[Federal Register: July 23, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 141)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review;
Employment Eligibility Verification; Form I-9.
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 September 23, 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 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 currently approved
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employment Eligibility
Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-9. Immigration
Services Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form
was developed to facilitate compliance with Section 274A of the
Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the Immigration Reform
and Control Act of 1986, which prohibits the knowing employment of
unauthorized aliens. The information collected is used by employers or
by recruiters for enforcement of provisions of immigration laws that
are designed to control the employment of unauthorized aliens.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 78,000,000
responses at 9 minutes (.15 hours) per response and 20,000,000 record
keepers at 4 minutes (0.66 hours) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 13,020,000 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, 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,
601 D Street, NW., Patrick Henry Building, Room 1600, Washington, DC
Dated: July 15, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and
[FR Doc. 02-18488 Filed 7-22-02; 8:45 am]
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