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[Federal Register: September 17, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 180)]
[Page 48066-48067]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: Request OMB emergency approval; petition for nonimmigrant 
    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(INS) has submitted an emergency information collection request (ICR) 
utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 5 CFR part 
1320. The INS has determined that it cannot reasonably comply with the 
normal clearance procedures under this part because normal clearance 
procedures are reasonably likely to prevent or disrupt the collection 
of information. Therefor, OMB approval has been requested by September 
12, 2001. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 
days. ALL comments and/or questions pertaining to this pending request 
for emergency approval MUST be directed to OMB, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Ms. Karen Lee, Department of Justice 
Desk Officer, 725-17th Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 20503. 
Comments regarding the emergency submission of this information 
collection may also be submitted at facsimile to Ms. Lee at 202-395-
    During the first 60 days of this same period, a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. During the 
regular review period, the INS requests written comments and 
suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning this the 
information collection. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted 
until November 13, 2001. During 60-day regular review, ALL comments and 
suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include 
obtaining a copy of the information collection instrument with 
instructions, should be directed to Mr. 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. 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) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement of currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-129. 
Adjudications Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-

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profit. This form is used to petition for temporary workers and for the 
admission of treaty traders and investors. It is also in the process of 
an extension of stay or for a change of nonimmigration status.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 368,948 
responses at 2 hours and 45 minutes (2.75) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,014,607 annual hours hours.
    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, 
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 1220, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: September 11, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Departmental Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-23152 Filed 9-14-01; 8:45 am]