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[Federal Register: April 17, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 74)]
[Notices]               
[Page 19797-19798]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr17ap01-79]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Immigration and Naturalization Service

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Affidavit of 
Support Under Section 213A of the Act, and Contract Between Sponsor and 
Household Member.

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    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
has submitted the following information collection request for review 
and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments 
from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will 
be accepted for sixty days until June 18, 2001.
    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) Types of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support under 
Section 213A of the Act, and Contract Between Sponsor and Household 
Member.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-864 and Form 1-
864A. Office of Policy and Planning, Immigration and Naturalization 
Service.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief

[[Page 19798]]

abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The collection of 
information is mandated by law for a petitioning relative to submit an 
affidavit on their relative's behalf. The executed form creates a 
contract between the sponsor and any entity that provides means-tested 
public benefits.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 539,500 
principal I-864 responses at 3.8 hours per response and 195,000 
dependent I-864 responses at .08 hours per response; and 215,800 I-864A 
responses at 1.75 minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection(s): 2,443,350 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, 
National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 1220, 
Washington, DC 20530.

Dated: April 10, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-9471 Filed 4-16-01; 8:45 am]
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