60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14, OMB Control Number 1405-0129
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14. OMB Control Number: 1405-0129. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division. CA/PPT/FO/FC. Form Number: DS-3053. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 525,000 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 525,000 annually. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 525,000 hours annually. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Guidelines for the Exercise of the Law Enforcement Authorities by Special Agents of the Diplomatic Security Service
In accordance with section 202 (c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003, which amended section 37 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2709), notice is hereby given that pursuant to letters dated March 7, 2005, the State Department advised appropriate congressional committee members that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General approved the Guidelines for the Exercise of Law Enforcement Authorities by Special Agents of the Diplomatic Security Service. This new subsection of 22 U.S.C. 2709 expands authority for special agents of the Department of State and the Foreign Service to obtain and execute subpoenas and arrest warrants and to make arrests without warrant subject to guidelines approved by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Treasury (and now the Secretary of Homeland Security per the Homeland Security Act of 2002) and the Attorney General. The approved set of guidelines constitutes a statement of policy that will govern such activities by special agents of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security to the United States pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2709.