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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS 4079, Questionnaire-Information for Determining Possible Loss of United States Citizenship, (New-OMB No.1405-XXXX)

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ACTION:

Notice of request for public comments and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information.

SUMMARY:

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.

  • Title of Information Collection: Questionnaire: Information for Determining Possible Loss of United States Citizenship.
  • OMB Control Number: New-OMB No.1405-XXXX.
  • Type of Request: New Information Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS).
  • Form Number: DS 4079.
  • Respondents: United States Citizens.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,298.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 2,298.
  • Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden: 575 hours.
  • Frequency: On Occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

DATES:

Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from August 3, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Direct comments and questions to Katherine Astrich, the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached at 202-395-4718. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • E-mail: kastrich@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
  • Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
  • Fax: 202-395-6974.

You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents, to Derek A. Rivers, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS/PRI), U.S. Department of State, SA-29, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on (202) 736-9028 or ASKPRI@state.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our functions.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of our 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

The purpose of the DS-4079 questionnaire is to determine current citizenship status and the possibility of loss of United States citizenship. The information provided in the questionnaire assists consular officers and the Department of State in determining if the U.S. citizen has lost his or her nationality by voluntarily performing an expatriating act with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality.

Methodology

The information is collected in person, by fax, or via mail. The Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently exploring options to make this information collection available electronically.

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Dated: July 18, 2007.

Maura Harty,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-15132 Filed 8-2-07; 8:45 am]

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