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[Federal Register: September 25, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 186)]
[Page 55408]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Arrival 
Record, Form I-94AOT.


    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement, has submitted the following information collection 
request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published 
to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until November 24, 2003.
    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 agencies' estimate 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 currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Arrival Record.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-94A OT. Bureau 
of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The 
information collected is captured electronically as part of a pilot 
program established by the legacy Immigration and Naturalization 
Service in cooperation with two participating carriers to streamline 
document handling and data processing. The information collection will 
be used by the Department of Homeland Security to document an alien's 
arrival and departure to and from the United States and may be evidence 
of registration under certain provisions of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 25,000 
responses at 3 minutes (.05 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,250 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, Bureau of 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 
Room 4307, 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.
    If additional information is required contact: Ms. Theresa 
O'Malley, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 
7th and D Streets, SW., Regional Office Building 3, Suite 4636-26, 
Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: September 22, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 03-24258 Filed 9-24-03; 8:45 am]