30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form-DS-1950, Department of State Application for Employment, 19408-19409 [2014-07859]

Download as PDF 19408 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Notices Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 03/31/2014, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Primary Counties: Alamance; Caswell; Davidson; Davie; Granville; Guilford; Orange; Person; Randolph. The Interest Rates are: For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ....... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ....... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ....... 2.625 2.625 2.625 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 13921B and for economic injury is 13922B. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008). James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–07767 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company Pursuant to the authority granted to the United States Small Business Administration under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, under Section 309 of the Act and Section 107.1900 of the Small Business Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.1900) to function as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Company License No. 05/05–5213 issued to Milestone Growth Fund, Inc., said license is hereby declared null and void. Dated: March 31, 2014. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Apr 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 United States Small Business Administration. Javier E. Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment. [FR Doc. 2014–07769 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8684] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form—DS–1950, Department of State Application for Employment 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 May 8, 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 Diana M. Ossa, Bureau of Human Resources, Recruitment Division, Student Programs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached on 202–663–3575 or by email at ossadm@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Department of State Application for Employment OMB Control Number: 1405–0139. • Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE). • Form Number: DS–1950. • Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into certain Department of State Foreign Service positions. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. • Estimated Number of Responses: 60. • Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 30 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation To Respond: Required to Obtain 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: The DS–1950 has been the form used by individuals to apply for certain excepted jobs at the Department of State such as Foreign Service specialist positions. We wish to continue to use this form to clarify interpretation of applicant responses and how applicants become aware of our program opportunities. Section 1104 of title 5, United States Code, authorizes OPM to delegate the authority to collect necessary employment information to other agencies, including the Department of State. With respect to Foreign Service Specialist applicants, authority is given under 22 U.S.C. Section 3926 and 3941. Methodology: The DS–1950 form will be used by applicants for certain service jobs at the Department of State, such as Foreign Service Specialist and Generalist positions. We are in the process of transitioning the final programs onto the USAJobs.gov platform and expect no more than 60 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Notices applicants to utilize the DS–1950 this year. Although we are encouraging all programs to use USAJobs.gov, we wish to extend the form to ensure we are not in violation under the Paper Reduction Act (PRA) during the transitioning period. Data, which is extracted from the form, is necessary to determine qualifications, salary, and selections, in accordance with Federal policies. Dated: March 25, 2014. William E. Schaal, Jr., Executive Director, HR/EX, Department of State. [Public Notice 8686] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Spanish Drawings From the Kunsthalle of Hamburg, Germany’’ 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 ‘‘Spanish Drawings from the Kunsthalle of Hamburg, Germany,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas, from on or about May 25, 2014, until on or about August 31, 2014, 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 imported objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUMMARY: Jkt 232001 For further information, including a description of the imported object, contact Paul W. Manning, AttorneyAdviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: April 1, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–07853 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Dispute No. WTO/DS471] WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding Certain Methodologies and Their Application to Anti-Dumping Proceedings Involving China Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. 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 object to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Americas Society, New York, New York, from on or about April 29, 2014, until on or about July 26, 2014, 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. BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas’’ BILLING CODE 4710–05–P 16:42 Apr 07, 2014 [FR Doc. 2014–07851 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] [Public Notice 8685] [FR Doc. 2014–07859 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: April 1, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. 19409 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is providing notice that the People’s Republic of China (‘‘China’’) has requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’). That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS471/5. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute. DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the course of the dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be submitted on or before May 2, 2014, to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2014–0001. If you are unable to provide submissions by www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. If (as explained below) the comment contains confidential information, then the comment should be submitted by fax only to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Daniel Stirk, Associate General Counsel, or Mayur Patel, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395– 3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Section 127(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (‘‘URAA’’) (19 U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)), USTR is providing notice that a dispute settlement panel has been established pursuant to the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (‘‘DSU’’). The panel will hold its meetings in Geneva, Switzerland. SUMMARY: Major Issues Raised by China In its request for the establishment of a panel, China alleges that the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-07859]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8684]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form--DS-1950, 
Department of State Application for Employment

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 May 8, 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 Diana M. Ossa, Bureau of Human Resources, 
Recruitment Division, Student Programs, U.S. Department of State, 
Washington, DC 20522, who may be reached on 202-663-3575 or by email at 
ossadm@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Department of State 
Application for Employment OMB Control Number: 1405-0139.
     Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of 
Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE).
     Form Number: DS-1950.
     Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into certain 
Department of State Foreign Service positions.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 60.
     Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 30 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation To Respond: Required to Obtain 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: The DS-1950 has been the form used 
by individuals to apply for certain excepted jobs at the Department of 
State such as Foreign Service specialist positions. We wish to continue 
to use this form to clarify interpretation of applicant responses and 
how applicants become aware of our program opportunities. Section 1104 
of title 5, United States Code, authorizes OPM to delegate the 
authority to collect necessary employment information to other 
agencies, including the Department of State. With respect to Foreign 
Service Specialist applicants, authority is given under 22 U.S.C. 
Section 3926 and 3941.
    Methodology: The DS-1950 form will be used by applicants for 
certain service jobs at the Department of State, such as Foreign 
Service Specialist and Generalist positions. We are in the process of 
transitioning the final programs onto the USAJobs.gov platform and 
expect no more than 60

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applicants to utilize the DS-1950 this year. Although we are 
encouraging all programs to use USAJobs.gov, we wish to extend the form 
to ensure we are not in violation under the Paper Reduction Act (PRA) 
during the transitioning period. Data, which is extracted from the 
form, is necessary to determine qualifications, salary, and selections, 
in accordance with Federal policies.

    Dated: March 25, 2014.
William E. Schaal, Jr.,
Executive Director, HR/EX, Department of State.
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