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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices Export Control Section (CES), National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-day notice. 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 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., srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: Amendment to Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). 3. The agency form number: Form NSD–5. 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 255 respondents, at approximately 1.5 hours (1 hour and 30 minutes) per response to complete. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 382.50 annual burden hours. (255 respondents × 1 hour and 30 minutes (1.5 hours) = 382.50 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–5. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17451 Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–07207 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Non-Substantive Changes 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, 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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 17452 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: Short Form Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). 3. The agency form number: Form NSD–6. 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 328 respondents annually, at approximately .429 hours (25 minutes) per response to complete. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 140.71 annual burden hours. (328 respondents × .429 hours (25 minutes) = 140.71 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 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, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–07209 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Non-Substantive Changes of a Previously Approved Collection; Exhibit B to Registration Statement of Foreign Agents (NSD–4) 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 9392, 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 B to Registration Statement (Foreign Agents). (3) The agency form number: Form NSD–4. (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 E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 68 (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17451-17452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07209]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1124-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension With Non-Substantive Changes 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, 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 
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

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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: Short Form Registration 
Statement (Foreign Agents).
    3. The agency form number: Form NSD-6.
    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 328 respondents annually, at approximately .429 hours 
(25 minutes) per response to complete.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 140.71 annual burden hours. (328 respondents x 
.429 hours (25 minutes) = 140.71 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 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, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-07209 Filed 4-10-17; 8:45 am]
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