60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Approval of Special Validation for Travel to a Restricted Country or Area, 55347-55349 [2020-19636]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 173 / Friday, September 4, 2020 / Notices of each relevant product, portfolio, and market.31 The Required Fund Deposits are made up of risk-based components (as margin) that are calculated and assessed daily to limit FICC’s credit exposures to Members, including the VaR Charges. FICC’s proposed change to introduce an MLA charge is designed to more effectively address the risks presented by large net unsettled positions in the same asset group. FICC believes the addition of the MLA charge would enable FICC to assess a more appropriate level of margin that accounts for these risks. This proposed change is designed to assist FICC in maintaining a risk-based margin system that considers, and produces margin levels commensurate with, the risks and particular attributes of portfolios that contain large net unsettled positions in the same asset group and may be more difficult to liquidate in the event of a Member default. The proposed MLA Excess Amount would further this goal by measuring any additional risks that could be presented by a Sponsored Member that clears through multiple accounts at multiple Sponsoring Members. Therefore, FICC believes the proposed change is consistent with Rule 17Ad–22(e)(6)(i) under the Act.32 Furthermore, FICC believes that including the bid-ask spread risk charge within the calculation of the final VaR Charges of GSD and MBSD would provide FICC with a better assessment of its risks related to market price. This proposed change would enable FICC to assess a more appropriate level of margin that accounts for this risk at the portfolio level. As such, each Member portfolio would be subject to a riskbased margining system that, at minimum, considers, and produces margin levels commensurate with, the risks and particular attributes of each relevant product, portfolio, and market, consistent with Rule 17Ad–22(e)(6)(i) under the Act.33 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Advance Notice, and Timing for Commission Action The proposed change may be implemented if the Commission does not object to the proposed change within 60 days of the later of (i) the date that the proposed change was filed with the Commission or (ii) the date that any additional information requested by the Commission is received. The clearing agency shall not implement the 31 17 CFR 240.17Ad–22(e)(6)(i). 32 Id. 33 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Sep 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 proposed change if the Commission has any objection to the proposed change. The Commission may extend the period for review by an additional 60 days if the proposed change raises novel or complex issues, subject to the Commission providing the clearing agency with prompt written notice of the extension. A proposed change may be implemented in less than 60 days from the date the advance notice is filed, or the date further information requested by the Commission is received, if the Commission notifies the clearing agency in writing that it does not object to the proposed change and authorizes the clearing agency to implement the proposed change on an earlier date, subject to any conditions imposed by the Commission. The clearing agency shall post notice on its website of proposed changes that are implemented. The proposal shall not take effect until all regulatory actions required with respect to the proposal are completed. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the Advance Notice is consistent with the Clearing Supervision Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– FICC–2020–802 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FICC–2020–802. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the Advance Notice that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the Advance Notice between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55347 public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website 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 FICC and on DTCC’s website (http://dtcc.com/legal/sec-rulefilings.aspx). All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FICC– 2020–802 and should be submitted on or before September 21, 2020. By the Commission. J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–19658 Filed 9–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11181] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Approval of Special Validation for Travel to a Restricted Country or Area 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 November 3, 2020. 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–2020–0035’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: PPTSpecialValidations@ state.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 55348 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 173 / Friday, September 4, 2020 / Notices • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Special Validations, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/L/LA, 44132 Mercure Circle, P.O. Box 1227, Sterling, VA 20166–1227. 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: Request for Approval for Multiple-Entry Travel to a Restricted Country or Area. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0228. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, CA/ PPT/S/L/LA. • Form Number: No form. • Respondents: Individuals requesting they be granted single or multiple-entry special validation, in accordance with 22 CFR 51.64, to use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through a country or area as to which U.S. passports have been declared invalid for such travel pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2l1a and Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966) and in accordance with 22 CFR 51.63(a). • Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. • Estimated Number of Responses: 150. • Average Time per Response for single entry validation request: 45 minutes. • Average Time per Response for multiple-entry validation request: 90 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 150 hours. • Frequency: Once per year when the individual wishes to travel to the restricted country or area, whether for single- or multiple-entry validation request. • 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Sep 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Secretary of State may exercise authority, under 22 U.S.C. 211a, Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966), and 22 CFR 51.63, to invalidate all U.S. passports for travel to a country or area if he determines that any of three conditions exist: The country is at war with the United States; armed hostilities are in progress in the country or area; or there is imminent danger to the public health or physical safety of U.S. travelers in the country or area. The regulations of the Department of State provide that an individual’s passport may be considered for validation for travel to, in, or through a country or area despite such restriction if the individual’s travel is determined to fall within one of several categories established by the regulation 22 CFR 51.64. Without the requisite validation, use of a U.S. passport for travel to, in, or through a restricted country or area may justify revocation of the passport for misuse under 22 CFR 51.62(a)(3) and subject the traveler to felony prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 1544 for misuse of a passport or other applicable laws. The categories of persons specified in 22 CFR 51.64(b) as being eligible for consideration for passport validation are as follows: (a) An applicant who is a professional reporter and journalist whose trip is for the purpose of collecting and making available to the public information about the restricted country or area; (b) An applicant who is a representative of the American Red Cross or the International Committee of the Red Cross on an officially sponsored Red Cross mission; (c) An applicant whose trip to the restricted country or area is justified by compelling humanitarian considerations; or (d) An applicant whose trip to the restricted country or area is otherwise in the national interest. The proposed information collection solicits data necessary for the Passport Services Directorate to determine whether an applicant is eligible to receive a special validation in his or her U.S. passport book permitting the applicant to make single or multiple round-trips to a restricted country or area, subject to additional requirements. The information requested consists of PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the applicant’s name; a copy of the front and back of the applicant’s valid government-issued photo identification card with the applicant’s date of birth and signature; current contact information, including telephone number, email and mailing address; a statement explaining the reason that the applicant thinks their trip is in the national interest, including proposed travel dates and the applicant’s role and responsibilities on the trip; and supporting documentary evidence. For those seeking a multiple-entry special validation, applicants must also identify they are seeking the multiple-entry type of special validation and submit the following: Documentation showing the applicant or their organization has a well-established history of traveling to the DPRK to work on well-monitored projects with compelling humanitarian considerations; the applicant’s draft itinerary, including dates of travel and what specific work they intend to perform on each trip; and documentation that shows the applicant’s humanitarian work requires that they make multiple trips to the DPRK in the next 365-day period. Those who are approved for a multiple-entry special validation must also submit a final itinerary detailing dates and purpose of travel at least one month (30 days) prior to each trip to the DPRK while using their multi-entry special validation U.S. passport. Failure to provide the requested information may result in denial of a special validation to use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through a restricted country or area. Effective September 1, 2017, upon determining that there is imminent danger to the public health or physical safety of U.S. travelers in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the former Secretary of State imposed a passport restriction with respect to travel to the DPRK. Such restriction was further renewed in 2018, and most recently in 2019 for one year, effective September 1, 2019. The estimated number of recipients represents the Department of State’s estimate of the annual number of special validations requests individuals will submit who wish to use their U.S. passport to travel to the DPRK, based on the current number of requests following the implementation of the Secretary of State’s passport restriction. At this time, there are no other countries or areas that are the subject of passport restrictions pursuant to 22 CFR 51.63. Methodology Instructions for individuals seeking to apply for a special validation to use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 173 / Friday, September 4, 2020 / Notices a restricted country or area is posted on a web page maintained by the Department (travel.state.gov). The web page directs applicants to submit the requested information via email to the Passport Services Directorate (PPTSpecialValidations@state.gov) or by mail to Special Validations, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/L/LA, 44132 Mercure Circle, P.O. Box 1227, Sterling, VA 20166–1227. Information collected in this manner will be used to facilitate the granting of special validations to U.S. nationals who are eligible. The primary purpose of soliciting the information is to establish whether an applicant is within one of the categories specified in the regulations of the Department of State codified at 22 CFR 51.64(b) and therefore eligible to be issued a U.S. passport containing a special validation enabling him or her to make one or multiple entry round-trips to a restricted country or area, and to facilitate the application for a passport of such applicants. Rachel Arndt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–19636 Filed 9–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1304X] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Pacific Sun Railroad, L.L.C.— Discontinuance of Service and Trackage Rights Exemption—in San Diego County, Cal. On August 17, 2020, Pacific Sun Railroad, L.L.C. (PSRR), filed a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to: (1) Discontinue its operations over approximately 21.5 miles of BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) rail line (the Leased Lines), consisting of the Escondido Subdivision, which extends from milepost 0.0 at Oceanside, Cal., to milepost 21.2 at Escondido, Cal., and the Miramar Spur, which extends approximately 0.3 miles eastward from milepost 252.9 at Miramar, Cal., on BNSF’s San Diego Subdivision; and (2) discontinue local trackage rights over approximately 45.49 miles of BNSF rail line on BNSF’s San Diego Subdivision (the Trackage Rights Line), extending from milepost 252.9 at Miramar to milepost 207.41 at the border of Orange County, Cal., and San Diego County, Cal. The Leased Lines and Trackage Rights Line collectively are referred to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Sep 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 as the Lines. The Lines traverse U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 92007, 92008, 92011, 92014, 92024, 92025, 92029, 92054, 92055, 92056, 92058, 92069, 92075, 92083, 92084, 92121, 92126, 92145, and 92672. According to PSRR, it provides service on the Lines pursuant to an agreement with BNSF. PSRR explains that the agreement is due to terminate on September 30, 2020, and that BNSF will resume operation of the Lines in place of PSRR as of October 1, 2020. PSRR states that the proposed discontinuance will allow PSRR to end its common carrier obligations over the Lines but that no customer on the Lines will be without common carrier service as a consequence of the proposed discontinuance, as the discontinuance will merely facilitate an agreed-upon exchange of rail service providers from PSRR back to BNSF. PSRR states that it believes the Lines do not contain any federally granted rights-of-way. PSRR also states that any documentation in its possession will be made available to those requesting it. PSRR states that, because the Lines over which it seeks discontinuance authority represent the entire scope of its operations and PSRR will have no residual interest in railroad assets or any other regulated operations as a result of the proposed discontinuance, PSRR is entitled to relief from otherwiseapplicable employee protective conditions. By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by December 4, 2020. Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, interim trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be environmental review during any subsequent abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. See 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(5), 1105.8(b). Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) for subsidy under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 120 days after the filing of the petition for exemption, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner.1 Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer by September 14, 2020, indicating the intent to file an OFA for subsidy and demonstrating that 1 The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55349 they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(1)(i). All filings in response to this notice must refer to Docket No. AB 1304X and must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board either via e-filing or in writing addressed to 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on PSRR’s representative, Robert A. Wimbish, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606. Replies to this petition are due on or before September 24, 2020. Persons seeking further information concerning discontinuance procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment and discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: August 31, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–19558 Filed 9–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force, Notice of Public Meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF). DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Requests to attend the meeting must be received by Friday, October 2, 2020. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by Friday, October 2, 2020. If you wish to speak during the meeting, you must submit a written copy of your remarks to FAA by Friday, October 2, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 173 (Friday, September 4, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11181]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for 
Approval of Special Validation for Travel to a Restricted Country or 
Area

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 
November 3, 2020.

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-2020-0035'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: [email protected].

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     Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Special 
Validations, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/L/LA, 44132 Mercure 
Circle, P.O. Box 1227, Sterling, VA 20166-1227.
    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: Request for Approval for 
Multiple-Entry Travel to a Restricted Country or Area.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0228.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport 
Services, CA/PPT/S/L/LA.
     Form Number: No form.
     Respondents: Individuals requesting they be granted single 
or multiple-entry special validation, in accordance with 22 CFR 51.64, 
to use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through a country or area 
as to which U.S. passports have been declared invalid for such travel 
pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2l1a and Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966) 
and in accordance with 22 CFR 51.63(a).
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 150.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 150.
     Average Time per Response for single entry validation 
request: 45 minutes.
     Average Time per Response for multiple-entry validation 
request: 90 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 150 hours.
     Frequency: Once per year when the individual wishes to 
travel to the restricted country or area, whether for single- or 
multiple-entry validation request.
     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 Secretary of State may exercise authority, under 22 U.S.C. 
211a, Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966), and 22 CFR 51.63, to 
invalidate all U.S. passports for travel to a country or area if he 
determines that any of three conditions exist: The country is at war 
with the United States; armed hostilities are in progress in the 
country or area; or there is imminent danger to the public health or 
physical safety of U.S. travelers in the country or area. The 
regulations of the Department of State provide that an individual's 
passport may be considered for validation for travel to, in, or through 
a country or area despite such restriction if the individual's travel 
is determined to fall within one of several categories established by 
the regulation 22 CFR 51.64. Without the requisite validation, use of a 
U.S. passport for travel to, in, or through a restricted country or 
area may justify revocation of the passport for misuse under 22 CFR 
51.62(a)(3) and subject the traveler to felony prosecution under 18 
U.S.C. 1544 for misuse of a passport or other applicable laws.
    The categories of persons specified in 22 CFR 51.64(b) as being 
eligible for consideration for passport validation are as follows:
    (a) An applicant who is a professional reporter and journalist 
whose trip is for the purpose of collecting and making available to the 
public information about the restricted country or area;
    (b) An applicant who is a representative of the American Red Cross 
or the International Committee of the Red Cross on an officially 
sponsored Red Cross mission;
    (c) An applicant whose trip to the restricted country or area is 
justified by compelling humanitarian considerations; or
    (d) An applicant whose trip to the restricted country or area is 
otherwise in the national interest.
    The proposed information collection solicits data necessary for the 
Passport Services Directorate to determine whether an applicant is 
eligible to receive a special validation in his or her U.S. passport 
book permitting the applicant to make single or multiple round-trips to 
a restricted country or area, subject to additional requirements. The 
information requested consists of the applicant's name; a copy of the 
front and back of the applicant's valid government-issued photo 
identification card with the applicant's date of birth and signature; 
current contact information, including telephone number, email and 
mailing address; a statement explaining the reason that the applicant 
thinks their trip is in the national interest, including proposed 
travel dates and the applicant's role and responsibilities on the trip; 
and supporting documentary evidence. For those seeking a multiple-entry 
special validation, applicants must also identify they are seeking the 
multiple-entry type of special validation and submit the following: 
Documentation showing the applicant or their organization has a well-
established history of traveling to the DPRK to work on well-monitored 
projects with compelling humanitarian considerations; the applicant's 
draft itinerary, including dates of travel and what specific work they 
intend to perform on each trip; and documentation that shows the 
applicant's humanitarian work requires that they make multiple trips to 
the DPRK in the next 365-day period. Those who are approved for a 
multiple-entry special validation must also submit a final itinerary 
detailing dates and purpose of travel at least one month (30 days) 
prior to each trip to the DPRK while using their multi-entry special 
validation U.S. passport. Failure to provide the requested information 
may result in denial of a special validation to use a U.S. passport to 
travel to, in, or through a restricted country or area.
    Effective September 1, 2017, upon determining that there is 
imminent danger to the public health or physical safety of U.S. 
travelers in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the 
former Secretary of State imposed a passport restriction with respect 
to travel to the DPRK. Such restriction was further renewed in 2018, 
and most recently in 2019 for one year, effective September 1, 2019. 
The estimated number of recipients represents the Department of State's 
estimate of the annual number of special validations requests 
individuals will submit who wish to use their U.S. passport to travel 
to the DPRK, based on the current number of requests following the 
implementation of the Secretary of State's passport restriction. At 
this time, there are no other countries or areas that are the subject 
of passport restrictions pursuant to 22 CFR 51.63.

Methodology

    Instructions for individuals seeking to apply for a special 
validation to use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through

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a restricted country or area is posted on a web page maintained by the 
Department (travel.state.gov). The web page directs applicants to 
submit the requested information via email to the Passport Services 
Directorate ([email protected]) or by mail to Special 
Validations, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/L/LA, 44132 Mercure 
Circle, P.O. Box 1227, Sterling, VA 20166-1227.
    Information collected in this manner will be used to facilitate the 
granting of special validations to U.S. nationals who are eligible. The 
primary purpose of soliciting the information is to establish whether 
an applicant is within one of the categories specified in the 
regulations of the Department of State codified at 22 CFR 51.64(b) and 
therefore eligible to be issued a U.S. passport containing a special 
validation enabling him or her to make one or multiple entry round-
trips to a restricted country or area, and to facilitate the 
application for a passport of such applicants.

Rachel Arndt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Consular Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2020-19636 Filed 9-3-20; 8:45 am]
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