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[Federal Register: September 27, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 188)]
[Notices]               
[Page 49397-49398]
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: Extension of Existing 
Collection; Comment Request.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Supplement A to 
Form I-539 (Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status).
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    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is being sought 
for the information collection listed below. This proposed information 
collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 2, 
2000 at 66 FR 17576, allowing for emergency OMB review and approval. 
The notice also allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. 
No comments were received by the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
during that period.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
October 29, 2001. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 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: Department of Justice Desk Officer, 725--17th Street, NW., 
Suite 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be 
submitted to OMB via facsimile to 202-395-7285. Comments may also be 
submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management 
Division, Information Management and Security Staff, Attention: Robert 
Briggs, Department Clearance Officer, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D 
Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC 20004. Comments may also be 
submitted DOJ via facsimile to 202-514-1534.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies 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 currently approved 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Supplement A to Form I-539 
(Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status Applicants).
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-539 Supplement 
A. Adjudications Division, 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. This form 
is used by nonimmigrants to apply for extension of stay or change of 
nonimmigrant status or for obtaining V nonimmigrant classification. The 
INS will use the date on this form to determine eligibility for the 
requested benefit.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 427,000 
responses at 30 minutes (.50) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 213,500 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or

[[Page 49398]]

additional information, please contact 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.

    Dated: September 20, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-24128 Filed 9-26-01; 8:45 am]
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