30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application, 47479 [2013-18867]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 150 / Monday, August 5, 2013 / Notices By the Commission. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–18917 Filed 8–1–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8408] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application 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 September 4, 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, to Sydney Taylor, who may be reached at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application • OMB Control Number: OMB–1405– 0101 • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R • Form Number: DS–156E • Respondents: Nonimmigrant Treaty/Trader Investor • Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,752 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Aug 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Estimated Number of Responses: 41,752 • Average Time per Response: 4 hours • Total Estimated Burden Time: 167,008 • Frequency: Once per Respondent • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit 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: Section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) includes provisions for the nonimmigrant classification of a national of a country with which the United States maintains an appropriate treaty of commerce and navigation who is coming to the United States to: (i) Carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, principally between the United States and the treaty country; or (ii) develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which the national has invested, or is actively in the process of investing. Form DS–156E is completed by foreign nationals seeking nonimmigrant treaty trader/investor visas to the United States. The Department will use the DS–156E to elicit information necessary to determine a foreign national’s visa eligibility. Methodology: After completing Form DS–160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application (or, if the DS–160 is unavailable, the DS–156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application), applicants will fill out the DS–156E online, print the form, and submit it in person or via mail. PO 00000 Frm 00209 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47479 Dated: July 29, 2013. Don Heflin, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting), Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–18867 Filed 8–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8407] Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to the Central Government of Tajikistan Pursuant to Section 7031(b)(3) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Div. I, Pub. L.112–74) (‘‘the Act’’), as carried forward by the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Div. F, Pub. L. 113–6), and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 245–1, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest of the United States to waive the requirements of Section 7031(b)(1) of the Act and similar provisions of law in prior year Acts with respect to Tajikistan, and I hereby waive this restriction. This determination and the accompanying Memorandum of Justification shall be reported to the Congress, and the determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: Jun 17, 2013. William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2013–18859 Filed 8–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–46–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8405] Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to the Central Government of Turkmenistan Pursuant to Section 7031(b)(3) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Div. I, Pub. L. 112–74) (‘‘the Act’’), as carried forward by the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, (Div. F, Pub. L. 113–6) and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 245–1, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest of the United States to waive the requirements of Section 7031(b)(1) of the Act with respect to Turkmenistan, and I hereby waive this restriction. This Determination and the accompanying Memorandum of Justification shall be reported to the E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8408]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant 
Treaty Trader/Investor Application

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 September 4, 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, to Sydney Taylor, who may be reached at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty 
Trader/Investor Application
     OMB Control Number: OMB-1405-0101
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R
     Form Number: DS-156E
     Respondents: Nonimmigrant Treaty/Trader Investor
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,752
     Estimated Number of Responses: 41,752
     Average Time per Response: 4 hours
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 167,008
     Frequency: Once per Respondent
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit

    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:
    Section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 
includes provisions for the nonimmigrant classification of a national 
of a country with which the United States maintains an appropriate 
treaty of commerce and navigation who is coming to the United States 
to: (i) Carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or 
technology, principally between the United States and the treaty 
country; or (ii) develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in 
which the national has invested, or is actively in the process of 
investing. Form DS-156E is completed by foreign nationals seeking 
nonimmigrant treaty trader/investor visas to the United States. The 
Department will use the DS-156E to elicit information necessary to 
determine a foreign national's visa eligibility.
    Methodology:
    After completing Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application 
(or, if the DS-160 is unavailable, the DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa 
Application), applicants will fill out the DS-156E online, print the 
form, and submit it in person or via mail.

    Dated: July 29, 2013.
Don Heflin,
Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting), Bureau of Consular Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-18867 Filed 8-2-13; 8:45 am]
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