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[Federal Register: December 23, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 246)]
[Page 78250-78251]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Executive Office for Immigration Review; Agency Information 
Collection Activities: Proposed Extension of Currently Approved 
Collection; Comments Requested

ACTION: 30-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 request for extension 
of currently approved information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review and approval in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed extension of information 
collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected 
agencies. The proposed information collection was previously published 
in the Federal Register (Volume 67, Number 202, Pages 64412-64413) on 
October 18, 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 January 22, 2003. This process is in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the times 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.
    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, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the 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

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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 
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of entry of Appearance as 
Attorney or Representative Before the Immigration Court.
    (3) 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, U.S. Department of Justice.
    (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-
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: Estimated at 
77,000 responses per year at 6 minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: Estimated at 7,700 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: December 18, 2002.
Robert B. Briggs,
Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 02-32249 Filed 12-20-02; 8:45 am]