Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates
This rule adopts as final the Department of State's proposed rule to revise the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (``Schedule of Fees'' or ``Schedule''), with four changes, one incorporating and finalizing an already effective additional exemption to the MRV fee and the others adding three new fees authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Pub. L. 108-447). None of these changes are being made in response to public comments. Only one comment was received during the period for public comment, but the Department has decided that the comment does not warrant any changes in the proposed rule. The additional exemption being added to the Schedule simply incorporates and finalizes an exemption that has been in effect during the comment period on the revised Schedule as a result of an Interim Rule issued pursuant to a separate but related rulemaking. No comments on the additional exemption were received during the comment period for that rulemaking. The three new fees are being added because they were established by legislation enacted after the comment period for this rulemaking closed. The addition of these fees does not require public comment. The proposed rule, modified only to incorporate the new exemption and the new legislatively established fees, is therefore adopted as final.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4053, Department of State Mentor-Protégé Program Application, OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Department of State Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program Application, OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/SDBU. Form Number: DS 4053. Respondents: Small and large for-profit companies planning to team together in an official mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] capacity to improve the likelihood of winning DOS contracts. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 10 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 21. Total Estimated Burden: 210. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.