The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The request seeks comments from the public and affected agencies to the revision of an existing collection of information regarding the Arrival and Departure Record, Forms I-94 and I-94W. Forms I-94 and I-94W must be completed and signed by aliens seeking admission to the United States arriving by commercial sea and air. The completed forms must be given to the CBP Officer at the U.S. port of entry. CBP proposes to revise these forms by adding the following data fields: e-mail address, phone number, passport issuance date, and passport expiration date.

The current notice requests written comments by March 5, 2008. Written comments should be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection, and sent via e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

Comments should address at least one 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/component, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components 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 collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.