Passport Procedures-Amendment to Expedited Passport Processing Regulation, 45888-45890 [E7-16173]

Download as PDF 45888 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 158 / Thursday, August 16, 2007 / Rules and Regulations system approved for such use by the Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. * * * * * § 640.25 [Amended] 13. Section 640.25 is amended in paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘6.0’’ and adding in its place ‘‘6.2’’. I 14. Section 640.30 is amended by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: I § 640.30 Plasma. (a) Proper name and definition. The proper name of this component is Plasma. The component is defined as: (1) The fluid portion of one unit of human blood intended for intravenous use which is collected in a closed system, stabilized against clotting, and separated from the red cells; or (2) The fluid portion of human blood intended for intravenous use which is prepared by apheresis methods as specified in the directions for use for the blood collecting, processing, and storage system including closed and open systems. * * * * * 15. Section 640.32 is amended by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: I § 640.32 Collection of source material. (a) Whole Blood must be collected, transported, and stored as prescribed in § 640.4. When whole blood is intended for Plasma, Fresh Frozen Plasma, and Liquid Plasma, until the plasma is removed, the whole blood must be maintained at a temperature between 1 and 6 °C or as specified in the directions for use for the blood collecting, processing, and storage system approved for such use by the Director, Center for Biologics Evaluations and Research. Whole blood intended for Platelet Rich Plasma must be maintained as prescribed in § 640.24 until the plasma is removed. The red blood cells must be placed in storage at a temperature between 1 and 6 °C immediately after the plasma is separated. * * * * * 16. Section 640.34 is amended by revising the second sentence in paragraph (b) to read as follows: I § 640.34 Processing. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES * * * * * (b) Fresh Frozen Plasma. * * * The plasma must be separated from the red blood cells or collected by an apheresis procedure, and placed in a freezer within 8 hours or within the timeframe specified in the directions for use for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Aug 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 blood collecting, processing, and storage system, and stored at -18 °C or colder. * * * * * I 17. Section 640.64 is amended by revising paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as follows: § 640.64 plasma. Collection of blood for source * * * * * (b) Blood containers. Blood containers and donor sets must be pyrogen-free, sterile, and identified by lot number. (c) The anticoagulant solution. The anticoagulant solution must be sterile and pyrogen-free. Anticoagulant solutions must be compounded and used according to a formula that has been approved for the applicant by the Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. * * * * * Dated: July 23, 2007. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E7–15943 Filed 8–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Parts 22 and 51 [Public Notice: 5888] RIN 1400–AC39 Passport Procedures—Amendment to Expedited Passport Processing Regulation Department of State. Interim final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This interim final rule changes the definition of ‘‘expedited passport processing’’ from the 3business day period to a number of business days as may be published from time to time on the Department’s Web site, http://www.travel.state.gov. This change is meant to ensure that the Department can continue to offer this service consistent with its regulations, despite increases in demand for it. It is also meant to ensure that the public can easily determine the current standards for expedited passport processing. Further, this interim final rule makes a conforming amendment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services. DATES: Effective date: This interim final rule becomes effective August 16, 2007. Comment date: The Department of State will accept written comments from interested persons up to October 15, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Interested parties may submit comments at any time by any of the following methods: • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Comments by mail are to be addressed to the Office of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. • Internet: Comments by Internet are to be sent to http://www.regulations.gov. This notice can also be viewed from this Internet address. • Electronically: You may submit electronic comments to ExpediteRuleComments@state.gov. You must include the RIN in the subject line of your message. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number. All comments will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information sent with each comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information regarding this regulatory amendment should be directed to Susan M. Bozinko, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Division of Legal Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20037, who may be reached at 202–663– 2491 or e-mailed at BozinkoSM@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA), enacted on December 17, 2004, requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to develop expeditiously a plan to require most U.S. citizens and certain other categories of individuals to present a passport or other documentation of identity and citizenship deemed sufficient by the Secretary of Homeland Security when entering the United States. The Department of State’s Office of Passport Services (Passport Services) began planning for increased passport demand even before Congress passed IRTPA. It planned for a sharp increase in passport applications and anticipated the need for increased staff to handle the demand. Recognizing the uncertainty of passport demand and the need for reliable information to guide its planning efforts, Passport Services contracted for a passport demand study in 2005, and used the data from this study to initiate a program of resource upgrades for meeting demand. Beginning in February 2007, it became apparent that passport demand ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 158 / Thursday, August 16, 2007 / Rules and Regulations was growing faster than the study projected. While the demand study anticipated a sharp increase in applications, it did not fully anticipate the degree and speed with which the American people would comply with Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) guidelines. Therefore, Passport Services has implemented additional short-term and more long-term measures to attempt to address the increase in passport demand and provide Americans with passports in a timely and secure manner. Despite these efforts, the surge in passport applications has led to increases in processing times, and concurrent increases in requests from the public for expedited passport processing. 22 CFR 51.66(b) currently sets a 3-business-day standard for processing expedited passport applications, commencing when the application reaches a Passport Agency or, if the application is already with a Passport Agency commencing when the request for expedited processing is approved. This standard was set by the Department in 1994, (59 FR 48998 (Sep. 26, 1994)), to allow Passport Services to provide expedited services to applicants with urgent departures, and to recover the costs of providing such service. In order to allow Passport Services the flexibility to meet the surge in demand for expedited processing, and to continue to offer this service to the public consistent with its regulations, Passport Services is revising this standard. Under the new standard, the public will be notified on the Department’s Web site, http://www.travel.state.gov, of the number of business days in which the Department is completing expedited processing. This will allow the Department flexibility to alert the public without delay of the current processing time for expedited requests. The public benefits from this change by having accurate notice of the service that will be provided to them and from having the service available from the Department. We believe this will allow the public to continue to consider using expedited processing to self-select urgent cases. We are also amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services to reflect this change in the expedited passport processing rule. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES Regulatory Findings Administrative Procedure Act The Department is publishing this rule as an interim final rule, with a 60- VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Aug 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 day provision for post-promulgation public comments, based on the ‘‘good cause’’ exceptions set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) and 553(d)(3). Publishing the rule this way will allow the Department to make the rule effective at the earliest opportunity, ensuring that Passport Services may continue to offer this service to the public without interruption and consistent with its regulations. The public benefits from having the service available because it allows persons wishing to obtain a passport for urgent travel or other reasons to have their passport applications processed on an expedited basis. Therefore, allowing a comment period followed by a publication of the final rule with a further 30 days before its effective date is not practicable or in the public interest. Comments received before the end of the comment period will be addressed in a final rule. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Department of State, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this regulation, and, by approving it, certifies that this rule is not expected to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because only individuals can apply for passports. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule is not a major rule as defined by section 804 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996. This rule will not result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; a major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of the U.S.-based companies to compete with foreign based companies in domestic and import markets. Executive Order 12866 OMB considers this rule to be a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 45889 Executive Order 12866, section 3(f). Accordingly, this rule has been submitted to OMB for review. In addition, the Department is exempt from Executive Order 12866 except to the extent that it is promulgating regulations, in conjunction with a domestic agency, that are significant regulatory actions. The Department has nevertheless reviewed the regulation to ensure its consistency with the regulatory and philosophy and principles set forth in Executive Order 12866. Executive Order 13132 This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with section 6 of Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. Paperwork Reduction Act This rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. List of Subjects in 22 CFR Parts 22 and 51 Passports and Visas. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, Title 22, parts 22 and 51 are amended as follows: I PART 22—SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR CONSULAR SERVICES— DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND FOREIGN SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 22 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1153 note, 1351, 1351 note; 10 U.S.C. 2602(c); 22 U.S.C. 214, 2504(a), 4201, 4206, 4215, 4219; 31 U.S.C. 9701; Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681 et seq.; Pub. L. 108–447, 118 Stat. 2809 et seq.; E.O. 10718, 22 FR 4632, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 382; E.O. 11295, 31 FR 10603, 3 CFR, 1966–1970 Comp., p. 570. 2. Section 22.1 is amended by revising entry 3 of the table to read as follows: I § 22.1 * E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM Schedule of Fees. * * 16AUR1 * * 45890 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 158 / Thursday, August 16, 2007 / Rules and Regulations SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR CONSULAR SERVICES Item No. Fee Passport and Citizenship Services * * * * * * * 3. Expedited Service: Passport processing within expedited processing period published on the Department’s Web site (22 CFR 51.66(b))/or in-person service at a U.S. Passport Agency (not applicable abroad) ............................................................................... * * * PART 51—PASSPORTS 4. The authority citation for part 51 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 22 U.S.C. 211a, 213, 2651a, 2671(d)(3), 2714, and 3926; 31 U.S.C. 9701; E.O. 11295, 3 CFR, 1966–1970 Comp. p. 570; Sec. 236 Pub. L. 106–113, 113 stat. 1501A– 430; 18 U.S.C. 1621(a)(2); 42 U.S.C. 652, as amended by Sec. 370 Pub. L. 104–193 and Sec. 7303 Pub. L. 109–171. 5. Section 51.66(b) is revised to read as follows: I § 51.66 Expedited passport processing. * * * * * (b) Expedited passport processing shall mean completing processing within the number of business days published on the Department’s Web site, http://www.travel.state.gov, commencing when the application reaches a Passport Agency or, if the application is already with a Passport Agency commencing when the request for expedited processing is approved. The processing will be considered completed when the passport is ready to be picked up by the applicant or is mailed to the applicant. * * * * * Dated: August 13, 2007. Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary, Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–16173 Filed 8–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P * * § 1.6033–5T Disclosure by tax-exempt entities that are parties to certain reportable transactions (temporary). Background Internal Revenue Service The temporary regulations that are the subject of this correction are under section 6033 of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction As published, temporary regulations (TD 9335) contain an error that may prove to be misleading and is in need of clarification. List of Subject in 26 CFR Part 1 Correction of Publication Internal Revenue Service Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is corrected by making the following correcting amendment: I 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9335] PART 1—INCOME TAXES mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES RIN 1545–BG19 Disclosure Requirements With Respect to Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions; Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correcting amendment. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Aug 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 * SUMMARY: This document contains correction to temporary regulations (TD 9335) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 6, 2007 (72 FR 36869) under section 6033(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code that provide rules regarding the form, manner and timing of disclosure obligations with respect to prohibited tax shelter transactions to which taxexempt entities are parties. DATES: The correction is effective August 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Galina Kolomietz, (202) 622–6070, or Michael Blumenfeld, (202) 622–1124 (not toll-free numbers). For questions specifically relating to qualified pension plans, individual retirement accounts, and similar tax-favored savings arrangements, contact Dana Barry, (202) 622–6060 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Income taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY * $60 Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read, in part, as follows: I Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * I Par. 2. Section 1.6033–5T is amended by revising paragraph (e)(1)(i) to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * * * (e) * * * (1) * * * (i) In general. The disclosure required by this section shall be filed on or before May 15 of the calendar year following the close of the calendar year during which the tax-exempt entity entered into the prohibited tax shelter transaction. * * * * * LaNita Van Dyke, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration). [FR Doc. E7–16073 Filed 8–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9335] RIN 1545–BG19 Disclosure Requirements With Respect to Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions; Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correction to temporary regulations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document contains correction to temporary regulations (TD 9335) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 6, 2007 (72 FR 36869) under section 6033(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code that provide rules regarding the form, manner and timing of disclosure obligations with respect to prohibited tax shelter transactions to which taxexempt entities are parties. DATES: The correction is effective August 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Galina Kolomietz, (202) 622–6070, or E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 158 (Thursday, August 16, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 45888-45890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16173]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Parts 22 and 51

[Public Notice: 5888]
RIN 1400-AC39


Passport Procedures--Amendment to Expedited Passport Processing 
Regulation

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Interim final rule.

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SUMMARY: This interim final rule changes the definition of ``expedited 
passport processing'' from the 3-business day period to a number of 
business days as may be published from time to time on the Department's 
Web site, http://www.travel.state.gov. This change is meant to ensure 
that the Department can continue to offer this service consistent with 
its regulations, despite increases in demand for it. It is also meant 
to ensure that the public can easily determine the current standards 
for expedited passport processing. Further, this interim final rule 
makes a conforming amendment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular 
Services.

DATES: Effective date: This interim final rule becomes effective August 
16, 2007.
    Comment date: The Department of State will accept written comments 
from interested persons up to October 15, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit comments at any time by any of 
the following methods:
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Comments by 
mail are to be addressed to the Office of Legal Affairs and Law 
Enforcement, U.S. Department of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
     Internet: Comments by Internet are to be sent to http://
www.regulations.gov. This notice can also be viewed from this Internet 
address.
     Electronically: You may submit electronic comments to 
ExpediteRuleComments@state.gov. You must include the RIN in the subject 
line of your message. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number. All comments will be posted without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information sent with each 
comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
regarding this regulatory amendment should be directed to Susan M. 
Bozinko, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Division of 
Legal Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20037, who may 
be reached at 202-663-2491 or e-mailed at BozinkoSM@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and 
Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA), enacted on December 17, 2004, 
requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, to develop expeditiously a plan to require most 
U.S. citizens and certain other categories of individuals to present a 
passport or other documentation of identity and citizenship deemed 
sufficient by the Secretary of Homeland Security when entering the 
United States.
    The Department of State's Office of Passport Services (Passport 
Services) began planning for increased passport demand even before 
Congress passed IRTPA. It planned for a sharp increase in passport 
applications and anticipated the need for increased staff to handle the 
demand. Recognizing the uncertainty of passport demand and the need for 
reliable information to guide its planning efforts, Passport Services 
contracted for a passport demand study in 2005, and used the data from 
this study to initiate a program of resource upgrades for meeting 
demand.
    Beginning in February 2007, it became apparent that passport demand

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was growing faster than the study projected. While the demand study 
anticipated a sharp increase in applications, it did not fully 
anticipate the degree and speed with which the American people would 
comply with Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) guidelines. 
Therefore, Passport Services has implemented additional short-term and 
more long-term measures to attempt to address the increase in passport 
demand and provide Americans with passports in a timely and secure 
manner.
    Despite these efforts, the surge in passport applications has led 
to increases in processing times, and concurrent increases in requests 
from the public for expedited passport processing. 22 CFR 51.66(b) 
currently sets a 3-business-day standard for processing expedited 
passport applications, commencing when the application reaches a 
Passport Agency or, if the application is already with a Passport 
Agency commencing when the request for expedited processing is 
approved. This standard was set by the Department in 1994, (59 FR 48998 
(Sep. 26, 1994)), to allow Passport Services to provide expedited 
services to applicants with urgent departures, and to recover the costs 
of providing such service. In order to allow Passport Services the 
flexibility to meet the surge in demand for expedited processing, and 
to continue to offer this service to the public consistent with its 
regulations, Passport Services is revising this standard.
    Under the new standard, the public will be notified on the 
Department's Web site, http://www.travel.state.gov, of the number of 
business days in which the Department is completing expedited 
processing. This will allow the Department flexibility to alert the 
public without delay of the current processing time for expedited 
requests. The public benefits from this change by having accurate 
notice of the service that will be provided to them and from having the 
service available from the Department. We believe this will allow the 
public to continue to consider using expedited processing to self-
select urgent cases.
    We are also amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services to 
reflect this change in the expedited passport processing rule.

Regulatory Findings

Administrative Procedure Act

    The Department is publishing this rule as an interim final rule, 
with a 60-day provision for post-promulgation public comments, based on 
the ``good cause'' exceptions set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) and 
553(d)(3). Publishing the rule this way will allow the Department to 
make the rule effective at the earliest opportunity, ensuring that 
Passport Services may continue to offer this service to the public 
without interruption and consistent with its regulations. The public 
benefits from having the service available because it allows persons 
wishing to obtain a passport for urgent travel or other reasons to have 
their passport applications processed on an expedited basis. Therefore, 
allowing a comment period followed by a publication of the final rule 
with a further 30 days before its effective date is not practicable or 
in the public interest. Comments received before the end of the comment 
period will be addressed in a final rule.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Department of State, in accordance with the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this regulation, and, 
by approving it, certifies that this rule is not expected to have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
because only individuals can apply for passports.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and 
tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 
million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely 
affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary 
under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule is not a major rule as defined by section 804 of the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996. This rule will not 
result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; a 
major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on 
competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on 
the ability of the U.S.-based companies to compete with foreign based 
companies in domestic and import markets.

Executive Order 12866

    OMB considers this rule to be a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under Executive Order 12866, section 3(f). Accordingly, this rule has 
been submitted to OMB for review. In addition, the Department is exempt 
from Executive Order 12866 except to the extent that it is promulgating 
regulations, in conjunction with a domestic agency, that are 
significant regulatory actions. The Department has nevertheless 
reviewed the regulation to ensure its consistency with the regulatory 
and philosophy and principles set forth in Executive Order 12866.

Executive Order 13132

    This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the 
States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with section 6 
of Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this rule does not have 
sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant 
the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35.

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Parts 22 and 51

    Passports and Visas.

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Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, Title 22, parts 22 and 51 
are amended as follows:

PART 22--SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR CONSULAR SERVICES--DEPARTMENT OF 
STATE AND FOREIGN SERVICES

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1. The authority citation for part 22 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1153 note, 1351, 1351 note; 10 U.S.C. 
2602(c); 22 U.S.C. 214, 2504(a), 4201, 4206, 4215, 4219; 31 U.S.C. 
9701; Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681 et seq.; Pub. L. 108-447, 118 
Stat. 2809 et seq.; E.O. 10718, 22 FR 4632, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., 
p. 382; E.O. 11295, 31 FR 10603, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 570.

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2. Section 22.1 is amended by revising entry 3 of the table to read as 
follows:


Sec.  22.1  Schedule of Fees.

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                 Schedule of Fees for Consular Services
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                           Item No.                               Fee
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                    Passport and Citizenship Services
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3. Expedited Service: Passport processing within expedited           $60
 processing period published on the Department's Web site (22
 CFR 51.66(b))/or in-person service at a U.S. Passport Agency
 (not applicable abroad).....................................
 
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PART 51--PASSPORTS

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4. The authority citation for part 51 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 22 U.S.C. 211a, 213, 2651a, 2671(d)(3), 2714, and 
3926; 31 U.S.C. 9701; E.O. 11295, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp. p. 570; 
Sec. 236 Pub. L. 106-113, 113 stat. 1501A-430; 18 U.S.C. 1621(a)(2); 
42 U.S.C. 652, as amended by Sec. 370 Pub. L. 104-193 and Sec. 7303 
Pub. L. 109-171.


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5. Section 51.66(b) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  51.66  Expedited passport processing.

* * * * *
    (b) Expedited passport processing shall mean completing processing 
within the number of business days published on the Department's Web 
site, http://www.travel.state.gov, commencing when the application 
reaches a Passport Agency or, if the application is already with a 
Passport Agency commencing when the request for expedited processing is 
approved. The processing will be considered completed when the passport 
is ready to be picked up by the applicant or is mailed to the 
applicant.
* * * * *

    Dated: August 13, 2007.
Maura Harty,
Assistant Secretary, Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E7-16173 Filed 8-15-07; 8:45 am]
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