60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys, OMB Control No. 1405-0158, 68939 [07-5967]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / Notices IV. Conclusion On the basis of the foregoing, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and in particular Section 17A of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder.5 It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, that the proposed rule change (File No. SR– OCC–2007–13) be and hereby is approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23610 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6002] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys, OMB Control No. 1405–0158 Notice of request for public comments. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public Diplomacy Program Surveys. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0158. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office (PDEO). • Form Number: None. • Respondents: Respondents of program assessments and/or program monitoring of public diplomacy activities under the collection may include program applicants, participants, alumni, administrators, and hosts or grantee organizations involved in the programs that PDEO is assessing or evaluating. 5 In approving the proposed rule change, the Commission considered the proposal’s impact on efficiency, competition and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 6 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:57 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 • Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,131. • Estimated Number of Responses: 25,131. • Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 12,565 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from December 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: CrowleyML@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Melinda L. Crowley, U.S. Department of State, Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office (PDEO), 301 4th Street, SW., Room 848 (SA–44), Washington, DC 20547 • Fax: 202–203–7143. 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 Melinda L. Crowley, U.S. Department of State, Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office (PDEO), 301 4th Street, SW., Room 848 (SA–44), Washington, DC 20547, who may be reached on 202– 203–7136 or at CrowleyML@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 information collection allows PDEO the ability to regularly collect necessary data from program participants. The performance measurement and evaluation data obtained from program participants allows PDEO to better assess and improve the DOS exchange and public diplomacy programs, while complying PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68939 with the reporting requirements mandated by Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. These programs assist the Department of State’s mission to promote a balanced and accurate view of the United States and build world partnerships. Methodology Data captured through this information collection will be derived from respondents’ electronic surveys, personal interviews and/or focus groups. Respondents include program applicants, participants, alumni, administrators, hosts and grantee organizations involved in the programs that PDEO is assessing or evaluating. Dated: November 15, 2007. Rick Ruth, Executive Director, Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office, Department of State. [FR Doc. 07–5967 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–11–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 6005] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J–1) Status; Form DS–2019, OMB No. 1405–0119 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 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J–1) Status. • OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405–0119. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation—ECA/EC/AG and ECA/EC/ PS. • Form Number: Form DS–2019. • Respondents: U.S. Department of State designated sponsors. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,460. • Estimated Number of Responses: 350,000 annually. • Average Hours Per Response: 45 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 262,500 hours. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6002]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public 
Diplomacy Evaluation Office: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and 
Public Diplomacy Program Surveys, OMB Control No. 1405-0158

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: Public Diplomacy 
Evaluation Office: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Public 
Diplomacy Program Surveys.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0158.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office 
(PDEO).
     Form Number: None.
     Respondents: Respondents of program assessments and/or 
program monitoring of public diplomacy activities under the collection 
may include program applicants, participants, alumni, administrators, 
and hosts or grantee organizations involved in the programs that PDEO 
is assessing or evaluating.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,131.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 25,131.
     Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 12,565 hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from December 6, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: CrowleyML@state.gov.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Melinda L. 
Crowley, U.S. Department of State, Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office 
(PDEO), 301 4th Street, SW., Room 848 (SA-44), Washington, DC 20547
     Fax: 202-203-7143.

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 Melinda L. Crowley, U.S. Department of State, 
Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office (PDEO), 301 4th Street, SW., Room 
848 (SA-44), Washington, DC 20547, who may be reached on 202-203-7136 
or at CrowleyML@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 information collection allows PDEO the ability to regularly 
collect necessary data from program participants. The performance 
measurement and evaluation data obtained from program participants 
allows PDEO to better assess and improve the DOS exchange and public 
diplomacy programs, while complying with the reporting requirements 
mandated by Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. These 
programs assist the Department of State's mission to promote a balanced 
and accurate view of the United States and build world partnerships.

Methodology

    Data captured through this information collection will be derived 
from respondents' electronic surveys, personal interviews and/or focus 
groups. Respondents include program applicants, participants, alumni, 
administrators, hosts and grantee organizations involved in the 
programs that PDEO is assessing or evaluating.

    Dated: November 15, 2007.
Rick Ruth,
Executive Director, Public Diplomacy Evaluation Office, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 07-5967 Filed 12-5-07; 8:45 am]
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