[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 147 (Monday, August 2, 2010)]
[Pages 45154-45155]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18871]



[OMB Number 1124-0003]

National Security Division; Agency Information Collection 

    Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Amendment 
to Registration Statement (Foreign Agents).


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division (NSD), 
will be submitting the following information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 
``sixty days'' until October 1, 2010. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please write to U.S. Department of Justice, 10th & 
Constitution Avenue, NW., National Security Division, Counterespionage 
Section/Registration Unit, Bond Building--Room 9300, Washington, DC 
20530. If you need a copy of the collection instrument with 
instructions, or have additional information, please contact the 
Registration Unit at (202) 514-1216.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:

--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 agencies estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Amendment to Registration 
Statement (Foreign Agents).
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: NSD-5. 
National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Pursuant to 
Section 212 of Public Law 110-81, the Honest Leadership and Open 
Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), the FARA registration forms recently 
submitted to OMB for 3 year renewal approvals, contain fillable-
fileable, and E-signature capabilities, and the E-Filing system under 
development and near completion will permit registrants to file their 
registration forms electronically to the FARA Registration Unit, 24 
hours a day, seven days a week. FARA E-Filing will be accessed via the 
FARA public Web site located at http://www.fara.gov, and will provide 
instructions to assist registrants in completing, signing and 
submitting the forms, as well as instructions on how to electronically 
pay the required registration fees via online credit or debit card 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit, Not-
for-profit institutions, and individuals or households. The form is 
used in registration of foreign agents when changes are required under 
the provisions of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 as 
amended, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.

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    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average response: The estimated total number 
of respondents is 175 who will complete a response within 1\1/2\ hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated total public burden associated with 
this information collection is 262 hours annually.
    If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 
Suite 2E-502, 145 N Street, NE., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: July 28, 2010.
Lynn Bryant,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2010-18871 Filed 7-30-10; 8:45 am]