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STATE RIN: 1400-AD54 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Elimination of Hearings on Certain Passport Actions and Other Changes 

Clarification of passport hearings procedures and other changes -- This proposed rule provides various changes and updates to part 51. The proposed rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain convicted sex offenders as codified at 22 U.S.C. 212a. It clarifies that in certain instances, notwithstanding the legal bases for denial or revocation of a passport, the Department may issue a passport for direct return to the United States. It confirms the Department’s authority to cancel Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. Finally, the proposed rule clarifies the rules relating to the availability of and conduct of hearings.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Anita Mody
Attorney Advisor
Department of State
600 19th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:202 485-6500