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[Federal Register: January 23, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 15)]
[Notices]               
[Page 7508-7509]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr23ja01-86]                         
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection under Review: National 
Interest Waivers; Supplemental Evident to I-140 and I-485.
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The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(INS) has submitted the following information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in 
accordance with the Paperwork

[[Page 7509]]

Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously 
published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2000 at 65 FR 53889, 
allowing for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments 
were received by the INS 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 
February 22, 2001. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    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, 
725-17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20530; Attention: 
Lauren Wittenberg, Department of Justice Desk Officer; 202-395-4318.
    Written comments and suggestions form 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) Types of Information Collection: New information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: National Interest Waivers; 
Supplemental Evidence to I-140 and I-485.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number 
(File No. OMB-22), 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. The 
information collected via the submitted supplemental documentation will 
be used by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to determine 
eligibility for the requested national interest waiver and to finalize 
the request for adjustment to lawful permanent resident status.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 8,000 responses 
at 1 hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 8,000 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, Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 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. 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: January 17, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service.
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