60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants, 67088-67089 [2020-23222]

Download as PDF 67088 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices Administration, G–401 WHR, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, or emailing Matthew.Ramsey@ssa.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection by contacting Mr. Ramsey at this street address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general questions about the matching program to Andrea Huseth, Division Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, G–401 WHR, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, at telephone: (410) 966– 5855, or send an email to Andrea.Huseth@ssa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None. Matthew Ramsey, Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The legal authority for the disclosure under this agreement for the SSI portion are sections 1631(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1631(f) of the Social Security Act (Act) (42 U.S.C. 1383(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1383(f)). The legal authority for the disclosure under this agreement for the SVB portion is section 806(b) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1006(b)). Purpose(s) This matching program establishes the conditions under which RRB, as the source agency, will disclose RRB annuity payment data to SSA, the recipient agency. SSA will use the information to verify SSI and SVB eligibility and benefit payment amounts. SSA will also record the railroad annuity amounts RRB paid to SSI and SVB recipients in the SSR. Categories of Individuals The individuals whose information is involved in this matching program are applicants for and recipients of SSI payments and SVB benefits. Categories of Records khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–23268 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [Public Notice 11228] SSA and RRB. The electronic data file provided by RRB will contain approximately 600,000 records. The file will adhere to the characteristics and format shown in attachment B. The SSR has about 9 million records. SSA will match the Social Security number, name, date of birth, and RRB claim number on the RRB file and the SSR. SSA and RRB will conduct this match monthly. 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 RRB will provide SSA with an electronic data file containing annuity payment data from RRB’s system of records, RRB–22 Railroad Retirement, Survivor, and Pensioner Benefits System, last published on May 15, 2015 (80 FR 28018). SSA will match RRB’s data with data maintained in the SSR, Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits, 60–0103, last fully published at 71 FR 1830 on January 11, 2006 and updated on December 10, 2007 (72 FR 69723), July 3, 2018 (83 FR 31250–31251), and November 1, 2018 (83 FR 54969). SVB data also resides on the SSR. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Participating Agencies VerDate Sep<11>2014 System(s) of Records Jkt 253001 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2020–0042’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Herndon, Senior Regulatory Coordinator, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs at PRA_ BurdenComments@state.gov or over telephone at (202)–485–8910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0226. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO. • Form Number: DS–5535 • Respondents: Certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants worldwide who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny in connection with terrorism, national security-related, or other visa ineligibilities. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 75,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 75,000. • Average Time Per Response: 55 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 68,750 hours. • Frequency: Once per respondent’s application. • 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 of 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 The Department requests a revision on the collection of following information, if not already included in an application, from a subset of visa applicants worldwide, in order to more rigorously evaluate applicants for terrorism, national security-related, or other visa ineligibilities: • Travel history during the last fifteen years, including source of funding for travel; • Address history during the last fifteen years; • Employment history during the last fifteen years; • All passport numbers and country of issuance held by the applicant; • Names and dates of birth for all siblings; E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices • Name and dates of birth for all children; and • Names and dates of birth for all current and former spouses, or civil or domestic partners. Regarding travel history, applicants may be requested to provide details of their international or domestic (within their country of nationality) travel, if it appears to the consular officer that the applicant has been in an area while the area was under the operational control of a terrorist organization as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi). Applicants may be asked to recount or explain the details of their travel, and when possible, provide supporting documentation. While the Department previously required applicants completing the DS–5535 to provide their social media platforms and identifiers, also known as handles, used during the last five years, and phone numbers and email addresses used during the last five years, the form no longer includes those fields, which are now incorporated into the DS–156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application, DS– 160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application. This information collection continues implementation of the directive of the President, in the Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security of March 6, 2017, to implement additional protocols and procedures focused on ‘‘ensur[ing] the proper collection of all information necessary to rigorously evaluate all grounds of inadmissibility or deportability, or grounds for the denial of other immigration benefits.’’ Consular posts worldwide regularly engage with U.S. law enforcement and partners in the U.S. intelligence community to identify characteristics of applicant populations warranting increased scrutiny. The additional information collected facilitates consular officer efforts to apply more rigorous evaluation of these applicants for visa ineligibilities. In accordance with existing authorities, visas may not be denied on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political views, gender, or sexual orientation. Failure to provide requested information will not necessarily result in visa denial, if the consular officer determines the applicant has provided a credible explanation why he or she cannot answer a question or provide requested supporting documentation, such that the consular officer is able to conclude that the applicant has provided adequate information to determine the applicant’s eligibility to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 receive the visa. The information requested on this form will not be used to deny visas based on applicants’ race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political views, gender, or sexual orientation. Methodology Department of State consular officers at visa-adjudicating posts worldwide will ask the additional questions to resolve an applicant’s identity or to vet for terrorism, national security-related, or other visa ineligibilities when the consular officer determines that the circumstances of a visa applicant, a review of a visa application, or responses in a visa interview indicate a need for greater scrutiny. The additional questions may be sent electronically to the applicant or be presented orally or in writing at the time of the interview. Edward J. Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–23222 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0997] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Noise Certification Standards for Subsonic Jet Airplanes and Subsonic Transport Category Large Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the noise certification regulations for aircraft. This includes information collection requirements for the noise certification of subsonic aircraft—jet airplanes and subsonic transport category large airplanes, small propeller driven airplanes and rotorcraft. The information collected are the results of noise certification tests that demonstrate compliance with 14 CFR part 36. The original information collection was implemented to show compliance in accordance with the Aircraft Noise Abatement Act of 1968; that statute is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67089 now part of the overall codification of the FAA’s regulatory authority over aircraft noise. The noise compliance report is used by the FAA in making a finding that the airplane is in noise compliance with the regulations. These compliance reports are required only once when an applicant wants to certificate an aircraft type. Without this data collection, the FAA would be unable to make the required noise certification compliance finding. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By mail: Sandy Liu, Attn: AEE–100, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591. By fax: 202–267–5594. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandy Liu by email at: sandy.liu@ faa.gov; phone: 202–267–4748. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0659. Title: Noise Certification Standards for Subsonic Jet Airplanes and Subsonic Transport Category Large Airplanes. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The aircraft noise information collected are the results of noise certification tests that demonstrate compliance with 14 CFR part 36. The original information collection was implemented to show compliance in accordance with the Aircraft Noise Abatement Act of 1968; that statute is now part of the overall codification of the FAA’s regulatory authority over aircraft noise in 49 U.S.C. 44715. For this renewal, the FAA proposes to maintain this PRA collection at 14 total noise certification projects per year. Each applicant’s collected information is incorporated into a noise compliance report that is provided to and approved by the FAA. The noise compliance report is used by the FAA in making a E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 21, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11228]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental 
Questions for Visa Applicants

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
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 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
December 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2020-0042'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Herndon, Senior Regulatory 
Coordinator, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs at  
[email protected] or over telephone at (202)-485-8910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Questions 
for Visa Applicants.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0226.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/VO.
     Form Number: DS-5535
     Respondents: Certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa 
applicants worldwide who have been determined to warrant additional 
scrutiny in connection with terrorism, national security-related, or 
other visa ineligibilities.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 75,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 75,000.
     Average Time Per Response: 55 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 68,750 hours.
     Frequency: Once per respondent's application.
     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 of 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

    The Department requests a revision on the collection of following 
information, if not already included in an application, from a subset 
of visa applicants worldwide, in order to more rigorously evaluate 
applicants for terrorism, national security-related, or other visa 
ineligibilities:
     Travel history during the last fifteen years, including 
source of funding for travel;
     Address history during the last fifteen years;
     Employment history during the last fifteen years;
     All passport numbers and country of issuance held by the 
applicant;
     Names and dates of birth for all siblings;

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     Name and dates of birth for all children; and
     Names and dates of birth for all current and former 
spouses, or civil or domestic partners.
    Regarding travel history, applicants may be requested to provide 
details of their international or domestic (within their country of 
nationality) travel, if it appears to the consular officer that the 
applicant has been in an area while the area was under the operational 
control of a terrorist organization as defined in section 
212(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 
1182(a)(3)(B)(vi). Applicants may be asked to recount or explain the 
details of their travel, and when possible, provide supporting 
documentation. While the Department previously required applicants 
completing the DS-5535 to provide their social media platforms and 
identifiers, also known as handles, used during the last five years, 
and phone numbers and email addresses used during the last five years, 
the form no longer includes those fields, which are now incorporated 
into the DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application, DS-160 Online 
Nonimmigrant Visa Application.
    This information collection continues implementation of the 
directive of the President, in the Memorandum for the Secretary of 
State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security of 
March 6, 2017, to implement additional protocols and procedures focused 
on ``ensur[ing] the proper collection of all information necessary to 
rigorously evaluate all grounds of inadmissibility or deportability, or 
grounds for the denial of other immigration benefits.'' Consular posts 
worldwide regularly engage with U.S. law enforcement and partners in 
the U.S. intelligence community to identify characteristics of 
applicant populations warranting increased scrutiny. The additional 
information collected facilitates consular officer efforts to apply 
more rigorous evaluation of these applicants for visa ineligibilities. 
In accordance with existing authorities, visas may not be denied on the 
basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political views, 
gender, or sexual orientation.
    Failure to provide requested information will not necessarily 
result in visa denial, if the consular officer determines the applicant 
has provided a credible explanation why he or she cannot answer a 
question or provide requested supporting documentation, such that the 
consular officer is able to conclude that the applicant has provided 
adequate information to determine the applicant's eligibility to 
receive the visa. The information requested on this form will not be 
used to deny visas based on applicants' race, religion, ethnicity, 
national origin, political views, gender, or sexual orientation.

Methodology

    Department of State consular officers at visa-adjudicating posts 
worldwide will ask the additional questions to resolve an applicant's 
identity or to vet for terrorism, national security-related, or other 
visa ineligibilities when the consular officer determines that the 
circumstances of a visa applicant, a review of a visa application, or 
responses in a visa interview indicate a need for greater scrutiny. The 
additional questions may be sent electronically to the applicant or be 
presented orally or in writing at the time of the interview.

Edward J. Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
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