60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, 17755 [2016-07184]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / Notices Methodology Passport Services collects information from parents or legal guardians of U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals minors when they complete and submit the Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor under Age 16. Passport applicants can either download the DS– 3053 from the internet or obtain one from an Acceptance Facility/Passport Agency. The form must be completed, signed, and submitted along with the applicant’s DS–11, Application for a U.S. Passport. Dated: March 18, 2016. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–07183 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9504] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form ACTION: Notice of request for public comment. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 May 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: 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–2016–0014 in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: PRA_BurdenComments@ state.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Mar 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0153. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. • Form Number: DS–5501. • Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,072,400. • Estimated Number of Responses: 11,072,400. • Average Time per Response: 30 Minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 5,536,200 hours. • Frequency: Annually. • 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: The Department of State utilizes the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (EDV) Entry Form to elicit information necessary to ascertain the applicability of the legal provisions of the diversity immigrant visa program. The 2 primary requirements are: The applicant is from a low admission country and is a high school graduate, or has two years of experience in a job that requires two years of training. The foreign nationals complete the electronic entry forms and then applications are randomly selected for further participation in the program. Department of State regulations PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17755 pertaining to diversity immigrant visas under the INA are published in 22 CFR 42.33. Methodology: The EDV Entry Form is available online at www.dvlottery.state.gov and can only be submitted electronically during the annual registration period. Dated: March 2, 2016. Edward Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–07184 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9500] Notice of Public Meeting SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Marine Conservation announces that the Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission will meet on May 9th, 2016. DATES: The meeting will take place via teleconference on May 9th, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Meeting Details: The teleconference call-in number is toll-free 877–336– 1831, passcode 6472335, and will have a limited number of lines for members of the public to access from anywhere in the United States. Callers will hear instructions for using the passcode and joining the call after dialing the toll-free number noted. Members of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference must contact the OES officer in charge as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below no later than close of business on Friday, May 6th, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elana Katz-Mink, Office of Marine Conservation, OES, Room 2758, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520. Telephone (202) 647–1073, fax (202) 736–7350, email address katz-minkeh@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is given that the Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) will meet on the date and time noted above. The panel consists of members from the states of Alaska and Washington who represent the broad range of fishing and conservation interests in anadromous and ecologically related species in the North Pacific. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 61 (Wednesday, March 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 17755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07184]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9504]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic 
Diversity Visa Entry 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 May 
31, 2016.

ADDRESSES: 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-2016-0014 in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. You must include the 
DS form number, 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 Taylor Mauck, who may be reached on 202-485-
7635 or at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa 
Entry Form.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0153.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
     Form Number: DS-5501.
     Respondents: Immigrant Visa Applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,072,400.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 11,072,400.
     Average Time per Response: 30 Minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 5,536,200 hours.
     Frequency: Annually.
     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: The Department of State utilizes 
the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (EDV) Entry Form to elicit 
information necessary to ascertain the applicability of the legal 
provisions of the diversity immigrant visa program. The 2 primary 
requirements are: The applicant is from a low admission country and is 
a high school graduate, or has two years of experience in a job that 
requires two years of training. The foreign nationals complete the 
electronic entry forms and then applications are randomly selected for 
further participation in the program. Department of State regulations 
pertaining to diversity immigrant visas under the INA are published in 
22 CFR 42.33.
    Methodology: The EDV Entry Form is available online at 
www.dvlottery.state.gov and can only be submitted electronically during 
the annual registration period.

    Dated: March 2, 2016.
Edward Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2016-07184 Filed 3-29-16; 8:45 am]
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