[Federal Register: July 11, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 133)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
ACTION: Notice of Information Collection under Review: Application to
Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and Supplement A to Form
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 March
30, 2000 at 66 FR 17440, allowing for a 60-day public comment period.
No comments were received by the INS on this proposed information
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until
August 10, 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: DOJ Desk Officer, Department of Justice Desk Officer, Room
10235, Washington, DC 20530. 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 function 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 currently approved
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Register Permanent
Residence or Adjust Status, and Supplement A to Form I-485.
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Forms I-485 and I-485
Supplement A. Adjudications Division, Immigration and Naturalization
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. This
collection allows an applicant to determine whether he or she must file
under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and it allows
the Service to collect information needed for reports to be made to
different government committees.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: I-485 Adult
respondents is 314,793 at 5;25 hours per response; I-485 Children
respondents is 247,289 at 4.5 hours per response; and I-485 Supplement
A respondents is 73,418 at 13 minutes (.216) hours per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection(s): 2,781,321.
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 5307, 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: July 5, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and
[FR Doc. 01-17275 Filed 7-10-01; 8:45 am]
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