30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3053; Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14, OMB Control Number 1405-0129, 38735 [05-13107]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 5, 2005 / Notices We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform 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 technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract of Proposed Collection The information collected on the DS– 5504 is used to facilitate the issuance of passports to U.S. citizens and nationals. The U.S. Passport Re-Application Form is being introduced because, with the introduction of the ‘‘electronic passport,’’ it will no longer be possible to amend valid U.S. passports. Instead of seeking an amendment, a passport holder whose name has changed; who needs correction of descriptive information on the data page of the passport; or who wishes to obtain a fully-valid passport after obtaining a full-fee one-year emergency passport abroad would be permitted to re-apply for a new passport at no charge within one year of the date of issuance of the original passport. The electronic passport will contain a chip that contains the information from the data page of the passport. Since the data page and the information contained on the chip must match, the above situations will require that new passports be issued. Methodology Passport Services collects information from U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals when they complete and submit the U.S. Passport Re-Application Form. Passport applicants can either download the form from the Internet or obtain one from an Acceptance Facility/ Passport Agency. The form must be completed and then signed. The form is then submitted along with the original passport and relevant documentation supporting the applicant’s name change, citizenship, and/or biographical facts. Dated: June 17, 2005. Ann Barrett, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–13106 Filed 7–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:41 Jul 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 • Fax: 202–395–6974. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS–3053; Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14, OMB Control Number 1405–0129 Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: 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. • Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0129. • Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division (CA/PPT/FO/FC). • Form Number: DS–3053. • Respondents: Individuals or households. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 525,000 annually. • Estimated Number of Responses: 525,000 annually. • Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden: 525,000 hours annually. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from July 5, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Katherine Astrich, the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached at 202–395–4718. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from, Susan Cowlishaw, (2100 Pennsylvania Ave., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20037) who may be reached on 202–261–8957 or at Cowlishawsc@state.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [Public Notice 5123] PO 00000 38735 Sfmt 4703 We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract of Proposed Collection The Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14 is used by the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of a minor U.S. citizen or non-citizen national under the age of 14 to document the written notarized consent to issuance of a U.S. passport to the minor of a parent or legal guardian who is not present at the time the application is made, or to document the existence of exigent or special family circumstances. This form is used in conjunction with Form DS– 11, Application for a U.S. Passport or Registration. Methodology Passport Services collects the information from U.S. citizens or noncitizen nationals when they voluntarily complete and submit the Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14. Passport applicants can either download the form from the Internet or pick one up from an Acceptance Facility/Passport Agency. The form must be completed and then signed in the presence of a notary. The notary will complete his/her portion of the form and affix the notary seal. The form is then submitted along with the Form DS–11 Application for a U.S. Passport. Dated: June 23, 2005. Florence Fultz, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–13107 Filed 7–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 5, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 38735]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13107]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5123]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3053; 
Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport 
to a Minor Under Age 14, OMB Control Number 1405-0129

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.
     Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent or 
Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0129.
     Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department 
of State, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field 
Coordination Division (CA/PPT/FO/FC).
     Form Number: DS-3053.
     Respondents: Individuals or households.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 525,000 annually.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 525,000 annually.
     Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden: 525,000 hours annually.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain a 
benefit.

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
up to 30 days from July 5, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Katherine Astrich, the 
Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who 
may be reached at 202-395-4718. You may submit comments by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: Katherine--T.--Astrich@omb.eop.gov. You must 
include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB 
control number in the subject line of your message.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20503.
     Fax: 202-395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed 
information collection and supporting documents from, Susan Cowlishaw, 
(2100 Pennsylvania Ave., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20037) who may be 
reached on 202-261-8957 or at Cowlishawsc@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit 
the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary to properly perform 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.
Abstract of Proposed Collection
    The Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a 
Passport to a Minor Under Age 14 is used by the parent(s) or legal 
guardian(s) of a minor U.S. citizen or non-citizen national under the 
age of 14 to document the written notarized consent to issuance of a 
U.S. passport to the minor of a parent or legal guardian who is not 
present at the time the application is made, or to document the 
existence of exigent or special family circumstances. This form is used 
in conjunction with Form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport or 
Registration.
Methodology
    Passport Services collects the information from U.S. citizens or 
non-citizen nationals when they voluntarily complete and submit the 
Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport 
to a Minor Under Age 14. Passport applicants can either download the 
form from the Internet or pick one up from an Acceptance Facility/
Passport Agency. The form must be completed and then signed in the 
presence of a notary. The notary will complete his/her portion of the 
form and affix the notary seal. The form is then submitted along with 
the Form DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport.

    Dated: June 23, 2005.
Florence Fultz,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 05-13107 Filed 7-1-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-06-P