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



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

ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review; extension 
of currently approved collection; Immigration Practitioner Complaint 


    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, Page 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, 2002,. This process is in 
accordance with CFR 13320 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 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: Immigration Practitioner 
Complaint Form.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form EOIR-44, 
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: Not-for-profit 
institutions; federal government. The information on this form will be 
used to determine whether or not, assuming the truth of the factual 
allegations raised therein, the Office of the General Counsel, 
Executive Office for Immigration Review, should conduct a preliminary 
disciplinary inquiry request additional information from the responding 
complainant, refer the matter to a state bar disciplinary authority or 
other law enforcement agency, or take no further action.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Estimated at 
500 responses per year at 2 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: Estimated at 1000 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. 02-32250 Filed 12-20-02; 8:45 am]