[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 73 (Thursday, April 16, 2015)]
[Pages 20503-20505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08768]



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: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension and revision 
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). This is a proposed extension of an information 
collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this 
information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours 
and a revision to the information collected. This document is published 
to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 18, 2015 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, 
Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected] or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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: This proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register (79 FR 73096) on December 
9, 2014, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for 
an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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 costs 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 

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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.


    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, 
passport, 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: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. 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.

Recent and Proposed Changes

    In response to the increasing concerns regarding national security, 
DHS used the emergency Paperwork Reduction Act process to strengthen 
the security of the VWP by adding data elements to ESTA and to Form I-
94W. DHS determined that the addition of these new data elements 
improves the Department's ability to screen prospective VWP travelers 
while more accurately and effectively identifying those who pose a 
security risk to the United States and facilitates adjudication of ESTA 
    The following data elements are either new elements that were 
approved in the emergency PRA submission or data elements that were 
collected previously that were changed from ``optional'' to 
``mandatory'' on the ESTA application:

1. Other Names or Aliases......  Mandatory.
2. Other Country of Citizenship  Mandatory.
3. If yes, passport number on    Optional.
 additional citizenship
4. Home Address................  Mandatory.
5. Parents' Names..............  Mandatory.
6. Current or Previous Job       Optional.
7. Current or Previous Employer  Mandatory.
8. Current or Previous Employer  Mandatory.
9. Current or Previous Employer  Optional.
 Telephone number.
10. Primary Email..............  Mandatory--was optional.
11. Primary Telephone Number...  Mandatory--was optional.
12. U.S. Point of Contact Name.  Mandatory.
13. U.S. Point of Contact        Mandatory.
14. U.S. Point of Contact Email  Mandatory.
15. U.S. Point of Contact Phone  Mandatory.
16. City of Birth..............  Mandatory.
17. National Identification      Mandatory.
18. Emergency Point of Contact   Mandatory.
 Information Name.
19. Emergency Point of Contact   Mandatory.
 Information Email.
20. Emergency Point of Contact   Mandatory.
 Information Phone.
22. Do you have a current or     Mandatory.
 previous employer?.
21. Is your travel to the U.S.   Mandatory.
 occurring in transit to
 another country?

For the following ``mandatory'' fields ESTA applicants are permitted to 
enter ``unknown,'' if they do not have or know the information, without 
impeding the submission of their ESTA application: City of Birth, 
Parents' Names, National Identification Number, Emergency Contact 
Information, U.S. Point of Contact information, and Employer Address.
    In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention, CBP also proposes to revise the current question about 
diseases on ESTA and on Form I-94W as follows:
    Currently approved question:
    Do you have a physical or mental disorder; or are you a drug abuser 
or addict; or currently have any of the following diseases:

 Granuloma inguinale
 Leprosy, infectious
 Lymphogranuloma venereum
 Syphilis, infectious
 Active Tuberculosis

    Proposed new question:
    Do you have a physical or mental disorder; or are you a drug abuser 
or addict; or do you currently have any of the following diseases 
(communicable diseases are specified pursuant to section 361(b) of the 
Public Health Service Act):

 Tuberculosis, infectious
 Yellow Fever
 Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, including Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, 
 Severe acute respiratory illnesses capable of transmission to 
other persons and likely to cause mortality.

    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date with a change to the burden hours

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based on updated estimates of the numbers of respondents. Specifically, 
the number of respondents for the I-94 Web site was decreased by 
1,188,899 from 5,047,681 to 3,858,782; the number of respondents for 
the ESTA burden was increased by 920,000 from 22,090,000 to 23,010,000; 
and the number of respondents paying the ESTA fee was increased by 
747,000 from 18,183,000 to 18,930,000.
    There is also a proposed change to the question about diseases on 
ESTA and on Form I-94W as described in the Abstract section of this 
document. There are no changes to the information collected on Form I-
94, 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: 3,858,782.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 254,679.

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

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 941,291.
    Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 204,260.
    Estimated Annual Cost to the Public: $5,647,746.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,010,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,662,330.
    Estimated Annual Cost to the Public: $265,020,000.

    Dated: April 13, 2015,
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2015-08768 Filed 4-15-15; 8:45 am]