[Federal Register: June 6, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 109)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
ACTION: Notice of information collection under review: guidelines on
producing master exhibits for asylum applications.
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 March
19, 2002 at 67 FR 12584, 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
July 8, 2002. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR
Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and
associated response time, should be directed to the Office of
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
725--17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530; Attention: Department of
Justice Desk Officer, Room 10235.
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 agency's 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
approved information collection.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Guidelines for Producing Master
Exhibits for Asylum Applications.
(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-04), Asylum Division, Immigration and Naturalization
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Not-for-Profit Institutions. Master
Exhibits area means by which credible information on country conditions
related to asylum applications are made available to Asylum and
Immigration Officers for use in adjudicating cases.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 20 responses at
80 hours per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 1,600 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 4304, 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,
601 D Street, NW, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, Washington, DC
Dated: May 28, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-14199 Filed 6-5-02; 8:45 am]
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