30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport, 42390-42391 [2016-15400]

Download as PDF 42390 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / Notices those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NASDAQ–2016–085 and should be submitted on or before July 20, 2016. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–15360 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202– 632–6471; email: section2459@ state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: June 22, 2016. Mark Taplin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–15401 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9618] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. [Public Notice: 9616] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, from on or about September 18, 2016, until on or about January 22, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. 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 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to July 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. 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, by mail to PPT Forms Officer, U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Application for a U.S. Passport. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0004. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison (CA/PPT/S/L/LA). • Form Number: DS–11. • Respondents: Individuals. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,763,831. • Estimated Number of Responses: 11,763,831. • Average Time Per Response: 85 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 16,665,427 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 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 DS–11 solicits data necessary for Passport Services to issue a United States passport (book and/or card format) pursuant to authorities granted to the Secretary of State by 22 U.S.C. 211a et seq. and Executive Order (E.O.) 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. 1401–1504), the 14th E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / Notices Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, other applicable treaties and laws, and implementing regulations at 22 CFR parts 50 and 51. The specific regulations pertaining to the Application for a U.S. Passport are at 22 CFR 51.20 through 51.28. Methodology: The information collected on the DS–11 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. Passport Services collects information from U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals when they complete and submit the Application for a U.S. Passport. Passport applicants can either download the DS–11 from the internet or obtain one from an Acceptance Facility/Passport Agency. The form must be completed and executed at an acceptance facility or passport agency, and submitted with evidence of citizenship and identity. Additional Information: The proposed renewal of the DS–11 includes an advisory on the instruction that lawful permanent resident cards (green cards) that are submitted with Form DS–11 will be forwarded to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services if the applicant is found to be a U.S. citizen. This advisory is consistent with an arrangement between the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security, as green cards are property of the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed renewal of Form DS–11 also includes new instruction to applicants requiring submission of a photocopy of the applicant’s evidence of U.S. citizenship, in addition to the official or certified copy that is currently required. The official or certified copy will continue to be used to determine whether the applicant has a valid claim to U.S. citizenship. The photocopy will be retained by the Department so that the Department has a complete and accurate record of what the applicant submitted with his or her U.S. passport application. Currently, evidence of U.S. citizenship is only annotated on the application, and a certified copy is generally not retained. The Department considered different alternatives to having the applicant submit a photocopy in addition to the official or certified copy; however, none of these alternatives were logistically feasible or cost effective. Based on a resource analysis study, the additional costs for labor, equipment, supplies, facility modifications and obtaining additional VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 space makes it not feasible for the Department to make photocopies of primary citizenship evidence without significantly affecting agency operations and passport processing times. The Department determined that adding the requirement for a photocopy of the applicant’s evidence of U.S. citizenship is the only feasible way to create a complete record of the documentation submitted with applications. The Department also believes that retaining copies of applicant’s evidence of U.S. citizenship will help the Department develop and deliver online passport applicant services. Applicants currently submit a photocopy of their photo identification. The Privacy Act statement has been amended to clarify that an applicant’s failure to provide his or her Social Security number may result in the denial of an application, consistent with 22 U.S.C 2714a(f) which authorizes the Department to deny U.S. passport applications when the applicant failed to include his or her Social Security number. These requirements and the underlying legal authorities are further described on page 3 of the instruction titled ‘‘Federal Tax Law’’ which has also been amended to include a reference to 22 U.S.C 2714a(f). Additionally, the proposed renewal of form DS–11 also includes updated instruction regarding the eyeglass policy change, prohibiting applicants from wearing eyeglasses in passport photographs, unless the applicant presents a signed statement from a doctor demonstrating that the glasses must be worn due to medical reasons. The form also states that passport photos may include hats or head coverings only when they are worn continuously as part of recognized, traditional religious attire, or when the hat or head covering is worn for medical purposes as stated by a doctor in a signed statement. Dated: June 23, 2016. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–15400 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42391 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0118] Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR); Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition; grant of application for exemption. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to grant the Missouri DOR and all other State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) a limited exemption from the Agency’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations. These regulations allow a State to waive the CDL skills test for applicants regularly employed or previously employed within the last 90 days in a military position requiring operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The exemption extends the 90day timeline to one year following the driver’s separation from military service. The Missouri DOR believed that the 90-day timeframe is too short to take advantage of the waiver for many of the qualified discharged veterans entering and settling into civilian life. A similar exemption was granted to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles (VA DMV) and all SDLAs on July 8, 2014, effective through July 8, 2016. FMCSA has analyzed the Missouri DOR exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. SUMMARY: This exemption is effective July 8, 2016 through July 8, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Clemente, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202–366–4325. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 9618]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for 
a U.S. Passport

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

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval. 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 
30 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to July 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control 
number in the subject line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

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, 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: Application for a U.S. 
Passport.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0004.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport 
Services, Office of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison (CA/PPT/
S/L/LA).
     Form Number: DS-11.
     Respondents: Individuals.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,763,831.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 11,763,831.
     Average Time Per Response: 85 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 16,665,427 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 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 DS-11 solicits data necessary 
for Passport Services to issue a United States passport (book and/or 
card format) pursuant to authorities granted to the Secretary of State 
by 22 U.S.C. 211a et seq. and Executive Order (E.O.) 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. 
1401-1504), the 14th

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Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, other applicable 
treaties and laws, and implementing regulations at 22 CFR parts 50 and 
51. The specific regulations pertaining to the Application for a U.S. 
Passport are at 22 CFR 51.20 through 51.28.
    Methodology: The information collected on the DS-11 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.
    Passport Services collects information from U.S. citizens and non-
citizen nationals when they complete and submit the Application for a 
U.S. Passport. Passport applicants can either download the DS-11 from 
the internet or obtain one from an Acceptance Facility/Passport Agency. 
The form must be completed and executed at an acceptance facility or 
passport agency, and submitted with evidence of citizenship and 
identity.
    Additional Information: The proposed renewal of the DS-11 includes 
an advisory on the instruction that lawful permanent resident cards 
(green cards) that are submitted with Form DS-11 will be forwarded to 
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services if the applicant is found to be a 
U.S. citizen. This advisory is consistent with an arrangement between 
the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security, as 
green cards are property of the Department of Homeland Security.
    The proposed renewal of Form DS-11 also includes new instruction to 
applicants requiring submission of a photocopy of the applicant's 
evidence of U.S. citizenship, in addition to the official or certified 
copy that is currently required. The official or certified copy will 
continue to be used to determine whether the applicant has a valid 
claim to U.S. citizenship. The photocopy will be retained by the 
Department so that the Department has a complete and accurate record of 
what the applicant submitted with his or her U.S. passport application. 
Currently, evidence of U.S. citizenship is only annotated on the 
application, and a certified copy is generally not retained. The 
Department considered different alternatives to having the applicant 
submit a photocopy in addition to the official or certified copy; 
however, none of these alternatives were logistically feasible or cost 
effective. Based on a resource analysis study, the additional costs for 
labor, equipment, supplies, facility modifications and obtaining 
additional space makes it not feasible for the Department to make 
photocopies of primary citizenship evidence without significantly 
affecting agency operations and passport processing times. The 
Department determined that adding the requirement for a photocopy of 
the applicant's evidence of U.S. citizenship is the only feasible way 
to create a complete record of the documentation submitted with 
applications. The Department also believes that retaining copies of 
applicant's evidence of U.S. citizenship will help the Department 
develop and deliver online passport applicant services. Applicants 
currently submit a photocopy of their photo identification.
    The Privacy Act statement has been amended to clarify that an 
applicant's failure to provide his or her Social Security number may 
result in the denial of an application, consistent with 22 U.S.C 
2714a(f) which authorizes the Department to deny U.S. passport 
applications when the applicant failed to include his or her Social 
Security number. These requirements and the underlying legal 
authorities are further described on page 3 of the instruction titled 
``Federal Tax Law'' which has also been amended to include a reference 
to 22 U.S.C 2714a(f).
    Additionally, the proposed renewal of form DS-11 also includes 
updated instruction regarding the eyeglass policy change, prohibiting 
applicants from wearing eyeglasses in passport photographs, unless the 
applicant presents a signed statement from a doctor demonstrating that 
the glasses must be worn due to medical reasons. The form also states 
that passport photos may include hats or head coverings only when they 
are worn continuously as part of recognized, traditional religious 
attire, or when the hat or head covering is worn for medical purposes 
as stated by a doctor in a signed statement.

    Dated: June 23, 2016.
Brenda S. Sprague,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2016-15400 Filed 6-28-16; 8:45 am]
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