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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental Questionnaire To Determine Identity for a U.S. Passport

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ACTION:

Notice of request for public comment.

SUMMARY:

The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. 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.

DATES:

The Department will accept comments from the public up to August 12, 2019.

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-2019-0020” in the Search field. Then click the “Comment Now” button and complete the comment form.
  • Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov.
  • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, CA/PPT/S/PMO, 44132 Mercure Cir, P.O. Box 1199, Sterling, VA 20166-1199.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  • Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Questionnaire to Determine Identity for a U.S. Passport.
  • OMB Control Number: 1405-0215.
  • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
  • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services (CA/PPT).
  • Form Number: DS-5520.
  • Respondents: United States Citizens and Nationals.
  • Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,891.
  • Estimated Number of Responses: 21,891.
  • Average Time per Response: 45 minutes.
  • Total Estimated Burden Time: 16,418 hours.
  • Frequency: On occasion.
  • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain 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 primary purpose for soliciting this information is to establish identity for a U.S. Passport Book or Passport Card. The information may also be used in connection with issuing other travel documents or evidence of citizenship, and in furtherance of the Secretary's responsibility for the protection of U.S. nationals abroad and to administer the passport program.Start Printed Page 27682

Methodology

The supplemental Questionnaire to Determine Identity for a U.S. Passport is used to supplement an existing passport application and solicits information relating to the respondent's identity that is needed prior to passport issuance. The form is only available from Department facilities and is not available on the Department's website.

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Barry J. Conway,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services.

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[FR Doc. 2019-12438 Filed 6-12-19; 8:45 am]

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