The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments should be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the publication of this notice.
The following summarizes the information collection proposal submitted to OMB:
Type of Request: Regular—Reinstatement, without change, of previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC.
Title of Information Collection: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14.
Frequency: On Occasion.
Form Number: DS-3053.
Respondents: Individuals or Households.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.3 million.
Average Hours Per Response: 1/12 hr. (5 minutes).
Total Estimated Burden: 108,300 hours.
Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
- Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility.
- Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
- Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Start Printed Page 3255
- Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents may be obtained from Margaret A. Dickson, CA/PPT/FO/FC, Department of State, 2401 E Street, NW., Room H904, Washington, DC 20522, and at 202-663-2460.Start Signature
Dated: December 19, 2001.
Georgia A. Rogers,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
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