30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application, 70230-70231 [2016-24483]

Download as PDF 70230 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection, and the OMB control number in correspondence. DO NOT submit any completed Department of State visa forms to this email or any case inquiry to this email box. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Application for A, G, or NATO Visa. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0100. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. • Form Number: DS–1648. • Respondents: Foreign Government Officials • Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 150,000. • Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 75,000. • Frequency: On Occasion. • 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Abstract of Proposed Collection The Department of State uses Form DS–1648 to solicit information from applicants for a renewal of an A, G, or NATO visa, excluding A–3, G–5, and NATO–7 classifications. INA 101(a)(15)(A) and (G) and 22 CFR 41.12 and 41.25 describe the criteria for these nonimmigrant visa classifications. Methodology The DS–1648 is submitted electronically to the Department via the Internet. The applicant will be instructed to print a confirmation page VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 displaying a bar coded record locator, which will be scanned by Department of State staff at the time of processing. Dated: August 25, 2016. Karin King, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–24485 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9752] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application 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 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 10, 2016. 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 Andrea Lage, who may be reached at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection, and the OMB control number in correspondence. DO NOT submit any completed Department of State visa forms to this email or any case inquiry to this email box. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Application. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0101. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Type of Request: Extension of the Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. • Form Number: DS–156E. • Respondents: E visa applicants who are deemed essential employees. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,600. • Estimated Number of Responses: 48,600. • Average Time per Response: 4 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 194,400. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain 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 Section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E), provides nonimmigrant status for a national of a country with which the United States maintains an appropriate treaty of commerce and navigation who is coming to the United States to: (i) Carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, principally between the United States and the treaty country; or (ii) develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which the national has invested, or is actively in the process of investing. Form DS–156E is completed by foreign nationals seeking nonimmigrant treaty trader/ investor visas to the United States. The Department uses the DS–156E to elicit information necessary to determine a foreign national’s visa eligibility. Methodology After completing Form DS–160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant, E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices certain applicants for treaty trader/ investor status will fill out the DS–156E online, download it, and submit it in person or via mail to the consular post processing his/her nonimmigrant visa application. Dated August 1, 2016. Meredith McEvoy, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular of Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–24483 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE Grant Guideline, Notice State Justice Institute. Grant Guideline for FY 2017. AGENCY: ACTION: This Guideline sets forth the administrative, programmatic, and financial requirements attendant to Fiscal Year 2017 State Justice Institute grants. DATES: October 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director, State Justice Institute, 11951 Freedom Drive, Suite 1020, Reston, VA 20190, 571–313–8843, jonathan.mattiello@ sji.gov. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the State Justice Institute Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701, et seq.), SJI is authorized to award grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to state and local courts, nonprofit organizations, and others for the purpose of improving the quality of justice in the state courts of the United States. The following Grant Guideline is adopted by the State Justice Institute for FY 2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. The Mission of the State Justice Institute II. Eligibility for Award III. Scope of the Program IV. Grant Applications V. Grant Application Review Procedures VI. Compliance Requirements VII. Financial Requirements VIII. Grant Adjustments asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. The Mission of the State Justice Institute SJI was established by State Justice Institute Authorization Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10701 et seq.) to improve the administration of justice in the state courts of the United States. Incorporated in the State of Virginia as a private, nonprofit corporation, SJI is charged, by statute, with the responsibility to: • Direct a national program of financial assistance designed to assure VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 that each citizen of the United States is provided ready access to a fair and effective system of justice; • Foster coordination and cooperation with the federal judiciary; • Promote recognition of the importance of the separation of powers doctrine to an independent judiciary; and • Encourage education for judges and support personnel of state court systems through national and state organizations. To accomplish these broad objectives, SJI is authorized to provide funding to state courts, national organizations which support and are supported by state courts, national judicial education organizations, and other organizations that can assist in improving the quality of justice in the state courts. SJI is supervised by a Board of Directors appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board is statutorily composed of six judges; a state court administrator; and four members of the public, no more than two of the same political party. Through the award of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements, SJI is authorized to perform the following activities: A. Support technical assistance, demonstrations, special projects, research and training to improve the administration of justice in the state courts; B. Provide for the preparation, publication, and dissemination of information regarding state judicial systems; C. Participate in joint projects with federal agencies and other private grantors; D. Evaluate or provide for the evaluation of programs and projects to determine their impact upon the quality of criminal, civil, and juvenile justice and the extent to which they have contributed to improving the quality of justice in the state courts; E. Encourage and assist in furthering judicial education; and, F. Encourage, assist, and serve in a consulting capacity to state and local courts in the development, maintenance, and coordination of criminal, civil, and juvenile justice programs and services. II. Eligibility for Award SJI is authorized by Congress to award grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to the following entities and types of organizations: A. State and local courts and their agencies (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(1)(A)). B. National nonprofit organizations controlled by, operating in conjunction PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70231 with, and serving the judicial branches of state governments (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(1)(B)). C. National nonprofit organizations for the education and training of judges and support personnel of the judicial branch of state governments (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(1)(C)). An applicant is considered a national education and training applicant under section 10705(b)(1)(C) if: 1. The principal purpose or activity of the applicant is to provide education and training to state and local judges and court personnel; and 2. The applicant demonstrates a record of substantial experience in the field of judicial education and training. D. Other eligible grant recipients (42 U.S.C. 10705 (b)(2)(A)–(D)). 1. Provided that the objectives of the project can be served better, the Institute is also authorized to make awards to: a. Nonprofit organizations with expertise in judicial administration; b. Institutions of higher education; c. Individuals, partnerships, firms, corporations (for-profit organizations must waive their fees); and d. Private agencies with expertise in judicial administration. 2. SJI may also make awards to state or local agencies and institutions other than courts for services that cannot be adequately provided through nongovernmental arrangements (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(3)). E. Inter-agency Agreements. SJI may enter into inter-agency agreements with federal agencies (42 U.S.C. 10705(b)(4)) and private funders to support projects consistent with the purposes of the State Justice Institute Act. SJI is prohibited from awarding grants to federal, tribal, and international courts. III. Scope of the Program SJI is offering six types of grants in FY 2017: Project Grants, Technical Assistance (TA) Grants, Curriculum Adaptation and Training (CAT) Grants, Partner Grants, Strategic Initiatives Grants (SIG) Program, and the Education Support Program (ESP). The SJI Board of Directors has established Priority Investment Areas for grant funding. SJI will allocate significant financial resources through grant-making for these Priority Investment Areas (in no ranking order): • Language Access and the State Courts—improving language access in the state courts through remote interpretation (outside the courtroom), interpreter certification, and courtroom services (plain language forms, Web sites, etc.). • Self-Represented Litigation— promoting court-based self-help centers, E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 196 (Tuesday, October 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24483]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9752]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant 
Treaty Trader/Investor Application

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 10, 2016.

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 Andrea Lage, who may be reached at 
PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. You must include the DS form number, 
information collection, and the OMB control number in correspondence. 
DO NOT submit any completed Department of State visa forms to this 
email or any case inquiry to this email box.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty 
Trader/Investor Application.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0101.
     Type of Request: Extension of the Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
     Form Number: DS-156E.
     Respondents: E visa applicants who are deemed essential 
employees.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 48,600.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 48,600.
     Average Time per Response: 4 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 194,400.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain 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

    Section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 
8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E), provides nonimmigrant status for a national of 
a country with which the United States maintains an appropriate treaty 
of commerce and navigation who is coming to the United States to: (i) 
Carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, 
principally between the United States and the treaty country; or (ii) 
develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which the 
national has invested, or is actively in the process of investing. Form 
DS-156E is completed by foreign nationals seeking nonimmigrant treaty 
trader/investor visas to the United States. The Department uses the DS-
156E to elicit information necessary to determine a foreign national's 
visa eligibility.

Methodology

    After completing Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Applicant,

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certain applicants for treaty trader/investor status will fill out the 
DS-156E online, download it, and submit it in person or via mail to the 
consular post processing his/her nonimmigrant visa application.

    Dated August 1, 2016.
Meredith McEvoy,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular of Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2016-24483 Filed 10-7-16; 8:45 am]
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