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Agency Information Collection Activities: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I-775)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security.


60-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651-0110.


As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I-775). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).


Written comments should be received on or before June 3, 2013, to be assured of consideration.


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. 20229-1177.

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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.

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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. 3505(c)(2)). 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) Start Printed Page 19727ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operations, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document the CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement.

OMB Number: 1651-0110.

Form Number: CBP Form I-775.

Abstract: 8 U.S.C. 1223(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for the necessity of a transportation contract. This allows the Attorney General to enter into contracts with transportation lines for the inspection and administration of aliens coming into the United States from a foreign territory of from adjacent islands. No such transportation line shall be allowed to land any such alien in the United States until and unless it has entered into any such contracts which may be required by the Attorney General. This authority is delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security under 8 CFR 2.1.

The Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I-775) is used by carriers to request acceptance by CBP into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This form is an agreement whereby carriers agree to the terms of the VWP as delineated in Section 217(e) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1187(e)). Once participation is granted, CBP Form I-775 serves to hold carriers liable for the transportation costs, to ensure the completion of required forms, and to share passenger data. Regulations are promulgated at 8 CFR Part 233. A copy of CBP Form I-775 is accessible at:​pdf/​CBP_​Form_​I775.pdf.

Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with no change to information collected or to CBP Form I-775.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 400.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 400.

Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.

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Dated: March 28, 2013.

Seth Renkema,

Acting Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2013-07639 Filed 4-1-13; 8:45 am]