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[Federal Register: September 30, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 189)]
[Page 57312-57313]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of Existing 
Collection; Comment Request.

ACTION: Request OMB 60-Day Emergency Approval: Application for 
Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers and 
Related Requirements; Form I-905.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (CIS) has submitted an emergency information 
collection request (ICR) utilizing emergency review procedures, to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in 
accordance with section 1320.13(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The DHS has determined that it cannot 
reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures under this part 
because normal clearance procedures are reasonably likely to prevent or 
disrupt the collection of information under OMB 1615-0062, Certificates 
for Health Care Workers. Therefore, immediate OMB approval has been 
requested. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 90 
days. ALL comments and/or questions pertaining to this pending request 
for emergency approval MUST be directed to OMB, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer, Department of Homeland 
Security, 725-17th Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 20503; 202-
    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: Revision of a currently approved 
    2. Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Authorization to 
Issue Certification for Health Care Workers and Related Requirements.
    3. Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-905. 
Business and Trade Services, Program and Regulations Development, U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Not-for-profit institutions. The 
data collected on this form is used by CIS to determine eligibility of 
an organization to issue certificates to foreign health care workers. 
It also provides the requirements for the data that shall be displayed 
on all health care certificates that will be used by a benefit granting 
agency. The information must be contained on each certificate issued by 
a certifying body in order for the certificate to be valid. This data 
requirement was established under control number 1615-0062. That 
information collection was published as an Information Collection 
Request (no agency form) at 68 FR 43901 (Final rule: Certificates for 
Certain Health Care Workers, July 25, 2003).
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to

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respond: 21,010 responses at 7.6 hours per response. This number 
includes the anticipated amount of certificates that will be issued by 
a benefit granting agency as the information collection now includes 
the requirements that must be met in order for a certificate to be 
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 37,280 annual burden hours. This number is 
increased as explained in item 5 above.
    7. Other Information: This submission combines the information 
collection previously approved under OMB control number 1615-0062 and 
Form I-905 (OMB control number 1615-0086).
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
revised information collection instrument, please contact Richard A. 
Sloan, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 111 
Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529, Attn: Bahar Sadjadi 
at: (202) 272-8354.

    Dated: September 28, 2005.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 05-19720 Filed 9-28-05; 1:17 pm]