Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-234, Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of Admissions (PRM/A), 81554 [2011-33286]

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[FR Doc. 2011–33212 Filed 12–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7742] Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS– 234, Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of Admissions (PRM/A) Department of State. Notice of request for emergency OMB approval. AGENCY: ACTION: 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: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form. • OMB Control Number: none. • Type of Request: Emergency Review. • Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of Admissions (PRM/A). • Form Number: DS–234. • Respondents: Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000 per year. • Estimated Number of Responses: 12,000 per year. • Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden: 4000 hours. • Frequency: Once per applicant. • Obligation to respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:22 Dec 27, 2011 Jkt 226001 the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by February 29, 2012. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. 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: • Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, 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. During the first 60 days of the emergency approval period, a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. The submitting 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: • Email: ssiram@state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Office of Admissions, PRM, US. Department of State, 2025 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 Sumitra Siram, who may be reached on (202) 453–9250 or at SiramS@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. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract of proposed collection: Form DS–234 elicits information used to determine the eligibility of Iraqis and Afghan nationals who are applying for special immigrant visas to receive refugee resettlement benefits. Methodology: The SIV Biodata information form (DS–234) is submitted electronically by the applicant to the National Visa Center, which will forward the forms to the Refugee Processing Center of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Additional Information: Dated: December 21, 2011. Kelly A. Gauger, Deputy Director, Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–33286 Filed 12–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–33–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7743] 60–Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) 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: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR). • OMB Control Number: 1405–0050. • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE). • Form Number: N/A. • Respondents: Any business, other for-profit, individual, not-for-profit, or household organizations wishing to receive Department of State contracts. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,166. • Estimated Number of Responses: 3,166. • Average Hours per Response: Varies. • Total Estimated Burden: 275,970 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation To Respond: Voluntary. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-33286]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7742]


Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: 60-Day 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-234, Special Immigrant 
Visa Biodata Form, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, 
Office of Admissions (PRM/A)

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: Special Immigrant Visa 
Biodata Form.
     OMB Control Number: none.
     Type of Request: Emergency Review.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and 
Migration, Office of Admissions (PRM/A).
     Form Number: DS-234.
     Respondents: Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa 
Applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000 per year.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 12,000 per year.
     Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 4000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per applicant.
     Obligation to respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 
Benefit.
    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 February 29, 2012. If 
granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. 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:
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number, 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.
    During the first 60 days of the emergency approval period, a 
regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. 
The submitting 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:
     Email: ssiram@state.gov.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Office of 
Admissions, PRM, US. Department of State, 2025 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 Sumitra Siram, who may be reached on (202) 
453-9250 or at SiramS@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:
    Form DS-234 elicits information used to determine the eligibility 
of Iraqis and Afghan nationals who are applying for special immigrant 
visas to receive refugee resettlement benefits.
    Methodology:
    The SIV Biodata information form (DS-234) is submitted 
electronically by the applicant to the National Visa Center, which will 
forward the forms to the Refugee Processing Center of the Bureau of 
Population, Refugees and Migration.
    Additional Information:

    Dated: December 21, 2011.
Kelly A. Gauger,
Deputy Director, Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees, 
and Migration, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2011-33286 Filed 12-27-11; 8:45 am]
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