[Federal Register: May 16, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 95)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing
Collection; Comment Request
ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; The
Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS)
The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
has submitted the following information collection request for review
and clearance 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 July 15, 2002.
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 technical 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: New Information Collection.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: The Student and Exchange Visitor
Information System (SEVIS).
(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-30). Adjudications Division, Immigration and
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or
households. This system will be used by institutions and sponsors to
provide notification, reports, updates and data required by regulations
on the institutions and program, as well as on student and exchange
visitors. Additionally, the Service and the Department of State will
use SEVIS to adjudicate benefits and services, track student and
exchange visitor data, and to monitor institution and program sponsor
compliance with current regulations.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 625,135
applicants and 5 responses at 20 minutes (.333 hours) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 1,040,850 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: March 9, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-12245 Filed 5-15-02; 8:45 am]
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