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[Federal Register: January 14, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 9)]
[Page 1786]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested

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 
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 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 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Medical Certification for 
Disability Exceptions.
    (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]