[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 19 (Friday, January 29, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-1863]

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[Public Notice: 6888]

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5501, 
Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0153

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.


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. We are conducting 
this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Electronic Diversity Visa 
Entry Form.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0153.
     Type of Request: Extension of currently approved 
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of 
Visa Services (CA/VO).
     Form Number: DS-5501.
     Respondents: Aliens entering the Diversity Visa Lottery.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 6,000,000.
     Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 3,000,000 hours.
     Frequency: Once per entry.
     Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain benefits.

DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from March 30, 2010.
    You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: [email protected] (Subject line must read DS-5501 
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Chief, 
Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services--DS-5501 
Reauthorization, 2401 E. Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520-30106.
     Fax: (202) 663-3898.

You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and 
OMB control number in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed information collection and 
supporting documents, to Robert Harper of the Office of Visa Services, 
U.S. Department of State, 2401 E. Street, NW., L-603, Washington, DC 
20522, who may be reached on 202-663-2910.

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our 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, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 

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 program. 
Primary requirements are that the applicant is from a low admission 
country, is a high school graduate, or has two years of experience in a 
job that requires two years of training. The individuals complete the 
electronic entry forms and then applications are randomly selected for 
participation in the program.


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

    Dated: January 15, 2010.
David T. Donahue,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
[FR Doc. 2010-1863 Filed 1-28-10; 8:45 am]