Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comments Request, 14706-14707 [05-5674]

Download as PDF 14706 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices requesting public comment on two draft reports on xenotransplantation. One is on the state of the science of xenotransplantation and the other is on informed consent issued in clinical trials involving xenotransplantation. Before the reports are finalized and transmitted to the Secretary, the SACX is requesting comments on the draft reports from members of the public. All public comments received will be considered in finalizing the reports. Comments should be submitted by March 31, 2005 [amended to April 10, 2005]. Received comments will be available for public inspection at the NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the contact address noted below. Information: The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation, Department of Health and Human Services, considers the scientific, medical, social, and ethical issues and the public health concerns raised by xenotransplantation and makes recommendations to the Secretary on policy and procedures. The Committee’s charges include advising on the current state of knowledge regarding xenotransplantation and on the potential for transmission of infectious diseases as a consequence of xenotransplantation; and deliberating on medical, public health, ethical, legal and socioeconomic issues, including international policies and developments that are relevant to xenotransplantation. Overview of Drafts: The state of the science report addresses the scientific challenges in xenotransplantation, the infectious disease risks associated with xenotransplantation, public health concerns associated with xenotourism, knowledge gaps and resource limitations, and alternative strategies to xenotransplantation. The report also proposes a series of recommendations regarding these issues. The report on informed consent issues in clinical research involving xenotransplantation addresses the ethical foundations and functions of informed consent, components of informed consent, the informed consent process, informed consent forms, and special issues raised by xenotransplantation. The report proposes a series of recommendations regarding informed consent in xenotransplantation research. A full draft reports are available electronically at http:// www4.od.nih.gov/oba/Sacx.htm. A paper or electronic copy can also be requested by calling the NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities at (301) 496– VerDate jul<14>2003 17:54 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 9838 or by e-mailing Marcy Groesch at groeschm@od.nih.gov. Contact Person: March Groesch, Executive Director, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation, Office of Biotechnology Activities, Rockledge I, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 496–9838. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.14, Intramural Research Training Award; 93.187, Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantages Backgrounds; 93.22, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; 93.232, Loan Repayment Program for Research Generally; 93.39, Academic Research Enhancement Award; 93.936, NIH Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 16, 2005. LaVerne Y. Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 05–5671 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comments Request 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Application for Status as Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Form I–687. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2004 at 69 FR 13865, allowed for a 60-day public comment period. The USCIS did not receive any comments on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 22, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 should address one or more of the following points: (1) Evaluate whether the 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 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 collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Status as Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (3) Agency Form Number, if Any, and the Applicable Component of the Department of Homeland Security Sponsoring the Collection: Form I–687. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required to Respond, as Well as a Brief Abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households. The collection of information on Form I–687 is required to verify the applicant’s eligibility for temporary status, and if the applicant is deemed eligible, to grant him or her the benefit sought. (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: 100,000 responses at 1 hour and 10 minutes (1.16 hours) per response. (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated With the Collection: 116,000 annual burden hours. If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please contact Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529; 202–272–8377. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices Dated: March 17, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–5674 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and Supplement A to Form I–485. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until May 23, 2005. 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 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 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 collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Register Permanent VerDate jul<14>2003 16:27 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 Residence or Adjust Status and Supplement A to Form I–485. (3) Agency Form Number, if Any, and the Applicable Component of the Department of Homeland Security Sponsoring the Collection: Form I–485 and I–485 Supplement A. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required to Respond, as Well as a Brief Abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form allows an applicant to determine whether he or she must file under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and it allows the USCIS to collect information needed for reports to be made to different government committees. (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: I–485 Adult respondents are 160,000 at 5.25 hours per response; I– 485 Children respondents are 112,000 at 4.5 hours per response; and I–485 Supplement A respondents are 50,000 at 13 minutes (.216 hours) per response. (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated With the Collection: Form I–485 annual burden hours are 1,316,000 and Form I–485 Supplement A annual burden hours are 10,800. If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please contact Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529; 202–272–8377. Dated: March 17, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–5675 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters, File No. OMB–25. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14707 collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until May 23, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information, should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the 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 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: Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters. (3) Agency Form Number, if Any, and the Applicable Component of the Department of Homeland Security Sponsoring the Collection: No Agency Form Number (File No. OMB–25); U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required to Respond, as Well as a Brief Abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The information collected via the submitted supplemental documentation (as contained in 8 CFR 204.13(d)) will be used by the USCIS to determine eligibility for the requested classification as fourth preference employment-based immigrant broadcasters. (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: 100 responses at 2 hours per response. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14706-14707]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5674]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection; Comments Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 
Application for Status as Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act, Form I-687.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on March 24, 2004 at 69 FR 13865, allowed for a 60-day 
public comment period. The USCIS did not receive any comments on this 
information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
April 22, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the collection of information should address one or 
more of the following points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the 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 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 collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Status as 
Temporary Resident under Section 245A of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act.
    (3) Agency Form Number, if Any, and the Applicable Component of the 
Department of Homeland Security Sponsoring the Collection: Form I-687. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required to Respond, as 
Well as a Brief Abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households. The 
collection of information on Form I-687 is required to verify the 
applicant's eligibility for temporary status, and if the applicant is 
deemed eligible, to grant him or her the benefit sought.
    (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount 
of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: 100,000 
responses at 1 hour and 10 minutes (1.16 hours) per response.
    (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated 
With the Collection: 116,000 annual burden hours.
    If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please contact Richard A. Sloan, 
Director, Regulatory Management Division, Department of Homeland 
Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529; 202-272-
8377.


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    Dated: March 17, 2005.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 05-5674 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]
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