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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4155, Vendor Application for OFM Web Site Account; & Form DS-7576, Foreign Mission Emergency Afterhours Contact for Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications

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ACTION:

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

SUMMARY:

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: Vendor Application for OFM Website Account.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0105.
  • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM).
  • Form Numbers: DS-4155.
  • Respondents: Foreign government representatives assigned to the U.S. and bonded warehouse vendors.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,005 missions.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 3,015 responses.
  • Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 1,005 hours divided among the missions.
  • Frequency: On occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
  • Title of Information Collection: Foreign Mission Emergency Afterhours Contact.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0105.
  • Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Diplomatic Security/Office of Foreign Missions (DS/OFM).
  • Form Number: DS-7675.
  • Respondents: Foreign government representatives assigned to the United Sates.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 737 missions.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 737 forms per year.
  • Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 184 hours divided among the missions.
  • Frequency: Annually.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.

DATES:

Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from date of publication in the Federal Register.

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:

  • E-mail: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
  • Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Jacqueline Robinson, Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions, 2201 C Street, NW., Room 2236, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on (202) 647-3416.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform 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,

Abstract of Proposed Collection

Foreign Diplomatic Service Application Forms DS-4155 and DS-7675 are associated with OMB Collection number 1405-0105. Form DS-4155 (Vendor Application for OFM Website Account) is the means by which the Department of State (DOS) will provide authorized vendor access to the Office of Foreign Missions' electronic data submission (e-Gov) Bonded Warehouse program. This application will be used to determine eligibility and create a user account permitting bonded warehouse personnel, on behalf of foreign missions authorizing the request, to submit electronic bonded warehouse purchases (form DS-1504) for OFM clearance. OFM's e-Gov system is accessed to submit automated service requests to the Office of Foreign Missions and the Office of Protocol of the U.S. State Department to obtain “benefits” designated under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) (VCDR), the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) (VCCR), and the Foreign Missions Act, 22 U.S.C. 4301 et seq., that must be obtained through the U.S. Department of State. Form DS-7675 is the means by which the DOS will maintain current emergency contact information on senior level officials assigned to foreign missions in the diplomatic and consular communities in the United States. The application requests the primary and deputy senior level points of contact information for both work and after work hours to use to communicate essential information in an emergency, crisis, or disaster situation. The applications provide the Department with the necessary information to administer its programs effectively and efficiently, as well as prepare for an emergency event.

Methodology: These applications/information collections are submitted by all foreign missions to the Office of Foreign Missions via the following methods: electronically, mail, or personal delivery.

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Dated: July 7, 2011.

Bruce Matthews,

Managing Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Foreign Missions, U.S. Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2011-18433 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]

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