[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 94 (Monday, May 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28239-28240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11952]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


 Agency Information Collection Activities: Arrival and Departure 
Record (Forms I-94 and I-94W) and Electronic System for Travel 
Authorization

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

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Revision of an existing 
collection of information: 1651-0111.

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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 
the CBP Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record), CBP Form I-94W 
(Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure), and the Electronic System 
for Travel Authorization (ESTA). 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 July 15, 2011, 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of 
International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th 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, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 
9th Street, NW., 5th 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: Arrival and Departure Record, Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver 
Arrival/Departure, and Electronic System for Travel Authorization 
(ESTA).
    OMB Number: 1651-0111.
    Form Numbers: I-94 and I-94W.
    Abstract: CBP Form I-94 (Arrival/ Departure Record) and CBP Form I-
94W. (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Record) are used to 
document a traveler's admission into the United States. These forms are 
filled out by aliens and are used to collect information on 
citizenship, residency, and contact information. The data elements 
collected on these forms enable the DHS to perform its mission

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related to the screening of alien visitors for potential risks to 
national security, and the determination of admissibility to the United 
States. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) applies 
to aliens traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program 
(VWP) and requires that VWP travelers provide information 
electronically to CBP before embarking on travel to the United States. 
CBP proposes to revise this collection of information by adding a data 
field for ``Country of Birth'' to ESTA and to CBP Form I-94W.
    ESTA can be accessed at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/esta/.
    Instructions and samples of CBP Forms I-94 and I-94W can be viewed 
at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/i-94_instructions/filling_out_i94.xml and http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/business_pleasure/vwp/i94_samples.xml.
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to revise this 
collection of information by adding a data field for ``Country of 
Birth'' to ESTA and to CBP Form I-94W, with no change to the burden 
hours. There are no proposed changes to CBP Form I-94.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Affected Public: Individuals, Carriers, and the Travel and Tourism 
Industry.

I-94 (Arrival and Departure Record)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000,000.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 14,000,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,862,000.
    Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $84,000,000.

I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 100,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,300.
    Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $600,000.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,900,000.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 18,900,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,725,000.

    Dated: May 11, 2011.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2011-11952 Filed 5-13-11; 8:45 am]
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