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[Federal Register: August 7, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 152)]
[Page 51293]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Executive Office for Immigration Review; Agency Information 
Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Extension 
of a currently approved 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. This proposed information collection 
was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 67, Number 71, 
page 18036 on April 12, 2002, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public 
comment until September 6, 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 the estimated public 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, Washington, DC. 20503. 
Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 
    Request written comments and suggestions from the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments 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 
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 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 one hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,500 hours annually.
    If additional information is required contact: Mrs. Brenda E. Dyer, 
Deputy 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: July 31, 2002.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of 
[FR Doc. 02-19860 Filed 8-6-02; 8:45 am]