATE(S): Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from April 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Katherine Astrich, 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 202–395–4718. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: kastrich@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: You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Thomas Hill, who may be reached at 202–647–2942 or at HillTM2@state.gov. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 5771]


 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-230, 
Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, OMB Number 1405-
0015

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: Application for Immigrant 
Visa and Alien Registration.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0015.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department 
of State (CA/VO).
     Form Number: DS-230.
     Respondents: Immigrant visa applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 475,000 per year.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 475,000 per year.
     Average Hours per Response: 2 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden: 950,000 hours per year.
     Frequency: Once per respondent.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 
Benefit.

DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from April 13, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (Subject line must read DS-230 
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 Lauren Prosnik 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) 663-2951 or prosnikla@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-230 is used to elicit information to determine the 
eligibility of aliens applying for immigrant visas.
    Methodology:
    The information will be collected in person at posts.

    Dated: March 30, 2007.
Stephen A. Edson,
 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department 
of State.
[FR Doc. E7-7043 Filed 4-12-07; 8:45 am]
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