30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant, 67583-67584 [2020-23495]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 206 / Friday, October 23, 2020 / Notices California: Humboldt, Siskiyou All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–23476 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs; Committee Member Nominations Sought Notice U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of open nominations for veteran small business owners and veteran service organization representatives for the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs. AGENCY: The U.S. Small Business Administration seeks member nominations from veteran owned small businesses and veteran service organizations to serve on the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs. DATES: Nomination applications due by 11:59 p.m. (EST), November 16, 2020. 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The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999—Public Law 106–50—established the ACVBA to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations on veteran owned small business opportunities. Through khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Oct 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 an annual report, the ACVBA reports to the SBA Administrator, SBA’s Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development, the Congress, the President, and other U.S. policy makers. The ACVBA is comprised of 15 members—eight members represent veteran owned small business and seven members represent veteran service or military organizations. Learn more about the ACVBA by reviewing the ACVBA charter at Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs. On Aug. 13, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published in the Federal Register revised guidance on individuals who are not eligible to serve on federal advisory committees. In accordance with OMB guidance, the President directed agencies and departments in the Executive Branch not to appoint or re-appoint federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions. Nicole Nelson, SBA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–23536 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11233] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and implementing OMB guidance, 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: Submit comments up to November 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Herndon, Senior Regulatory SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67583 Coordinator, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, at (202) 485–7586 or PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Medical Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0113. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO. • Form Number: Forms DS–2054, DS–3030, DS–3025, DS–3026. • Respondents: Visa and Refugee Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 110,412. • Estimated Number of Responses: 110,412. • Average Time per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 110,412 annual hours. • Frequency: Once per respondent.1 • 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 Forms for this collection are completed by panel physicians for refugees, aliens seeking immigrant visas, and for some aliens seeking nonimmigrant visas to the United States. The collection records medical 1 The majority of applicants only need to complete medical examinations, and therefore these forms once. However, medical exams are valid for a period of three to six months from the examination date. Therefore, if an applicant’s medical examination expires prior to travel, then the applicant may need to undergo a new medical examination and therefore complete the forms more than once. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 67584 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 206 / Friday, October 23, 2020 / Notices information necessary to determine whether refugees or visa applicants have medical conditions affecting the applicant’s eligibility for a visa, or affecting the public health and requiring treatment. implementing OMB guidance, 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. Methodology Submit comments up to November 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Herndon, Senior Regulatory Coordinator, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs at (202) 485–7586 or PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Visa Applicant. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0230. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/VO. • Form Number: DS–7794. • Respondents: Panel Physician/Visa Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 580,330. • Estimated Number of Responses: 580,330. • Average Time per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 580,330 annual hours. • Frequency: Once per respondent.1 • 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 DATES: A panel physician, contracted by the consular post, in accordance with instructions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (‘‘CDC’’), performs the medical examination of the applicant and completes the forms. Upon completing the applicant’s medical examination, the examining panel physician submits a report to the consular officer on the DS–2054, Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant, and associated worksheets. The entire medical package (all forms that comprise the panel physician medical examination) for visa applicants identified by a panel physician as having a CLASS A or CLASS B medical condition is shared with CDC, in paper form or electronically. The only documentation related to the panel physician examination that is not shared with CDC are the X-ray results, which panel physicians provide directly to the applicants and are not a part of the visa package. None of the medical package for visa applicants who are not identified as having a CLASS A or CLASS B medical condition is systematically shared with CDC. On a case by case basis, information from the medical package could be shared with CDC if specific information is necessary for the administration or enforcement of U.S. law, consistent with INA 222(f), 8 U.S.C. 1202(f). Edward J. Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–23495 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11232] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Visa Applicant Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of State (‘‘Department’’) is seeking Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Oct 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 1 The majority of applicants only need to complete medical examinations, and therefore these forms once. However, medical exams are valid for a period of three to six months from the examination date. Therefore, if an applicant’s medical examination expires prior to travel, then the applicant may need to undergo a new medical examination and therefore complete the forms more than once. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 This electronic collection records medical information necessary to determine whether visa applicants have medical conditions affecting the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. Methodology Approved panel physicians will be granted access to an eMedical system by the Department to conduct medical examinations for visa eligibility determinations. The pilot program for the eMedical system launched in September 2018. The eMedical system was rolled out in six waves, the first wave of the rollout was in July 2019, and the final wave was in May 2020. Immigrant visa applicants with a completed and submitted DS–260, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration will have their medical exam results submitted to the Department via the eMedical system. The panel physician will input the exam information into the eMedical portal and it will be transmitted to the Department for visa adjudication and retained in the Department’s systems consistent with the Department’s record disposition schedule for visas. The entire medical package (all forms that comprise the panel physician medical examination) for visa applicants identified by a panel physician as having a CLASS A or CLASS B medical condition is shared with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in paper, or electronically. The only documentation related to the panel physician examination that is not shared with CDC is the X-ray results, which panel physicians provide directly to the visa applicants and are not a part of the visa package. None of the medical package for visa applicants who are not identified as having a CLASS A or CLASS B medical condition is systematically shared with CDC. On a case by case basis, information from the medical package could be shared with CDC if specific information is necessary for the administration or enforcement of E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 206 (Friday, October 23, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11233]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical 
Examination for Visa or Refugee Applicant

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collections described below. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and implementing 
OMB guidance, 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: Submit comments up to November 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Herndon, Senior Regulatory 
Coordinator, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, at (202) 485-
7586 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Medical Examination for 
Visa or Refugee Applicant.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0113.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/VO.
     Form Number: Forms DS-2054, DS-3030, DS-3025, DS-3026.
     Respondents: Visa and Refugee Applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 110,412.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 110,412.
     Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 110,412 annual hours.
     Frequency: Once per respondent.\1\
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    \1\ The majority of applicants only need to complete medical 
examinations, and therefore these forms once. However, medical exams 
are valid for a period of three to six months from the examination 
date. Therefore, if an applicant's medical examination expires prior 
to travel, then the applicant may need to undergo a new medical 
examination and therefore complete the forms more than once.
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     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

    Forms for this collection are completed by panel physicians for 
refugees, aliens seeking immigrant visas, and for some aliens seeking 
nonimmigrant visas to the United States. The collection records medical

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information necessary to determine whether refugees or visa applicants 
have medical conditions affecting the applicant's eligibility for a 
visa, or affecting the public health and requiring treatment.

Methodology

    A panel physician, contracted by the consular post, in accordance 
with instructions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (``CDC''), performs the medical examination of the applicant 
and completes the forms. Upon completing the applicant's medical 
examination, the examining panel physician submits a report to the 
consular officer on the DS-2054, Medical Examination for Immigrant or 
Refugee Applicant, and associated worksheets. The entire medical 
package (all forms that comprise the panel physician medical 
examination) for visa applicants identified by a panel physician as 
having a CLASS A or CLASS B medical condition is shared with CDC, in 
paper form or electronically. The only documentation related to the 
panel physician examination that is not shared with CDC are the X-ray 
results, which panel physicians provide directly to the applicants and 
are not a part of the visa package. None of the medical package for 
visa applicants who are not identified as having a CLASS A or CLASS B 
medical condition is systematically shared with CDC. On a case by case 
basis, information from the medical package could be shared with CDC if 
specific information is necessary for the administration or enforcement 
of U.S. law, consistent with INA 222(f), 8 U.S.C. 1202(f).

Edward J. Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2020-23495 Filed 10-22-20; 8:45 am]
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