Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal, 62593 [2014-24804]

Download as PDF 62593 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 202 Monday, October 20, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection, Foreign Travel Proposal. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before December 19, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to: USDA, Forest Service, Attn: Sandra Farber, International Programs Staff, P.O. Box 96090, Mail Stop 1127, Washington, DC 20090–6090. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 540–659–4670, or by email to: sfarber@fs.fed.us. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant Web sites and upon request. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 The public may inspect comments received at One Thomas Circle NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202– 644–4600 to facilitate entry to the building. The public may request an electronic copy of the draft supporting statement and/or any comments received be sent via return email. Requests should be emailed to sfarber@ fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Farber, U.S. Forest Service International Programs, 540–659–2973. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Foreign Travel Proposal. OMB Number: 0596–216. Expiration Date of Approval: 01/31/2015. Type of Request: Extension with Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract Forest Service is seeking renewal of the OMB approval to collect information from private citizens (not Federal employees) traveling to foreign countries on behalf of the Agency. These private citizens are considered invitational travelers and can be volunteers or an individual intermittently in government service as an expert or consultant. Invitational travelers can be citizens of another country. The collection of this information is necessary to facilitate timely issuance of foreign travel authorizations, visas, and country clearances. Federal Travel Regulations—part 301– 10 covers transportation expenses for those whose air travel is financed by U.S. Government funds. USDA Departmental regulation, DM 2300–1, is the primary source of USDA policy on managing temporary duty travel for private citizens (not Federal employees) traveling to foreign countries on behalf of the Forest Service. Information collected includes the traveler’s destination, purpose of trip, and dates of travel. Also collected are name, address, contact telephone numbers, passport information, Country PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 of citizenship (as required by the State Department), security clearance, as well as contacts information at each destination and hotel information. Federal Government employees provide date and place of birth and the last four digits of the social security number; non-US government employees do not have to provide their date of birth or the last four digits of their social security number. The last four digits of their social security number and date of birth are for passport requests only. The Forest Service does not obtain or issue official passports for invitational travelers. Estimate of Burden per Response: 20 minutes. Type of Respondents: U.S. Government invitees and/or contractors. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 200 individuals. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 67 hours. Comment is Invited Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: October 9, 2014. Valdis Mazainis, Director, International Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–24804 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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Notices
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / 
Notices

[[Page 62593]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and 
organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved 
information collection, Foreign Travel Proposal.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before December 19, 
2014 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to: 
USDA, Forest Service, Attn: Sandra Farber, International Programs 
Staff, P.O. Box 96090, Mail Stop 1127, Washington, DC 20090-6090.
    Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 540-659-4670, or by 
email to: sfarber@fs.fed.us.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available 
to the public through relevant Web sites and upon request. For this 
reason, please do not include in your comments information of a 
confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or 
proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request 
containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the 
communication will be treated as public comments that may be made 
available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine 
notice.
    The public may inspect comments received at One Thomas Circle NW., 
Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, during normal business hours. Visitors 
are encouraged to call ahead to 202-644-4600 to facilitate entry to the 
building. The public may request an electronic copy of the draft 
supporting statement and/or any comments received be sent via return 
email. Requests should be emailed to sfarber@fs.fed.us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Farber, U.S. Forest Service 
International Programs, 540-659-2973. Individuals who use 
telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay 
Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of 
the year, including holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Foreign Travel Proposal.
    OMB Number: 0596-216.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 01/31/2015.
    Type of Request: Extension with Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection.

Abstract

    Forest Service is seeking renewal of the OMB approval to collect 
information from private citizens (not Federal employees) traveling to 
foreign countries on behalf of the Agency. These private citizens are 
considered invitational travelers and can be volunteers or an 
individual intermittently in government service as an expert or 
consultant. Invitational travelers can be citizens of another country. 
The collection of this information is necessary to facilitate timely 
issuance of foreign travel authorizations, visas, and country 
clearances.
    Federal Travel Regulations--part 301-10 covers transportation 
expenses for those whose air travel is financed by U.S. Government 
funds. USDA Departmental regulation, DM 2300-1, is the primary source 
of USDA policy on managing temporary duty travel for private citizens 
(not Federal employees) traveling to foreign countries on behalf of the 
Forest Service.
    Information collected includes the traveler's destination, purpose 
of trip, and dates of travel. Also collected are name, address, contact 
telephone numbers, passport information, Country of citizenship (as 
required by the State Department), security clearance, as well as 
contacts information at each destination and hotel information. Federal 
Government employees provide date and place of birth and the last four 
digits of the social security number; non-US government employees do 
not have to provide their date of birth or the last four digits of 
their social security number. The last four digits of their social 
security number and date of birth are for passport requests only. The 
Forest Service does not obtain or issue official passports for 
invitational travelers.
    Estimate of Burden per Response: 20 minutes.
    Type of Respondents: U.S. Government invitees and/or contractors.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 200 individuals.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 67 hours.

Comment is Invited

    Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information 
is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the 
functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have 
practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency's 
estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request 
toward Office of Management and Budget approval.

    Dated: October 9, 2014.
Valdis Mazainis,
Director, International Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-24804 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
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