Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Short Form Registration Statement of Foreign Agents (NSD-6), 9398-9399 [2017-02405]

Download as PDF 9398 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 23 / Monday, February 6, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Short Form Registration Statement of Foreign Agents (NSD–6) Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), National Security Division (NSD), U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), National Security Division (NSD), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until April 7, 2017. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Heather H. Hunt, Chief, Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, 600 E Street NW., Bicentennial (BICN) Building—Room 1300, Washington, DC 20530 (phone: 202–233–0776). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the National Security Division, including whether the information will have practical utility; —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; sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Feb 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and —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: Extension of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Short Form Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is NSD–6. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, in the National Security Division. Pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C 611 et seq. (FARA or the Act), the FARA registration forms previously submitted to OMB for 3 year renewal approvals, contain fillable-fileable, and E-signature capabilities. The FARA eFile system, in operation since March 1, 2011, permits registrants to file their registration forms electronically to the FARA Registration Unit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. FARA eFile is accessed via the Department’s FARA public Web site located at https:// www.fara.gov/efile.html, and provides instructions to assist registrants in completing, signing and submitting the required FARA registration forms, as well as instructions on how to electronically pay the required registration fees via online credit or debit card payments. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Private Sector, Business or other for-profit, Not-forprofit institutions, and individuals. The form contains registration statement information used for registering foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The total estimated number of responses to the form is 328 at approximately .429 hours (25 minutes) PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 per response, based on an average of FARA Short Form to Registration Statement filings received from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. Internal sample testing shows an average of 25 minutes per respondent is needed to complete form NSD–6 (OMB 1124–0005). The following factors were considered when creating the burden estimate: The estimated total number of registrant respondents, the ability of registrants to access or gather the necessary data from sometimes multiple offices within their corporate structures, and the intuitive registration features NSD makes available for registrant respondents via the online FARA eFile registration and payment system located at https://www.fara.gov/efile.html. NSD estimates that nearly all of the approximately 328 respondents will fully complete the form. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 140.71 annual burden hours. It is estimated that respondents will take 25 minutes to complete the form. The burden hours for collecting respondent data equals 140.71 annual burden hours (328 respondents × .429 hours (25 minutes) = 140.712 hours). 7. Registrants/foreign agents and the general public are alerted that in the future, the National Security Division will complete its ongoing multi-year design review, testing, and requirements enhancement efforts to offer a web form version of form NSD–6. NSD continues to make progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA eFile. Personnel are in the process of developing and testing new web form versions of its current fillable FARA registration forms with the intent of providing greater standardization, improved intuitive features, and less burdensome requirements that will benefit registrants and foreign agents who are required to register under FARA. New capabilities are expected to improve online search capabilities. NSD is confident that the new features will offer an enhanced system, promoting greater transparency. If additional information is required contact: Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 23 / Monday, February 6, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 1, 2017. Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–02405 Filed 2–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Benefit Appeals Report ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Benefit Appeals Report,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before March 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201611-1205-004 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Feb 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Benefit Appeals Report, Form ETA 5130. The form contains information on the number of appeals and the resultant decisions classified by program, appeal level, cases filed and disposed of (workload flow), and decisions by level, appellant and issue. The data on this form are used to monitor the benefit appeals process in the State Workforce Agencies. Data are also used for budgeting and workload data. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because adjustments were made to reflect the expiration of Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program. Social Security Act section 303(a)(6) authorizes this information collection. See 42 U.S.C. 503(a)(6). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205–0172. The current approval is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2017; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2016 (81 FR 51941). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205–0172. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9399 • 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; • 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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. Agency: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: Benefit Appeals Report. OMB Control Number: 1205–0172. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,272. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,272 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: January 19, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–02314 Filed 2–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review; Notice of Meetings In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its intent to hold proposal review meetings throughout the year. The purpose of these meetings is to provide advice and recommendations concerning proposals submitted to the NSF for financial support. The agenda for each of these meetings is to review and evaluate proposals as part of the selection process for awards. The review and evaluation may also include assessment of the progress of awarded proposals. The majority of these meetings will take place at NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230. These meetings will be closed to the public. The proposals being reviewed E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1124-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension With Change, of a Previously Approved 
Collection; Short Form Registration Statement of Foreign Agents (NSD-6)

AGENCY: Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, 
Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), National Security 
Division (NSD), U.S. Department of Justice.

ACTION: 60-day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Foreign Agents Registration 
Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), 
National Security Division (NSD), will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published 
to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
April 7, 2017. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments 
especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, 
suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection 
instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact 
Heather H. Hunt, Chief, Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, 
Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security 
Division, 600 E Street NW., Bicentennial (BICN) Building--Room 1300, 
Washington, DC 20530 (phone: 202-233-0776).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of 
information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of 
the following four points:

--Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the National Security 
Division, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
--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;
--Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected can be enhanced; and
--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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Short Form Registration 
Statement (Foreign Agents).
    3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is NSD-6. The 
applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export 
Control Section, in the National Security Division. Pursuant to the 
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C 611 et 
seq. (FARA or the Act), the FARA registration forms previously 
submitted to OMB for 3 year renewal approvals, contain fillable-
fileable, and E-signature capabilities. The FARA eFile system, in 
operation since March 1, 2011, permits registrants to file their 
registration forms electronically to the FARA Registration Unit, 24 
hours a day, seven days a week. FARA eFile is accessed via the 
Department's FARA public Web site located at https://www.fara.gov/efile.html, and provides instructions to assist registrants in 
completing, signing and submitting the required FARA registration 
forms, as well as instructions on how to electronically pay the 
required registration fees via online credit or debit card payments.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Private Sector, Business or other 
for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, and individuals. The form 
contains registration statement information used for registering 
foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as 
amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The total 
estimated number of responses to the form is 328 at approximately .429 
hours (25 minutes) per response, based on an average of FARA Short Form 
to Registration Statement filings received from January 1, 2014 through 
December 31, 2016. Internal sample testing shows an average of 25 
minutes per respondent is needed to complete form NSD-6 (OMB 1124-
0005). The following factors were considered when creating the burden 
estimate: The estimated total number of registrant respondents, the 
ability of registrants to access or gather the necessary data from 
sometimes multiple offices within their corporate structures, and the 
intuitive registration features NSD makes available for registrant 
respondents via the online FARA eFile registration and payment system 
located at https://www.fara.gov/efile.html. NSD estimates that nearly 
all of the approximately 328 respondents will fully complete the form.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
collection is 140.71 annual burden hours. It is estimated that 
respondents will take 25 minutes to complete the form. The burden hours 
for collecting respondent data equals 140.71 annual burden hours (328 
respondents x .429 hours (25 minutes) = 140.712 hours).
    7. Registrants/foreign agents and the general public are alerted 
that in the future, the National Security Division will complete its 
ongoing multi-year design review, testing, and requirements enhancement 
efforts to offer a web form version of form NSD-6. NSD continues to 
make progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA eFile. Personnel 
are in the process of developing and testing new web form versions of 
its current fillable FARA registration forms with the intent of 
providing greater standardization, improved intuitive features, and 
less burdensome requirements that will benefit registrants and foreign 
agents who are required to register under FARA. New capabilities are 
expected to improve online search capabilities. NSD is confident that 
the new features will offer an enhanced system, promoting greater 
transparency.
    If additional information is required contact: Melody D. Braswell, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.


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    Dated: February 1, 2017.
Melody D. Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-02405 Filed 2-3-17; 8:45 am]
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