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[Federal Register: May 9, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 90)]
[Page 26855-26856]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

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

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Application to 
Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.


    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is being sought 
for the information collection listed below. This proposed information 
collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 1, 
2000 at 65 FR 11084, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No 
comments were received by the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
during that period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and 
will be accepted until June 8, 2000. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR Part 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 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: Stuart Shapiro, 202-395-7316, Department of Justice Desk 
Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted 
to OMB via facsimile to 202-395-7285. Comments may also be submitted to 
the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Attention: Department 
Clearance Officer, Suite 850, 1001 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. 
Comments may also be submitted to DOJ via facsimile to 202-514-1534.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies 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: Extension of currently approved 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Extend/Change 
Nonimmigrant Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any,and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-539. 
Adjudications Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. This form 
is used by nonimmigrants to apply for extension of stay or change of 
nonimmigrant status. The INS will use the data on this form to 
determine eligibility for the requested benefit.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 256,210 
responses at 45 minutes (.75) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the

collection: 192,158 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 Mr. Richard A. Sloan, 202-514-
3291, Director, Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration 
and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 5307, 425 
I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536.
    If additional information is required contact: Mr. Robert B. 
Briggs, Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, 
Suite 850, Washington Center, 1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: May 2, 2000.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 00-11538 Filed 5-8-00; 8:45 am]