[Federal Register: September 28, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 189)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
ACTION: Notice of information collection under review: employment
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. A notice
containing this information collection was previously published in the
Federal Register on June 7, 2001, at 66 FR 30753. The notice allowed
for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were
received by the INS on this proposed 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
October 29, 2001. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR
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: Department of Justice Desk Officer, 725--17th Street, NW.,
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 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: Employment Eligibility
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-9, Programs
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
was developed to facilitate compliance with Section 274A of the
Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), as amended by the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), which prohibits the
knowing employment of unauthorized aliens. The information collected is
used by employers or by recruiters for enforcement of provisions of
immigration laws that are designed to control the employment of
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 78,000,000
respondents at 9 minutes or (.15) hours per response and 20,000,000
record keepers at 4 minutes or (.066) hours per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 13,020,000 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
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 Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division,
Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC
Dated: September 24, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-24355 Filed 9-27-01; 8:45 am]
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