Notice of request for public comments.
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
- Title of Information Collection: Recording, Reporting, and Data Collection Requirements Under 22 CFR Part 62, the Exchange Visitor Program—Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
- OMB Control Number: OMB No. 1405-0147.
- Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
- Originating Office: Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation—ECA/EC/AG and ECA/EC/PS.
- Form Number: Form DS-3036, DS-3037, DS-7000 (SEVIS).
- Respondents: U.S. government, and public and private organizations wishing to become designated sponsors and Department of State designated sponsors.
- Estimated Number of Respondents: 190,200.
- Estimated Number of Responses: 1,620,375.
- Average Hours Per Response: 7 hours.
- Total Estimated Burden: 1,321,087 hours.
- Frequency: On occasion.
- Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from February 26, 2007.
You may submit comments identified by any of the following methods:
- Persons with access to the Internet may also view this notice and provide comments by going to the regulations.gov web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/index.cfm.
- Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): U.S. Department of State, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547.
- E-mail: email@example.com
You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stanley S. Colvin, Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547; or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
- Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
- Evaluate the accuracy of our 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Abstract of proposed collection:
The collection is the continuation of information collected and needed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in administering the Exchange Visitor Program (J-Visa) under the provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act, as amended. The forms have been revised to include the addition of a new category of Intern.
Access to Forms DS-3036 and DS-3037 are found in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), http://www.ice.gov/sevis/.Start Signature
Dated: February 8, 2007.
Stanley S. Colvin,
Director, Office of Exchange Coordination & Designation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E7-3210 Filed 2-23-07; 8:45 am]
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