Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request, 65930-65931 [05-21717]

Download as PDF 65930 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices because normal clearance procedures are reasonably likely to prevent or disrupt the collection of information. Therefore, immediate OMB approval has been requested. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 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: Department of Homeland Security Desk Officer, 725 17th Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 20503. During the first 60 days of this same period, a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. During the regular review period, the DHS requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning this information collection. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 3, 2006. During 60-day regular review, all comments and suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include obtaining a copy of the information collection instrument with instructions, should be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529, 3rd Floor, 202–272–8377. 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 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 a currently approved collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 208001 (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Exemption from NSEERS Registration Requirements. (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–40, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households. This information collection allows an alien to seek an exemption from the NSEERS registration requirements by submitting a letter to the Department of Homeland Security containing specific information. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 5,800 responses at 30 minutes (.5 hours) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 2,900 annual burden hours. Dated: October 26, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–21639 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment 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 (CIS) have 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 23, 2005 at 70 FR 14706, allowing for a 30-day public comment period. No comments were received by CIS on this information collection and OMB granted a 6-month approval for this collection. The purpose of this notice is to provide for a second 30-day period for PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public comments and obtain a 3-year approval for the use of this form. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 1, 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 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 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. E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 65931 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices Information about CIS forms is available online at the CIS Forms, Fees and Fingerprints Information Center. The Forms and Fees link provides information on immigration forms and how to print them. We recommend that you obtain all of your forms by downloading (printing) them from this Web site. This will ensure that you will have the most up-to-date version of the form that is currently available. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need additional information, please contact Director, Regulatory Management Division (RMD), CIS, Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529. Dated: October 26, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services. [FR Doc. 05–21717 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4971–N–56] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Qualification/Requalification CDBG Urban Counties Grants/New York Towns Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This is a request for an extension of the approval to collect the information under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. DATES: Comments Due Date: December 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2506–0170) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Wayne_Eddins@HUD.gov; or Lillian Deitzer at Lillian_L_Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 708–2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Eddins or Ms. Deitzer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (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; (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 collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Qualification/ Requalification CDBG Urban Counties Grants/New York Towns. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0170. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need For the Information and its Proposed Use: Based on statutory provisions, counties seeking qualification or requalification as urban counties under the CDBG program must provide information to HUD every three years identifying the units of general local governments (UGLGs) within the county participating as a part of the county for purposes of receiving CDBG funds. The population of UGLGs for each eligible urban county and New York town are used in HUD’s allocation of CDBG funds for all entitlement and State CDBG grantees. New York towns must undertake a similar process every three years because under New York State law, New York towns that contain incorporated UGLGs within their boundaries cannot qualify as metropolitan cities unless they execute cooperation agreements with all such incorporated units. The New York town qualification process must be completed prior to the qualification or urban counties so that any town that does not qualify as a metropolitan city will still have an opportunity to participate as part of an urban county. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Number of respondents Annual responses 178 61 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 3,798. Affected Members of the Public: Urban counties and New York towns that are eligible as entitlement grantees of the CDBG program. Status: Extension of an existing collection. Dated: October 25, 2005. Wayne Eddins, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6014 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–27–P Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Hours per response × = 62 Burden hours 3,798 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Intent To Prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 210 (Tuesday, November 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65930-65931]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-21717]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment 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 (CIS) have 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 23, 2005 at 70 FR 14706, allowing for a 30-
day public comment period. No comments were received by CIS on this 
information collection and OMB granted a 6-month approval for this 
collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to provide for a second 30-day period 
for public comments and obtain a 3-year approval for the use of this 
form. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 1, 
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 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 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.

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    Information about CIS forms is available online at the CIS Forms, 
Fees and Fingerprints Information Center. The Forms and Fees link 
provides information on immigration forms and how to print them. We 
recommend that you obtain all of your forms by downloading (printing) 
them from this Web site. This will ensure that you will have the most 
up-to-date version of the form that is currently available.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need additional 
information, please contact Director, Regulatory Management Division 
(RMD), CIS, Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20529.

    Dated: October 26, 2005.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, Department of Homeland 
Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services.
[FR Doc. 05-21717 Filed 10-31-05; 8:45 am]
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