30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Gilman Evaluation Survey, 15801-15802 [2013-05655]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices OMB control number in the subject line of message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Andrej Kolaja, US Department of State, 2300 C St., Washington, DC 20037 who may be reached 202–632–9362 or kolajaag@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys. • OMB Control Number: none. • Type of Request: New Collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/C/PY). • Form Number: SV2012–0007 (Foreign Exchange students) and SV2012–0010 (U.S. Exchange students). • Respondents: Exchange students from foreign countries and the United States participating in Department of State sponsored programs from 2012– 2016. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1800 annually—(1500 exchange students from foreign countries and 300 US students studying in foreign countries). • Estimated Number of Responses: 1800 annually—(1500 exchange students from foreign countries and 300 US students studying in foreign countries). • Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 450 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this 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 information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection This collection of information is under the provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act, as amended, and the Exchange Visitor Program regulations (22 CFR Part 62), as applicable. The information collected will be used by the Department to ascertain whether there are any issues that would affect the safety and wellbeing of exchange program participants. Methodology The survey will be sent electronically via the Survey Monkey tool and responses collected electronically. If a respondent requests a paper version of the survey it will be provided. Dates: January 30, 2013. Mary Deane Conners, Director, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–05654 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8220] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Gilman Evaluation Survey Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to April 11, 2013. 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: • Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15801 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, Michelle Hale, ECA/P/V, Department of State (SA–44), 301 4th St. SW., Washington, DC 20547, who may be reached on 202–203–7205 or at halemj2@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Gilman Evaluation Survey. • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECA/ P/V. • Form Number: SV2012–0008. • Respondents: All grant recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship who studied abroad during the nine-year period spanning the 2002/ 2003 and 2010/2011 academic years. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,184. • Estimated Number of Responses: 2,474. • Average Time per Response: 25 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,031 hours. • Frequency: One time. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this 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 information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection This request for a new information collection will allow ECA/P/V to conduct a survey to provide data not currently available in order to review the experiences of recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 15802 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices Scholarship grant while they were abroad; study the ways in which they shared what they learned with family, peers, and other community members upon returning to the United States; and investigate whether the international experience factored into their subsequent educational and professional choices. This study is authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (also known as the FulbrightHays Act) (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.). The survey will be sent electronically to all grant recipients who studied abroad during the nine-year period spanning the 2002/2003 and 2010/2011 academic years. Data gathered will enable analysis that can potentially be used to design new programs, improve existing programs, and to inform ongoing and future activities. County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California from on or about May 5, 2013, until on or about September 2, 2013, 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 Ona M. Hahs, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6473). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA– 5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Methodology [FR Doc. 2013–05652 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] The survey will be entirely web-based to ease any burden on the participant. The survey will be distributed and responses received electronically using the survey application SurveyGizmo. BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Dated: February 28, 2013. Matt Lussenhop, Director of the Office of Policy and Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. United States-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act; Re-Designation of Qualifying Industrial Zones Dated: March 5, 2013. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2013–05655 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Under the United States-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act (IFTA Act), articles of qualifying industrial zones (QIZs) encompassing portions of Israel and Jordan or Israel and Egypt are eligible to receive dutyfree treatment. Effective upon publication of this notice, the United States Trade Representative, pursuant to authority delegated by the President, is modifying the designation of the previously-designated Al Minya, Alexandria, Beni Suief, Central Delta, Greater Cairo, and Suez Canal zones in Egypt under the IFTA Act to provide that all present and future facilities in these zones are potentially able to export goods duty-free to the United States. This modification would also clarify and, in some cases, adjust the geographic boundaries of the QIZs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Franceski, Director for Middle East Affairs, (202) 395–4987, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to authority granted under section 9 of the United States-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act of 1985 (IFTA Act), SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8217] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Hans Richter: Encounters’’ 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 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Hans Richter: Encounters,’’ 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 Los Angeles mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 as amended (19 U.S.C. 2112 note), Presidential Proclamation 6955 of November 13, 1996 (61 FR 58761) proclaimed certain tariff treatment for articles of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and qualifying industrial zones. In particular, the Presidential Proclamation modified general notes 3 and 8 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: (a) To provide duty-free treatment to qualifying articles that are the product of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, or a qualifying industrial zone and are entered in accordance with the provisions of section 9 of the IFTA Act; (b) to provide that articles of Israel may be treated as though they were articles directly shipped from Israel for purposes of the United States-Israel Free Trade Area Agreement (‘‘the Agreement’’) even if shipped to the United States from the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, or a qualifying industrial zone, if the articles otherwise meet the requirements of the Agreement; and (c) to provide that the cost or value of materials produced in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, or a qualifying industrial zone may be included in the cost or value of materials produced in Israel under section 1(c)(i) of Annex 3 of the Agreement and that the direct costs of processing operations performed in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, or a qualifying industrial zone may be included in the direct costs of processing operations performed in Israel under section 1(c)(ii) of Annex 3 of the Agreement. Section 9(e) of the IFTA Act defines a ‘‘qualifying industrial zone’’ as an area that ‘‘(1) encompasses portions of the territory of Israel and Jordan or Israel and Egypt; (2) has been designated by local authorities as an enclave where merchandise may enter without payment of duty or excise taxes; and (3) has been specified by the President as a qualifying industrial zone.’’ Presidential Proclamation 6955 delegated to the United States Trade Representative the authority to designate qualifying industrial zones. The United States Trade Representative has previously designated six qualifying industrial zones in Egypt under Section 9 of the IFTA Act, on March 13, 1998 (63 FR 12572), March 19, 1999 (64 FR 13623), October 15, 1999 (64 FR 56015), October 24, 2000 (65 FR 64472), and December 12, 2000 (65 FR 77688), June 15, 2001 (66 FR 32660) January 28, 2004 (69 FR 4199), December 29, 2004 (69 FR 78094), November 16, 2005 (70 FR 69622) and January 28, 2009 (74 FR 4482). In each of those designations, the USTR designated as qualifying industrial zones the areas occupied by E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-05655]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8220]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Gilman 
Evaluation Survey

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 information 
collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we 
are requesting comments on this collection from all interested 
individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 
30 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to April 11, 2013.

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:
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection title, and the 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: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, Michelle Hale, ECA/P/V, Department of State (SA-
44), 301 4th St. SW., Washington, DC 20547, who may be reached on 202-
203-7205 or at halemj2@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Gilman Evaluation Survey.
     OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: New Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs, ECA/P/V.
     Form Number: SV2012-0008.
     Respondents: All grant recipients of the Benjamin A. 
Gilman International Scholarship who studied abroad during the nine-
year period spanning the 2002/2003 and 2010/2011 academic years.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,184.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 2,474.
     Average Time per Response: 25 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,031 hours.
     Frequency: One time.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this 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 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    This request for a new information collection will allow ECA/P/V to 
conduct a survey to provide data not currently available in order to 
review the experiences of recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman 
International

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Scholarship grant while they were abroad; study the ways in which they 
shared what they learned with family, peers, and other community 
members upon returning to the United States; and investigate whether 
the international experience factored into their subsequent educational 
and professional choices. This study is authorized by the Mutual 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (also known 
as the Fulbright-Hays Act) (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.). The survey will be 
sent electronically to all grant recipients who studied abroad during 
the nine-year period spanning the 2002/2003 and 2010/2011 academic 
years. Data gathered will enable analysis that can potentially be used 
to design new programs, improve existing programs, and to inform 
ongoing and future activities.

Methodology

    The survey will be entirely web-based to ease any burden on the 
participant. The survey will be distributed and responses received 
electronically using the survey application SurveyGizmo.

    Dated: February 28, 2013.
Matt Lussenhop,
Director of the Office of Policy and Evaluation, Bureau of Educational 
and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-05655 Filed 3-11-13; 8:45 am]
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