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					[Federal Register: December 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 235)]
[Page 76283-76284]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of information collection under review; application for 
travel document.


    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(INS) has submitted the following information collection request 
utilizing emergency review procedures to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the section 
1320.13(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The INS has determined that it cannnot reasonably comply with the 
normal clearance procedures under this part because normal clearance 
procedures are reasonably likely to prevent or disrupt the collection 
of this information.
    If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 90 days. All 
comments and/or questions pertaining to this pending request for 
emergency approval must be directed to OMB, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, 725--17th Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 
20503; Attention: Ms. Lauren Wittenberg, Department of Justice Desk 
Officer, 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 request 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 February 5, 2001. During the 60-day regular review, all comments 
and suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to 
include obtaining a copy of the information collection instrument with 
instructions, should be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan, Director, 
Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 425 I Street, NW., 
Suite 4034, Washington, DC 20536; 202-514-3291.
    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 agencies 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Travel Document.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-131. 
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 permanent or conditional residents, refugees or asylees and 
aliens abroad seeking to apply for a travel document to lawfully 
reenter the United States or be paroled for humanitarian purposes into 
the United States.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 453,318 
responses at 55 minutes (.90 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the

[[Page 76284]]

collection: 407,986 annual burden hours.
    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, 
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 1220, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: November 30, 2000.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 
Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 00-30958 Filed 12-5-00; 8:45 am]