[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 65439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26393]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8073]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental 
Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

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

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval. 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 
30 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to November 26, 2012.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Sydney Taylor, Visa Services, U.S. Department 
of State, 2401 E Street NW., L-630, Washington, DC who may be reached 
at PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Registration 
for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0098.
     Type of Request: Extension.
     Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R.
     Form Number: DSP-0122.
     Respondents: Diversity Visa Applicants.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 60,000.
     Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 30,000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per Application.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain Benefit.
    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: Each time the Diversity Visa 
lottery is conducted, the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) will register 
the randomly selected entries and send the applicants an Instruction 
Package for Immigrant Visa Applicants, which consists of Form DS-122 
(Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program) 
and Form DS-230 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration 
Part I and II). In order for an applicant to be considered for a visa, 
the applicant must complete and return both of the above-mentioned 
forms to KCC. Upon receipt of these forms, KCC will transmit the 
Immigrant Visa Appointment Package to the US Embassy or Consulate and 
schedule an appointment for the applicant.
    Methodology: Applicants must return the completed form to the KCC 
via mail.

    Dated: October 20, 2012.
Don Heflin,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Visa Services, Consular Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-26393 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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