[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13140-13141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04472]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8204]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evacuee 
Manifest and Promissory Note

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
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 preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to April 
29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the Internet may use the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) to comment on this notice by 
going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by 
entering ``Public Notice '' in the 
Search bar. If necessary, use the Narrow by Agency filter option on the 
Results page.
     Email: mailto: Ask-OCS-L-Public-Inquiries@state.gov.
     Mail: (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): U.S. 
Department of State, CA/OCS/L, SA-29, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037-
3202.
     Fax: 202-736-9111.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of State, CA/
OCS/L 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037-3202.
    You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information 
collection title, and OMB control number in any correspondence.

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/L), U.S. Department of State, SA-29, 
4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037-3202, who may be reached at mailto: 
Ask-OCS-L-Public-Inquiries@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Information Collection: Evacuee 
Manifest and Promissory Note.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-XXXX.
     Type of Request: New.

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     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas 
Citizens Services (CA/OCS).
     Form Number: DS-5528.
     Respondents: U.S. Citizens applying for emergency loan 
assistance during an evacuation..
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 790.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 790.
     Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 263 hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    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 purpose of the DS-5528 is to 
document the evacuation of persons from abroad when their lives are 
endangered by war, civil unrest, or natural disaster, document issuance 
of a crisis evacuation loan, to obtain a Privacy Act waiver to share 
information about the welfare of a citizen or lawful permanent resident 
with authorized, designated persons, and to facilitate debt collection. 
22 U.S.C. Sec.  4802(b) is one of the primary statutes that make the 
use of the DS-5528 legal.
    Methodology: An electronic version of the Evacuee Manifest and 
Promissory Note will be created to allow applicants to submit their 
loan requests to the Bureau of Consular Affairs and our embassies and 
consulates abroad. Once the applicant has entered the information and 
submitted the form, the information will be made available to Consular 
Officers via the Department of State network and systems for further 
processing.

    Dated: February 14, 2013.
Michelle Bernier-Toth,
Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens 
Services, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-04472 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]
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