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[Federal Register: April 17, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 74)]
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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
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
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support under
Section 213A of the Act, and Contract Between Sponsor and Household
(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
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief
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
(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
[FR Doc. 01-9471 Filed 4-16-01; 8:45 am]
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