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[Federal Register: April 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 71)]
[Page 18036]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []
Executive Office for Immigration Review; Agency Information 
Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved; Comments 

ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review; Extension 
of a currently approved collection; Fee waiver request.
    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration 
Review (EOIR) 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. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted for ``sixty days'' until June 11, 2002. This process is 
conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have comments especially on the estimated burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, 5107 Leesburg Pike, 
Suite 2600, Falls Church, Virginia 22041.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the revision of a currently approved collection are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the 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 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, technical, 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 Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form: Fee Waiver Request.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice Sponsoring the collection: Form EOIR 26A, 
Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of 
    (4) Affected Public who will be asked to respond, as well as a 
brief abstract: Primary: An alien appealing an Immigration Judge's 
decision. Other: None Abstract: The information collected on EOIR-26A 
will be used to determine whether the requisite fee for a motion or 
appeal will be waived due to an alien's financial situation.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,500 responses 
are estimated annually with a average of thirty minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 750 hours annually.
    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 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 

    Dated: April 8, 2002.
Robert B. Briggs,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 02-8895 Filed 4-11-02; 8:45 am]