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[Federal Register: February 5, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 24)]
[Page 5925-5926]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Visa 
Waiver Program Passenger Arrival and Departure Data (File No. OMB-32).


    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(INS) has submitted the following information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The INS published 
an interim rule containing the proposed information collection in the 
Federal Register on October 11, 2002 at 67 FR 63246. The interim rule 
also solicited public review and comments on the information collection 
for a period of 60 days. The INS has not received any comments on the 
proposed information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments to satisfy the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act and to extend the use of this information collection. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted until March 7, 2003. This process is 
conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained 
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, 725--17th Street, NW., 
Room 10235, Washington, DC 20530.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should 
address one or more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimated of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    Overview of this information collection:
    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a previously 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Visa Waiver program passenger 
Arrival and Departure Data.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number 
(File No. OMB-32); Inspections Division, Immigration and Naturalization 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. 
Section 217(h) of the INA requires an automated entry and exit control 
system by specifying those passenger data elements that must be 
electronically transmitted to the INS by carriers seeking to transport 
Visa Waiver program passengers into and out of the U.S. on or after 
October 1, 2002.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amounts 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 600 responses 
at 5 minutes (.083 hours) per response. Frequency of response is 365.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 36,500 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please contact Richard A. Sloan 202-514-3291, 
Director, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 4034, 425 I 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Additionally, comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially 
regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time may 
also be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan.

[[Page 5926]]

    If additional information is required contact: Mr. Robert B. 
Briggs, Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, 
Patrick Henry Building 601 D Street, NW., Ste. 1600, Washington, DC 

    Dated: January 30, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 03-2687 Filed 2-4-03; 8:45 am]