Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


[Public Notice 7948]

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5506, Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information.
SUMMARY: *Title of Information Collection:Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey.

*OMB Control Number:OMB No. 1405-0188.

*Type of Request:Revision.

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

*Form Number:DS-5506.

*Respondents:United States Citizens.

*Estimated Number of Respondents:2,400.

*Estimated Number of Responses:2,400.

*Average Hours per Response:15 minutes.

*Total Estimated Burden:600 hours.

*Frequency:On Occasion.

*Obligation to Respond:Voluntary.

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from July 10, 2012.
ADDRESSES: *Email: must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message.

*Fax:202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Derek A. Rivers, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS/L), U.S. Department of State, SA-29, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20520

We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:

• Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform 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.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

The Local U.S. Citizen Skills/Resources Survey is a systematic method of gathering information about skills and resources from U.S. citizens that will assist in improving the well-being of other U.S. citizens affected or potentially affected by a crisis.


This information collection can be completed by the respondent electronically or manually. The information collection will be collected on-site, by mail, fax, and email.

Dated: June 27, 2012. Michelle Bernier-Toth, Managing Director, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.