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[Federal Register: March 19, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 53)]
[Notices]               
[Page 15505-15506]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr19mr01-106]                         

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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: Immigrant 
Petition for Alien Workers.

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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 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 
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, 
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

[[Page 15506]]

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 
collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigrant Petition for Alien 
Workers.
    (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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