Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Short-Form Registration Statement (Foreign Agents), 67397-67398 [2013-26884]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / Notices Constitution Avenue NW., National Security Division, Counterespionage Section/Registration Unit, Bicentennial (BICN) Building—Room 10118, Washington, DC 20530. For a copy of the collection instrument with instructions, or for additional information, please contact the Registration Unit at (202) 233–0776. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Amendment to Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: NSD–5. National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Pursuant to Section 212 of Public Law 110–81, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), the FARA registration forms recently submitted to OMB for 3 year renewal approvals, contain fillable-fileable, and E-signature capabilities, and the FARA eFile system in operation since March 1, 2011, permits registrants to file their registration forms electronically to the FARA Registration Unit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. FARA eFile is accessed via the FARA public Web site located at http://www.fara.gov, and provides instructions to assist registrants in completing, signing and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Nov 08, 2013 Jkt 232001 submitting the FARA registration forms, as well as instructions on how to electronically pay the required registration fees via online credit or debit card payments. (4) Affected public who are asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions, and individuals or households. The form is used in registration of foreign agents when changes are required under the provisions of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average response: The estimated total number of respondents is 175 who will complete a response within 11⁄2 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated total public burden associated with this information collection is 262 hours annually. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, Suite 3W–1407B, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 5, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–26882 Filed 11–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Short-Form Registration Statement (Foreign Agents) ACTION: 60-Day Notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division (NSD), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until January 13, 2014 This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. For comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67397 response time, suggestions, copies of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or for additional information, especially regarding the estimated public burden or associated response time, please write to U.S. Department of Justice, 10th & Constitution Avenue NW., National Security Division, Counterespionage Section/Registration Unit, Bicentennial (BICN) Building—Room 10118, Washington, DC 20530. For a copy of the collection instrument with instructions, or for additional information, please contact the Registration Unit at 202–233–0776. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Shortform Registration Statement (Foreign Agents) (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: NSD–6. National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Pursuant to Section 212 of Public Law 110–81, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), the FARA registration forms recently submitted to OMB for 3 year renewal approvals, contain fillable-fileable, and E-signature capabilities, and the FARA eFile system in operation since March 1, 2011, permits registrants to file their E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 67398 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / Notices registration forms electronically to the FARA Registration Unit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. FARA eFile is accessed via the FARA public Web site located at http://www.fara.gov, and provides instructions to assist registrants in completing, signing and submitting the required FARA registration forms, as well as instructions on how to electronically pay the required registration fees via online credit or debit card payments. (4) Affected public who are asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, and individuals or households. The form is used to register foreign agents as required by the provisions of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq. Rule 202 of the Act requires that a partner, officer, director, associate, employee and agent of a registrant who engages directly in activity in furtherance of the interests of the foreign principal, in other than a clerical, secretarial, or in a related or similar capacity, file a shortform registration statement. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average response: The total estimated number of responses is 523 at approximately .429 hours (25 minutes) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 224 annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, Suite 3W–1407B, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 5, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–26884 Filed 11–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Number 1124–0006] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Exhibit A to Registration Statement (Foreign Agents) 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division (NSD), will VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Nov 08, 2013 Jkt 232001 be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until January 13, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. For comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, copies of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or for additional information, please write to U. S. Department of Justice, 10th & Constitution Avenue NW., National Security Division, Counterespionage Section/Registration Unit, Bicentennial (BICN) Building—Room 10118, Washington, DC 20530. For a copy of the collection instrument with instructions, or for additional information, please contact the Registration Unit at 202–233–0776. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Exhibit A to Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 collection: Form Number: NSD–3. National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Pursuant to Section 212 of Public Law 110–81, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), the FARA registration forms recently submitted to OMB for 3 year renewal approvals, contain fillable-fileable, and E-signature capabilities, and the FARA eFile system in operation since March 1, 2011, permits registrants to file their registration forms electronically to the FARA Registration Unit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. FARA eFile is accessed via the FARA public Web site located at http://www.fara.gov, and provides instructions to assist registrants in completing, signing and submitting the required FARA registration forms, as well as instructions on how to electronically pay the required registration fees via online credit or debit card payments. (4) Affected public who are asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions, and individuals or households. The form is used to register foreign agents as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611, et seq., must set forth the information required to be disclosed concerning each foreign principal, and must be utilized within 10 days of date contract is made or when initial activity occurs, whichever is first. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average response: The total estimated number of responses is 164 at approximately .49 hours (29 minutes) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 80 annual total burden hours associated with this information collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, Suite 3W–1407B, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–26885 Filed 11–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-26884]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1124-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Short-Form Registration Statement (Foreign Agents)

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division (NSD), 
will be submitting the following information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 
``sixty days'' until January 13, 2014 This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    For comments, especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, copies of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or for additional 
information, especially regarding the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, please write to U.S. Department of Justice, 
10th & Constitution Avenue NW., National Security Division, 
Counterespionage Section/Registration Unit, Bicentennial (BICN) 
Building--Room 10118, Washington, DC 20530. For a copy of the 
collection instrument with instructions, or for additional information, 
please contact the Registration Unit at 202-233-0776.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four 
points:

--Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
--Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

    Overview of this information collection:
    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Short-form Registration Statement 
(Foreign Agents)
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: NSD-6. 
National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Pursuant to 
Section 212 of Public Law 110-81, the Honest Leadership and Open 
Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), the FARA registration forms recently 
submitted to OMB for 3 year renewal approvals, contain fillable-
fileable, and E-signature capabilities, and the FARA eFile system in 
operation since March 1, 2011, permits registrants to file their

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registration forms electronically to the FARA Registration Unit, 24 
hours a day, seven days a week. FARA eFile is accessed via the FARA 
public Web site located at http://www.fara.gov, and provides 
instructions to assist registrants in completing, signing and 
submitting the required FARA registration forms, as well as 
instructions on how to electronically pay the required registration 
fees via online credit or debit card payments.
    (4) Affected public who are asked or required to respond, as well 
as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-
profit institutions, and individuals or households. The form is used to 
register foreign agents as required by the provisions of the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq. Rule 
202 of the Act requires that a partner, officer, director, associate, 
employee and agent of a registrant who engages directly in activity in 
furtherance of the interests of the foreign principal, in other than a 
clerical, secretarial, or in a related or similar capacity, file a 
short-form registration statement.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average response: The total estimated number 
of responses is 523 at approximately .429 hours (25 minutes) per 
response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: There are an estimated 224 annual burden hours 
associated with this collection.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 
Suite 3W-1407B, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: November 5, 2013.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2013-26884 Filed 11-8-13; 8:45 am]
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