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[Federal Register: October 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 202)]
[Page 64412-64413]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Executive Office for Immigration Review

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

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


    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 
    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 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 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 the 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: Notice of Entry of Appearance as 
Attorney or Representative Before the Immigration Court.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form EOIR-28. 
Executive Office for Immigration Review.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required 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-28 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 Immigration 
Court, (ii) to provide the responding 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 77,000 respondents who will each require 6 minutes to 
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total annual public

[[Page 64413]]

burden for this information collection is estimated to be 7,700 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. 02-26558 Filed 10-17-02; 8:45 am]