Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Immigration Bond, 44913-44915 [2019-18431]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices of the TRIPwire content and system features. TRIPwire registration is user-driven and is completed electronically via the secure TRIPwire interface. Users are required to have a computer and access to the internet. The registration process requires users to provide their full name, assignment, citizenship, job title, employer name, professional address and contact information, as well as an Employment Verification Contact and their contact information. Notifications regarding the user registration are handled via electronic submission responses and/or email. In addition to electronic registration, TRIPwire uses automated notifications to registered users when/if their account or password is set to expire as well as annual reverification of users’ need for access to TRIPwire. The TRIPwire Questionnaire is also collected electronically via a Survey Monkey link that is emailed to respondents. The Survey Monkey settings selected ensure that submissions are anonymous, and that an IP address is not collected. The changes to the collection since the previous OMB approval include: Updating the collection title, updating the TRIPwire User registration page, clarifying the revalidation burden, and adding a TRIPwire Questionnaire. Overall, these changes result in a decrease in burden estimates and costs. This is a revision and renewal of an information collection. OMB is particularly interested in comments that: 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. Title of Collection: Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) User Registration and Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 1670–0028. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments and Private Sector Individuals. Number of Annualized Respondents: 4,333. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.17 hours, 0.017 hours, 0.083 hours. Total Annualized Burden Hours: 422 hours. Total Annualized Respondent Opportunity Cost: $13,736. Total Annualized Respondent Out-ofPocket Cost: $0. Total Annualized Government Cost: $7,447. Larry L. Willis, Business Management Branch Chief. [FR Doc. 2019–18379 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [OMB Control Number 1653–0022] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Immigration Bond U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reductions Act (PRA) of 1995 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1653–0022 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID ICEB–2019– 0008. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at http://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number ICEB–2019–0008; (2) Mail: Submit written comments to DHS, ICE, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), PRA Clearance, Washington, DC 20536–5800. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44913 For specific question related to collection activities, please contact: Justin Gellert (202–732–5462), justin.c.gellert@ ice.dhs.gov, ERO Bond Management Unit, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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 agencies 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 Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigration Bond. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: ICE Form I– 352; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individual or Households; Business or other for-profit. The data collected on this collection instrument is used by ICE to ensure that the person or company posting the bond is aware of the duties and responsibilities associated with the bond. The collection instrument serves the purpose of instruction in the completion of the form, together with an explanation of the terms and conditions of the bond. Sureties have the capability of accessing, completing and submitting delivery, voluntary departure, and order E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 44914 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES of supervision bonds electronically through ICE’s eBonds system which encompasses the I–352, while individuals are still required to complete the bond form manually and sureties will be required to submit maintenance of status and departure bonds manually. (5) An estimate of the total number of responses and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: ICE estimates a total of 61,722 responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response. ICE calculated the number of estimated responses by adding together the number of bonds that were posted using Form I–352 in Fiscal Year 2018 (58,734) with the maximum number of maintenance of status and departure bonds that the Department of State expects may be required for nonimmigrants in the next fiscal year (2,988). The burden estimate includes the time required to review instructions, gather and maintain data needed, to complete, and to file the collection of information. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 30,861 annual burden hours, estimated by multiplying the total number of responses, 61,722, by the average response burden of .50 hours. This estimate is composed of 8,689 responses from surety companies, and 53,033 aliens posting cash bonds resulting in a total of 61,722 responses. (7) Total public cost of responding is $743,670. This total cost is composed of the burden to surety companies estimated using the average wage for insurance sales agents and the burden to aliens using the average wage of unskilled workers and production works plus fringe benefits estimated to be $47.58 per hour and $20.25 per hour respectively.1 (8) The total Government costs is $10,422,995, which includes printing 1 The hourly wage rate for an insurance sales agent is $32.64 as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States, https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ nat.htm#41-3021. The hourly wage rate for unskilled labor is represented by the national average of state minimum wage rates, $8.94. See Consolidated Minimum Wage Table, June 1, 2019, https://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/mwconsolidated.htm. The hourly wage rate for manufacturing labor is represented by the average hourly wage for production occupations, $18.84. See All Production Occupations, May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States, https://www.bls.gov/oes/ current/oes_nat.htm#51-0000. Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Civilian workers, by major occupational and industry group, All workers, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ ecec.t01.htm. Wages and salaries are 68.6 percent of total compensation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 costs and the collection and processing burden for each form. The total printing costs equates to $46,292 which is estimated by multiplying the number of responses (61,722) by the cost of printing two forms per response for $0.75. The collection and processing of each form takes an average of 6 hours, and will be conducted by a government employee with an average hourly wage plus overhead estimated to be $28.02.2 The total cost of collecting and processing for the government is $10,376,703. Overview of Proposed Revisions to the Bond Form and to Bond Procedures. Form No. I–352, Immigration Bond, has not been substantively revised since 2008. Changes to the form are now necessary because U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to issue a different form for public charge bonds and Form I–352 will no longer be used for that type of bond. Additionally, ICE is adding language to explain the terms and conditions of maintenance of status and departure bonds. Maintenance of status and departure bonds were previously accepted by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) on earlier versions of the Form I–352, and ICE may accept this type of bond when required for nonimmigrants visiting the United States. The proposed revisions to the bond form also seek to clarify when a bond obligor’s liability attaches and the events that trigger cancellation of a bond, and to notify the public that ICE will no longer issue receipts on Form I– 305 for bonds secured by a cash deposit. Cash Bond Deposit: ICE has revised the Instructions to state that it will accept a certified check, a cashier’s check, or a money order (a ‘‘cash equivalent’’) as a deposit from a cash bond obligor. eBONDS Power of Attorney: Based on the development of the eBONDS system, ICE has revised the Instructions to state that surety bonds issued using the eBONDS system may be accompanied by a power of attorney executed by a surety company for use in the eBONDS system. General Terms and Conditions: Because certain jurisdictions do not honor ICE detainers, the General Terms and Conditions governing the bond have been revised to reflect that a bond will 2 The hourly rate is an average of a General Schedule Grade 7 Step 5, and a Grade 9 Step 1, plus the average national locality adjustment of 21.48 percent. https://www.opm.gov/policy-dataoversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/ pdf/2019/saltbl.pdf. An overhead rate of 12 percent was added to reflect the indirect expenses as reported in OMB Circular A76, https:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ omb/circulars/A76/a76_incl_tech_correction.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not be cancelled simply because ICE is on notice of the detention of the bonded alien for 30 or more days pursuant, or prior, to a conviction by local, state, or federal authorizes. The revised General Terms and Conditions clarify that a delivery bond may not be breached when the bonded alien is in local, state, or federal custody on the date the obligor is scheduled to produce the alien. The bond will remain in effect in this situation unless ICE later takes the bonded alien into its custody directly from local, state, or federal authorities, in which case the bond will be cancelled. Address to Use for Notice Purposes: Part A of Form I–352 has been revised to delete the boxes indicating the address to use for notice purposes. Liability Attaches Upon Execution of the Bond: Part C of Form I–352 has been revised to reflect that the surety’s liability attaches upon execution of the bond form. References to the alien becoming a public charge have been omitted and the revisions clarify that the face amount of the bond is forfeited or becomes due when the breach determination is administratively final. Form I–352 No Longer Used for Public Charge Bonds: Previous Paragraph G(2) has been omitted from Form I–352 in anticipation of USCIS using a different form for issuance of public charge bonds. Maintenance of Status and Departure Bonds: Paragraph G(4) has been added to explain the terms and conditions for Maintenance of Status and Departure Bonds. The former INS accepted maintenance of status and departure bonds using prior versions of Form I– 352 when a bond was required for a non-immigrant traveling to the United States. Deletion of Paragraphs H–J: Because U.S. bonds, notes and cash are no longer accepted as deposits to secure cash bonds, ICE has eliminated Paragraphs H–J of Form I–352 and any references to those paragraphs because they are no longer necessary. Forms I–305 and I–395 No Longer Used in Conjunction with Cash Bonds: Before the advent of electronic signatures, ICE issued a receipt on Form I–305 to the cash bond obligor documenting the amount of the bond deposit. ICE required the obligor to submit the original of Form I–305 with the bond cancellation notice before obtaining a refund of the cash bond deposit. If the obligor lost the receipt, the obligor could submit an affidavit on Form I–395 in lieu of the receipt to claim the cash bond deposit. ICE has now determined that issuance of Form I–305 is unnecessary and is unduly E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices burdensome. For bonds posted on the newly revised bond form, ICE will no longer require cash bond obligors to submit Form I–305 or Form I–395 after a bond has been cancelled and will issue refunds of bond deposits to the individual or entity identified in ICE records as the individual or entity entitled to receive the refund without requiring Form I–305 or Form I–395 to be submitted. Dated: August 22, 2019. Scott Elmore, PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18431 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–28–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1107] Certain LED Lighting Devices and Components Thereof; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order (‘‘GEO’’) denying entry of certain LED lighting devices and components thereof. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin S. Richards, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–5453. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on April 10, 2018, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Fraen Corporation jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 (‘‘Fraen’’) of Reading, Massachusetts. 83 FR 15399–15400 (Apr. 10, 2018). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain LED lighting devices and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,411,083 (‘‘the ’083 patent’’) and U.S. Patent No. 9,772,499 (‘‘the ’499 patent’’). Id. The complaint further alleges that a domestic industry exists. Id. The Commission’s notice of investigation named as respondents Chauvet & Sons, LLC of Sunrise, Florida; ADJ Products, LLC of Los Angeles, California; Elation Lighting, Inc. of Los Angeles, California; Golden Sea Professional Equipment Co., Ltd. of Guangdong, China; Artfox USA, Inc. of City of Industry, California; Artfox Electronics Co., Ltd. of Guangdong, China; Guangzhou Chaiyi Light Co., Ltd. d/b/a Fine Art Lighting Co., Ltd. of Guangdong, China; Guangzhou Xuanyi Lighting Co., Ltd. d/b/a XY E-Shine of Guangdong, China; Guangzhou Flystar Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. of Guangdong, China; and Wuxi Changsheng Special Lighting Apparatus Factory d/b/a Roccer of Jiangsu, China. Id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also participating in the investigation. Id. On June 13, 2018, the ALJ issued an initial determination terminating Chauvet & Sons, LLC from the investigation on the basis of a license agreement. Order No. 14 at 1 (June 13, 2018), unreviewed, Notice (July 9, 2018). On July 12, 2018, the ALJ issued an initial determination terminating ADJ Products, LLC and Elation Lighting, Inc. from the investigation on the basis of a license agreement. Order No. 17 at 1 (July 12, 2018), unreviewed, Notice (Aug. 8, 2018). In the same initial determination, the ALJ terminated Golden Sea Professional Equipment Co., Ltd. from the investigation based on the provisions of 19 CFR 210.21(a). Id. On July 20, 2018, the ALJ issued an initial determination terminating Artfox USA, Inc. from the investigation on the basis of a license agreement. Order No. 18 at (July 20, 2018), unreviewed, Notice (Aug. 14, 2018). In the same initial determination, the ALJ terminated Artfox Electronics Co., Ltd. from the investigation based on the provision of 19 CFR 210.21(a). Id. On August 28, 2018, the ALJ issued an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) finding the remaining respondents—Fine Art, EShine, Flystar, and Roccer (collectively, ‘‘defaulting respondents’’)—in default PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44915 for failure to respond to the complaint, notice of investigation, and her order to show cause why they should not be found in default. Order No. 20 (Aug. 28, 2018), unreviewed, Notice (Sep. 17, 2018). On September 14, 2018, Fraen moved for summary determination of violation of section 337 by the defaulting respondents. In addition, Fraen requested a recommended determination for the Commission to issue a general exclusion order and set a bond at 100 percent. On September 26, 2018, OUII filed a response in support of Fraen’s motion and requested remedy. On May 16, 2019, the ALJ issued the subject ID granting Fraen’s motion for summary determination of violation of section 337 by the defaulting respondents. Specifically, the ALJ found, inter alia, that Fraen established infringement of claim 1 of the ’083 patent and claim 1 of the ’499 patent; that Fraen established that the importation requirement of 337(a)(1)(B)(i) is satisfied as to each defaulting respondent and each accused product; and that Fraen satisfied both the technical and economic prongs of the domestic industry requirement. The ALJ also included her recommendation that the Commission issue a general exclusion order and impose a 100 percent bond during the presidential review period. No petitions for review were filed. On June 28, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice stating that the Commission determined to review the ID in part and, on review, to take no position on whether Fraen satisfied the domestic industry requirement under subparagraphs (A) and (C) of section 337(a)(3). 84 FR 32218. The Commission’s determination resulted in finding a violation of section 337. Id. at 32219. The Notice also requested written submissions on remedy, the public interest, and bonding. See id. at 32219–20. On July 15, 2019, Fraen submitted a brief on remedy, the public interest, and bonding, requesting that the Commission issue a GEO and set a bond of 100 percent during the Presidential review period. Fraen did not request a cease and desist order. On the same day, OUII also submitted a brief on remedy, the public interest, and bonding, supporting the ALJ’s recommendation to issue a GEO and impose a bond of 100 percent. On July 22, 2019, both Fraen and OUII submitted replies to the other’s opening brief. No other submissions were filed in response to the Notice. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

[OMB Control Number 1653-0022]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection: Immigration Bond

AGENCY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reductions Act (PRA) of 1995 
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (ICE) will submit the following Information Collection 
Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and clearance.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 28, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1653-0022 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID 
ICEB-2019-0008. All comments received will be posted without change to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the 
following methods to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
website at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number ICEB-
2019-0008;
    (2) Mail: Submit written comments to DHS, ICE, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer (OCIO), PRA Clearance, Washington, DC 20536-5800.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific question related to 
collection activities, please contact: Justin Gellert (202-732-5462), 
[email protected], ERO Bond Management Unit, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments

    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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 agencies 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 Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigration Bond.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: ICE Form I-
352; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individual or Households; Business 
or other for-profit. The data collected on this collection instrument 
is used by ICE to ensure that the person or company posting the bond is 
aware of the duties and responsibilities associated with the bond. The 
collection instrument serves the purpose of instruction in the 
completion of the form, together with an explanation of the terms and 
conditions of the bond. Sureties have the capability of accessing, 
completing and submitting delivery, voluntary departure, and order

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of supervision bonds electronically through ICE's eBonds system which 
encompasses the I-352, while individuals are still required to complete 
the bond form manually and sureties will be required to submit 
maintenance of status and departure bonds manually.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of responses and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: ICE estimates a 
total of 61,722 responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response. ICE 
calculated the number of estimated responses by adding together the 
number of bonds that were posted using Form I-352 in Fiscal Year 2018 
(58,734) with the maximum number of maintenance of status and departure 
bonds that the Department of State expects may be required for non-
immigrants in the next fiscal year (2,988). The burden estimate 
includes the time required to review instructions, gather and maintain 
data needed, to complete, and to file the collection of information.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 30,861 annual burden hours, estimated by 
multiplying the total number of responses, 61,722, by the average 
response burden of .50 hours. This estimate is composed of 8,689 
responses from surety companies, and 53,033 aliens posting cash bonds 
resulting in a total of 61,722 responses.
    (7) Total public cost of responding is $743,670. This total cost is 
composed of the burden to surety companies estimated using the average 
wage for insurance sales agents and the burden to aliens using the 
average wage of unskilled workers and production works plus fringe 
benefits estimated to be $47.58 per hour and $20.25 per hour 
respectively.\1\
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    \1\ The hourly wage rate for an insurance sales agent is $32.64 
as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the May 2018 
National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States, 
https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#41-3021. The hourly wage 
rate for unskilled labor is represented by the national average of 
state minimum wage rates, $8.94. See Consolidated Minimum Wage 
Table, June 1, 2019, https://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/mw-consolidated.htm. The hourly wage rate for manufacturing labor is 
represented by the average hourly wage for production occupations, 
$18.84. See All Production Occupations, May 2018 National 
Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States, https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#51-0000. Employer costs per hour 
worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total 
compensation: Civilian workers, by major occupational and industry 
group, All workers, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t01.htm. 
Wages and salaries are 68.6 percent of total compensation.
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    (8) The total Government costs is $10,422,995, which includes 
printing costs and the collection and processing burden for each form. 
The total printing costs equates to $46,292 which is estimated by 
multiplying the number of responses (61,722) by the cost of printing 
two forms per response for $0.75. The collection and processing of each 
form takes an average of 6 hours, and will be conducted by a government 
employee with an average hourly wage plus overhead estimated to be 
$28.02.\2\ The total cost of collecting and processing for the 
government is $10,376,703.
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    \2\ The hourly rate is an average of a General Schedule Grade 7 
Step 5, and a Grade 9 Step 1, plus the average national locality 
adjustment of 21.48 percent. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2019/saltbl.pdf. An overhead rate of 12 percent was added to reflect the 
indirect expenses as reported in OMB Circular A76, https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/circulars/A76/a76_incl_tech_correction.pdf.
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    Overview of Proposed Revisions to the Bond Form and to Bond 
Procedures. Form No. I-352, Immigration Bond, has not been 
substantively revised since 2008. Changes to the form are now necessary 
because U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to 
issue a different form for public charge bonds and Form I-352 will no 
longer be used for that type of bond. Additionally, ICE is adding 
language to explain the terms and conditions of maintenance of status 
and departure bonds. Maintenance of status and departure bonds were 
previously accepted by the former Immigration and Naturalization 
Service (INS) on earlier versions of the Form I-352, and ICE may accept 
this type of bond when required for non-immigrants visiting the United 
States. The proposed revisions to the bond form also seek to clarify 
when a bond obligor's liability attaches and the events that trigger 
cancellation of a bond, and to notify the public that ICE will no 
longer issue receipts on Form I-305 for bonds secured by a cash 
deposit.
    Cash Bond Deposit: ICE has revised the Instructions to state that 
it will accept a certified check, a cashier's check, or a money order 
(a ``cash equivalent'') as a deposit from a cash bond obligor.
    eBONDS Power of Attorney: Based on the development of the eBONDS 
system, ICE has revised the Instructions to state that surety bonds 
issued using the eBONDS system may be accompanied by a power of 
attorney executed by a surety company for use in the eBONDS system.
    General Terms and Conditions: Because certain jurisdictions do not 
honor ICE detainers, the General Terms and Conditions governing the 
bond have been revised to reflect that a bond will not be cancelled 
simply because ICE is on notice of the detention of the bonded alien 
for 30 or more days pursuant, or prior, to a conviction by local, 
state, or federal authorizes. The revised General Terms and Conditions 
clarify that a delivery bond may not be breached when the bonded alien 
is in local, state, or federal custody on the date the obligor is 
scheduled to produce the alien. The bond will remain in effect in this 
situation unless ICE later takes the bonded alien into its custody 
directly from local, state, or federal authorities, in which case the 
bond will be cancelled.
    Address to Use for Notice Purposes: Part A of Form I-352 has been 
revised to delete the boxes indicating the address to use for notice 
purposes.
    Liability Attaches Upon Execution of the Bond: Part C of Form I-352 
has been revised to reflect that the surety's liability attaches upon 
execution of the bond form. References to the alien becoming a public 
charge have been omitted and the revisions clarify that the face amount 
of the bond is forfeited or becomes due when the breach determination 
is administratively final.
    Form I-352 No Longer Used for Public Charge Bonds: Previous 
Paragraph G(2) has been omitted from Form I-352 in anticipation of 
USCIS using a different form for issuance of public charge bonds.
    Maintenance of Status and Departure Bonds: Paragraph G(4) has been 
added to explain the terms and conditions for Maintenance of Status and 
Departure Bonds. The former INS accepted maintenance of status and 
departure bonds using prior versions of Form I-352 when a bond was 
required for a non-immigrant traveling to the United States.
    Deletion of Paragraphs H-J: Because U.S. bonds, notes and cash are 
no longer accepted as deposits to secure cash bonds, ICE has eliminated 
Paragraphs H-J of Form I-352 and any references to those paragraphs 
because they are no longer necessary.
    Forms I-305 and I-395 No Longer Used in Conjunction with Cash 
Bonds: Before the advent of electronic signatures, ICE issued a receipt 
on Form I-305 to the cash bond obligor documenting the amount of the 
bond deposit. ICE required the obligor to submit the original of Form 
I-305 with the bond cancellation notice before obtaining a refund of 
the cash bond deposit. If the obligor lost the receipt, the obligor 
could submit an affidavit on Form I-395 in lieu of the receipt to claim 
the cash bond deposit. ICE has now determined that issuance of Form I-
305 is unnecessary and is unduly

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burdensome. For bonds posted on the newly revised bond form, ICE will 
no longer require cash bond obligors to submit Form I-305 or Form I-395 
after a bond has been cancelled and will issue refunds of bond deposits 
to the individual or entity identified in ICE records as the individual 
or entity entitled to receive the refund without requiring Form I-305 
or Form I-395 to be submitted.

    Dated: August 22, 2019.
Scott Elmore,
PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-18431 Filed 8-26-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-28-P