Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: DS-7655, Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors, Grantees, and Cooperative Agreement Partners, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx, 18020 [E9-9023]

Download as PDF 18020 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 74 / Monday, April 20, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 6587] Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: DS–7655, Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors, Grantees, and Cooperative Agreement Partners, OMB Control Number 1405–xxxx Department of State. Notice of request for emergency OMB approval. AGENCY: • E-mail: lowerrs@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Rob Lower, Department of State, A/LM Room 525, P.O. Box 9115 Rosslyn Station, Arlington, VA 22219. • Fax: 703–875–4731. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection SUMMARY: The Department of State has listed in this notice, including requests submitted the following information for copies of the proposed information collection request to the Office of collection and supporting documents, to Management and Budget (OMB) for Rob Lower, Department of State, A/LM review and approval in accordance with Room 525, P.O. Box 9115 Rosslyn the emergency review procedures of the Station, Arlington, VA 22219, who may Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. be reached at 703–875–5822 or at • Title of Information Collection: Iraqi lowerrs@state.gov. Citizens and Nationals Employed by SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are Federal Contractors, Grantees, and soliciting public comments to permit Cooperative Agreement Partners. the Department to: • OMB Control Number: OMB Control Number: None. • Evaluate whether the proposed • Type of Request: Emergency information collection is necessary for Review. the proper performance of our • Originating Office: A/LM. functions. • Form Number: DS–7655. • Evaluate the accuracy of our • Respondents: Federal contractors, estimate of the burden of the proposed grantees, and cooperative agreement collection, including the validity of the partners of the Department of State. methodology and assumptions used. • Estimated Number of Respondents: • Enhance the quality, utility, and 50. clarity of the information to be • Estimated Number of Responses: collected. 200. • Minimize the reporting burden on • Average Hours per Response: .5. • Total Estimated Burden: 100 hours. those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques • Frequency: On occasion. or other forms of technology. • Obligation to respond: Mandatory. The proposed information collection Abstract of Proposed Collection is published to obtain comments from The Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act of 2007 the public and affected agencies. was included in the National Defense Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB Authorization Act of 2008 which became Public Law 110–181 on 28 by May 15, 2009. If granted, the January 2008. Section 1248(c) of this emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. Comments should be directed Act requires the Secretary of State to request from each Department of State to the Department of State Desk Officer prime contractor, grantee, or cooperative in the Office of Information and agreement partner that has performed Regulatory Affairs at the Office of work in Iraq since March 20, 2003, Management and Budget (OMB), under a contract, grant, or cooperative Washington, DC 20503. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 6587]


Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: DS-7655, 
Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors, Grantees, 
and Cooperative Agreement Partners, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of request for emergency OMB approval.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review 
procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Iraqi Citizens and 
Nationals Employed by Federal Contractors, Grantees, and Cooperative 
Agreement Partners.
     OMB Control Number: OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: Emergency Review.
     Originating Office: A/LM.
     Form Number: DS-7655.
     Respondents: Federal contractors, grantees, and 
cooperative agreement partners of the Department of State.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 200.
     Average Hours per Response: .5.
     Total Estimated Burden: 100 hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to respond: Mandatory.
    The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments 
from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of 
this collection has been requested from OMB by May 15, 2009. If 
granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. Comments 
should be directed to the Department of State Desk Officer in the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. Fax number 202-395-
6974.
    During the first 60 days of the emergency approval period, a 
regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. 
The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public 
and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of 
information. Comments will be accepted until 60 days from the date that 
this notice is published in the Federal Register. You may submit 
comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: lowerrs@state.gov.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Rob Lower, 
Department of State, A/LM Room 525, P.O. Box 9115 Rosslyn Station, 
Arlington, VA 22219.
     Fax: 703-875-4731.

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 Rob Lower, Department of State, A/LM Room 525, 
P.O. Box 9115 Rosslyn Station, Arlington, VA 22219, who may be reached 
at 703-875-5822 or at lowerrs@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 Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act of 2007 was included in the National 
Defense Authorization Act of 2008 which became Public Law 110-181 on 28 
January 2008. Section 1248(c) of this Act requires the Secretary of 
State to request from each Department of State prime contractor, 
grantee, or cooperative agreement partner that has performed work in 
Iraq since March 20, 2003, under a contract, grant, or cooperative 
agreement with the Department that is valued in excess of $25,000, 
information that can be used to verify the employment of Iraqi citizens 
and nationals by such contractor, grantee or cooperative agreement 
partner. To the extent possible, biographical information, to include 
employee name, date(s) of employment, biometric, and other data must be 
collected and used to verify employment for the processing and 
adjudication of refugee, asylum, special immigrant visa, and other 
immigration claims and applications.

Methodology

    The Department of State will collect the information via electronic 
submission.

Additional Information

    This information collection will be used to fulfill the 
requirements under Section 1248(c) of the National Defense 
Authorization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181).

    Dated: April 13, 2009.
William H. Moser,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Logistics Management, Bureau of 
Administration, Department of State.
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