Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request, 70629-70630 [05-23058]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices This notice extends the comment period by 30 days. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 22, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10 ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS– 2005–0054, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: tom.harrington@dhs.gov. Include docket number DHS–2005–0054 in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness, Grants Program Office, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Harrington 202–786–9791 (this is not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondents’ burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on this proposed information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (OSLGCP) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed new collection, the SAFER Grant Application. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 16, 2005 at 70 FR 48170 allowing for OMB review and a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30-days for public comments. Description: The SAFER Act 15 U.S.C.229(a) provides for $65 million in grant funding to be distributed directly to individual fire departments on a competitive basis. The law allows DHS to fund fire department staff and benefits on a decreasing cumulative value over the span of five years. The information collected through the program’s application is the minimum necessary to evaluate grant applications authorized under the SAFER Grant Program or is necessary for DHS to comply with mandates delineated in the law. Public Participation: Interested persons are invited to participate in this Information Collection Request by submitting written data, views, or arguments on all aspects of the proposed Information Collection Request. OSLGCP also invites comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 that relate to the economic, environmental, or federalism affects that might result from this Information Collection Request. Comments that will provide the most assistance to the OSLGCP in developing these procedures will reference a specific portion of the Information Collection Request, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include data, information, or authority that support such recommended change. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number DHS–2005–0054 for this Information Collection Request. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Analysis: Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness. Title: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Application. OMB Control Number: NEW. Frequency: Quarterly. Affected Public: State, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,000. Estimated Time per Response: 17 hours per response. Total Burden Hours: 149,000. Total Cost Burden: None. Dated: November 14, 2005. Scott Charbo, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23047 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Triennial Status Report and Status Report Fee: General Notice Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of due date for Status Report and Fee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is to advise Customs brokers that the Triennial Status Report Fee of $100 that is assessed for each license held by a broker whether it may be an individual, partnership, PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70629 association or corporation, is due during the month of February 2006 along with the corresponding status report. DATES: Due date for payment of the fee and status report: February 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell Morris, Broker Management Branch, (202) 344–2717. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1641(g) and 19 CFR 111.30(d), each broker must file a written status report and pay the corresponding fee of $100 every three years. The report is due every three years regardless of the date the license was issued to the broker. The last status report and fee were due during the month of February 2003. Reports and fees must be filed during the month of February 2006, and be addressed to the director of the port that originally delivered the license to the broker. No reports or fees should be submitted directly to Customs and Border Protection Headquarters. The elements that must be included in the report are prescribed in 19 CFR 111.30(d). While no particular format is required, a model report may be obtained from your local Customs and Border Protection port office. Dated: November 15, 2005. Jayson P. Ahern, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. [FR Doc. 05–23061 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau [File No. 1653–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 60-day notice of information collection under review; immigration user fee. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) 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 January 23, 2006. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 70630 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices 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 agencies 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: Immigration User Fee. (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–1653– 0029). U.S. ICE. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Businesses or other for profit: The information requested from commercial air carriers, commercial vessel operators, and tour operators is necessary for effective budgeting, financial management, monitoring, and auditing of user fee collections. No forms are required. Only data readily available from accounting records, necessary, to conduct daily business are required. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 25 responses at 15 minutes per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 331 hours this includes 250 annual record keeping hours plus 81 annual reporting burden hours. If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection, 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; VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 or Jonathon Cykman, USICE, Director, IT Policy and Planning, 801 I Street, NW., Suite 760, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 732–2048. Dated: November 17, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–23058 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that TSA has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on August 23, 2005, 70 FR 43902. DATES: Send your comments by December 22, 2005. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Comments may be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: DHS–TSA Desk Officer, at (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina Wawer, Information Collection Specialist, Office of Transportation Security Policy, TSA–9, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information, unless it displays a valid OMB control number. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement 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; (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 using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Title: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0011. Forms(s): FFDO online application. Affected Public: Applicants to the FFDO Program and current FFDOs. Abstract: To further supplement the security measures being implemented by TSA, Congress and the President enacted the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act (APATA) as Title XIV of the Homeland Security Act (Pub. L. 107–296, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2300), codified at 49 U.S.C. 44921. APATA required TSA to establish a program to screen, select, train, deputize, equip, and supervise qualified volunteer pilots of passenger aircraft. With the enactment of the Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Pub. L. 108–176, Dec. 12, 2003, 117 Stat. 2490, 2561), the program was expanded to include pilots of cargo aircraft, as well as flight engineers and navigators on both passenger and cargo aircraft. These individuals, known as Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDOs), are authorized to transport and carry a firearm and to use force, including deadly force, to defend the flight deck of an aircraft against acts of criminal violence or air piracy. Information collected as the result of this renewal request would be used to assess the qualifications and suitability of prospective and current FFDOs through an online application, to ensure the readiness of every FFDO, to administer the program, and for security purposes. Number of Respondents: Up to 13,780 annually. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 13,780 hours annually. The burden estimate stated in the August 23, 2005 notice did not account for the total reporting burden, and thus has been revised here. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70629-70630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23058]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau

[File No. 1653-0029]


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

ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review; 
immigration user fee.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (USICE) 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 January 23, 2006.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies

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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 agencies 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: Immigration User Fee.
    (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-1653-0029). U.S. ICE.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Businesses or other for profit: The 
information requested from commercial air carriers, commercial vessel 
operators, and tour operators is necessary for effective budgeting, 
financial management, monitoring, and auditing of user fee collections. 
No forms are required. Only data readily available from accounting 
records, necessary, to conduct daily business are required.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 25 responses at 
15 minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 331 hours this includes 250 annual record keeping 
hours plus 81 annual reporting burden hours.
    If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection, 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; or Jonathon Cykman, USICE, Director, IT Policy and Planning, 801 
I Street, NW., Suite 760, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 732-2048.

    Dated: November 17, 2005.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 05-23058 Filed 11-21-05; 8:45 am]
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