30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-160, Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa, OMB 1405-0182, 77935-77936 [2010-31353]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 14, 2010 / Notices A discussion was held on possible methodology for research and gap analysis. Solicitations on how to organize the gathered data and compile lists was sought. It was stated that it is important that topics don’t get missed during the first pass of data sorting. To help with this work, Mr. Michael Mitchell volunteered to be a liaison to the PCI Standards organization. He stated that they have a small business section with lots of potentially valuable information and would be happy to work with them on behalf of the Task Force to gather information from them. The discussion evolved into the need for resources and a software tool to capture, store, and list all of the gathered data. This discussion highlighted the need for qualitative caveats, as the amount of information such as certification and training resources could be enormous. The issue of funding and licenses for the purpose of this project was discussed. A question on Task Force funding was asked. Mr. Pickens stated that an appropriation of finances was included within the authorizing law to support the Task Force. Mr. Pickens agreed to consult the appropriate parties to determine if it was indeed allocated. During the open floor portion of the meeting, Mr. Terry Erdle volunteered to interface on behalf of CompTIA to the list of Trade Associations, as CompTIA functions both as a certifying body and a Trade Association for the computing technology industry itself. Mr. Aaron Berstein then volunteered to contact Microsoft to inquire into the possibility of Microsoft providing an online collaborative space software tool for use. Additionally, Dr. Babita Gupta volunteered to look at resources within the nonprofit and academia sectors for available research that would be helpful to the Task Force. At the conclusion of the meeting, everyone was instructed to take away the draft work plan handout as a starting point for brainstorming how to handle the task of gathering, sorting, and reporting back on the data. Responses on the document were requested to be provided to Mr. Pickens by Friday, December 3, 2010, who will then consolidate them all into a single document for discussion at the next meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 1:42 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rusty Pickens, Special Consultant to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 13, 2010 Jkt 223001 Office of the CIO, U.S. Small Business Administration, Rusty.Pickens@sba.gov. Paul T. Christy, SBA Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–31324 Filed 12–13–10; 8:45 am] 77935 sufficient time to measure their performance. An extension of this pilot for an additional three years will allow SBA time to better evaluate the results of the program and determine whether changes need to be made. BILLING CODE 8025–01–P Authority: 15 U.S.C. 636(a)(25); 13 CFR 120.3. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Grady B. Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Financial Assistance. Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative [FR Doc. 2010–31323 Filed 12–13–10; 8:45 am] U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). ACTION: Notice of extension of the Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative. BILLING CODE 8025–01–P This notice extends the Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative in its current form through December 31, 2013. This pilot initiative, established in 2007, was designed to increase lending to small businesses owned by members of the military community. It is based on the SBA Express model which uses streamlined documentation but provides a higher SBA guaranty of 85 percent for loans of $150,000 or less and 75 percent for loans greater than $150,000 up to $500,000. DATES: The Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative is extended through December 31, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grady B. Hedgespeth, Director, Office of Financial Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street, SW., Washington, DC 20416; Telephone (202) 205–6490; grady.hedgespeth@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative was established in 2007 and was based on the Agency’s SBA Express Program. Lenders approved for participation in Patriot Express are authorized to use the expedited loan processing procedures in place for SBA Express, in order to specifically support lending to small businesses owned by eligible members of the military community. To encourage lenders to make these loans, SBA provides its full 75–85 percent guaranty, rather than the 50 percent guaranty the Agency provides under SBA Express. Also, the maximum loan amount under this pilot initiative is $500,000. On June 22, 2007, SBA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the program. (72 FR 34501) Since the program was implemented, more than 6,800 Patriot Express loans have been approved. SBA believes it is premature to assess the results of this pilot initiative at this time because most of the loans in this pilot were made in the last two years and there has not been [Public Notice 7266] AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–160, Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa, OMB 1405– 0182 Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0182. • Type of Request: Revision. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Services (CA/ VO). • Form Number: DS–160. • Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.5 million. • Estimated Number of Responses: 6.5 million. • Average Hours Per Response: 75 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 8,125,000 hours. • Frequency: Once per visa application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit. DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from December 14, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • E-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 77936 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 14, 2010 / Notices information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Stefanie Claus, who may be reached at (202) 663–2910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract of Proposed Collection The Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS–160) will be used to collect biographical and other 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–157 (Nonimmigrant Supplemental Visa Application), and the DS–158 (Contact Information and Work History Application). Methodology srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 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: December 1, 2010. David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2010–31353 Filed 12–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 13, 2010 Jkt 223001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7265] 60–Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Forms DS– 2053, DS–2054; Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant; DS–3024, DS–3030, Chest X–Ray and Classification Worksheet; DS–3025, Vaccination Documentation Worksheet; DS–3026; Medical History and Physical Examination Worksheet; OMB Control Number 1405–0113 Notice of request for public comments. ACTION: 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: Electronic Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0113. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services (CA/VO). • Form Numbers: DS–2053, DS–2054, DS–3024, DS–3025, DS–3026, and DS– 3030. • Respondents: Immigrant visa and refugee applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 630,000 per year. • Estimated Number of Responses: 630,000 per year. • Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden: 630,000 hours annually. • Frequency: Once per application. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit. DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from December 14, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: claussr@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Chief, Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services— OMB 1405–0113 Reauthorization, 2401 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520– 30106. • Fax: (202) 663–3898. You must include the DS form number(s) (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Stefanie Claus 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) 663–2910. 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 INA Section 221(d) requires that prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa the applicant undergo a physical and mental examination. The results of the medical examination are used to determine the alien’s eligibility for such a visa under INA 212(a)(1). INA Section 412(b)(4)(B) requires that the United States Government ‘‘provide for the identification of refugees who have been determined to have medical conditions affecting the public health and requiring treatment.’’ Form DS–2053, Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant (1991 Technical Instructions); Form DS–2054, Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant (2007 Technical Instructions); Form DS– 3024, Chest X–Ray and Classification Worksheet (1991 Technical Instructions); Form DS–3030, Chest X– Ray and Classification Worksheet (2007 Technical Instructions); Form DS–3025, Vaccination Documentation Worksheet; Form DS–3026, Medical History and Physical Examination Worksheet, are designed to record the results of the medical examination. The panel physician performs the medical examination of the applicant and completes the forms. Medical exams may also be required occasionally for nonimmigrant visa applicants. Methodology The electronic medical forms will be submitted electronically to the Department. Doctors who submit the E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7266]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-160, Online 
Application for Nonimmigrant Visa, OMB 1405-0182

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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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 approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Online Application for 
Nonimmigrant Visa.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0182.
     Type of Request: Revision.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa 
Services (CA/VO).
     Form Number: DS-160.
     Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.5 million.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 6.5 million.
     Average Hours Per Response: 75 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 8,125,000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per visa application.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefit.

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
up to 30 days from December 14, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     E-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number,

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information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject 
line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed 
information collection and supporting documents from Stefanie Claus, 
who may be reached at (202) 663-2910.

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.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) will be used 
to collect biographical and other 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-157 (Nonimmigrant Supplemental 
Visa Application), and the DS-158 (Contact Information and Work History 
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: December 1, 2010.
David T. Donahue,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2010-31353 Filed 12-13-10; 8:45 am]
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