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[Federal Register: December 4, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 233)]
[Page 63066-63067]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

Action: Notice of information collection under review; certification by 
designated school official.
    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 July 27, 
2001 at 66 FR 39205, allowing for a 60-day public 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 January 3, 2002. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR part 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 10235, Washington, DC 20503; 202-395-7316. Comments may also be 
submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management 
Division, Information Management and Security Staff, Attention: Robert 
B. Briggs, Department Clearance Officer, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D 
Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC 20530. Comments may also be 
submitted to 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

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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: Revision of currently approved 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Certification by Designated 
School Official.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-538. 
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 to collect information from nonimmigrant students applying for 
an extension for the length of time of their legal status in the United 
States as a nonimmigrant student while transferring from one school to 
another and permission to accept or continue employment.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 165,000 
responses at 4 minutes (.066) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 10,890 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 4304, 425 
I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536.
    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, 
Suite 850, Washington Center, 1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: November 29, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-30014 Filed 12-3-01; 8:45 am]