[Federal Register: January 14, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 9)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review: Medical
Certification for Disability Exception.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigration and Naturalization
Service has submitted the following information collection request to
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public
and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was
previously published in the Federal Register (Volume 66, Number 176,
page 47240) on September 11, 2001, allowing for a 60-day comment
The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days
for public comment until February 13, 2002. This process is conducted
in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions
regarding the items contained in this notice, especially 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) 395-5806.
Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following
(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 agencies 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: Revision of a currently
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Medical Certification for
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: N-648,
Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice.
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract. Affected Public: Individuals or households.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service uses the Form N-648 medical
certification issued by the licensed medical professional to
substantiate a claim for an exception to the requirements of section
312(a) of the Act.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are
20,000 respondents. The amount of estimated time required for the
average respondent to respond is 2 hours.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 40,000 hours annually.
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, Director,
Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 425 I Street, NW.,
Room 4034, Washington, DC 20536; (202) 514-3291. Comments and
suggestions regarding items contained in this notice, especially
regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time may
also be directed to Richard A. Sloan.
If additional information is required contact: Robert Briggs,
Department Clearance Officer, Information Management and Security
Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of
Justice, 601 D Street NW., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, NW.,
Washington, DC 20530.
Dated: January 8, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-892 Filed 1-11-02; 8:45 am]
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