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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-4024, American Citizens Services Internet Based Registration Service (IBRS); OMB Control Number 1405-XXXX

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Department of State.




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. This process is conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.Start Printed Page 12733

The following summarizes the information collection proposal to be submitted to OMB: Type of Request: A new Internet Based Information Collection system that permits U.S. citizens who travel or reside abroad to register their destination and emergency contacts with the Department of State. This facilitates the provision of emergency assistance to U.S. citizens during crisis or disaster.

Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services CA/OCS.

Title of Information Collection: American Citizens Services Internet Based Registration Service (IBRS).

Frequency: Daily.

Form Number: DS-4024.

Respondents: American citizens traveling and residing overseas.

Estimated Number of Respondents: (estimate) 3.2 million.

Average Hours Per Response: (10 minutes).

Total Estimated Burden: 800,000.

Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.

For Additional Information: Public comments, requests for additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice should be directed to Mike Meszaros, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services, Office of Policy Review and Interagency Liaison, 1800 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20520-4811 who may be reached on 202-312-9750.

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Dated: January 27, 2003.

Maura Harty,

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 03-6316 Filed 3-14-03; 8:45 am]