[Federal Register: September 27, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 188)]
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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).
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
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
(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
(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
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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