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[Federal Register: October 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 191)]
[Page 56848-56849]
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; 
Application--Alternative Inspection Services and FAST Commercial Driver 
Application; Forms I-823 and 823F.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 
December 1, 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

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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: Application--Alternative 
Inspection Services and FAST Commercial Driver Application.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Forms I-823 and 823F. 
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 on this form will be used by the DHS to determine 
eligibility for automated inspections programs and to secure those data 
elements necessary to confirm enrollment at the time of application for 
admission to the United States.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 250,000 Form I-
823 responses at 70 minutes (1.166 hours) per response; 25,000 CBP Form 
823F responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 304,000 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a coy 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 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, 
Room 4304, 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, 
Regional Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets, SW., Suite 4636-26, 
Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: September 26, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 03-24943 Filed 10-1-03; 8:45 am]