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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Rules and Regulations registration information, in writing, to the Good Clinical Practice Program (HF– 34), Office of Science and Health Coordination, Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. (e) How does an IRB revise its registration information? If an IRB’s contact or chair person information changes, the IRB must revise its registration information by submitting any changes in that information within 90 days of the change. An IRB’s decision to review new types of FDA-regulated products (such as a decision to review studies pertaining to food additives whereas the IRB previously reviewed studies pertaining to drug products), or to discontinue reviewing clinical investigations regulated by FDA is a change that must be reported within 30 days of the change. An IRB’s decision to disband is a change that must be reported within 30 days of permanent cessation of the IRB’s review of research. All other information changes may be reported when the IRB renews its registration. The revised information must be sent to FDA either electronically or in writing in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section. Dated: January 7, 2009. Jeffrey Shuren, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. E9–682 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on January 15, 2009. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Prosnik, Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520–0106, (202) 663–1202, e-mail (prosnikla@state.gov). 24 CFR Parts 203 and 3500 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Why is the Department promulgating this rule? The Department published an interim rule, Public Notice 4446 at 68 FR 49353, Aug. 18, 2003, with a request for comments. The comment period expired on October 17, 2003. No public comments were received during the comment period. What did the rule do? The rule amended the Department’s regulations at 22 CFR 42.33 to establish an entirely electronic system utilizing a specifically designated Internet Web site, by which aliens can petition for the opportunity to participate in the Diversity Visa Program. Why was the petitioning process changed? There are three main benefits to changing the mail-in process to an electronic format. First, it helps eliminate multiple applications, prohibited under INA Section 204(a)(1)(I). Secondly, it greatly reduces the cost of administering the system. Finally, it benefits the petitioners by immediately notifying them of the receipt of the petition, impossible under the mail-in system. 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VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:54 Jan 14, 2009 PART 42—VISAS: DOCUMENTATION OF IMMIGRANTS UNDER THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Accordingly, the interim rule amending 22 CFR part 42 which was published at 68 FR 49353 on August 18, 2003, is adopted as final without change. ■ AGENCY: Jkt 217001 2369 Dated: January 2, 2009. Janice L. Jacobs, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–698 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. FR–5180–F–04] RIN 2502–AI61 Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA): Rule To Simplify and Improve the Process of Obtaining Mortgages and Reduce Consumer Settlement Costs; Deferred Applicability Date for the Revised Definition of ‘‘Required Use’’ AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Final rule. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Part 42

[Public Notice: 6457]
RIN 1400-AB84


Visas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, as Amended: Electronic Petition for Diversity 
Immigrant Status

AGENCY: State Department.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule makes final an interim rule published in the Federal 
Register on August 18, 2003, amending the Department's regulations 
pertaining to the manner in which aliens may petition for the 
opportunity to participate in the Diversity Visa Program. The rule 
changed the standard mail-in system previously used to an entirely 
electronic system for the purpose of making the process less prone to 
fraud, improve efficiency and significantly reduce the processing costs 
to the Government.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on January 15, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Prosnik, Legislation and 
Regulations Division, Visa Services, Department of State, Washington, 
DC 20520-0106, (202) 663-1202, e-mail (prosnikla@state.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Why is the Department promulgating this rule?

    The Department published an interim rule, Public Notice 4446 at 68 
FR 49353, Aug. 18, 2003, with a request for comments. The comment 
period expired on October 17, 2003. No public comments were received 
during the comment period.

What did the rule do?

    The rule amended the Department's regulations at 22 CFR 42.33 to 
establish an entirely electronic system utilizing a specifically 
designated Internet Web site, by which aliens can petition for the 
opportunity to participate in the Diversity Visa Program.

Why was the petitioning process changed?

    There are three main benefits to changing the mail-in process to an 
electronic format. First, it helps eliminate multiple applications, 
prohibited under INA Section 204(a)(1)(I). Secondly, it greatly reduces 
the cost of administering the system. Finally, it benefits the 
petitioners by immediately notifying them of the receipt of the 
petition, impossible under the mail-in system.

PART 42--VISAS: DOCUMENTATION OF IMMIGRANTS UNDER THE IMMIGRATION 
AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending 22 CFR part 42 which was 
published at 68 FR 49353 on August 18, 2003, is adopted as final 
without change.

    Dated: January 2, 2009.
Janice L. Jacobs,
Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Department of State.
 [FR Doc. E9-698 Filed 1-14-09; 8:45 am]
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