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[Federal Register: October 18, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 202)]
[Page 52956]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

[Public Notice 3818]

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of 
DOS-Sponsored Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs (Formerly 
USIA-Sponsored Educational and Cultural Exchange Activities; USIA 
Participant Survey Questionnaire #3116-0199) OMB Control #1405-0118

ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. Comments should be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the 
publication of this notice.
    The following summarizes the information collection proposal 
submitted to OMB:
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection, OMB 
Control #1405-0118.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Office of Policy and Evaluation (ECA/P).
    Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of DOS-sponsored 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.
    Frequency: Information is collected on a per evaluation project 
    Form Number: N/A [Multiple survey questionnaires may be used for 
evaluation projects, on a one-time, per-project basis.]
    Respondents: U.S. and foreign applicants, current grantee exchange 
visitor participants (J-1 visa) and alumni of the Bureau of Educational 
and Cultural Affairs' exchange programs, program administrators, 
domestic and foreign partner organizations, domestic and foreign hosts 
of exchange visitor participants, and other similar types of 
respondents associated with the Bureau's exchange programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,938.
    Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Total Estimated Burden: 1,938 (3,877 total annual responses  x  30 
    Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of technology.

FOR FURTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Copies of the proposed information 
collection and supporting documents may be obtained from the U.S. 
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office 
of Policy and Evaluation, 301 4th Street, SW (SA-44), Room 357, 
Washington, DC 20547, or by telephone at (202) 619-5307. Public 
comments and questions should be directed to the State Department Desk 
Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached 
on 202-395-3897.

    Dated: August 15, 2001.
David Whitten,
Executive Director, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 01-26311 Filed 10-17-01; 8:45 am]