[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 47849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17399]



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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9646]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic 
Diversity Visa Entry Form

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 August 22, 2016.

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: PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
 Title of Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa 
Entry Form
 OMB Control Number: 1405-0153
 Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection
 Originating Office: CA/VO/L/R
 Form Number: DS-5501
 Respondents: Diversity Visa Registrants
 Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,072,400
 Estimated Number of Responses: 11,072,400
 Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes
 Total Estimated Burden Time: 5,536,200 hours
 Frequency: Annually
 Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 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

    The Department of State utilizes the Electronic Diversity Visa 
Lottery (EDV) Entry Form to elicit information necessary to ascertain 
the applicability of the legal provisions of the diversity immigrant 
visa program. The 2 primary requirements are: the applicant is from a 
low admission country and is a high school graduate, or has two years 
of experience in a job that requires two years of training. The foreign 
nationals complete the electronic entry forms and then applications are 
randomly selected for further participation in the program. Department 
of State regulations pertaining to diversity immigrant visas under the 
INA are published in 22 CFR 42.33.

Methodology

    The EDV Entry Form is available online at www.dvlottery.state.gov 
and can only be submitted electronically during the annual registration 
period.

    Dated: June 24, 2016.
Edward Ramotowski,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2016-17399 Filed 7-21-16; 8:45 am]
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