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Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

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ACTION:

60-Day Notice of Information Collection for Review; I-352, Immigration Bond; OMB Control No. 1653-0022.

The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE), will be 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 January 2, 2009.

Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Lee Shirkey, Chief, Records Management Branch, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until January 2, 2009. 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: Revision of 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.

1. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individual or households and businesses. The data collected on 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 will still be required to complete the bond 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.

Comments and/or questions; requests for a copy of the proposed information collection instrument, with instructions; or inquiries for additional information should be directed to: Lee Shirkey, Chief, Records Management Branch, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

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Dated: October 28, 2008.

Lee Shirkey,

Chief, Records Management Branch, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. E8-26123 Filed 10-31-08; 8:45 am]

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