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[Federal Register: June 27, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 124)]
[Notices]               
[Page 34243-34244]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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: 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 
(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 April 
17, 2001 at 66 FR 19797, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. 
No comments were received by the INS on the proposed extension of this 
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 
July 27, 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, 
725-17th Street NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20530; Attention: 
Robert Buschmann, Department of Justice Desk Officer.
    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 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) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved information 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 I-
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 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 214,800 I-864A 
responses at 1.75 minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 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

[[Page 34244]]

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 Office, United States Department of Justice, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, 
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 1220, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: June 21, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-16069 Filed 6-26-01; 8:45 am]
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