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[Federal Register: December 17, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 242)]
[Notices]               
[Page 77289-77290]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


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


ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review: 
reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for 
which approval


[[Page 77290]]


has expired; application for suspension of deportation.


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    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. The proposed information collection 
was previously published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2002, 
Volume 67, Number 193, Pages 62265-62266, allowing for a 60 day comment 
period.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments until January 16, 2003. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions 
regarding the item contained in this notice, especially regarding the 
estimated public burden and associated response time, should be 
directed to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice 
Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be 
submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed colleciton 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 agency's 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: Reinstatement, without change, 
of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
    (2) Title of the Form/Colleciton: Application for Suspension of 
Deportation.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number EOIR-40, 
Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of 
Justice.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract Primary: Individuals or households. Other: 
None.
    Abstract: This form is used by certain deportable aliens to apply 
for suspension of deportation pursuant to former section 244 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act and 8 CFR 240.56 (2002).
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,000 responses 
per year at 5 hours, 45 minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 11,500 hours annually.
    If additional information is required contact: Mr. Robert B. 
Briggs, Department Clearance Officer, Information Management and 
Security Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department 
of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20530.


    Dated: December 11, 2002.
Robert B. Briggs,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 02-31662 Filed 12-16-02; 8:45 am]
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