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[Federal Register: September 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 181)]
[Page 56330]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

[[Page 56330]]



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request.

ACTION:  Request OMB emergency approval; Immigrant petition for alien 


    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(INS) is submitting this information collection request utilizing 
emergency review procedures to the 
(OMB) for review and clearance with section 1320.13(a)(1)(ii) and 
(a)(2)(iii) of the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. If granted, the 
emergency approval is only valid for 180 days.
    Emergency OMB review and approval is requested on the proposed 
revision of the collection to ensure that the application conforms with 
current regulations and INS policy regarding the necessary 
documentation to be submitted with the application.
    All comments and/or questions pertaining to this pending request 
for emergency approval should be received prior to September 22, 2000 
and must be directed to OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attention: Ms. Lauren Wittenberg, Department of Justice Desk 
Office, 725 17th Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 202-
395-4718. Comments regarding the emergency submission of this 
information collection may also be submitted via facsimile to Ms. 
Wittenberg at 202-395-6974.
    During the first 60 days of this same period, a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. During the 
regular review period, the INS requests written comments and 
suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning this 
information collection. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted 
for ``sixty days'' until November 17, 2000. During the 60-day regular 
review, all comments and suggestions or questions regarding additional 
information, to include instructions, should be directed to Mr. Richard 
A. Sloan, 202-514-3291, Director, Policy Directives and Instructions 
Branch, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of 
Justice, Room 4034, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Written 
comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies 
concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or 
more of the following 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 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigrant Petition for Alien 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component 
sponsoring the collection: Form I-140. Adjudications Division, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form 
is used to petition to classify a person under section 203(b)(1), 
203(b)(2), or 203(b)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The 
data collected on this form will be used by the INS to determine 
eligibility for the requested immigration benefit.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
to time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 56,260 
responses at 60 minutes or one hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 56,260 annual burden hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Mr. Robert B. 
Briggs, Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Information 
Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, 1331 
Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1220, NW., National Place Building, 
Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: September 9, 2000
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearances Office, Immimgration and Naturalization Service, 
United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 00-23849 Filed 9-15-00; 8:45 am]