60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4131 Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area, 1405-0181, 33397-33398 [2011-14166]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2011 / Notices • 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 collections: The Department of State is requesting new information collections to meet OMB and Congressional reporting requirements. These requests for new information collections will allow ECA/ P/V, as part of their Sports and Culture Evaluation Program, to conduct surveys of exchange participants from various ECA programs. Collecting this data will help ECA/P/V assess and measure the effectiveness and impact of their programs, and provide valuable feedback from the participants’ perspective. • Sports & Culture Evaluation, Between the Lines (BTL) Survey: Respondents will be exchange participants who were involved in the BTL Program during 2008 and 2009. • Sports & Culture Evaluation, Sports Envoys Survey: Respondents will be envoys who participated in the Sports Envoys Program between 2005 and 2009. • Sports & Culture Evaluation, Kennedy Center (KC) Mentor Survey: Respondents will be exchange program participants who were involved in the KC Cultural Fellows Mentoring Program between 2005 and 2009. • Sports & Culture Evaluation, Sports Surveys: Respondents will be exchange program participants who were involved in either the Sports Visitors Program or the International Sports Grants Initiative Program during 2008 and 2009. • Sports & Culture Evaluation, Kennedy Center (KC) Cultural Visitors Survey: Respondents will be exchange program participants who were involved in the KC Cultural Visitors Program between 2005 and 2009. • Sports & Culture Evaluation, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Survey: Respondents will be exchange program participants who were involved in IVLP programs that focused on cultural themes between 2000 and 2009. • Sports & Culture Evaluation, International Writing Program (IWP) Survey: Respondents will be exchange program participants who were involved in the IWP programs between 2005 and 2009. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:51 Jun 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 33397 Methodology: All evaluation data will be collected through eight (8) electronic surveys conducted via Zoomerang, an on-line surveying tool. Additional Information: These seven (7) information collections together represent the entire Sports and Culture Evaluation which will survey participants of eight (8) different ECA exchange programs that focus on either arts and culture, or sports related themes. ADDRESSES: Dated: May 27, 2011. Julianne Paunescu, Acting Director of the Office of Policy and Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. [FR Doc. 2011–14167 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7493] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–4131 Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area, 1405–0181 You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: FosterHD@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Harold D. Foster, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Room 2665, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. • Fax: 202.647.9099. 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 Harold D. Foster, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Room 2665, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. He may be reached on 202.647.0237 or at fosterhd@state.gov. Notice of request for public comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0181. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs (OES/OPA). • Form Number: DS–4131. • Respondents: Operators of Antarctic expeditions organized in or proceeding from the United States. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. • Estimated Number of Responses: 22. • Average Hours per Response: 10.5. • Total Estimated Burden: 231. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from June 8, 2011. 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: Information solicited on the Advance Notification Form (DS–4131) provides the U.S. Government with information on tourist and other non-governmental expeditions to the Antarctic Treaty area. The U.S. Government needs this information to comply with Article VII(5)(a) of the Antarctic Treaty and comport with Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Recommendation XVIII–1 and Resolution XIX–3. Methodology: Information will be submitted in signed original by U.S. organizers of tourist and other nongovernmental expeditions to Antarctica. Advance copies are submitted by e-mail. ACTION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00207 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 33398 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2011 / Notices Dated: May 31, 2011. Evan T. Bloom, Director, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2011–14166 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7497] 60–Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III, 1405–0177 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: Passport Demand Forecasting Study Phase III. • OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405–0177. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services Office: CA/PPT. • Form Number: n/a. • Respondents: A nationally representative sample of United States citizens and other categories of individuals entitled to a U.S. Passport. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000 respondents monthly per survey. • Estimated Number of Responses: 48,000 annually. • Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 8,000 hours annually. • Frequency: Monthly. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from June 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Rachel Arndt. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ArndtRM@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Rachel Arndt, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., SA–29, Room 3006, Washington, DC 20520. • Fax: 202–736–9272. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:51 Jun 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 Rachel Arndt, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,, SA–29, Room 3006, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202– 663–2647 or at ArndtRM@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 Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA), enacted on December 17, 2004, requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Secretary of State, to develop expeditiously, and implement a plan to require U.S. citizens and certain other categories of individuals to present a passport or sufficient documentation of the identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. This law has had significant effect on travel to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. CA/PPT has urgent and pressing data requirements and needs to obtain and regular statistical data on issues that focus on, and are related to, travel and passport applications that can be used to monitor, assess, and forecast passport demand on a continuous basis for the U.S. population including critical population segments near the Canadian and Mexican borders. In support of these efforts, CA/PPT plans to conduct monthly and incremental forecasts of passport demand nationally. This gathering of data will provide the opportunity to refine volume and timing estimates on demand, and will gauge public reaction to economic and sociodemographic changes. PO 00000 Frm 00208 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology CA/PPT will conduct monthly panel studies that will be conducted using multiple methodologies. Methodologies can include telephone, Web/Internet, mail, and mixed mode surveys to ensure the survey reaches the appropriate audience and leverages the best research method to obtain responses given the survey topic and panel member preference. The panel data will cover an estimated 48,000 respondents and include variables covering passport, travel, and socio-demographic variables of interest to CA/PPT. Date:June 2, 2011. Barry J. Conway, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–14176 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4170–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7496] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations; ‘‘Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World’’ Summary: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, from on or about June 30, 2011, until on or about October 16, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33397-33398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14166]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7493]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4131 Advance 
Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the 
Antarctic Treaty Area, 1405-0181

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: Advance Notification 
Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic 
Treaty Area.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0181.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Oceans and International 
Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs 
(OES/OPA).
     Form Number: DS-4131.
     Respondents: Operators of Antarctic expeditions organized 
in or proceeding from the United States.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 22.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 22.
     Average Hours per Response: 10.5.
     Total Estimated Burden: 231.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from June 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: FosterHD@state.gov.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Harold D. 
Foster, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Room 2665, Bureau of Oceans 
and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department 
of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520.
     Fax: 202.647.9099.

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 Harold D. Foster, Office of Ocean and Polar 
Affairs, Room 2665, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental 
and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20520. He may be reached on 202.647.0237 or at 
fosterhd@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: Information solicited on the 
Advance Notification Form (DS-4131) provides the U.S. Government with 
information on tourist and other non-governmental expeditions to the 
Antarctic Treaty area. The U.S. Government needs this information to 
comply with Article VII(5)(a) of the Antarctic Treaty and comport with 
Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Recommendation XVIII-1 and 
Resolution XIX-3.
    Methodology: Information will be submitted in signed original by 
U.S. organizers of tourist and other non-governmental expeditions to 
Antarctica. Advance copies are submitted by e-mail.


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    Dated: May 31, 2011.
Evan T. Bloom,
Director, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of 
State.
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