Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings, 49392-49393 [E9-23303]

Download as PDF 49392 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 186 / Monday, September 28, 2009 / Notices Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528, 202– 254–6877. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). At this meeting, the Committee will receive classified (SECRET-level) updated threat and Homeland Security related briefings; and classified reports from the Committee panels. West Coast laboratories, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and Homeland Security experts will present SECRET-level briefings concerning matters sensitive to homeland security. Basis for Closure: In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee meeting concerns sensitive Homeland Security information and classified matters within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (c)(9)(B) which, if prematurely disclosed, would significantly jeopardize national security and frustrate implementation of proposed agency actions and that, accordingly, the portion of the meeting that concerns these issues will be closed to the public. Dated: September 16, 2009. Bradley I. Buswell, Under Secretary for Science and Technology (Acting). [FR Doc. E9–23221 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9F–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I–140, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I–140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; OMB Control Number 1615–0015. The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 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 May 5, 2009, at 74 FR 20722, allowing for a 60-day public VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Sep 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 comment period. USCIS received three comments. USCIS’s discussion and response to the comments are addressed in the supporting statement. The supporting statement will be posted to the Web site at: http:// www.regulations.gov. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 28, 2009. 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 Products Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529–2210. 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– 5806 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615–0015 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 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: Revision of a currently approved information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–140, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for profit. The information furnished on Form I–140 will be used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to classify aliens under section 203(b)(1), 203(b)(2) or 203(b)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act). (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 96,000 responses at one hour per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 96,000 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529–2210, Telephone number 202–272–8377. Dated: September 23, 2009. Stephen Tarragon, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. E9–23363 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information: 1651–0085. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning Administrative Rulings. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 27, 2009, to be assured of consideration. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 186 / Monday, September 28, 2009 / Notices Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC. 20229–1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Administrative Rulings. OMB Number: 1651–0085. Form Number: None. Abstract: The collection of information in 19 CFR Part 177 is necessary in order to enable Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to respond to requests by importers and other interested persons for the issuance of administrative rulings. These rulings pertain to the interpretation and application of the CBP and related laws with respect to prospective and current transactions. Current Actions: There are no changes to the information collection. This submission is being made to extend the expiration date. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Sep 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 Rulings Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 120,000. Appeals Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,000. Dated: September 22, 2009. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E9–23303 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: File No. OMB 25, Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters; OMB Control No. 1615– 0064. The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 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 June 25, 2009, at 74 FR 30314, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 26, 2009. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49393 Management and Budget (OMB), USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529–2210. 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– 5806 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615–0064 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 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 information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Special Immigrant Visas for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters. (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–25); 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 will be used by the USCIS to determine eligibility for the requested classification as fourth preference employment-based immigrant broadcasters. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-23303]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


 Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an 
existing collection of information: 1651-0085.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning 
Administrative Rulings. This request for comment is being made pursuant 
to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 
3505(c)(2)).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 27, 
2009, to be assured of consideration.

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ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 
799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th 
Floor, Washington, DC. 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (a) Whether 
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of 
the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection 
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) 
the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations 
and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the 
following information collection:
    Title: Administrative Rulings.
    OMB Number: 1651-0085.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: The collection of information in 19 CFR Part 177 is 
necessary in order to enable Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
respond to requests by importers and other interested persons for the 
issuance of administrative rulings. These rulings pertain to the 
interpretation and application of the CBP and related laws with respect 
to prospective and current transactions.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the information 
collection. This submission is being made to extend the expiration 
date.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.

Rulings

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 120,000.

Appeals

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,000.

    Dated: September 22, 2009.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. E9-23303 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]
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