Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-601, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request, 51502 [E8-20329]

Download as PDF 51502 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices TWIC enrollment begins in Saipan on September 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the TWIC Final Rule, identified by the docket numbers of this notice, using any one of the following methods. (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov; (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/; or (3) Visiting TSA’s Security Regulations Web page at http:// www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ‘‘Research Center’’ at the top of the page. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA–19, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 227–4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATES: Background The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 109–347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate. This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Port of Saipan on September 17, 2008. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Guam including those in the Port of Saipan must comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is required. To obtain information on the preenrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA’s TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on August 28, 2008. Rex Lovelady, Program Manager, TWIC, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–20424 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (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. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Overview of This Information Collection Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I–601, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–601. 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 on this form is used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the applicant is eligible for a waiver of excludability under section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 15,500 responses at 11⁄2 hours per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 23,250 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/ search/index.jsp. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, telephone number 202–272–8377. BILLING CODE 9110–05–P 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I–601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility; OMB Control Number 1615–0029. 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 November 3, 2008. Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 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. When submitting comments by e-mail, please add the OMB Control Number 1615– 0029 in the subject box. 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 agencies’ estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 28, 2008. Stephen Tarragon, Acting Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–20329 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20329]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-601, Revision of 
a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility; OMB Control 
Number 1615-0029.

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    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 November 3, 2008.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 
associated response time should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, 
Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 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. When 
submitting comments by e-mail, please add the OMB Control Number 1615-
0029 in the subject box.
    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 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Waiver of Grounds 
of Inadmissibility.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-601. 
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 on this form is used by U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the applicant is 
eligible for a waiver of excludability under section 212 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 15,500 
responses at 1\1/2\ hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 23,250 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit: http://
www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 
111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, 
telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: August 28, 2008.
Stephen Tarragon,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E8-20329 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]
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