60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Identifying Witness, 69270 [2015-28445]

Download as PDF 69270 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 216 / Monday, November 9, 2015 / Notices Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99–399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107–56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS– D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at https://foia.state.gov/_docs/ SORN/State-36.pdf for additional information. Dated: November 2, 2015. Michael J. Dennis, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–28446 Filed 11–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9340] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Identifying Witness State Department. Notice of request for public comments. AGENCY: 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. DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to January 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2015–0065’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov. 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 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:52 Nov 06, 2015 Jkt 238001 information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents, by mail to PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/L/LA 44132 Mercure Cir., P.O. Box 1227 Sterling, VA 20166–1227, by phone at (202) 485–6373, or by email at PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Affidavit of Identifying Witness. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0088. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Legl Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison (CA/PPT/S/L/LA). • Form Number: DS–0071. • Respondents: Individuals. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 61,000 affiants per year. • Estimated Number of Responses: 61,000 affiants per year. • Average Hours per Response: 5 min. • Total Estimated Burden: 5,083 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of 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. 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 Affidavit of Identifying Witness is submitted in conjunction with an application for a U.S. passport. It is used by Passport Services to collect information for the purpose of establishing the identity of the applicant. This affidavit is completed by the identifying witness when the applicant is unable to establish his or her identity to the satisfaction of a person authorized to accept passport applications. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology: The Affidavit of Identifying Witness is submitted in conjunction with an application for a U.S. passport. Due to legislative mandates, Form DS–0071 is only available at acceptance facilities, passport agencies, and U.S. embassies and consulates. This form must be completed and signed in the presence of an authorized Passport Agent, Acceptance Agent, or Consular Officer. Dated: November 2, 2015. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–28445 Filed 11–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on December 4, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 (Ground Level), located at North Street (at Commonwealth Avenue), Harrisburg, PA 17120. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; fax: (717) 238–2436. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The business meeting will include actions or presentations on the following items: (1) Resolution concerning FY–2017 federal funding of the Susquehanna Flood Forecast and Warning System and Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program; (2) rulemaking action to amend Commission regulations to simplify and clarify the process for transferring approvals and to add sections pertaining to general permits and minor modifications to approvals; (3) an update to the Commission’s Investment Policy Statement; (4) regulatory compliance matters for Seneca Resources Corporation and Schreiber Foods, Inc.; and (5) Regulatory Program projects. The business meeting will also include SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9340]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of 
Identifying Witness

AGENCY: State Department.

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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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.

DATE(S): The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
January 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2015-0065'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov.
    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 information collection and 
supporting documents, by mail to PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of 
State, CA/PPT/S/L/LA 44132 Mercure Cir., P.O. Box 1227 Sterling, VA 
20166-1227, by phone at (202) 485-6373, or by email at 
PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Affidavit of Identifying 
Witness.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0088.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport 
Services, Office of Legl Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison (CA/PPT/S/
L/LA).
     Form Number: DS-0071.
     Respondents: Individuals.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 61,000 affiants per year.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 61,000 affiants per year.
     Average Hours per Response: 5 min.
     Total Estimated Burden: 5,083 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of 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.
    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 Affidavit of Identifying 
Witness is submitted in conjunction with an application for a U.S. 
passport. It is used by Passport Services to collect information for 
the purpose of establishing the identity of the applicant. This 
affidavit is completed by the identifying witness when the applicant is 
unable to establish his or her identity to the satisfaction of a person 
authorized to accept passport applications.
    Methodology: The Affidavit of Identifying Witness is submitted in 
conjunction with an application for a U.S. passport. Due to legislative 
mandates, Form DS-0071 is only available at acceptance facilities, 
passport agencies, and U.S. embassies and consulates. This form must be 
completed and signed in the presence of an authorized Passport Agent, 
Acceptance Agent, or Consular Officer.

    Dated: November 2, 2015.
Brenda S. Sprague,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2015-28445 Filed 11-6-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-06-P