60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Identifying Witness, 67459-67460 [2018-28201]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices fifteen days of the date of this publication to the Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator for Office of Investment and Innovation. 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The financing is brought within the purview of § 107.730(a)(4) of the Regulations because Plexus IV–C, L.P., Plexus III, L.P., and Plexus QP III, L.P. are Associates by Common Control, therefore, since the proposed transaction is providing Financing which will discharge Plexus III, L.P.’s and Plexus QP III, L.P.’s obligation, prior SBA written exemption is required. Notice is hereby given that any interested person may submit written comments on this transaction within fifteen days of the date of this publication to the Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator for Office of Investment and Innovation. 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Pursuant to 13 CFR 120.921(b), the maximum legal interest rate for any third party lender’s commercial loan which funds any portion of the cost of a 504 project (see 13 CFR 120.801) shall be 6% over the New York Prime rate or, if that exceeds the maximum interest rate permitted by the constitution or laws of a given State, the maximum interest rate will be the rate permitted by the constitution or laws of the given State. Dianna L. Seaborn, Director, Office of Financial Assistance. [FR Doc. 2018–28307 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10617] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Identifying Witness 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 26, 2019. 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–2018–0055’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00249 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67459 • Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/PMO, 44132 Mercure Cir, P.O. Box 1199, Sterling, VA 20166–1199. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. 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 Program Management and Operational Support (CA/PPT/S/PMO). • Form Number: DS–0071. • Respondents: Individuals. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,600. • Estimated Number of Responses: 50,600. • Average Time per Response: 5 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 4,217 annual 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 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 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 67460 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices 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. Rachel M. Arndt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State. (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 Delegation of Authority No. 236–21 of December 14, 2018. Jennifer Z. Galt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–28228 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10636] Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Annual Report [FR Doc. 2018–28201 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] ACTION: BILLING CODE 4710–06–P Notice. This notice contains the text of the report required by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as submitted by the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Order 13818. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin A. Kraut, Email: Krautb@state gov, Phone: (202) 647–9452. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 10, 2018, the Secretary of State approved the following report pursuant to Executive Order 13818 (E.O. 13818). E.O. 13818, which builds on and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Pub. L. 114–328, Title XII, Subtitle F), was issued by the President on December 20, 2017, with an effective date of December 21, 2017. The text of the report follows: As required by Section 1264 of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114–328, Title XII, Subtitle F) (the ‘‘Act’’), and in accordance with E.O. 13818, issued to implement the Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, submits this report to detail the Administration’s implementation of the Act in 2018. In 2018, the United States took significant action under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program (Global Magnitsky). As of December 10, 2018, the United States has designated 101 foreign persons (individuals and entities) under E.O. 13818. This sanctions program, which targets human rights abusers, corrupt actors, and their enablers, represents the best of the United States’ values by taking impactful steps to protect and promote human rights and combat corruption around the world. Through the Act and E.O. 13818, the United States has sought to disrupt and deter serious human SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10644] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Visiting Masterpiece: Juan de Mesa’s Saint Louis of France’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Visiting Masterpiece: Juan de Mesa’s Saint Louis of France,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from on or about January 17, 2019, until on or about December 17, 2020, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to 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 CONTACT: Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made 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 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00250 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rights abuse and corruption abroad; promote accountability for those who act with impunity; and protect, promote, and enforce longstanding international norms alongside our partners and allies. As the President outlined in his National Security Strategy (NSS), liberty, free enterprise, equal justice under the law, and the dignity of every human life are values that represent who we are as a people. Further, the NSS states that we support with our words and actions those who live under oppressive regimes and seek freedom, individual dignity, and the rule of law. Through Global Magnitsky, the Administration is taking action to execute the President’s vision as described in the NSS. Actions taken in 2018 demonstrated the reach, flexibility, and broad scope of Global Magnitsky. The United States responded to an evolving crisis in Nicaragua, promoted accountability for serious human rights abuse constituting ethnic cleansing in Burma, addressed serious human rights abuse and corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Cambodia, and Saudi Arabia, and clearly demonstrated the resolve of the Administration to leverage this important tool, when appropriate, to target individuals and entities engaging in specified conduct. When considering financial sanctions under Global Magnitsky, the United States prioritizes actions that are expected to produce a tangible and significant impact on the sanctioned persons and their affiliates, so as to prompt changes in behavior or disrupt the activities of malign actors. Persons sanctioned pursuant to this authority appear on the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List). As a result of these actions, any property or interests in property of the sanctioned persons within or transiting U.S. jurisdiction is blocked. Additionally, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with blocked persons, including entities 50 percent or more owned by designated persons. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, imposed financial sanctions on the following persons pursuant to Global Magnitsky: Financial Sanctions Imposed 1. Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario: Bautista was designated on June 12, 2018, for engaging in corrupt acts, including in relation to reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Bautista is a Senator E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-28201]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10617]


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

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 26, 2019.

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-2018-0055'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov.
     Regular Mail: Send written comments to: PPT Forms Officer, 
U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/PMO, 44132 Mercure Cir, P.O. Box 
1199, Sterling, VA 20166-1199.
    You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information 
collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.

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 Program Management and Operational Support (CA/PPT/
S/PMO).
     Form Number: DS-0071.
     Respondents: Individuals.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,600.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 50,600.
     Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 4,217 annual 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 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

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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.

Rachel M. Arndt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
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