30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form, 5307 [2021-01040]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / Notices • OMB Control Number: 1405–0036 • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection • Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/OPR/OS • Form Number: DS–0573, DS–0574, DS–0575, DS–0576 • Respondents: Recipients of grants • Estimated Number of Respondents: 193 • Estimated Number of Responses: 193 • Average Time per Response: 90 minutes • Total Estimated Burden Time: 289.5 hours • Frequency: Annually • 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Abstract of Proposed Collection In accordance with the Consolidated Overseas Schools Program as outlined in 2 FAM 610, the Office of Overseas Schools of the Department of State (A/ OPR/OS) is responsible for determining that adequate educational opportunities exist at Foreign Service posts for dependents of U.S. Government personnel stationed abroad and for assisting American-sponsored overseas schools in demonstrating U.S. educational philosophy and practice. The information gathered enables A/ OPR/OS to advise the Department and other foreign affairs agencies regarding current and constantly changing conditions, and enables A/OPR/OS to make judgments regarding assistance to schools for the improvement of educational opportunities. The legal requirements that authorize the function of A/OPR/OS and thereby authorize the collection of information are the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jan 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 (as amended), and the Mutual Educational and Cultural Affairs Act of 1961 (as amended), and the Department of State Basic Authorities Act of 1956, as amended by the Foreign Service Act of 1980, Public Law 96–465. Methodology Information is collected via electronic media. Thomas P. Shearer, Director, A/OPR/OS, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–01046 Filed 1–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11320] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. 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: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to February 18, 2021. 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 Irving Jones, PRM/Admissions, 2025 E Street NW, SA–9, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522–0908, who may be reached on 202.453.9248 or at JonesJI2@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa Biodata Form. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00178 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5307 • OMB Control Number: 1405–0203. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM/A). • Form Number: DS–0234. • Respondents: Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Applicants. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 14,000. • Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 7,000 annual hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • 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–234 elicits information used to determine the eligibility of certain Iraqis and Afghan SIV recipients for refugee resettlement benefits. Methodology The SIV Biodata information form (DS–234) is submitted electronically by the applicant to the National Visa Center, which will forward the forms to the Refugee Processing Center of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Zachary A. Parker, Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–01040 Filed 1–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–33–P E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 19, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01040]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11320]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Special 
Immigrant Visa Biodata Form

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 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: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to February 18, 2021.

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: [email protected]. 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 Irving Jones, PRM/Admissions, 2025 E Street 
NW, SA-9, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522-0908, who may be reached on 
202.453.9248 or at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Special Immigrant Visa 
Biodata Form.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0203.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Office of Admissions, Bureau of 
Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM/A).
     Form Number: DS-0234.
     Respondents: Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa 
Applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 14,000.
     Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 7,000 annual hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     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-234 elicits information used to determine the eligibility 
of certain Iraqis and Afghan SIV recipients for refugee resettlement 
benefits.

Methodology

    The SIV Biodata information form (DS-234) is submitted 
electronically by the applicant to the National Visa Center, which will 
forward the forms to the Refugee Processing Center of the Bureau of 
Population, Refugees, and Migration.

Zachary A. Parker,
Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2021-01040 Filed 1-15-21; 8:45 am]
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