60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form, OMB 1405-XXXX, DS-7651, 28753 [E9-14225]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 17, 2009 / Notices Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs Web site http://travel.state.gov at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/. The paper version of the collection permits respondents who do not have Internet access to provide the information to the U.S. embassy or consulate by fax, mail or in person. Dated: May 20, 2009. Mary Ellen Hickey, Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–14223 Filed 6–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P 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 Ms. Keiry Carroll at 2401 E Street, NW., Fourteenth Floor, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached on (202) 261–8777 or at carrollkm@state.gov. 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 collected is needed to ascertain whether respondents are viable interpreting and/or translating candidates, based on their work history and legal work status in the United States. If candidates successfully become contractors for the U.S. Department of State, Office of Language Services, the information collected is used to initiate security clearance background checks and for processing payment vouchers. Respondents are typically members of the general public with varying degrees of experience in the fields of interpreting and/or translating. Methodology: OLS makes the ‘‘Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form’’ available via the OLS Internet site. Respondents can submit it electronically via e-mail or fax. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6671] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form, OMB 1405–XXXX, DS–7651 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of request for public comments. 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: Office of Language Services Contractor Application Form. • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Administration (A/OPR/LS). • Form Number: DS–7651. • Respondents: General Public Applying for Translator and/or Interpreter Contract Positions. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. • Estimated Number of Responses: 900. • Average Hours per Response: Thirty minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 450 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from June 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: LSapplications@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Department of State, Office of Language Services SA–1, Fourteenth Floor, 2401 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:33 Jun 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: April 6, 2009. Matthew S. Klimow, Director, Office of Language Services, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–14225 Filed 6–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28753 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6672] United States Global Change Research Program ACTION: Call for U.S. Nominations to serve as Authors and/or Review Editors of the IPCC Special Report ‘‘Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation’’ June 17, 2009. SUMMARY: The United States participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an intergovernmental body that oversees the development of assessments of the state of knowledge on climate change. The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis, the scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC assessments are commissioned by member governments and produced by scientists and technical experts. The reports undergo expert and government review and are accepted by IPCC member governments prior to their release. Information on the IPCC and its assessments and procedures can be found at http://www.ipcc.ch. Every six to seven years, the IPCC produces a comprehensive three-volume assessment of the state of knowledge of climate change. Volumes in this comprehensive assessment cover climate change science; impacts, vulnerability and adaptation; and mitigation. The most recent of these was finalized in 2008; the next comprehensive assessment will be finalized in 2014. In addition to this comprehensive assessment, the IPCC periodically produces ‘‘special reports’’ that address specific topics on climate change. At the IPCC’s most recent plenary meeting on April 21–23, governments approved the production of a ‘‘Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.’’ Under IPCC procedures, member governments have an opportunity to provide nominations for authors to be involved in the production of each chapter in the report. The United States provides this call for nominations for U.S. authors or reviewers for the subject report. The subject report will require the contributions of experts who can integrate the findings of the climate change science; vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation to extreme events; and E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6671]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of 
Language Services Contractor Application Form, OMB 1405-XXXX, DS-7651

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: Office of Language 
Services Contractor Application Form.
     OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: New Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Administration (A/OPR/LS).
     Form Number: DS-7651.
     Respondents: General Public Applying for Translator and/or 
Interpreter Contract Positions.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 900.
     Average Hours per Response: Thirty minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 450 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 
Benefit.

DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from June 17, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: LSapplications@state.gov.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Department of 
State, Office of Language Services SA-1, Fourteenth Floor, 2401 E 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522.
    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 Ms. Keiry Carroll at 2401 E Street, NW., 
Fourteenth Floor, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached on (202) 
261-8777 or at carrollkm@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 collected is needed to ascertain whether 
respondents are viable interpreting and/or translating candidates, 
based on their work history and legal work status in the United States. 
If candidates successfully become contractors for the U.S. Department 
of State, Office of Language Services, the information collected is 
used to initiate security clearance background checks and for 
processing payment vouchers. Respondents are typically members of the 
general public with varying degrees of experience in the fields of 
interpreting and/or translating.
    Methodology:
    OLS makes the ``Office of Language Services Contractor Application 
Form'' available via the OLS Internet site. Respondents can submit it 
electronically via e-mail or fax.

    Dated: April 6, 2009.
Matthew S. Klimow,
Director, Office of Language Services, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E9-14225 Filed 6-16-09; 8:45 am]
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