[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 37 (Thursday, February 24, 2011)]
[Page 10421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4154]



[Public Notice: 7345]

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5513, 
Biographical Questionnaire for U.S. Passport, 1405-XXXX

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.


SUMMARY: 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. We are conducting 
this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Biographical 
Questionnaire for U.S. Passport.
     OMB Control Number: None.
     Type of Request: New Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport 
Services, Office of Project Management and Operational Support, 
Workforce Management (CA/PPT/PMO/WM)
     Form Number: DS-5513.
     Respondents: Individuals applying for a U.S. passport.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 74,021.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 74,021.
     Average Hours Per Response: 45 Minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden: 55,516.
     Frequency: On occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 
days from February 24, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: [email protected].
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Alexys Garcia, 
U.S. Department of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 3031, 
Washington, DC 20037.
     Fax: 202-736-9202.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Alexys Garcia, U.S. Department 
of State, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 3031, Washington, DC 20037.
    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, Alexys Garcia, U.S. Department of State, 2100 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 3031, Washington, DC 20037, who may be 
reached on 202-736-9216 or at [email protected].

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 
    Abstract of proposed collection: The primary purpose for soliciting 
this information is to establish citizenship, identity, and eligibility 
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.
    Methodology: The Biographical Questionnaire for a U.S. Passport is 
submitted in conjunction with an application for a U.S. passport.

    Dated: February 10, 2011.
Brenda Sprague,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2011-4154 Filed 2-23-11; 8:45 am]