60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3032, Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, OMB No. 1405-0126, 34618-34619 [E9-16936]

Download as PDF 34618 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 135 / Thursday, July 16, 2009 / Notices DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from September 14, 2009. Methodology You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (Subject line must read DS–1884 Reauthorization). • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Chief, Legislation and Regulation Division, Visa Services—DS– 1884 Reauthorization, 2401 E. Street, NW., Washington DC 20520–30106. • Fax: (202) 663–3898. You must include the DS form number, 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 or prosnikla@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform 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. Dated: May 28, 2009. David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–16938 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Abstract of Proposed Collection DS–1884 solicits information from petitioners for special immigrant classification under section 203(b)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. An alien is classifiable as a special immigrant under section 203(b)(4) if they meet the statutory qualifications in INA section 101(a)(27)(D). A petitioner may apply within one year of notification by the Department of State that the Secretary has approved a recommendation that special immigrant status be accorded to the alien. DS–1884 solicits information that will assist the consular officer in ensuring that the petitioner is statutorily qualified to receive such status, including meeting the years of service and exceptional service requirements. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Jul 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 Petitioners will submit this form to consular officers at post. BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6699] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–3032, Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, OMB No. 1405–0126 State Department. Notice of request for public comments. AGENCY: 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: Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0126. • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services. • Form Number: DS–3032. • Respondents: All immigrant visa applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 330,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 330,000. • Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 55,000 hours. • Frequency: Once per application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtained benefit. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from July 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (Subject line must read DS–3032 Reauthorization). • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Chief, Legislation and Regulation Division, Visa Services—DS– 3032 Reauthorization, 2401 E. Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520–30106. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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. 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 When an approved immigrant visa petition is received at the National Visa Center (NVC) and is determined to be current for processing, NVC will send the petition beneficiary Form DS–3032, which allows the beneficiary to choose an agent to receive mailings from NVC and assist in the paperwork or paying required fees. The applicant is not required to choose an agent and may have all mailings sent to an address abroad. However, the alien’s case will be held at NVC until the signed form is returned. If the form is not returned within one year, NVC will begin the case termination process. DS–3032 is not required if a G–28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative) is received from DHS and the attorney is the agent, the alien is self-petitioning, or a child is being adopted. Once the form has been signed and returned to NVC the applicant process will proceed. Methodology DS–3032 will be submitted via mail to the National Visa Center. E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 135 / Thursday, July 16, 2009 / Notices Dated: May 28, 2009. David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–16936 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6697] erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Community College Initiative Program Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement. Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/ A/S/U–10–01. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.009. Key Dates: Application Deadline: September 25, 2009. Executive Summary: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for one or more assistance awards to administer the Community College Initiative Program, which will support study by international undergraduate students at accredited U.S. community colleges. The Program provides quality educational programs, professional development, employment skills and a first-hand understanding of American society to underserved, non-elite international students, particularly women, who already have some work experience. The Bureau anticipates supporting students from developing countries in every world region in this program including (subject to change) such countries as Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, and South Africa, as well as other countries. Community college consortia and other associations of community colleges meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c) may submit proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the administration and implementation of the 2010 Community College Initiative Program. For planning purposes, the Bureau invites proposals from eligible organizations for a program at a total funding level of approximately $8.5 million pending availability of FY2010 resources. Applicants may apply to administer the entire program or a portion thereof. Applicant organizations should indicate the number of participants that can be accommodated at the requested funding level based on detailed calculations of program and administrative costs. In order to maximize the number of VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Jul 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 participants under this program, it is the Bureau’s expectation that significant institutional and private sector funding and cost sharing will be made available by cooperating institutions. We anticipate that approximately 250 to 275 students will participate in the FY2010 program. I. Funding Opportunity Description Authority: Overall grant making authority for this program is contained in the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87–256, as amended, also known as the FulbrightHays Act. The purpose of the Act is ‘‘to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries * * *; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations * * * and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and the other countries of the world.’’ The funding authority for the program above is provided through legislation. Purpose: The Community College Initiative Program demonstrates abroad the U.S. commitment to education for all by providing access to educational opportunities to a broad sector of international students. The Bureau is engaged with the community college sector in the United States to increase the number of international students enrolled at U.S. community colleges and to reinforce community college efforts to build international ties. U.S. community colleges can make a unique contribution to international educational exchange by demonstrating the flexibility and relevance of American higher education. By providing quality technical and firstlevel professional education, community colleges enable students from developing countries to acquire skills and to gain experiences that will equip them to participate constructively in their countries’ efforts to progress economically and politically. Community colleges can also provide a model of lower-cost, community-based, higher education that offers wide access to skills development for existing jobs. International students selected for academic study at accredited U.S. community colleges under this program will receive educational opportunities, professional development, and an exposure to American society that will enable them to return home with unique PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34619 skills and experience with which to contribute to the growth and development of their countries. Upon return, these students will be able to enter the skilled work force and fill important needs in their home countries. Guidelines: Applicants are requested to submit a narrative of no more than 20 doublespaced, single-sided pages outlining a comprehensive strategy for the administration and implementation of the Community College Initiative Program including the following program components: Identification of accredited U.S. community colleges to host participants in groups of approximately 12 students, with colleges with limited international experience hosting smaller cohorts. Host colleges should have expertise in the fields of study of the students accepted for placement. Proposals should anticipate the placement of students in the following fields: • Agriculture • Applied Engineering • Business Management and Administration • Health Professions including Nursing • Information Technology • Media • Tourism and Hospitality Management Programs in agriculture, applied engineering, business management and administration, information technology, media, and tourism and hospitality management should last one academic year. Programs in the health professions, including nursing, may last up to 18 months. All programs of study should lead to a certificate or an Associate Degree. Programs should include unpaid internships and service learning opportunities. Academic programs should begin in Fall 2010. Proposals should describe in detail a system for review and placement of candidates nominated by U.S. Embassies and Fulbright Commissions abroad for the approval of ECA. Proposals should also explain processes for developing and disseminating predeparture orientation materials, registering participants in SEVIS under the Bureau’s sponsorship with a program number to be provided by the Bureau, and organizing post-arrival orientation programming. Pre-academic intensive English language training should be provided in the Spring of 2010 to those participants who lack adequate English to function effectively in the U.S. classroom as evidenced by standardized test scores. E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6699]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3032, Choice 
of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants, OMB No. 1405-0126

AGENCY: State Department.

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: Choice of Address and 
Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0126.
     Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of 
Visa Services.
     Form Number: DS-3032.
     Respondents: All immigrant visa applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 330,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 330,000.
     Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 55,000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per application.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to obtained benefit.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from July 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: VisaRegs@state.gov (Subject line must read DS-3032 
Reauthorization).
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Chief, 
Legislation and Regulation Division, Visa Services--DS-3032 
Reauthorization, 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.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    When an approved immigrant visa petition is received at the 
National Visa Center (NVC) and is determined to be current for 
processing, NVC will send the petition beneficiary Form DS-3032, which 
allows the beneficiary to choose an agent to receive mailings from NVC 
and assist in the paperwork or paying required fees. The applicant is 
not required to choose an agent and may have all mailings sent to an 
address abroad. However, the alien's case will be held at NVC until the 
signed form is returned. If the form is not returned within one year, 
NVC will begin the case termination process. DS-3032 is not required if 
a G-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative) is 
received from DHS and the attorney is the agent, the alien is self-
petitioning, or a child is being adopted. Once the form has been signed 
and returned to NVC the applicant process will proceed.

Methodology

    DS-3032 will be submitted via mail to the National Visa Center.


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    Dated: May 28, 2009.
David T. Donahue,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. E9-16936 Filed 7-15-09; 8:45 am]
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