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[Federal Register: December 31, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 251)]
[Page 79946-79947]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: Request OMB emergency approval: Fee remittance form for certain 
F-1; J-1 and M-1 nonimmigrants; Form I-901.


    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(INS) has submitted an emergency information collection request (ICR) 
utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with section 
1320.13(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The INS has determined that it cannot reasonably comply with the 
normal clearance procedures under this part because normal clearance 
procedures are reasonably likely to prevent or disrupt the collection 
of information. INS is requesting emergency review from OMB of this 
information collection to ensure compliance section 641 of the Illegal 
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), 
and under 31 U.S.C. 9701 and section 286(m) of the Act. Therefor, OMB 
approval has been requested by January 10, 2003. If granted, the 
emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. ALL comments and/or 
questions pertaining to this pending request for emergency approval 
MUST be directed to OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Ms. Karen Lee, Department of Justice Desk Officer, 725--17th 
Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Comments regarding the 
emergency submission of this information collection may also be 
submitted via facsimile to Ms. Lee at 202-395-5806.
    During the first 60 days of this same period, a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. During the 
regular review period, the INS requests written comments and 
suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning this 
information collection. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted 
until March 3, 2003. During the 60-day regular review, ALL comments and 
suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include 
obtaining a copy of the information collection instrument with 
instructions, should be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan, 202-514-3291, 
Director, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 4304, 425 I 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Written comments and suggestions 
from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed 
collection of information 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 agencies 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: New collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Fee Remittance Form for Certain 
F-1, J-1, and M-1 Nonimmigrants.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-901. 
Adjudications Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form 
is used by nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors to submit the 
fee authorized by Public Law 104-208, Subtitle D, Section 641. 
Additionally, this information is required to send receipt to the 
student or exchange visitor upon payment and to positively identify 
that a particular student or exchange visitor has paid the fee.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 900,000 
responses at 19 minutes (.316 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 284,400 annual burden hours.

[[Page 79947]]

    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., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, Washington, DC 

    Dated: December 24, 2002.
Stephen Tarragon,
Management Analyst, United States Department of Justice, Immigration 
and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-32930 Filed 12-30-02; 8:45 am]