[Federal Register: November 27, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 228)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
ACTION: Notice of information collection under review: Petition for
nonimmigrant filing fee exemption.
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
September 28, 2001 at 66 FR 49697, allowing for a 60-day public comment
period. No comments were received.
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until
December 27, 2001. This process is concluded in accordance with 5 CFR
1320.10. 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: H-1B Date Collection and Filing
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-129W,
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-profit. This
addendum to Form I-129 will be used by the INS to determine if an I-1B
petitioner is exempt from the additional filing fee of $500, as
provided by the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 128,092
respondents 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 64,046 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 4304, 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,
601 D Street, NW., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, Washington, DC
Dated: November 19, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-29463 Filed 11-26-01; 8:45 am]
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