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[Federal Register: February 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 40)]
[Page 9343]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

[Public Notice 3925]
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Citizen 
Exchanges (ECA/PE/C); 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 
Evaluation of DOS-Sponsored Citizen Exchange Programs

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: New collection.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Office of Citizen Exchanges (ECA/PE/C).
    Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of DOS-Sponsored 
Citizen Exchange Programs.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Form Number: N/A (Multiple survey questionnaires may be used for 
exchange programs on an on-going and per-program basis.)
    Respondents: Respondents of evaluation and/or program monitoring 
information collections may include U.S. and foreign applicants, 
current grantee exchange visitor participants (J-1 visa) and alumni of 
the ECA/PE/C exchange programs, program administrators, domestic 
grantee organizations, foreign partner organizations, domestic and 
foreign hosts of exchange visitor participants, and other similar types 
of respondents associated with ECA/PE/C exchange programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,485.
    Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Total Estimated Burden: 743 (1,485 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 INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 20520. 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: December 27, 2001.
David Whitten,
ECA/EX, Executive Director, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 02-4852 Filed 2-27-02; 8:45 am]