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[Federal Register: October 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 202)]
[Notices]               
[Page 64413-64414]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr18oc02-109]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Office for Immigration Review

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Extension of 
Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested

ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review; extension 
of a currently approved collection; notice of entry of appearance as 
attorney or representative before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

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    The United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, has submitted the following information collection 
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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 
60 days until December 17, 2002. This process is in accordance with 5 
CFR 1320.10.
    If you have any comments, especially on the estimated public burden 
or associated response time, or suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions or 
additional information, please contact Charles Adkins-Blanch, General 
Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 
22041.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed extension of a currently approved 
information collection instrument are encouraged. Your comments should 
address one or more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of 
the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;

[[Page 64414]]

    (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 
Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Entry of Appearance as 
Attorney or Representative Before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
    (3) Agency from number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form EOIR-27. 
Executive Office for Immigration Review.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked to respond, as well as a 
brief abstract: Primary: Individuals. Other: Business or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions. The information collected on EOIR-
27 will be used (i) to determine whether or not a responding attorney 
or representative meets the regulatory criteria necessary to be 
authorized to represent aliens before the Board of Immigration Appeals, 
(ii) to provide the represented party an opportunity to expressly 
consent to such representation and to release of Executive Office for 
Immigration Review records to the representative, and (iii) to notify 
the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review of such representation.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are 
approximately 26,000 respondents who will each Require 6 minutes to 
respond.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total annual burden for this information 
collection is estimated to be 2,600 annual burden hours.
    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., Washington, DC 20004.

    Dated: October 15, 2002.
Robert B. Briggs,
Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 02-26560 Filed 10-17-02; 8:45 am]
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