Notice of Intent To Request Emergency Processing of Information Collection: Public Charge Questionnaire, 8087-8088 [2020-02866]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA–4473–DR), dated 01/16/2020. Incident: Earthquakes. Incident Period: 12/28/2019 and continuing. SUMMARY: Issued on 02/05/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/16/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/16/2020. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of PUERTO RICO, dated 01/16/2020, is hereby amended to include the following areas as adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Municipalities (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Arecibo, Ciales, Hormigueros, Juana Diaz, Las Marias, Mayaguez, Morovis, Orocovis, Sabana Grande. Contiguous Municipalities (Economic Injury Loans Only): Puerto Rico: Barceloneta, Florida, Manati, Santa Isabel, Vega Baja. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. DATES: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) James Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–02825 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11019] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Winnipeg, MB, Canada Hearing International Red River Board Report on Nutrient Targets Notice of public hearing; request for comments. ACTION: The International Joint Commission is having a meeting and request public comment on recommendations by the International Red River Board (IRRB) on proposed SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary between the United States and Canada. The IRRB’s full report can be found on the IJC website at the following link: www.ijc.org/what/ engagement/public-comment-IIRBnutrient-2020. DATES: Public Hearing: February 12, 2020, 7–9 p.m.; Comments due: February 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Winnipeg South, 2935 Pembina Highway Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2H5. Comments will be accepted by the following methods: • Public hearing: 2935 Pembina Highway Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2H5. • Mail: 1717 H Street NW, Suite 845, Washington, DC 20006. • Email: bevacqauf@ washington.ijc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Lobrichon (Ottawa), 613–992– 5368, lobrichons@ottawa.ijc.org or Frank Bevacqua (Washington), 202– 736–9024, bevacqauf@ washington.ijc.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission reports on water quality of the Red River as it crosses the boundary pursuant to a reference under Article IX of the Boundary Waters Treaty between the United States and Canada. Commission recommendations to the two federal governments under Article IX References of the Boundary Waters Treaty are not binding and not to be considered decisions of the two federal governments. The International Red River Board was established by the Commission in part to assist in reporting on the water quality of the Red River as it crosses the boundary and to recommend amendments or additions to the water quality objectives approved by the U.S. and Canadian governments in 1968 when considered warranted by the Commission. In the 2000s the IRRB identified nutrients as an issue of concern. The Board established a Water Quality Committee to develop recommendations for potential nutrient load allocations and/or targets. At the IRRB’s September 2019 meeting the Board agreed to recommend the following nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary between the U.S. and Canada: • Nutrient concentration objective: Total Phosphorus 0.15 mg/L. • Total Nitrogen: 1.15 mg/L. • Application: Seasonal Average (April 1–October 30). PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8087 • Nutrient load target: Total Phosphorus 1,400 tonnes/year. • Total Nitrogen: 9,525 tonnes/year. • Application: Five year running average. Commissioners will be present to hear comments at the above referenced public hearing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on February 12, 2020 from 7–9 p.m. A public comment period on the IRRB’s report will also be open through February 28, 2020. Public input is essential to the Commission’s consideration of a recommendation to the Governments of the United States and Canada. The International Joint Commission was established under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the United States and Canada prevent and resolve disputes over the use of the waters the two countries share. Its responsibilities include investigating and reporting on issues of concern when asked by the governments of the two countries. www.ijc.org. Frank L. Bevacqua, Public Information Officer, U.S. Section, International Joint Commission, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–02835 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–14–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice:11035] Notice of Intent To Request Emergency Processing of Information Collection: Public Charge Questionnaire ACTION: Public notice. The Department of State intends to seek emergency processing of proposed form DS–5540, Public Charge Questionnaire from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Department will seek OMB approval of the form by February 24, 2020, so that the Department can implement its interim final rule on the public charge ground of visa ineligibility on this date. The Department also intends to respond, in the supporting statement drafted in support of the request for OMB approval, to public comments that it received in response to its request for public comments on the same form DS– 5540 that was published in the Federal Register on October 24. The Department will publish another notice in the Federal Register once it has requested emergency processing from OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 8088 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents to Taylor Beaumont, Acting Chief, Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, 600 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 485–8910, VisaRegs@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract On October 24, 2019, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register to announce that it was seeking OMB approval of the DS–5540, Public Charge Questionnaire, and invited public comment for a 60-day period. The 60-day comment period ended on December 23, 2019, and the Department received 92 comments. Approval of this form will permit the Department to implement the Department’s interim final rule on public charge published on October 11, 2019. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will begin implementation of its final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility on February 24, 2020, in all states other than Illinois. The Department now intends to seek emergency processing of the DS–5540 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13, because there is insufficient time to complete the ongoing process for OMB form approval under 5 CFR 1320.10 prior to February 24, 2020. The Department seeks to align the Department’s standards with those of the Department of Homeland Security, to avoid situations where a consular officer will evaluate an alien’s circumstances and conclude that the alien is not likely at any time to become a public charge, only for the Department of Homeland Security to evaluate the same alien when he seeks admission to the United States on the visa issued by the Department of State and find the alien inadmissible on public charge grounds under the same facts. Carl C. Risch, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–02866 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES [Public Notice: 11031] Call for Expert Reviewers To Submit Comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report The Department of State, in cooperation with the United States VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), requests expert review of the second-order draft of the IPCC Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report cycle (AR6), including the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM). The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) established the IPCC in 1988. As reflected in its governing documents, the role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open, and transparent basis the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of humaninduced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they may need to deal objectively with scientific, technical, and socioeconomic factors relevant to the application of particular policies. The principles and procedures for the IPCC and its preparation of reports can be found at: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/ assets/uploads/2018/09/ipccprinciples.pdf and https://www.ipcc.ch/ site/assets/uploads/2018/09/ipccprinciples-appendix-a-final.pdf. In accordance with these procedures, IPCC documents undergo peer review by experts and governments. The purpose of these reviews is to ensure the reports present a comprehensive, objective, and balanced view of the subject matter they cover. As part of the U.S. government review—starting March 2, 2020— experts wishing to contribute to the U.S. government review are encouraged to register via the USGCRP Review and Comment System (https:// review.globalchange.gov/). Instructions and the second-order draft will be available for download via the system. In accordance with IPCC policy, drafts of the report are provided for review purposes only and are not to be cited or distributed. All technical comments received that are relevant to the text under review will be forwarded to the IPCC authors for their consideration. To be considered for inclusion in the U.S. government submission, comments must be received by April 2, 2020. Experts may choose to provide comments directly through the IPCC’s expert review process, which occurs in parallel with the U.S. government review: https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ ar6wg1/sod/. To avoid duplication, experts are requested to submit comments via either the USGCRP or IPCC review websites, not both. PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice will be published in the Federal Register. Holly Kirking Loomis, Acting Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–02796 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on March 13, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Also the Commission published a document in the Federal Register on January 9, 2020, concerning its public hearing on February 6, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, telephone: 717–238–0423; fax: 717–238–2436. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The business meeting will include actions or presentations on the following items: (1) Informational presentation of interest to the lower Susquehanna River region; (2) Resolution 2020–01 adopting the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Reconciliation; (3) ratification/approval of contracts/grants; (4) Resolution 2020– 02 adopting Final Rulemaking regarding consumptive use mitigation and adopting Consumptive Use Mitigation Policy; (5) Resolution 2020–03 adopting Guidance for the Preparation Of A Metering Plan & A Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Plan For Water Withdrawals, Consumptive Uses, And Diversions (‘‘Metering Plan Guidance’’); and (6) Regulatory Program projects. This agenda is complete at the time of issuance, but other items may be added, and some stricken without further notice. The listing of an item on the agenda does not necessarily mean that the Commission will take final action on it at this meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8087-8088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02866]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice:11035]


Notice of Intent To Request Emergency Processing of Information 
Collection: Public Charge Questionnaire

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State intends to seek emergency processing 
of proposed form DS-5540, Public Charge Questionnaire from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB). The Department will seek OMB approval 
of the form by February 24, 2020, so that the Department can implement 
its interim final rule on the public charge ground of visa 
ineligibility on this date. The Department also intends to respond, in 
the supporting statement drafted in support of the request for OMB 
approval, to public comments that it received in response to its 
request for public comments on the same form DS-5540 that was published 
in the Federal Register on October 24. The Department will publish 
another notice in the Federal Register once it has requested emergency 
processing from OMB.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests

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for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting 
documents to Taylor Beaumont, Acting Chief, Legislation and Regulations 
Division, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State, 600 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 485-8910, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Abstract

    On October 24, 2019, the Department published a notice in the 
Federal Register to announce that it was seeking OMB approval of the 
DS-5540, Public Charge Questionnaire, and invited public comment for a 
60-day period. The 60-day comment period ended on December 23, 2019, 
and the Department received 92 comments. Approval of this form will 
permit the Department to implement the Department's interim final rule 
on public charge published on October 11, 2019.
    The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will 
begin implementation of its final rule on the public charge ground of 
inadmissibility on February 24, 2020, in all states other than 
Illinois. The Department now intends to seek emergency processing of 
the DS-5540 pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13, because there is insufficient 
time to complete the ongoing process for OMB form approval under 5 CFR 
1320.10 prior to February 24, 2020. The Department seeks to align the 
Department's standards with those of the Department of Homeland 
Security, to avoid situations where a consular officer will evaluate an 
alien's circumstances and conclude that the alien is not likely at any 
time to become a public charge, only for the Department of Homeland 
Security to evaluate the same alien when he seeks admission to the 
United States on the visa issued by the Department of State and find 
the alien inadmissible on public charge grounds under the same facts.

Carl C. Risch,
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2020-02866 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
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