Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB-25, Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection, 68900-68901 [2014-27332]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68900 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices ii. The need to track and reconcile actual costs? iii. Other savings? d. Does your State, Tribe, or jurisdiction reconcile actual costs for both small and large projects regardless of Federal requirements? e. What is the average amount of time spent on reconciling (if applicable and assuming the subgrantee is not requesting a net small project overrun) and closing a project, considering project amounts near the previous and current maximum thresholds, for example: i. Between $40,000 and $68,500? ii. Between $68,500 and $120,000? iii. Between $120,000 and $200,000? f. Will there be a reduction in the number of final site inspections for projects between $68,500 and $120,000? g. What is the average amount of time spent on a final site inspection for a project between $68,500 and $120,000? h. If the increased maximum threshold would decrease the number of final site inspections, will that create grantee and/or subgrantees cost savings on transportation, lodging, per diem, travel time and other associated final inspection costs? If so, what are the estimated savings? i. Are there impacts to other processes and/or savings generated by the change in the maximum threshold for the grantees and/or subgrantees? If so, what are these impacts and savings? j. Will the maximum threshold change cause challenges to the grantees and subgrantees? If available, please provide any solutions to the identified challenges. k. What processes does your State, Tribe or jurisdiction have in place to alleviate waste, fraud and abuse? l. As a grantee, does your State, Tribe, or jurisdiction perform audits on small projects? If so, can you estimate how much it costs to complete the audit? m. Does your State, Tribe, or jurisdiction foresee or plan to change your policies, procedures, laws, or regulations in response to the new maximum threshold? For example: i. Grantee/subgrantee cost shares for large or small projects (if so, can you estimate how much or by what percentage change)? ii. Reconciliation for large or small projects? iii. Audits for large or small projects? iv. Additional consolidation of work on small projects? 2. How will the change to the minimum threshold impact your State, Tribe, jurisdiction, or community? For example, please consider how it might impact the administrative costs of processing grants, the timeliness of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 receiving recovery funds, and the ability to ensure proper use of Public Assistance grant funding. Please provide data to support your statement, if available. a. How many projects between $1,000 and $3,000 would be consolidated into a single project worksheet over $3,000 based on a logical grouping of work (which is the current standard)? If not many, why? b. Are there obstacles to project consolidation that FEMA needs to consider? If so, please provide solutions to the identified obstacles. c. Is there a way to track the number of projects that will be consolidated? Would your State, Tribe, jurisdiction, or community be willing to submit data to support an estimate of the number of consolidated projects and/or participate in a survey to collect data? d. Is there a way to track the number of projects that did not meet the minimum threshold and will not be consolidated? Would your State, Tribe, jurisdiction, or community be willing to submit data to support an estimate of the number of consolidated project and/ or participate in a survey to collect data? e. Will greater consolidation of projects based on a logical grouping of work under the minimum threshold save time in the closeout of a small project? For example, will closing one consolidated project worksheet save time compared to closing three separate project worksheets? f. Does your State, Tribe, or jurisdiction foresee or plan to change your policies, procedures, laws, or regulations in response to the new minimum threshold? For example: i. Training and policies for project consolidation and logical grouping. ii. Change to disaster assistance minimum thresholds in your State, Tribe, or jurisdiction, if applicable. 3. Do you have other comments or recommendations related to this subject that you would like to share for FEMA’s consideration? Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5189. [FR Doc. 2014–27470 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0064] Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB–25, Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 30-Day Notice. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2014, at 79 FR 49529, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comment in connection with the 60day notice. DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 19, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Comments may also be submitted via fax at (202) 395–5806. All submissions received must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615–0064. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make. For additional information please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Comments Dated: November 7, 2014. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; File No. OMB–25; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The information collected via the submitted supplemental documentation (as contained in 8 CFR 204.13(d)) will be used by the USCIS to determine eligibility for the requested classification as fourth preference Employment-based immigrant broadcasters. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection OMB–25 is 100 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 200 hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with supplementary documents, or need VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 additional information, please visit http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2134; Telephone 202–272–8377. Dated: November 13, 2014. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–27332 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0125] Agency Information Collection Activities: Secondary Inspections Tool, Form M–1061; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 30-Day Notice. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2014, at 79 FR 52739, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comment in connection with the 60day notice. DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 19, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Comments may also be submitted via fax at (202) 395–5806. All submissions received must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615–0125. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68901 provide in any voluntary submission you make. For additional information please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 Request: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Secondary Inspections Tool. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form M– 1061; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The Secondary Inspections Tool (SIT) is an internet-based tool that processes, displays, and retrieves biometric and biographic data from the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) within the US-Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US–VISIT) system. USCIS officers in USCIS District/Field Offices E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68900-68901]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27332]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0064]


Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB-25, Special 
Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters; 
Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2014, at 79 FR 49529, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any 
comment in connection with the 60-day notice.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
December 19, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 
contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public 
burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS 
Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Comments may 
also be submitted via fax at (202) 395-5806. All submissions received 
must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615-0064.
    You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal 
information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make. For 
additional information please read the Privacy Act notice that is 
available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments

    Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do 
not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this 
address. If you are seeking information about the status of your 
individual case, please check ``My Case Status'' online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National 
Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.


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    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies should address one or more of the following four points:
    (1) 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;
    (2) 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;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) 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 Request: Extension, without 
change, of a currently approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Special Immigrant Visas for 
Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; File No. OMB-25; 
USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The 
information collected via the submitted supplemental documentation (as 
contained in 8 CFR 204.13(d)) will be used by the USCIS to determine 
eligibility for the requested classification as fourth preference 
Employment-based immigrant broadcasters.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated 
total number of respondents for the information collection OMB-25 is 
100 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2 hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated 
with this collection is 200 hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit 
http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office 
of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2134; Telephone 202-272-
8377.

    Dated: November 13, 2014.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2014-27332 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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