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[Federal Register: October 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 201)]
[Page 59799]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review: visa 
waiver program passenger arrival and department data (file No. OMB-32).


    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP), has submitted the following information collection 
request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
temporary clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (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 30 days. No comments were received. The INS received 
temporary OMB approval of this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments to extend the use of this information collection for a 
temporary approval. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
November 17, 2003. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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 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 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 information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Visa Waiver Program Passenger 
Arrival and Departure Date.
    (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); Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 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. 
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 CBP by carriers seeking to transport 
Visa Waiver Program passengers into and out of the U.S.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
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, Department of 
Homeland Security, 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.
    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: October 9, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau 
of Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 03-26223 Filed 10-16-03; 8:45 am]