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[Federal Register: March 1, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 41)]
[Page 12966]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

[Public Notice 3591]

 Information Collection Under Emergency Review; Nonimmigrant V 
Visa Application

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of information collection under emergency review: 
Nonimmigrant V Visa Application.
SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review 
procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Type of Request: New Information Collection.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of 
    Title of Information Collection: Nonimmigrant V Visa Application.
    Frequency: Once per respondent.
    Respondents: Spouses and children of lawful permanent residents 
awaiting the approval of a visa petition, the availability of an 
immigrant visa, the issuance of an immigrant visa, or the approval of 
an application for adjustment of status, provided that the petitioner 
filed a petition before December 21, 2000 and that three years have 
passed since the petition was filed.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000.
    Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
    Total Estimated Burden: 300,000 hours.
    The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments 
from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of 
this collection has been requested from OMB by February 9, 2001. If 
granted, the emergency approval is valid only for 180 days. Comments 
should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), Washington, DC 20530, (202) 395-5871.
    During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted until April 9, 2001. The agency 
requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your 
comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public comments, or requests for 
additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice 
should be directed to Eric Cohan of the Directorate for Visa Services, 
U.S. Department of State, Room L708, SA-1, Washington, DC 20520-0106, 
or by fax at (202) 663-3897.

    Dated: February 2, 2001.
Linda Donahue,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 01-4990 Filed 2-28-01; 8:45 am]

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