[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Pages 50927-50928]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20194]



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 

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 

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


SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of 
Homeland Security will be submitting the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: CBP 
Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record), CBP Form I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa 
Waiver Arrival/Departure), and the Electronic System for Travel 
Authorization (ESTA). CBP is proposing that this information collection 
be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 27, 
2014 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, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-

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, 90 
K Street NE., 10th 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. 3507). 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 cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (total capital/startup costs, and operations 
and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the CBP request for 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 
    OMB Number: 1651-0111.
    Form Numbers: I-94 and I-94W.
    Abstract: CBP Forms I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) and 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 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. Travelers who are 
entering under the VWP in the air or sea environment, and who have a 
travel authorization obtained through ESTA, are not required to 
complete the paper Form I-94W.
    Pursuant to an interim final rule published on March 27, 2013 in 
the Federal Register (78 FR 18457) related to Form I-94, CBP has 
partially automated the Form I-94 process. CBP now gathers data 
previously collected on the paper Form I-94 from existing automated 
sources in lieu of requiring passengers arriving by air or sea to 
submit a paper I-94 upon arrival. Passengers can access and print their 
electronic I-94 via the Web site at www.cbp.gov/I94.
    ESTA can be accessed at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/esta/. Samples of CBP Forms I-94 and I-94W can be viewed at: http://www.cbp.gov/document/forms/form-i-94-arrivaldeparture-record and http://www.cbp.gov/document/forms/form-i-94w-visa-waiver-arrivaldeparture-record.
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date with a change to the burden hours resulting from 
revised estimates of the number of respondents using ESTA and filing 
Form I-94W. There are no changes to the information collected on Form 
I-94, Form I-94W, ESTA or the I-94 Web site.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change).
    Affected Public: Individuals, Carriers, and the Travel and Tourism 
    Form I-94 (Arrival and Departure Record):
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,387,550.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Burden Hours: 583,544.
    Estimated Annual Cost to Public: $26,325,300.
    I-94 Web site:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,047,681.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 333,147.
    Form I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure):
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 868,521.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 115,513.
    Estimated Annual Cost to the Public: $5,211,126.
    Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA):
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,960,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,740,500.
    Estimated Annual Cost to the Public: $264,460,000.

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    Dated: August 20, 2014.
Tracey Denning,
 Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2014-20194 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]