60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals, 24781-24782 [2013-09953]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2013 / Notices 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 Section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for the nonimmigrant classification of a national of a country with which the United States maintains an appropriate treaty of commerce and navigation who is coming to the United States to: (i) Carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or technology, principally between the United States and the treaty country; or (ii) develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which the national has invested, or is actively in the process of investing, Form DS–156E is completed by foreign nationals seeking nonimmigrant treaty trader/investor visas to the United States. The Department will use the DS–156E to elicit information necessary to determine a foreign national’s visa eligibility. Methodology After completing Form DS–160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application online (or, if the DS–160 is unavailable, DS–156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application), applicants would fill out the DS–156E online, print the form, and submit it in person or via mail. Dated: April 17, 2013. Donald L. Heflin, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2013–09960 Filed 4–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Public Notice 8296] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 June 25, 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 8296’’ 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. SUMMARY: • Title of Information Collection: U.S. Passport Renewal Application For Eligible Individuals. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0020. • 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/S/PMO/ PC). • Form Number: DS–82. • Respondents: Individuals or Households. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24781 • Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,215,761. • Estimated Number of Responses: 4,215,761. • Average Time per Response: 40 minutes/0.66 hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 2,782,402. • 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– 82 is used to facilitate the issuance of passports to U.S. citizens and nationals. The primary purpose of soliciting the information is to establish citizenship, identity, and entitlement to the issuance of the U.S. passport or related service, and to properly administer and enforce the laws pertaining to the issuance thereof. The DS–82 solicits data necessary for Passport Services to issue a United States passport (book and/or card format) in the exercise of authorities granted to the Secretary of State in 22 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 211a et seq. and Executive Order (EO) 11295 (August 5, 1966) for the issuance of passports to U.S. nationals. The issuance of U.S. passports requires the determination of identity, nationality, and entitlement, with reference to the provisions of Title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. sections 1401–1504), the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, other applicable treaties and laws and implementing regulations at 22 CFR part 50 and 51. The specific regulations pertaining to E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 24782 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2013 / Notices the Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail are at 22 CFR 51.20 and 51.21. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Methodology Passport Services collects information from U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals who complete and submit the Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail. Passport applicants can either download the DS–82 from the internet or obtain one from an Acceptance Facility/ Passport Agency. The form must be completed, signed, and submitted along with the applicant’s previous U.S. passport. U.S. citizens overseas may download the DS–82 from the Internet or obtain one from the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. As noted on the form, U.S. citizens overseas (except Canada) must apply for their passport at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in accordance with instructions on the Embassy/Consulate Web site. Additional Information In addition to general format changes, the following content changes have been made to the form: • Page 1, Instructions: Under the heading, ‘‘Can I Use This Form?’’, the following new statement and ‘‘yes’’ and ‘‘no’’ checkboxes were added: ‘‘My U.S. passport has not been limited from the normal ten year validity period due to passport damage/ mutilation, multiple passport thefts/ losses, or non-compliance with 22 CFR 51.41. (Please refer to the back pages of your U.S. passport book for endorsement information.)’’ • Page 1, Instructions: In the third section that begins ‘‘U.S. PASSPORTS, EITHER IN BOOK OR CARD FORMAT, ARE ISSUED * * *’’, the following statement was added at the end of this section: ‘‘PLEASE NOTE: YOUR NEW PASSPORT WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT PASSPORT NUMBER THAN YOUR PREVIOUS PASSPORT.’’ • Page 2, Instructions: In sentence 2), ‘‘A Marriage Certificate * * *’’ the word ‘‘certified’’ has been added before ‘‘Marriage’’. Also, parentheses and the words ‘‘(Photocopies are not accepted)’’ have been added at the end of the sentence. • Page 2, Instructions: Under ‘‘Where Do I Mail This Application?’’, the following change has occurred: ‘‘Note Regarding Mailing Addresses:’’, in the third sentence, the telephone number and words ‘‘at 1–877–487–2778 or visit travel.state.gov’’ have been added at the end of the sentence. • Page 3, Instructions: At the bottom of the page, a new section was added with the heading: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 ‘‘Special Notice to U.S. Passport Card Applicants Only’’. The section text follows: ‘‘The maximum number of letters provided for your given name (first and middle) on the U.S. passport card is 24 characters. The 24 characters may be shortened due to printing restrictions. If both your given names are more than 24 characters, you must shorten one of your given names you list on item 1 of this form. • Page 1, Form: For Line Item 8, the following changes have occurred: Æ Mailing Address, Line 1: Replaced ‘‘Street/RFD#, P.O. Box, or URB’’ with ‘‘(Street/RFD#, URB, or P.O. Box, Apt/ Unit, In Care Of or Attn (e.g., In Care Of—Jane Doe, Apt # 100))’’. Æ Mailing Address, Address Line 2: Replaced ‘‘Clearly label Apartment, Company, Suite, Unit, Building, Floor, In Care Of or Attention if applicable. (e.g., In Care Of—Jane Doe, Apt # 100)’’ with ‘‘(If applicable)’’. • In the photograph box, the words ‘‘Submit a recent color photograph’’ have been replaced with ‘‘Attach a color photograph taken within the last six months’’. • Under Line Item 11, ‘‘Please submit a certified copy of your marriage * * *’’, the language has been revised to now read ‘‘Please submit a certified copy. (Photocopies are not accepted!)’’. • In the section at the bottom of the page ‘‘For Issuing Office Only’’, the letters ‘‘BK’’ were added between ‘‘PPT C/R’’ and ‘‘PPT S/R’’ to now read ‘‘PPT BK C/R’’ and ‘‘PPT BK S/R’’. • In the section at the bottom of the page ‘‘For Issuing Office Only’’, two additional ‘‘checkboxes’’ and the words ‘‘PPT CD C/R’’ and ‘‘PPT CD S/R’’ were added after ‘‘PPT BK S/R’’. • Page 2, Form: For Line Item 20, the following changes have occurred: Æ The words ‘‘Date of Trip’’ have been replaced with ‘‘Departure Date’’. Æ The words ‘‘Duration of Trip’’ have been replaced with ‘‘Return Date’’. The Department estimates that these changes will not result in an increase in the current burden time of 40 minutes. Dated: April 16, 2013. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–09953 Filed 4–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8295] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport: Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Book Replacement 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 June 25, 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 8295’’ 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. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport: Name E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 81 (Friday, April 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24781-24782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8296]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: U.S. Passport 
Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals

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 June 
25, 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 8296'' 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: U.S. Passport Renewal 
Application For Eligible Individuals.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0020.
     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/S/PMO/PC).
     Form Number: DS-82.
     Respondents: Individuals or Households.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,215,761.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 4,215,761.
     Average Time per Response: 40 minutes/0.66 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 2,782,402.
     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-82 is used to facilitate the 
issuance of passports to U.S. citizens and nationals. The primary 
purpose of soliciting the information is to establish citizenship, 
identity, and entitlement to the issuance of the U.S. passport or 
related service, and to properly administer and enforce the laws 
pertaining to the issuance thereof.
    The DS-82 solicits data necessary for Passport Services to issue a 
United States passport (book and/or card format) in the exercise of 
authorities granted to the Secretary of State in 22 United States Code 
(U.S.C.) Section 211a et seq. and Executive Order (EO) 11295 (August 5, 
1966) for the issuance of passports to U.S. nationals.
    The issuance of U.S. passports requires the determination of 
identity, nationality, and entitlement, with reference to the 
provisions of Title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 
U.S.C. sections 1401-1504), the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of 
the United States, other applicable treaties and laws and implementing 
regulations at 22 CFR part 50 and 51. The specific regulations 
pertaining to

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the Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail are at 22 CFR 51.20 and 
51.21.

Methodology

    Passport Services collects information from U.S. citizens and non-
citizen nationals who complete and submit the Application for a U.S. 
Passport by Mail. Passport applicants can either download the DS-82 
from the internet or obtain one from an Acceptance Facility/Passport 
Agency. The form must be completed, signed, and submitted along with 
the applicant's previous U.S. passport.
    U.S. citizens overseas may download the DS-82 from the Internet or 
obtain one from the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. As noted on the 
form, U.S. citizens overseas (except Canada) must apply for their 
passport at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in accordance with 
instructions on the Embassy/Consulate Web site.

Additional Information

    In addition to general format changes, the following content 
changes have been made to the form:
     Page 1, Instructions: Under the heading, ``Can I Use This 
Form?'', the following new statement and ``yes'' and ``no'' checkboxes 
were added:
    ``My U.S. passport has not been limited from the normal ten year 
validity period due to passport damage/mutilation, multiple passport 
thefts/losses, or non-compliance with 22 CFR 51.41. (Please refer to 
the back pages of your U.S. passport book for endorsement 
information.)''
     Page 1, Instructions: In the third section that begins 
``U.S. PASSPORTS, EITHER IN BOOK OR CARD FORMAT, ARE ISSUED * * *'', 
the following statement was added at the end of this section:
    ``PLEASE NOTE: YOUR NEW PASSPORT WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT PASSPORT 
NUMBER THAN YOUR PREVIOUS PASSPORT.''
     Page 2, Instructions: In sentence 2), ``A Marriage 
Certificate * * *'' the word ``certified'' has been added before 
``Marriage''. Also, parentheses and the words ``(Photocopies are not 
accepted)'' have been added at the end of the sentence.
     Page 2, Instructions: Under ``Where Do I Mail This 
Application?'', the following change has occurred:
    ``Note Regarding Mailing Addresses:'', in the third sentence, the 
telephone number and words ``at 1-877-487-2778 or visit 
travel.state.gov'' have been added at the end of the sentence.
     Page 3, Instructions: At the bottom of the page, a new 
section was added with the heading:
    ``Special Notice to U.S. Passport Card Applicants Only''.
    The section text follows:
    ``The maximum number of letters provided for your given name (first 
and middle) on the U.S. passport card is 24 characters. The 24 
characters may be shortened due to printing restrictions. If both your 
given names are more than 24 characters, you must shorten one of your 
given names you list on item 1 of this form.
     Page 1, Form: For Line Item 8, the following changes have 
occurred:
    [cir] Mailing Address, Line 1: Replaced ``Street/RFD, P.O. 
Box, or URB'' with ``(Street/RFD, URB, or P.O. Box, Apt/Unit, 
In Care Of or Attn (e.g., In Care Of--Jane Doe, Apt  100))''.
    [cir] Mailing Address, Address Line 2: Replaced ``Clearly label 
Apartment, Company, Suite, Unit, Building, Floor, In Care Of or 
Attention if applicable. (e.g., In Care Of--Jane Doe, Apt  
100)'' with ``(If applicable)''.
     In the photograph box, the words ``Submit a recent color 
photograph'' have been replaced with ``Attach a color photograph taken 
within the last six months''.
     Under Line Item 11, ``Please submit a certified copy of 
your marriage * * *'', the language has been revised to now read 
``Please submit a certified copy. (Photocopies are not accepted!)''.
     In the section at the bottom of the page ``For Issuing 
Office Only'', the letters ``BK'' were added between ``PPT C/R'' and 
``PPT S/R'' to now read ``PPT BK C/R'' and ``PPT BK S/R''.
     In the section at the bottom of the page ``For Issuing 
Office Only'', two additional ``checkboxes'' and the words ``PPT CD C/
R'' and ``PPT CD S/R'' were added after ``PPT BK S/R''.
     Page 2, Form: For Line Item 20, the following changes have 
occurred:
    [cir] The words ``Date of Trip'' have been replaced with 
``Departure Date''.
    [cir] The words ``Duration of Trip'' have been replaced with 
``Return Date''.
    The Department estimates that these changes will not result in an 
increase in the current burden time of 40 minutes.

    Dated: April 16, 2013.
Brenda S. Sprague,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
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