Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Supplemental Statement of Foreign Agents (FORM NSD-2), 6977-6978 [2020-02347]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Brandon L. Van Grack, Deputy Section Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, 175 N Street NE, Constitution Square Building Three (‘‘3CON’’)— Room 1.100, Washington, DC 20002 (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: Exhibit A to 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–3. 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. 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 Exhibit A to Registration Statement information used for registering foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., (FARA). 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Based on the projected increases in registrations from 2017 to 2020, an estimated 296 new registrants will complete Form NSD–3 (OMB 1124– 0006). Based on sample testing, each respondent will need .22 hours to complete the form, which takes into consideration the improved e-File 4.0 webform features. The following factors were considered when creating the burden estimate: The estimated total number of respondents, the intuitive online FARA e-File registration process, and the prior collection of the necessary data to accurately complete the filing. NSD estimates that all of the approximately 296 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 65.12 annual burden hours. It is estimated that respondents will take .22 hours to complete the form. (296 respondents × .22 hours = 65.12 annual burden hours). 7. Beginning September 23, 2019, NSD completed its ongoing multi-year design review, testing, and requirements enhancement efforts under the FARA eFile 4.0 initiative to a level where it began to rollout initial capabilities for new registrants only. NSD continues to make progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA e-File and Form NSD–3. 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: February 3, 2020. Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–02342 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PF–P PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6977 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124–0002] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Supplemental Statement of Foreign Agents (FORM NSD–2) Foreign Agents Registration Act Unit (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 6, 2020. 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 Brandon L. Van Grack, Deputy Section Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, 175 N Street NE, Constitution Square Building Three (‘‘3CON’’)— Room 1.100, Washington, DC 20002 (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; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 6978 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES —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: Supplemental 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–2. 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. 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 Supplemental Statement information used for registering foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., (FARA). 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Based on the projected increases in registrations from 2017 to 2020, an estimated number of responses to the form is 416 @2 responses annually (832) who will complete Form NSD–2 (OMB 1124–0002). Based on sample testing, each respondent will need 1.17 hours to complete the form, which takes into consideration the improved e-File 4.0 webform features. The following factors were considered when creating the burden estimate: The estimated total number of respondents, the intuitive online FARA e-File registration process, and the prior collection of the necessary data to accurately complete the filing. NSD estimates that all of the approximately 416 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 973.44 annual burden hours. It is estimated that VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 respondents will take 1.17 hours to complete the form. (416 respondents (2 responses annually) × 1.17 hours = 973.44 annual burden hours). 7. Beginning September 23, 2019, NSD completed its ongoing multi-year design review, testing, and requirements enhancement efforts under the FARA eFile 4.0 initiative to a level where it began to rollout initial capabilities for new registrants only. NSD continues to make progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA e-File and Form NSD–2. 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: February 3, 2020. Melody D. Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–02347 Filed 2–5–20; 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; Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and reinstatement for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before March 9, 2020. 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 website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201910-1240-005 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or by contacting Frederick Licari by telephone at 202–693–8073, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OWCP, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Licari by telephone at 202– 693–8073, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to reinstate PRA authority for the Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy information collection. The Black Lung Benefits Act (the Act), 30 U.S.C. 901– 944, requires coal mine operators to be insured (either by qualifying as a selfinsurer or obtaining commercial insurance) for liabilities arising from the Act; failure to do so may result in civil money penalties. 30 U.S.C. 933. Accordingly, 20 CFR part V, subpart C, 726.208–.213 requires insurance carriers to report to the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) each policy and endorsement issued, cancelled, or renewed with respect to operators in such a manner and on such form as DCMWC may require. These regulations also require carriers to file a separate report for each operator it insures. Carriers use Form CM–921, Notice of Issuance of Insurance Policy, to report issuance of insurance policies to operators. 30 U.S.C. 901 and 20 CFR 725.535 authorizes this information collection. 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 the OMB under the PRA approves it 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 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 25 (Thursday, February 6, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6977-6978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02347]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1124-0002]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved 
Collection; Supplemental Statement of Foreign Agents (FORM NSD-2)

AGENCY: Foreign Agents Registration Act Unit (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 6, 2020.

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 
Brandon L. Van Grack, Deputy Section Chief, Counterintelligence and 
Export Control Section, National Security Division, 175 N Street NE, 
Constitution Square Building Three (``3CON'')--Room 1.100, Washington, 
DC 20002 (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;

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--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: Supplemental 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-2. 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.
    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 Supplemental Statement information used for registering 
foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as 
amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., (FARA).
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Based on the 
projected increases in registrations from 2017 to 2020, an estimated 
number of responses to the form is 416 @2 responses annually (832) who 
will complete Form NSD-2 (OMB 1124-0002). Based on sample testing, each 
respondent will need 1.17 hours to complete the form, which takes into 
consideration the improved e-File 4.0 webform features. The following 
factors were considered when creating the burden estimate: The 
estimated total number of respondents, the intuitive online FARA e-File 
registration process, and the prior collection of the necessary data to 
accurately complete the filing. NSD estimates that all of the 
approximately 416 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 973.44 annual burden hours. It is estimated that 
respondents will take 1.17 hours to complete the form. (416 respondents 
(2 responses annually) x 1.17 hours = 973.44 annual burden hours).
    7. Beginning September 23, 2019, NSD completed its ongoing multi-
year design review, testing, and requirements enhancement efforts under 
the FARA e-File 4.0 initiative to a level where it began to rollout 
initial capabilities for new registrants only. NSD continues to make 
progress in enhancing the functionality of FARA e-File and Form NSD-2.
    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: February 3, 2020.
Melody D. Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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