[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 19, 2006)]
[Pages 75969-75970]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21540]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Existing 
Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 
Interagency Alien Witness and Informant Record; Form I-854; OMB Control 
No. 1615-0046.


    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 October 13, 2006, at 71 FR

[[Page 75970]]

60557, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not 
receive any comments for this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
January 18, 2007. 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 Management 
and Budget (OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: 
USCIS, Director, 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 
[email protected], and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 
202-395-6974 or via e-mail at [email protected].
    When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 1615-0046 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: Revision of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Interagency Alien Witness and 
Informant Record.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-854. 
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 and Households. This 
information collection is used by law enforcement agencies to bring 
alien witnesses and informants to the United States in ``S'' 
nonimmigrant classification.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 125 responses 
at 4.25 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 531 annual burden hours.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, 
DC 20529, Telephone Number (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: December 13, 2006.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E6-21540 Filed 12-18-06; 8:45 am]