30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application, 33200 [2017-15148]

Download as PDF 33200 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices which will be scanned at the time of processing. Meredith McEvoy, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–15132 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10056] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application Notice of request for public comment. 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: The Department will accept comments from the public up to August 18, 2017. 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 PRA_Burdencomments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa Application. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0018. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R. • Form Number: DS–156. • Respondents: Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,466. • Estimated Number of Responses: 3,466. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Average Time per Response: 75 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 4,333 annual hours. • Frequency: Once per respondent. • 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 Form DS–156 is required by regulation of all nonimmigrant visa applicants who do not use the Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa (Form DS–160). Posts will use the DS– 156 in limited circumstances when use of the DS–160 unavailable as outlined below, to elicit information necessary to determine an applicant’s visa eligibility. Methodology This form will only be used if in the following limited circumstances when applicants cannot access the DS–160, Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa: • An applicant has an urgent medical or humanitarian travel need and the consular officer has received explicit permission from the Visa Office to accept form DS–156; • The applicant is a student exchange visitor who must leave immediately in order to arrive on time for his/her course and the consular officer has explicit permission from the Visa Office to accept form DS–156; • The applicant is a diplomatic or official traveler with urgent government business and form DS–160 has been unavailable for more than four hours; or • Form DS–160 has been unavailable for more than three days and the consular officer receives explicit permission from the Visa Office. PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In order to obtain a copy of form an applicant must contact the Embassy or consulate at which he or she is applying and request a copy. Meredith McEvoy, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–15148 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36134] Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC—Operation Exemption—Rail Lines of Columbia Business Center, Clark County, Wash. Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, LLC (PVJR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate approximately 3 miles of rail line owned by Columbia Business Center (CBC), a noncarrier, pursuant to an agreement with FC Service LLC, an agent for CBC, also a noncarrier. According to PVJR, the 3-mile line is located within a business park in Clark County, Wash., and there are no mileposts. PVJR states that the lines interconnect with lines of the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF). The transaction may be consummated on or after August 4, 2017, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed).1 PVJR certifies that, as a result of this transaction, its projected revenues would not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. PVJR states that the agreement does not involve any provision or agreement that may limit future interchange. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than July 27, 2017 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36134, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy must be served on 1 PVJR has requested that the effective date of the exemption be advanced to July 31, 2017, so that operations may commence on August 1, 2017. This request will be addressed in a separate decision. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 19, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-15148]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10056]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Nonimmigrant 
Visa Application

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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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: The Department will accept comments from the public up to August 
18, 2017.

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 PRA_Burdencomments@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Visa 
Application.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0018.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
     Form Number: DS-156.
     Respondents: Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,466.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 3,466.
     Average Time per Response: 75 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 4,333 annual hours.
     Frequency: Once per respondent.
     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

    Form DS-156 is required by regulation of all nonimmigrant visa 
applicants who do not use the Online Application for Nonimmigrant Visa 
(Form DS-160). Posts will use the DS-156 in limited circumstances when 
use of the DS-160 unavailable as outlined below, to elicit information 
necessary to determine an applicant's visa eligibility.

Methodology

    This form will only be used if in the following limited 
circumstances when applicants cannot access the DS-160, Online 
Application for Nonimmigrant Visa:
     An applicant has an urgent medical or humanitarian travel 
need and the consular officer has received explicit permission from the 
Visa Office to accept form DS-156;
     The applicant is a student exchange visitor who must leave 
immediately in order to arrive on time for his/her course and the 
consular officer has explicit permission from the Visa Office to accept 
form DS-156;
     The applicant is a diplomatic or official traveler with 
urgent government business and form DS-160 has been unavailable for 
more than four hours; or
     Form DS-160 has been unavailable for more than three days 
and the consular officer receives explicit permission from the Visa 
Office.
    In order to obtain a copy of form an applicant must contact the 
Embassy or consulate at which he or she is applying and request a copy.

Meredith McEvoy,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-15148 Filed 7-18-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4710-06-P