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[Federal Register: October 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 191)]
[Notices]               
[Page 56847-56848]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr02oc03-76]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day notice of information collection under review; The 
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS); OMB-30.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (BCIS), 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. 
Commenters 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 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    Overview of this information collection:
    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of and existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: The Student and Exchange Visitor 
Information System (SEVIS).
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number 
(File No. 0MB-30). Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
Department of Homeland Security.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This 
system is used by institutions and sponsors to provide notification, 
reports, updates and data required by regulations and the institutions 
and programs, as well as on student and exchange visitors. 
Additionally, the BCIS and the Department of State will use SEVIS to 
adjudicate benefits and services, track student and exchange visitor 
data, and to monitor institution and program sponsor compliance with 
current regulations.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 625,135 
applicant and 5 responses at 20 minutes (.333 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,040,850 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 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 
425 I Street, NW., Room 4034, 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: Mr. 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.


[[Page 56848]]


    Dated: September 26, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau 
of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 03-24942 Filed 10-1-03; 8:45 am]
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