[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 9 (Wednesday, January 14, 2009)]
[Pages 2088-2089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-602]



United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-
352, Immigration Bond; OMB Control No. 1653-0022.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (USICE), is submitting the following information collection 
request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously 
published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2008 Vol. 73 No. 213 
65390, allowing for a 60 day public comment period. No comments were 
received on 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 for 
thirty days February 13, 2009. Written comments

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and suggestions from the public and affected agencies regarding items 
contained in this notice and especially with regard to the estimated 
public burden and associated response time should be directed to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, for United 
States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland 
Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov 
or faxed to (202) 395-6974.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigration Bond.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-352. 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households and 
Businesses. The data collected through this collection instrument is 
used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ensure that the 
person or company posting the bond is aware of the duties and 
responsibilities associated with the bond. The collection instrument 
serves the purpose of instruction in the completion of the form, 
together with an explanation of the terms and conditions of bond. 
Sureties will have the capability of accessing, completing and 
submitting a bond electronically through ICE's eBonds initiative which 
encompasses the I-352, while individuals and households will still be 
required to complete the bond form manually.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 25,000 
responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 12,500 annual burden hours.
    Requests for a copy of the proposed information collection 
instrument, with instructions; or inquiries for additional information 
should be directed to: Joseph M. Gerhart, Chief, Records Management 
Branch; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street, SW., 
Room 3138, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 732-6337.

    Dated: January 8, 2009.
Joseph M. Gerhart,
Chief, Records Management Branch, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-602 Filed 1-13-09; 8:45 am]