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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications (FDSA)

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Notice of request for public comment.


The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.


The Department will accept comments from the public up to November 12, 2014.


You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by going to You can search Start Printed Page 54773for the document by entering “Public Notice 8869” in the Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page.
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  • Mail: 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520; 3507 International Place NW., Washington, DC 20008.

You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.

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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 Allyson King at 3507 International Place NW., Washington, DC 20008, who may be reached on (202) 647-3417 or at

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  • Title of Information Collection: Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications (FDSA).
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0105.
  • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: M/OFM.
  • Form Number: DS-99, DS-98, DS-100, DS-101, DS-102, DS-104, DS-1504, DS-1972, DS-2003, DS-2004, DS-2005, DS-2006, DS-2007, DS-2008, DS-2003 E, DS-1972 E, DS-4138, DS-4139, DS-4140, DS-4155, DS-7675, DS-1972 D, DS-1972 T, DS-4284, DS-4285.
  • Respondents: Foreign Mission Community.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1108.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 76,274 annually.
  • Average Time per Response: 12 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden Time: 12051.7 hours annually.
  • Frequency: On occasion; annually.
  • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.

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: Collection information instruments dealing with information collection from the foreign mission community, to include the electronic data compilation (e-Gov), have been combined under one information collection request, collectively referred to as the “Foreign Diplomatic Services Applications”. These information collection instruments provide M/OFM with the information necessary to provide and administer an effective and efficient benefits, privileges, and immunities program by which foreign missions and eligible applicants may apply for entitled benefits from the U.S. Department of State.


Information may be received via mail, fax, or electronic submission.

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Dated: September 4, 2014.

Clifton C. Seagroves,

Director, Acting, Office of Foreign Missions, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2014-21809 Filed 9-11-14; 8:45 am]