[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 6, 2009)]
[Page 51300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24064]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

 Form I-854; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-
854, Interagency Alien Witness and Informant Record; OMB Control No. 


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    The Department Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services (USCIS) 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 December 7, 2009.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-854. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-854 we will 
advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal 
Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public 
will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form I-854.
    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), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Clearance Officer, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-
2210. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-
8352 or via e-mail at [email protected]. When submitting comments by e-
mail, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0046 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 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: Extension of an existing 
information collection.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Interagency Witness and Informant 
(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 (USCIS).
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well 
as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form I-854 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 
hours and 15 minutes (4.25) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with 
the collection: 531 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 30, 2009.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-24064 Filed 10-5-09; 8:45 am]