[Federal Register: April 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 75)]
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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: Fax
request form from benefit agency to INS for
confirmation of status of I-130 and fax request form from benefit
agency to EOIR for confirmation of status.
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 February
7, 2002 at 67 FR 5852, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No
comments were received by the INS on this proposed information
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May
20, 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 regarding the estimated 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, Room 10235, Washington,
DC 20530; 202-395-7316.
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 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: Extension of a currently
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Fax Request Form from Benefit
Agency to INS for Confirmation of Status of I-130 and Fax Request Form
from Benefit Agency to EOIR for Confirmation of Status.
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number
(File No. OMB-14). Adjudications Division, Immigration and
(4) Affected public will be asked or required to respond, as well
as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local or Tribal Governments. The
data collected on these fax request sheets will be used by the INS and
EOIR to determine eligibility for immigration benefits. The fax request
sheets permit the INS and EOIR to share information with state and
federal benefit granting agencies, making determinations relating to
battered aliens for whom and I-130 petition has been filed, or who have
made a prima facie case for status.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 12,000
responses at 20 minutes (.333 hours) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 3996 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, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Immigration and
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 4034, 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,
Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC
Dated: April 12, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-9489 Filed 4-17-02; 8:45 am]
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