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[Federal Register: December 22, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 247)]
[Page 80981-80982]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



[Public Notice 3518]

Office of Visa Services; Sixty-Day Notice of Proposed Information 
Collection (OMB 1405-0101); Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor 
Application, DS-2051 (formerly OF-156E)

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in 
the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. This process is 
conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

The following summarizes the information collection proposal 
submitted to OMB:

    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa 
Services (CA/VO).
    Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/
Investor Application.
    Frequency: Once.
    Form Number: DS-2051 (formerly OF-156E).
    Respondents: All nonimmigrant treaty trader/investor visa 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,000.
    Average Hours Per Response: 2 hours.
    Total Estimated Burden: 34,000 hours.
    Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's 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, 

[[Page 80982]]

through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Public comments, or requests for additional 
information, regarding the collection listed in this notice should be 
directed to Eric Cohan, 2401 E ST, NW, RM L-703, Tel: 202-663-1164, 
U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520.

    Dated: December 8, 2000.
George Lannon,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 00-32745 Filed 12-21-00; 8:45 am]

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