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

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ACTION:

60-Day Notice of New Information Collection for Review; 287(g) Candidate Questionnaire; OMB Control No. 1653-NEW.

The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE), will be submitting 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 4, 2010.

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), 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.

Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until January 4, 2010. Written comments and Start Printed Page 57327suggestions 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: New information collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: 287(g) Candidate Questionnaire.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local or Tribal governments. This questionnaire is used for the purposes of determining whether or not a state or local law enforcement officer will be granted Federal immigration enforcement authority under the 287(g) program. This information is used by program managers and trainers in the 287(g) program to make a positive or negative decision for a potential candidate to be admitted into the program.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 300 responses at 25 minutes (0.416 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 124.8 annual burden hours

Requests for a copy of the proposed information collection instrument, with instructions; or inquiries for additional information should be requested via email to: forms.ice@dhs.gov with “287(g) Program Candidate Questionnaire” in the subject line.

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Dated: October 30, 2009.

Joseph M. Gerhart,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-26664 Filed 11-4-09; 8:45 am]

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