30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, 17635-17636 [2014-06962]

Download as PDF 17635 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 60 / Friday, March 28, 2014 / Notices Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–3885 ........................................................................................................ 76,000 1 13 16,467 4. Modified Benefit Formula Questionnaire—0960–0395. SSA collects information on Form SSA–150 to determine which formula to use in computing the Social Security benefit for someone who receives a pension from employment not covered by Social Security. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) requires use of a benefit formula replacing a smaller percentage of a worker’s pre-retirement earnings. However, the resulting amount cannot show a difference in the benefit computed using the modified and regular formulas greater than one-half the amount of the pension received in the first month an individual is entitled to both the pension and the Social Security benefit. The SSA–150 collects the information needed to make all the necessary benefit computations. SSA requires the respondents to furnish the information on Form SSA–150 so we can calculate their benefits using the data they supply. SSA calculates the benefits of applicants who do not respond to this questionnaire using the full WEP reduction. SSA employees collect this information once from the applicants at the time they file their claim. The respondents are applicants for old age and disability benefits. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–150 .......................................................................................................... 90,000 1 8 12,000 5. Employee Identification Statement—20 CFR 404.702—0960– 0473. When two or more individuals report earnings under the same SSN, SSA collects information on Form SSA– 4156 to credit the earnings to the correct individual and SSN. We send the SSA– 4156 to the employer to: (1) Identify the employees involved; (2) resolve the discrepancy, and (3) credit the earnings to the correct SSN. The respondents are employers involved in erroneous wage reporting for an employee. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Modality of completion Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) SSA–4156 ........................................................................................................ 4,750 1 10 792 Dated: March 25, 2014. Faye Lipsky, Reports Clearance Director, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–06929 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8675] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Mar 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 28, 2014. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Sydney Taylor at PRA_ BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Online Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0185. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. • Form Number: DS–260. • Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 586,000 respondents. • Estimated Number of Responses: 586,000 respondents. • Average Time per Response: 2 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,172,000 hours. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 17636 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 60 / Friday, March 28, 2014 / Notices • Frequency: Once per Respondent. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 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: Form DS–260 will be used to elicit information to determine the eligibility of aliens applying for immigrant visas. Methodology: The DS–260 will be submitted electronically to the Department via the internet. The applicant will be instructed to print a confirmation page containing a 2–D bar code record locator, which will be scanned at the time of adjudication. Applicants who submit the electronic application will no longer submit paperbased applications to the Department. Dated: March 20, 2014. Edward Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–06962 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8674] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: NEA/PI Online Performance Reporting System (PRS) Notice of request for public comment. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Mar 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Public Notice ####’’ in the Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page. • Email: mepidatabasecomments@ state.gov. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Catherine Bourgeois, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI), Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, NEA Mail Room—Room 6258, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520. • Fax: 202–647–8445. • Hand Delivery or Courier: 2430 E St. NW., (23rd and D St. NW.), Navy Hill—SA–4—Central, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20037. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the 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 collection instrument and supporting documents, to Markita Cooke, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI), Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, NEA Mail Room—Room 6258, 2201 C St. NW., Washington DC 20520, who may be reached on 202–776–8309 or at CookeMA@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: NEA/ PI Online Performance Reporting System (PRS). • OMB Control Number: 1405–0183. • Type of Request: Extension. • Originating Office: NEA/PI. • Form Number: DS–4127. • Respondents: Recipients of NEA/PI grants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 75 respondents annually. • Estimated Number of Responses: 300 per year. • Average Time per Response: 20 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 6000 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Frequency: quarterly. • Obligation To Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 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 Since 2002, MEPI has obligated more than $800 million to over 725 organizations, which carry out more than 1,000 projects in support of political, economic, education and women’s rights reform in 20 countries of the Middle East and North Africa. As a normal course of business and in compliance with 22 U.S.C. 2395(b) and OMB Guidelines contained in Circular A–110, recipient organizations are required to provide, and the U.S. State Department is required to collect, periodic program and financial performance reports. The responsibility of the State Department to track and monitor the programmatic and financial performance necessitates a database that can help facilitate this in a consistent and standardized manner. The MEPI Performance Reporting System (PRS) enables enhanced monitoring and evaluation of grants through standardized collection and storage of relevant award elements, such as quarterly progress reports, workplans, results monitoring plans, grant agreements, financial reports, and other business information related to MEPI implementers. The PRS streamlines communication with implementers and allows for rapid identification of information gaps for specific projects. Methodology Information will be entered into PRS electronically by respondents. Additional Information: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 60 (Friday, March 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17635-17636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06962]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8675]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Online 
Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration

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 28, 2014.

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 at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

 Title of Information Collection: Online Application for 
Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration.
 OMB Control Number: 1405-0185.
 Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
 Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
 Form Number: DS-260.
 Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants.
 Estimated Number of Respondents: 586,000 respondents.
 Estimated Number of Responses: 586,000 respondents.
 Average Time per Response: 2 hour.
 Total Estimated Burden Time: 1,172,000 hours.

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 Frequency: Once per Respondent.
 Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 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: Form DS-260 will be used to elicit 
information to determine the eligibility of aliens applying for 
immigrant visas.
    Methodology: The DS-260 will be submitted electronically to the 
Department via the internet. The applicant will be instructed to print 
a confirmation page containing a 2-D bar code record locator, which 
will be scanned at the time of adjudication. Applicants who submit the 
electronic application will no longer submit paper-based applications 
to the Department.

    Dated: March 20, 2014.
Edward Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2014-06962 Filed 3-27-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-06-P