60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form, 65845-65846 [2015-27382]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices Dated: October 21, 2015. Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International, Security and Nonproliferation. [FR Doc. 2015–27386 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9331] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys 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: The Department will accept comments from the public up to December 28, 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 DOS–2015–0055’’ in the Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page. • Email: robertsonet@state.gov. • Mail: 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number (if any) 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 Andrej Kolaja who may be reached on (202) 632–6412 or at robertsonet@ state.gov tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: ECA Exchange Student Surveys. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0210. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/C/PY). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 • Form Number: SV2012–0007 (Foreign Exchange students) and SV2012–0010 (U.S. Exchange students). • Respondents: Exchange students from foreign countries and the United States participating in Department of State sponsored programs from 2015– 2018. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1800 annually—(1500 exchange students from foreign countries and 300 US students studying in foreign countries). • Estimated Number of Responses: 1800 annually—(1500 exchange students from foreign countries and 300 US students studying in foreign countries). • Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 450 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. 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 This collection of information is under the provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act, as amended, and the Exchange Visitor Program regulations (22 CFR part 62), as applicable. The information collected will be used by the Department to ascertain whether there are any issues that would affect the safety and wellbeing of exchange program participants. Methodology The survey will be sent electronically via the Survey Monkey tool and responses collected electronically. If a respondent requests a paper version of the survey it will be provided. PO 00000 Frm 00159 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65845 Dated: October 9, 2015. Bruce Armstrong, Director, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–27387 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9328] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form 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: The Department will accept comments from the public up to December 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct any comments on this request to Sumitra Siram, Program Officer, Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Office of Admissions, 2025 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20522. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2015–0043’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: SiramS@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: PRM/Office of Admissions, 2025 E Street NW 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20255–0908. • Fax: (202) 453–9393, Attention: Sumitra Siram. 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 Sumitra Siram, Program Officer, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 65846 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices PRM/Office of Admissions, 2025 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20522– 0908, who may be reached on 202–453– 9250 or at SiramS@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0203. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM/A). • Form Number: DS—0234. • Respondents: Iraqi and Afghan immigrant visa applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 12,000. • Average Time per Response: 20 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 4000 hours. • Frequency: Once per applicant. • 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Abstract of Proposed Collection Form DS–234 is being added to this collection to elicit information used to determine the eligibility of Iraqis and Afghan nationals applying for special immigrant visas. Methodology The SIV Biodata information form (DS–234) is submitted electronically by the applicant to the National Visa Center, which will forward the forms to the Refugee Processing Center of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. [FR Doc. 2015–27382 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–33–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9326] Department of State Performance Review Board Members In accordance with section 4314(c)(4) of 5 United States Code, the Department of State has appointed the following individuals to the Department of State Performance Review Board for Senior Executive Service members: Philippe A. Lussier, Chairperson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Human Resources, Department of State; Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State; Lawrence E. Bartlett, Deputy Director, Office of Assistance for Asia and the Near East, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Department of State; Suzanne McCormick, Office Director, Office of Terrorism, Narcotics, and Crime, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State; and, Katherine D. McManus, Deputy Legal Advisor, Office of the Legal Advisor, Department of State. Dated: October 7, 2015. Arnold Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–27375 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9330] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Petition to Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 November 27, 2015. 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 Taylor Mauck, who may be reached on 202–485–7635 or at PRA_ BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Petition to Classify Special Immigrant as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0082. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. • Form Number: DS–1884. • Respondents: Aliens petitioning for immigrant visas under INA 203(b)(4) as a special immigrant described in INA section 101(a)(27)(D). • Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. • Estimated Number of Responses: 300. • Average Time per Response: 10 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 50 hours. • Frequency: Once per petition. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain benefits. 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 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 207 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-27382]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9328]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special 
Immigrant Visa Biodata Form

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: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
December 28, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Direct any comments on this request to Sumitra Siram, 
Program Officer, Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees 
and Migration, Office of Admissions, 2025 E Street NW., Washington, DC 
20522.
    You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2015-0043'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: SiramS@state.gov.
     Regular Mail: Send written comments to: PRM/Office of 
Admissions, 2025 E Street NW 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20255-0908.
     Fax: (202) 453-9393, Attention: Sumitra Siram.
    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 Sumitra Siram, Program Officer,

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PRM/Office of Admissions, 2025 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20522-0908, 
who may be reached on 202-453-9250 or at SiramS@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa 
Biodata Form.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0203.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Office of Admissions, Bureau of 
Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM/A).
     Form Number: DS--0234.
     Respondents: Iraqi and Afghan immigrant visa applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 12,000.
     Average Time per Response: 20 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 4000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per applicant.
     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-234 is being added to this collection to elicit information 
used to determine the eligibility of Iraqis and Afghan nationals 
applying for special immigrant visas.

Methodology

    The SIV Biodata information form (DS-234) is submitted 
electronically by the applicant to the National Visa Center, which will 
forward the forms to the Refugee Processing Center of the Bureau of 
Population, Refugees and Migration.

Simon Henshaw,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees 
and Migration.
[FR Doc. 2015-27382 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]
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