TPS: information collection, comment request
- DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
ACTION: Notice of Information Collection under Review:
Application for Temporary Protected Status.
The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services (CIS), has submitted the following information
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995. The information collection was previously published in the
Federal Register on January 13, 2004, at 69 FR 1992, allowing for a 60-
day public comment period. No comments were received by the CIS on this
proposed information collection.
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until
April 26, 2004. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR
Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and
associated response time, should be directed to the Office of
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention:
Department of Homeland Security Desk Officer, 725-17th Street, NW., Room 10235,
Washington, DC 20530.
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 agency's 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 a currently
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Temporary
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-821.
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The
information provided on this collection is used by the DHS to determine
whether an applicant for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) meets the
eligibility requirements. Such TPS benefits include employment
authorization and relief from the threat of removal or deportation from
the U.S. while in such status.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 176,000
responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 88,000 annual burden hours.
If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or
additional information, please contact Richard A. Sloan 202-514-3291,
Director, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Bureau of
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Room 4034, 425 I Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20536. Additionally, comments and/or suggestions
regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding
the estimated public burden and associated response time may also be
directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan.
If additional information is required contact: Mr. Steve Cooper,
PRA Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Chief
Information Officer, Regional Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets,
SW., Suite 4626-36, Washington, DC 20202.
Dated: March 23, 2004.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau
of Citizenship and Immigration Services.