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[Federal Register: September 25, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 186)]
[Notices]               
[Page 55408-55409]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr25se03-78]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; 
Inspection of Persons Applying for Admission; Transit Without Visa 
(TWOV) and International-to-International Agreements, (File No. OMB-
19).

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    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:

[[Page 55409]]

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Inspection of Persons Applying 
for Admission; Transit Without Visa (TWOV) and International-to-
International Agreements.
    (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-19), Bureau of Immigration Enforcement, Department of 
Homeland Security.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. This 
DHS will use the data collected by the carrier to query the Interagency 
Border Inspection System (IBIS) to electronically access manifest and 
query results in advance of each flight's arrival. This information 
collection facilitates rapid inspection at ports-of-entry.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 400 carrier 
agreements at 5 hours per response and 1,500,000 queries at 1 minute 
(0.016 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 26,000 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, Department of 
Homeland Security, Room 4034, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. 
Additionally, comments and/or suggestions regarding the items(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,
Director, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland 
Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 03-24259 Filed 9-24-03; 8:45 am]
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