[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 4143]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01708]



22 CFR Part 51

[Public Notice: 9867]
RIN 1400-AE01

Passports: Service Passports

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This rule finalizes the interim final rule from the Department 
of State that established a new service passport, which may be approved 
for certain non-personal services contractors who travel abroad in 
support of and pursuant to a contract with the U.S. government. The 
Department received no public comments in response to the rule.

DATES: Effective January 30, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sitara Kedilaya, Attorney-Adviser, 
[email protected], (202) 485-6500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 30, 2016, the Department 
published an interim final rule amending 22 CFR part 51, to create a 
``service passport'' that would be used by non-personal services 
contractors to carry out critical security, maintenance and other 
functions on behalf of the U.S. government. As noted in the interim 
final rule, the Department estimates that this rulemaking will affect 
approximately 1,000 non-personal services contractors per year. Further 
information concerning the rationale for this rule can be found in the 
interim final rule.
    The Department provided 60 days for the public to comment on this 
rule. This period expired on November 29, 2016. The Department received 
no public comments.
    The Regulatory Findings included with the interim final rule are 
incorporated herein. This rule is not an E.O. 13771 regulatory action 
because it is not significant under E.O. 12866.

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 51

    Administrative practice and procedure, Drug traffic control, 
Passports and visas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


Accordingly, the interim final rule amending 22 CFR part 51, which was 
published at 81 FR 67156 on September 30, 2016, is adopted as a final 
rule without change.

Carl C. Risch,
Assistant Secretary, Consular Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2018-01708 Filed 1-29-18; 8:45 am]