60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16, 74044-74045 [2012-30022]

Download as PDF 74044 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 12, 2012 / Notices must be filed with the Commission not later than the date the amendment or supplement, or the amended ODD, is furnished to customers. The Commission has reviewed the proposed November 2012 Supplement, and the amendments to the ODD contained therein, and finds that, having due regard to the adequacy of the information disclosed and the public interest and protection of investors, the supplement may be furnished to customers as of the date of this order. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Rule 9b–1 under the Act,10 that definitive copies of the November 2012 Supplement to the ODD (SR–ODD– 2012–02), reflecting changes to disclosure regarding adjustments for cash dividends and distributions in respect of options overlying less than 100 shares, may be furnished to customers as of the date of this order. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–29930 Filed 12–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P for the document by entering ‘‘Public Notice ####’’ in the Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the Results page. • Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov. • Mail: PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3030, Washington, DC 20037. • Fax: (202) 663–2410. • Hand Delivery or Courier: PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3030, Washington, DC 20037. 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 requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3030, Washington, DC 20037 who may be reached on (202) 663–2457 or at PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8110] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16 Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to February 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: 10 17 11 17 CFR 240.9b–1. CFR 200.30–3(a)(39). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:48 Dec 11, 2012 Jkt 229001 • Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor under Age 16. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0129. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Program Management and Operational Support, Program Coordination Division (CA/PPT/PMO/ PC). • Form Number: DS–3053. • Respondents: Individuals or Households. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,260,000 respondents per year. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,260,000 responses per year. • Average Time Per Response: 5 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 105,000 hours per year. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 on the DS– 3053, ‘‘Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor under Age 16’’, is used in conjunction with the DS–11, ‘‘Application for a U.S. Passport’’. When a minor under the age 16 applies for a passport and one of the minor’s parents or legal guardians is unavailable at the time the passport application is executed, a completed and notarized DS–3053 can be used as the statement of consent. If the required statement is not submitted, the minor cannot receive a U.S. passport. The required statement may be submitted in other formats provided they meet statutory and regulatory requirements. The legal authority permitting this information collection assists the Department of State to administer the regulations in 22 CFR 51.27 requiring that both parents and/or any guardian consent to the issuance of a passport to a minor under age 16, except where one parent has sole custody. This regulation was mandated by Section 236 of the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2000 and 2001 (enacted by Public Law 106–113, Div. B, Section 1000 (a)(7)), and helps to prevent international child abduction. Methodology Passport Services collects information from U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals when they complete and submit the DS–3053, ‘‘Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor under Age 16’’. Passport applicants can either download the DS– 3053 from the Internet or obtain the form from an Acceptance Facility/ Passport Agency. The form must be completed, signed, and submitted along with the applicant’s DS–11, ‘‘Application for a U.S. Passport’’. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 12, 2012 / Notices Dated: November 28, 2012. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–30022 Filed 12–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8111] Request for Information for the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report The Department of State (‘‘the Department’’) requests written information to assist in reporting on the degree to which the United States and foreign governments comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (‘‘minimum standards’’) that are prescribed by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, (Div. A, Pub. L. 106–386) as amended (‘‘TVPA’’). This information will assist in the preparation of the Trafficking in Persons Report (‘‘TIP Report’’) that the Department submits annually to appropriate committees in the U.S. Congress on countries’ level of compliance with the minimum standards. Foreign governments that do not comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so may be subject to restrictions on nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related foreign assistance from the United States, as defined by the TVPA. Submissions must be made in writing to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State by January 31, 2013. Please refer to the Addresses, Scope of Interest and Information Sought sections of this Notice for additional instructions on submission requirements. SUMMARY: Submissions must be received by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons by 5 p.m. on January 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written submissions and supporting documentation may be submitted to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons by the following methods: • Facsimile (fax): 202–312–9637. • Mail, Express Delivery, Hand Delivery and Messenger Service: U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/ TIP), 1800 G Street NW., Suite 2148, Washington, DC 20520. Please note that materials submitted by mail may be delayed due to security screenings and processing. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:48 Dec 11, 2012 Jkt 229001 • Email (preferred): tipreport@state.gov for submissions related to foreign governments and tipreportUS@state.gov for submissions related to the United States. Scope of Interest: The Department requests information relevant to assessing the United States’ and foreign governments’ compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons in the year 2012. The minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons are listed in the Background section. Submissions must include information relevant and probative of the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons and should include, but need not be limited to, answering the questions in the Information Sought section. These questions are designed to elicit information relevant to the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons. Only those questions for which the submitter has direct professional experience should be answered and that experience should be noted. For any critique or deficiency described, please provide a recommendation to remedy it. Note the country or countries that are the focus of the submission. Submissions may include written narratives that answer the questions presented in this Notice, research, studies, statistics, fieldwork, training materials, evaluations, assessments, and other relevant evidence of local, state and federal government efforts. To the extent possible, precise dates should be included. Where applicable, written narratives providing factual information should provide citations to sources and copies of the source material should be provided. If possible, send electronic copies of the entire submission, including source material. If primary sources are utilized, such as research studies, interviews, direct observations, or other sources of quantitative or qualitative data, details on the research or data-gathering methodology should be provided. The Department does not include in the report, and is therefore not seeking, information on prostitution, human smuggling, visa fraud, or child abuse, unless such conduct occurs in the context of human trafficking. Confidentiality: Please provide the name, phone number, and email address of a single point of contact for any submission. It is Department practice not to identify in the TIP Report information concerning sources in order to safeguard those sources. Please note, however, that any information submitted to the Department may be PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74045 releasable pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act or other applicable law. When applicable, portions of submissions relevant to efforts by other U.S. government agencies may be shared with those agencies. Response: This is a request for information only; there will be no response to submissions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The TIP Report: The TIP Report is the most comprehensive worldwide report on foreign governments’ efforts to combat trafficking in persons. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to engage in diplomacy to encourage partnership in creating and implementing laws and policies to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention, protection, and prosecution programs. Worldwide, the report is used by international organizations, foreign governments, and nongovernmental organizations alike as a tool to examine where resources are most needed. Freeing victims, preventing trafficking, and bringing traffickers to justice are the ultimate goals of the report and of the U.S Government’s anti-human trafficking policy. The Department prepares the TIP Report using information from across the U.S. government, U.S. embassies, foreign government officials, nongovernmental and international organizations, published reports, and research trips to every region. The TIP Report focuses on concrete actions that governments take to fight trafficking in persons, including prosecutions, convictions, and prison sentences for traffickers, as well as victim protection measures and prevention efforts. Each TIP Report narrative also includes a section on recommendations. These recommendations are then used to assist in measuring progress from one year to the next and determining whether governments comply with the minimum standards to eliminate trafficking in persons or are making significant efforts to do so. The TVPA creates a three tier ranking system. This placement is based more on the extent of government action to combat trafficking than on the size of the problem, although that is a consideration. The Department first evaluates whether the government fully complies with the TVPA’s minimum standards for the elimination of E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-30022]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8110]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of 
Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
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 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by 
going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by 
entering ``Public Notice '' in the 
Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the 
Results page.
     Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov.
     Mail: PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, 2100 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3030, Washington, DC 20037.
     Fax: (202) 663-2410.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: PPT Forms Officer, U.S. 
Department of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3030, 
Washington, DC 20037.
    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 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, 
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3030, Washington, DC 20037 who may 
be reached on (202) 663-2457 or at PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
     Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent: 
Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor under Age 16.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0129.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport 
Services, Office of Program Management and Operational Support, Program 
Coordination Division (CA/PPT/PMO/PC).
     Form Number: DS-3053.
     Respondents: Individuals or Households.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,260,000 respondents per 
year.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 1,260,000 responses per 
year.
     Average Time Per Response: 5 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 105,000 hours per year.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a 
Benefit.
    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 on the DS-3053, ``Statement of Consent: 
Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor under Age 16'', is used in 
conjunction with the DS-11, ``Application for a U.S. Passport''. When a 
minor under the age 16 applies for a passport and one of the minor's 
parents or legal guardians is unavailable at the time the passport 
application is executed, a completed and notarized DS-3053 can be used 
as the statement of consent. If the required statement is not 
submitted, the minor cannot receive a U.S. passport. The required 
statement may be submitted in other formats provided they meet 
statutory and regulatory requirements.
    The legal authority permitting this information collection assists 
the Department of State to administer the regulations in 22 CFR 51.27 
requiring that both parents and/or any guardian consent to the issuance 
of a passport to a minor under age 16, except where one parent has sole 
custody. This regulation was mandated by Section 236 of the Admiral 
James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations authorization Act, 
Fiscal Year 2000 and 2001 (enacted by Public Law 106-113, Div. B, 
Section 1000 (a)(7)), and helps to prevent international child 
abduction.

Methodology

    Passport Services collects information from U.S. citizens and non-
citizen nationals when they complete and submit the DS-3053, 
``Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor under 
Age 16''. Passport applicants can either download the DS-3053 from the 
Internet or obtain the form from an Acceptance Facility/Passport 
Agency. The form must be completed, signed, and submitted along with 
the applicant's DS-11, ``Application for a U.S. Passport''.


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    Dated: November 28, 2012.
Brenda S. Sprague,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-30022 Filed 12-11-12; 8:45 am]
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