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, 65846-65847 [2015-27388]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices 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: DS–1884 solicits information from petitioners claiming employment-based immigrant visa preference under section 203(b)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act on the basis of qualification as a special immigrant described in INA section 101(a)(27)(D). A petitioner may file the DS–1884 petition within one year of notification by the Department of State that the Secretary has approved a recommendation that such special immigrant status be accorded to the alien. DS–1884 solicits information that will assist the consular officer in ensuring that the petitioner is statutorily qualified to receive such status, including meeting the years of service and exceptional service requirements. Methodology: The form can be obtained from posts abroad or through the Department’s eForms intranet site. The application available through eForms allows the applicant to complete the application online and then print the application. Most applicants are current federal government employees abroad and have access to the internet system. Once the form is printed, it is submitted to post. Dated: October 16, 2015. Ed Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. implicate core national security interests; (3) tools and capacities of the civilian foreign affairs agencies; and (4) priorities and strategic frameworks for U.S. foreign policy. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App § 10(d), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), it has been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. This Notice will publish with less than 15 calendar days’ notice. The Department of State finds exceptional circumstances, in that the Secretary of State must address this meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board and his schedule, including his travel schedule, does not permit rescheduling this meeting to a later date. For more information, contact Gloria Lee at (202) 647–1965. Dated: October 16, 2015. Adam Lusin, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–27383 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0332] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Information Technology Services Survey Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment (Formerly COMPASS Portal Consumer Satisfaction Assessment) BILLING CODE 4710–06–P Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. DEPARTMENT OF STATE SUMMARY: AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2015–27388 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] [Public Notice: 9323] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice Closed Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of State announces a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board to take place on October 28, 2015, at the Department of State, Washington, DC. The Foreign Affairs Policy Board reviews and assesses: (1) Global threats and opportunities; (2) trends that VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The collection involves an extension to a currently-approved ICR, and includes the assessment of FMCSA’s strategic decision to integrate its Information Technology (IT) with its business processes using portal technology to consolidate its systems and databases through the FMCSA Information Technology Services Survey modernization initiative. The PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65847 information to be collected will be used to assess the satisfaction of Federal, State, and industry customers with the FMCSA Information Technology Services Survey Portal. The name of the ‘‘COMPASS Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment,’’ ICR was previously changed to ‘‘Information Technology Services Survey Portal Customer Satisfaction Assessment,’’ to reflect the need for a broader term than ‘‘COMPASS’’ for the portal. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2015–0332 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http:// edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8794.pdf. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-27388]


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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

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 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

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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:

    DS-1884 solicits information from petitioners claiming employment-
based immigrant visa preference under section 203(b)(4) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act on the basis of qualification as a 
special immigrant described in INA section 101(a)(27)(D). A petitioner 
may file the DS-1884 petition within one year of notification by the 
Department of State that the Secretary has approved a recommendation 
that such special immigrant status be accorded to the alien. DS-1884 
solicits information that will assist the consular officer in ensuring 
that the petitioner is statutorily qualified to receive such status, 
including meeting the years of service and exceptional service 
requirements.

Methodology:

    The form can be obtained from posts abroad or through the 
Department's eForms intranet site. The application available through 
eForms allows the applicant to complete the application online and then 
print the application. Most applicants are current federal government 
employees abroad and have access to the internet system. Once the form 
is printed, it is submitted to post.

    Dated: October 16, 2015.
Ed Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2015-27388 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]
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