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[Federal Register: March 19, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 53)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
ACTION: Notice of Information Collection under Review: Immigrant
Petition for Alien Workers.
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 Reduction Act of 1995. The information
collection was previously published in the Federal Register on
September 18, 2000 at 65 FR 563330, allowing for emergency OMB review
and approval and a 60-day public 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
April 18, 2001. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR
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,
Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Department of Justice Desk Officer, Room
10235, Washington, DC 20530; 202-395-4718.
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 agency's estimate of the burden of
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the
methodology an 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 response.
Overview of This Information Collection
(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of currently approved
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigrant Petition for Alien
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice 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 a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. This form
is used 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
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 96,000
responses at 60 minutes (1 hour) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 96,000 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 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,
Suite 850, Washington Center, 1001 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.
Dated: March 9, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-6735 Filed 3-16-01; 8:45 am]
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