60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, OMB 1405-XXXX, 69278 [E7-23814]

Download as PDF 69278 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 235 / Friday, December 7, 2007 / Notices among other things, that the rules of a national securities exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest.12 The Commission proposal should help to mitigate quote traffic of the Exchange and manage capacity concerns by providing the Exchange with the ability to cease listing new series in, and possibly delist, options classes with low trading volume, thus reducing or eliminating quotations in such classes that may experience significant quoting activity, but very little trading activity. The Phlx has requested that the Commission find good cause for approving the proposed rule change prior to the thirtieth day after publication of the notice thereof in the Federal Register. The Commission believes that granting accelerated approval of the proposal will allow the Phlx to immediately implement its delisting policy, which should help to reduce options quote traffic on the Exchange. The Commission notes that Phlx’s proposal is similar to delisting strategies adopted by other exchanges, which also were adopted to mitigate options quote traffic.13 Accordingly, the Commission finds good cause, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,14 for approving the proposed rule change prior to the thirtieth day after publication of the notice thereof in the Federal Register. V. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,15 that the proposed rule change, as amended (SR– Phlx–2007–72), is hereby approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23754 Filed 12–6–07; 8:45 am] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8011–01–P collection and supporting documents, to Andrea Lage, who may be reached at (202) 663–1399. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 6010] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–160, Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, OMB 1405–XXXX 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: Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application. • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/ VO). • Form Number: DS–160. • Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,300,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 12,300,000. • Average Hours Per Response: 75 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 153,750,000 hours. • Frequency: Once per visa application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from December 7, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may also view and comment on this notice by going to the regulations.gov Web site at http:www.regulations.gov/index/cfm. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Chief, Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services— DS–160, 2401 E Street, NW., Washington DC 20520–30106. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. 12 15 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 13 See 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract of Proposed Collection The Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS–160) will be used to collect biographical information from individuals seeking a nonimmigrant visa. The consular officer uses the information collected to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. This collection combines questions from current information collections DS–156 (Nonimmigrant Visa Application), DS– 156E (Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader Investor Application), DS–156K ´ (Nonimmigrant Fiance Application), DS–157 (Nonimmigrant Supplemental Visa Application), DS–158 (Contact Information and Work History Application), and DS–3052 (Nonimmigrant V Visa Application). Methodology The DS–160 will be submitted electronically to the Department via the Internet. The applicant will be instructed to print a confirmation page containing a bar-coded record locator, which will be scanned at the time of processing. Applicants who submit the electronic application will no longer submit paper-based applications to the Department. Dated: November 20, 2007. June H. Kunsman, Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–23814 Filed 12–6–07; 8:45 am] Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed information U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). supra, note 6. 14 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 15 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 16 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Dec 06, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4710–06–P E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 235 (Friday, December 7, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 69278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-23814]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 6010]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-160, 
Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, OMB 1405-XXXX

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: Nonimmigrant Visa 
Electronic Application.
     OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: New Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa 
Services (CA/VO).
     Form Number: DS-160.
     Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,300,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 12,300,000.
     Average Hours Per Response: 75 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 153,750,000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per visa application.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from December 7, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the internet may also view and 
comment on this notice by going to the regulations.gov Web site at 
http:www.regulations.gov/index/cfm.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Chief, 
Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services--DS-160, 2401 E 
Street, NW., Washington DC 20520-30106.

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, who may be reached at (202) 663-
1399.

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 Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) will be used 
to collect biographical information from individuals seeking a 
nonimmigrant visa. The consular officer uses the information collected 
to determine the applicant's eligibility for a visa. This collection 
combines questions from current information collections DS-156 
(Nonimmigrant Visa Application), DS-156E (Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader 
Investor Application), DS-156K (Nonimmigrant Fianc[eacute] 
Application), DS-157 (Nonimmigrant Supplemental Visa Application), DS-
158 (Contact Information and Work History Application), and DS-3052 
(Nonimmigrant V Visa Application).

Methodology

    The DS-160 will be submitted electronically to the Department via 
the Internet. The applicant will be instructed to print a confirmation 
page containing a bar-coded record locator, which will be scanned at 
the time of processing. Applicants who submit the electronic 
application will no longer submit paper-based applications to the 
Department.

    Dated: November 20, 2007.
June H. Kunsman,
Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E7-23814 Filed 12-6-07; 8:45 am]
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