[Federal Register: October 15, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 199)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
ACTION: Notice of information collection under review: Petitioning
requirements for H-1C Nonimmigrant Classification.
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 June 11,
2001 at 66 FR 31107, in an interim rule, INS No. 2050-00, RIN 1115-
AF76. The preamble of the interim rule allowed for emergency OMB
approval, as well as a 60-day public comment period. No public comments
were received on this 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
November 14, 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 a currently
approved information collection.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petitioning Requirements for H-1C
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number
(File No. OMB-26); Adjudications Division, Immigration and
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. Public
Law 106-95, Section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c) of the Immigration and
Nationality Act allows petitioning hospitals to import registered
nurses to work at those hospitals as nonimmigrant. The information
collection is necessary for the INS to make a determination that the
eligibility requirements and conditions are met regarding the nurse/
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of times estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,000
responses at 2 hours per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 4,000 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., Ste. 1600, Washington, DC
Dated: October 9, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and
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