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Download as PDF 21148 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 76 / Friday, April 18, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary Office of Policy, Private Sector Office, DHS; Welcome to the United States Survey Office of Policy, Private Sector Office, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Reinstatement without change of a previously approved information collection OMB Control Number 1601–0003. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, Office of Policy, Private Sector Office will submit this reinstatement without change for the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Private Sector Office is soliciting comments concerning the reinstatement without change to a previously approved information collection, Welcome to the United States Survey. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on January 31, 2008 at 73 FR 5861, for a 60day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 19, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Apr 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 submissions of responses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If additional information is required contact: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Private Sector Office, Jenny Randall (202) 282–9801, this is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Secretary, Office of Policy, Private Sector Office, in conjunction with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Research Triangle Institute, International, will interview foreign visitors entering the United States at four southern border ports of entry, three northern border ports of entry and four airport ports of entry. This survey will measure how CBP is serving the American public with vigilance and integrity, while providing courteous and helpful treatment to visitors, immigrants and travelers. Additionally, this survey will further the Rice-Chertoff Initiative as has been announced by evaluating the two model airports (Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA, and Houston International Airport, Houston, TX) for baseline information as well as how welcomed foreign visitors feel upon entering the United States and interacting with a DHS Customs and Border Protection officer. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, Office of Policy, Private Sector Office. Title: Welcome to the United States Survey. OMB Number: 1601–0003. Frequency: One-time collection. Affected Public: Foreign visitors into the United States. Number of Respondents: 939 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 minutes per response. Total Burden Hours: 78.22 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): None. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 10, 2008. Charles Armstrong, Acting, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–8505 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1751–DR] Arkansas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA–1751–DR), dated March 26, 2008, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 9, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of March 26, 2008. Monroe and Prairie Counties for Individual Assistance. Pope and Sharp Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for emergency protective measures [Category B], limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.) Scott County for Individual Assistance (already designated for Public Assistance, including direct Federal assistance.) Clay, Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Howard, Newton, Pope, Sharp, and Van Buren Counties for Public Assistance (already designated for emergency protective measures [Category B], limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.) Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Logan, Marion, Randolph, Stone, and Woodruff Counties for Public Assistance (already designated for Individual Assistance and emergency protective measures [Category B], limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.) Monroe and Perry Counties for Public Assistance. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary


Office of Policy, Private Sector Office, DHS; Welcome to the 
United States Survey

AGENCY: Office of Policy, Private Sector Office, DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Reinstatement without 
change of a previously approved information collection OMB Control 
Number 1601-0003.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, 
Office of Policy, Private Sector Office will submit this reinstatement 
without change for the following information collection request (ICR) 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Private Sector Office is soliciting comments 
concerning the reinstatement without change to a previously approved 
information collection, Welcome to the United States Survey. DHS 
previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the 
Federal Register on January 31, 2008 at 73 FR 5861, for a 60-day public 
comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this 
notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 19, 2008. 
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland 
Security, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and sent via 
electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-
6974.
    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments which:
    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 
submissions of responses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If additional information is required 
contact: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Private Sector 
Office, Jenny Randall (202) 282-9801, this is not a toll free number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 
Office of the Secretary, Office of Policy, Private Sector Office, in 
conjunction with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Research 
Triangle Institute, International, will interview foreign visitors 
entering the United States at four southern border ports of entry, 
three northern border ports of entry and four airport ports of entry. 
This survey will measure how CBP is serving the American public with 
vigilance and integrity, while providing courteous and helpful 
treatment to visitors, immigrants and travelers. Additionally, this 
survey will further the Rice-Chertoff Initiative as has been announced 
by evaluating the two model airports (Dulles International Airport, 
Chantilly, VA, and Houston International Airport, Houston, TX) for 
baseline information as well as how welcomed foreign visitors feel upon 
entering the United States and interacting with a DHS Customs and 
Border Protection officer.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, 
Office of Policy, Private Sector Office.
    Title: Welcome to the United States Survey.
    OMB Number: 1601-0003.
    Frequency: One-time collection.
    Affected Public: Foreign visitors into the United States.
    Number of Respondents: 939 respondents.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 minutes per response.
    Total Burden Hours: 78.22 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): None.

    Dated: April 10, 2008.
Charles Armstrong,
Acting, Chief Information Officer.
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