The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Type of Request: Emergency Review.
Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO).
Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application.
Frequency: Once per respondent.
Form Number: DS-157.
Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,600,000.
Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
Total Estimated Burden: 9,600,000 hours.
The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by December 20, 2001. If granted, the emergency approval is valid only for 180 days. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on 202-395-3897.
During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
- Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility.
- Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Public comments, or requests for additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice should be directed to Eric Cohan of the Office of Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, 2401 E St. NW., Rm L-703, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202-663-1164.Start Signature
Dated: December 12, 2001.
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 01-31356 Filed 12-18-01; 8:45 am]
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