30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Language Services Contractor Application

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)]
[Pages 34041-34042]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15042]
[Public Notice: 10819]
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of
Language Services Contractor Application
ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of
proposed collection of information.
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 15, 2019.
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
     Email: [email protected]. 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.
    You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information
collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including
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for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting
documents, to Wanda Lyles Howell, who may be reached on 202-261-8791 or
at [email protected].
     Title of Information Collection: Office of Language
Services Contractor Application Form.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0191.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved
     Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/OPR/LS.
     Form Number: DS-7651.
     Respondents: General public applying for translator and/or
interpreter contract positions.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 1,000.
     Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 500 annual hours.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a
    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 information collected is necessary to ascertain whether
respondents are valid interpreting and/or translating candidates, based
on their work history and legal work status in the United States. If
candidates successfully become contractors for the U.S. Department of
State, Office of Language Services, the information collected is used
to initiate security clearance background checks and for processing
payment vouchers. Respondents are typically members of the public with
varying degrees of experience in the fields of interpreting and/or
    The Office of Language Services makes the ``Office of Language
Services Contractor Application Form'' available via its internet site.
Respondents can submit the form via email.
Katherine H. Yemelyanov,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-15042 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]