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Download as PDF 17448 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Non-Substantive Changes of a Previously Approved Collection; Registration Statement of Foreign Agents (NSD–1) Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period. There were no comments received. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until May 11, 2017. 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, BICN Building, Room 1300, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov. 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 agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 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/or —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: Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). 3. The agency form number: Form NSD–1. 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. Other: Not-for-profit institutions, and individuals. Abstract: This 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: It is estimated that there are 61 respondents, at approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes (1.375 hours) per response to complete. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 83.875 annual burden hours. (61 respondents × 1 hour and 22 minutes (1.375) = 83.875 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–1. NSD continues to make progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA eFile. Personnel are in the process of developing new web form versions of the current fillable FARA registration forms with the intent of providing greater standardization, improved intuitive features, and less burdensome requirements that will benefit 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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Dated: April 6, 2017. Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–07205 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0002] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Non-Substantive Changes of a Previously Approved Collection Supplemental Statement of Foreign Agents (NSD–2) Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 9396, on February 06, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period. There were no comments received. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until May 11, 2017. 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, BICN Building, Room 1300, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. 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 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/or —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. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Supplemental Statement (Foreign Agents). (3) The agency form number: Form NSD–2. (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. Other: Not-for-profit institutions, and individuals. Abstract: This 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: It is estimated that there are 288 respondents, 2 responses annually per each registrant or approximately 576 responses, at approximately 2 hours and 3 minutes (2.063 hours) per response to complete. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 1,188.29 annual burden VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 hours. (288 respondents × 2 = 576 responses × 2 hours and 3 minutes (2.063) = 1,188.29 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–2. NSD continues to make progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA eFile. Personnel are in the process of developing new web form versions of the current fillable FARA registration forms with the intent of providing greater standardization, improved intuitive features, and less burdensome requirements that will benefit 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. Dated: April 6, 2017. Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–07206 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0006] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Non-Substantive Changes of a Previously Approved Collection Exhibit A to Registration Statement of Foreign Agents (NSD–3) Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES), National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), 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. This proposed information collection was previously SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17449 published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 9395, on February 06, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period. There were no comments received. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until May 11, 2017. 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, BICN Building, Room 1300, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. 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 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/or —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: Exhibit A to Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). 3. The agency form number: Form NSD–3. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 68 (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1124-0002]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension With Non-Substantive Changes of a 
Previously Approved Collection Supplemental Statement of Foreign Agents 
(NSD-2)

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

ACTION: 30-day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), 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. This proposed 
information collection was previously published in the Federal Register 
at 82 FR 9396, on February 06, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment 
period. There were no comments received.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 
30 days until May 11, 2017.

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, 
BICN Building, Room 1300, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. 
Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office 
of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention

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Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to 
OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov.

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 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/or
--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: Supplemental Statement 
(Foreign Agents).
    (3) The agency form number: Form NSD-2.
    (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.
    Other: Not-for-profit institutions, and individuals.
    Abstract: This 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: It is estimated 
that there are 288 respondents, 2 responses annually per each 
registrant or approximately 576 responses, at approximately 2 hours and 
3 minutes (2.063 hours) per response to complete.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,188.29 annual burden hours. (288 respondents x 2 
= 576 responses x 2 hours and 3 minutes (2.063) = 1,188.29 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-2. NSD continues to 
make progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA eFile. Personnel 
are in the process of developing new web form versions of the current 
fillable FARA registration forms with the intent of providing greater 
standardization, improved intuitive features, and less burdensome 
requirements that will benefit 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.

    Dated: April 6, 2017.
Melody D. Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-07206 Filed 4-10-17; 8:45 am]
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