30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data, OMB Control Number 1405-0102, 68941 [E7-23670]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 6004] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data, OMB Control Number 1405–0102 Notice of request for public comments and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. 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 30 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: Refugee Biographic Data. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0102. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, PRM/A. • Form Number: N/A. • Respondents: Refugee applicants for the U.S. Resettlement Program. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 70,000. • Average Hours Per Response: Onehalf hour. • Total Estimated Burden: 35,000 hours. • Frequency: Once per respondent. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit. DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from December 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either 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 Jessica Firestein, PRM/ Admissions, 2401 E Street, NW., Suite L505, SA–1 Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached at 202–663–1045. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:57 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 • 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 Refugee Biographic Data Sheet describes a refugee applicant’s personal characteristics and is needed to match the refugee with a sponsoring voluntary agency to ensure initial reception and placement in the U.S. under the United States Refugee Program administered by the Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration. Methodology Biographic information is collected in a face-to-face interview of the applicant overseas. An employee of an Overseas Processing Entity, under contract with PRM, collects the information and enters it into the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System. Dated: November 26, 2007. Terry Rusch, Director, Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–23670 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–33–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: PN–6003] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–3035, J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application, OMB Control Number 1405–0135 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: J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0135. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68941 • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau Of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). • Form Number: DS–3035. • Respondents: J Visa holders applying for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. • Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. • 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 December 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (Subject line must read DS–3035 Reauthorization). • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Chief, Legislation and Regulation Division, Visa Services—DS– 3035 J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application, 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 6004]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee 
Biographic Data, OMB Control Number 1405-0102

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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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 30 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: Refugee Biographic Data.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0102.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and 
Migration, PRM/A.
     Form Number: N/A.
     Respondents: Refugee applicants for the U.S. Resettlement 
Program.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 70,000.
     Average Hours Per Response: One-half hour.
     Total Estimated Burden: 35,000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per respondent.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
up to 30 days from December 6, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either 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 Jessica Firestein, 
PRM/Admissions, 2401 E Street, NW., Suite L505, SA-1 Washington, DC 
20522, who may be reached at 202-663-1045.

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 Refugee Biographic Data Sheet describes a refugee applicant's 
personal characteristics and is needed to match the refugee with a 
sponsoring voluntary agency to ensure initial reception and placement 
in the U.S. under the United States Refugee Program administered by the 
Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration.

Methodology

    Biographic information is collected in a face-to-face interview of 
the applicant overseas. An employee of an Overseas Processing Entity, 
under contract with PRM, collects the information and enters it into 
the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System.

    Dated: November 26, 2007.
Terry Rusch,
Director, Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees and 
Migration, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E7-23670 Filed 12-5-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-33-P