Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-28, and Form G-28I, Emergency Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Comment Request, 46028-46029 [E8-18176]

Download as PDF 46028 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 153 / Thursday, August 7, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers, Availability of FY2008 and FY2009 Arrangements Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Each year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by the Write-YourOwn (WYO) program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement) to notify the private insurance companies (Companies) and to make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward L. Connor, FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202–646– 3429 (phone), 202–646–3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Write-Your-Own (WYO) program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement), approximately 90 private sector property insurers issue flood insurance policies and adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on an Arrangement with the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) published at 44 CFR part 62, appendix A. The WYO insurers receive an expense allowance and remit the remaining premium to the Federal Government. The Federal Government also pays WYO insurers for flood losses and pays loss adjustment expenses based on a fee schedule. In addition, under certain circumstances reimbursement for litigation costs, including court costs, attorney fees, judgments, and settlements, are paid by FIA based on documentation submitted by the WYO insurers. The complete Arrangement is published in 44 CFR Part 62, appendix A. Each year FEMA is required to publish in the Federal Register and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. FEMA published a notice at 72 FR 41770, on July 31, 2007, that during September 2007, FEMA would send a copy of the offer for the FY2008 Arrangement, together with related materials and submission instructions, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Aug 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 to all private insurance companies participating under the current FY2007 Arrangement. The FY2007 Arrangement was extended by FEMA into FY2008 pending publication of an Interim Rule and the release of new Schedules. The Interim Rule published April 3, 2008 (73 FR 18182), and the revised Schedules were finalized June 1, 2008. The Interim Rule implemented changes to the Arrangement as follows: 1. Changes made address the WYO Companies’ cooperation in helping ensure that agents writing flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) avail themselves of the training opportunities needed to meet the minimum NFIP training requirements called for in section 207 of the Bunning-BereuterBlumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, Public Law 108–264, 118 Stat. 727 (42 U.S.C. 4011 note). 2. In certain heavy loss years, the potential exists for the NFIP to exhaust its authority to borrow funds from the Treasury to pay claims. In such an event, there may be a period of time during which no funds are available in the Treasury until the Congress takes action to either increase the program’s borrowing authority, or appropriate funds to relieve the debt. The Interim Rule revised 44 CFR part 62, appendix A, Article VII, section A. to provide that in such circumstances, the Federal Insurance Administrator will suspend the NFIP’s payment of claims until funds are again available in the Treasury, and that the WYO Companies are not required to pay claims from their own funds in the event of such a suspension. 3. FEMA revised 44 CFR part 62, appendix A, Article III, section C.1. of the Arrangement which deals with the Unallocated Loss Adjustment Expense (ULAE) for which WYO Companies receive reimbursement under the Arrangement. The ULAE rate used to be an expense reimbursement of 3.3 percent of the incurred loss (except that it did not include ‘‘incurred but not reported’’). The IR removed the ULAE compensation percentage from the Arrangement. Instead, the percentage is now communicated by FEMA to the WYO Companies through an ULAE Schedule. The only changes to the FY2008 Arrangement were those that were implemented in the April 3, 2008 Interim Rule. No changes are planned for the FY2009 Arrangement. During August 2008, FEMA will send a copy of the offer for the FY2009 Arrangement, together with related materials and submission instructions, PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to all private insurance companies participating under the current FY2008 Arrangement. Any private insurance company not currently participating in the WYO Program but wishing to consider FEMA’s offer for either FY2008 or FY2009 may request a copy by writing: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mitigation Division, Attn: WYO Program, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, or contact Edward Connor at 202–646– 3445 (Facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). Dated: August 1, 2008. Michael Buckley. Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Flood Insurance Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–18242 Filed 8–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G–28, and Form G–28I, Emergency Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Comment Request 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form G–28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, and Form G–28I, Notice of Entry of Appearance of Foreign Attorney. ACTION: The data collected on Forms G–28 and G–28I is used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to determine eligibility of the individual to appear as a representative. Form G–28 is used by attorneys admitted to practice in the United States and accredited representatives of charitable organizations recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Form G–28I will be used by attorneys admitted to the practice of law in countries other than the United States, and only with matters filed in DHS offices outside the geographical confines of the United States. The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has submitted the following emergency information collection, utilizing emergency review procedures, 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, E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 153 / Thursday, August 7, 2008 / Notices 44 U.S.C. 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for thirty days until September 8, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202–272–8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202–395– 6974 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add Form G–28 in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Emergency request for OMB approval. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, and Notice of Entry of Appearance of Foreign Attorney. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form G–28, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Aug 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 and Form G–28I. 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 data collected on Forms G–28 and G–28I are used by DHS to determine eligibility of the individual to appear as a representative. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,479,000 responses at 20 minutes (.333) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 825,507 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, (202) 272–8377. Dated: August 4, 2008. Stephen Tarragon, Management Analyst, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–18176 Filed 8–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection [CBP Dec. 08–30] Container Seals on Maritime Cargo U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document brings attention to the existing statutory requirement by which all maritime containers in transit to the United States are required to be sealed with a seal meeting the ISO/PAS 17712 standard and specifies the date on which the requirement shall take effect. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Fleming Luczkowski, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, (202) 344–1927. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46029 Background Pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 944, as amended by Section 1701 of Title XVII (‘‘Maritime Cargo’’) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 911 Commission Act of 2007 (911 Act), the Secretary of Homeland Security is authorized to establish by regulation minimum standards and procedures for securing containers in transit to the United States. The 911 Act provides that if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not issue an interim final rule for establishing such minimum standards and procedures by April 1, 2008, effective no later than October 15, 2008, all containers in transit to the United States shall be required to be sealed with a seal meeting the International Organization for Standardization Publicly Available Specification 17712 (ISO/PAS 17712) standard for sealing containers. As DHS has not issued regulations establishing minimum standards and procedures for securing such containers at this time, pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 944, all maritime containers in transit to the U.S. by vessel shall be required to be sealed with a seal meeting the ISO/PAS 17712 standard for sealing containers no later than October 15, 2008. As 6 U.S.C. 944 imposes a selfexecuting legal requirement, DHS is not required to issue regulations for this requirement to be implemented. This document does not impose additional requirements beyond those found in 6 U.S.C. 944. This document simply serves to bring attention to the existing statutory requirement that all maritime containers in transit to the United States by vessel are required to be sealed with a seal meeting the ISO/PAS 17712 standard and specifies the date on which the requirement takes effect. The ISO/PAS 17712 Standard Generally, ISO/PAS 17712 requires that container freight seals meet or exceed certain standards for strength and durability so as to prevent accidental breakage, early deterioration (due to weather conditions, chemical action, etc.) or undetectable tampering under normal usage. ISO/PAS 17712 also requires that each seal be clearly and legibly marked with a unique identification number. Copies of ISO/PAS 17712 may be purchased from the International Organization for Standardization, 1, rue ´ de Varembe, CH–1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland or the American National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 153 (Thursday, August 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46028-46029]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-28, and Form G-
28I, Emergency Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form G-
28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited 
Representative, and Form G-28I, Notice of Entry of Appearance of 
Foreign Attorney.

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    The data collected on Forms G-28 and G-28I is used by the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to determine eligibility of the 
individual to appear as a representative. Form G-28 is used by 
attorneys admitted to practice in the United States and accredited 
representatives of charitable organizations recognized by the Board of 
Immigration Appeals. Form G-28I will be used by attorneys admitted to 
the practice of law in countries other than the United States, and only 
with matters filed in DHS offices outside the geographical confines of 
the United States.
    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS), has submitted the following emergency 
information collection, utilizing emergency review procedures, 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,

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44 U.S.C. 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 
thirty days until September 8, 2008. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained 
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), USCIS Desk 
Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory 
Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 
3008, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the 
OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-6974 or via e-mail at 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.
    When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add Form G-
28 in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public 
and affected agencies 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: Emergency request for OMB 
approval.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Entry of Appearance as 
Attorney or Accredited Representative, and Notice of Entry of 
Appearance of Foreign Attorney.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form G-28, 
and Form G-28I. 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 data 
collected on Forms G-28 and G-28I are used by DHS to determine 
eligibility of the individual to appear as a representative.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,479,000 
responses at 20 minutes (.333) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 825,507 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http://
www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, 
DC 20529, (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: August 4, 2008.
Stephen Tarragon,
Management Analyst, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
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