[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13141-13142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04469]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8203]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exchange 
Visitor Program Participant Survey--Summer Work Travel

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: The Department will accept comments from the public up to March 
28, 2013.

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 Robin J. Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Private Sector Exchange, U.S. Department of State, SA-5, Floor 5, 
2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20522-0505, who may be reached at 
202-632-2805 or email at jexchanges@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Exchange Visitor Program 
Participant Survey--Summer Work Travel Program.
     OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: New Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs, ECA/EC.
     Form Number: SV 2012-0004.
     Respondents: Exchange Visitor Program participants in the 
Summer Work Travel category.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 109,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 109,000.
     Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 54,500 hours
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the effective administration of the Summer Work Travel 
category of the Exchange Visitor Program.
     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.
    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: This collection of information is 
under the provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange 
Act, as amended, and its implementing regulations (22 CFR Part 62). 
Summer Work Travel Participant Surveys will be sent to all Summer Work 
Travel participants at least once during their program. Sponsors are 
required to ensure that the link to the Survey is provided to all 
exchange participants in orientation materials, follow-up emails, etc. 
Although the survey is voluntary, the Department is trying to capture a 
high volume of responses to trend participant satisfaction, complaints, 
safety and welfare.
    Methodology: The collection will be submitted to the Department 
electronically through Survey Monkey.


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    Dated:February 14, 2013.
Robin J. Lerner,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Private Sector Exchange, Bureau 
of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-04469 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]
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