[Federal Register: October 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 202)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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
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
(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
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]
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