60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application, 66762 [2014-26636]

Download as PDF 66762 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 217 / Monday, November 10, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • 1405–0021, Nontransfer and Use Certificate: This form is required to ensure foreign consignees and foreign end-users in defense trade will not reexport, re-sell, or otherwise dispose of exports of U.S. defense equipment/ technology without prior United States Government approval. • 1405–0051, Application/License for Permanent Export of Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified Technical Data: This form, when completed, constitutes the official record of commercial transaction pursued in furtherance of governmentto-government transfer of defense articles, pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. • 1405–0111, ‘‘Maintenance of Records by Registrants,’’ Section 122.5 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: The Department of State requires access to defense trade-related information to ensure compliance with law and furtherance of national security/foreign policy interests. This information is to be maintained by persons required to register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls per Parts 122 and 129 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. • 1405–0092, Application for Amendment to License for Export or Import of Classified or Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Classified Technical Data: This form is an application that, when completed and officially approved by PM/DDTC, Department of State, constitutes the official record and authorization for all requests to amend existing defense trade authorizations made pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Methodology: This information collection may be sent to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls via the following methods: Electronically or mail. Dated: October 21, 2014. C. Edward Peartree, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–26633 Filed 11–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Nov 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 8940] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application Notice of request for public comment. 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 organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to January 9, 2015. 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 8940’’ in the Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page. • Email: PRA_BurdenComments@ state.gov. 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 Sydney Taylor, who may be reached at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0134. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Form. • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. • Form Number: DS–157. • Respondents: Iraq and Afghan Foreign Nationals applying for Special Immigrant Visa Program. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,589 respondents. • Estimated Number of Responses: 6,589 responses. • Average Time Per Response: 1 hour. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 • Total Estimated Burden Time: 6,589 hours. • Frequency: Once. • 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–157 (Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application) was previously used in conjunction with the DS–156 (Nonimmigrant Visa Application, OMB #1405–0018) to fulfill the legal requirements for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs). However, the Department is requesting a reinstatement of the DS–157 in order for this form to be used by Iraqi and Afghan special immigrant visa applicants to obtain Chief of Mission Approval for the SIV Program. This form will only be used until the expiration of the SIV program. Methodology: Applicants are required to complete the DS–157, along with other required documentation, and to submit their package to the appropriate SIV email address. Additional Information: This form is only to be used in the SIV application process by Afghan and Iraqi foreign nationals who have been employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan and meet the eligibility requirements for participation in the SIV program. Dated: October 16, 2014. Edward Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–26636 Filed 11–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 8940]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental 
Nonimmigrant Visa Application

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: 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 organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
January 9, 2015.

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 8940'' in the Search bar. If necessary, use 
the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page.
     Email: PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.
    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 Sydney Taylor, who may be reached at 
PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant 
Visa Application.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0134.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Form.
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
     Form Number: DS-157.
     Respondents: Iraq and Afghan Foreign Nationals applying 
for Special Immigrant Visa Program.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,589 respondents.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 6,589 responses.
     Average Time Per Response: 1 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 6,589 hours.
     Frequency: Once.
     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-157 (Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application) was 
previously used in conjunction with the DS-156 (Nonimmigrant Visa 
Application, OMB #1405-0018) to fulfill the legal requirements for 
Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs). However, the Department is requesting a 
reinstatement of the DS-157 in order for this form to be used by Iraqi 
and Afghan special immigrant visa applicants to obtain Chief of Mission 
Approval for the SIV Program. This form will only be used until the 
expiration of the SIV program.

Methodology:

    Applicants are required to complete the DS-157, along with other 
required documentation, and to submit their package to the appropriate 
SIV email address.

Additional Information:

    This form is only to be used in the SIV application process by 
Afghan and Iraqi foreign nationals who have been employed by or on 
behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan and meet the 
eligibility requirements for participation in the SIV program.

    Dated: October 16, 2014.
Edward Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2014-26636 Filed 11-7-14; 8:45 am]
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