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[Federal Register: February 25, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 37)]
[Page 8784-8785]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; 
Application for asylum and withholding of removal; form I-589.


    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
has submitted the following information collection request for review 
and clearance 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

[[Page 8785]]

are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until April 28, 
    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 form of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
Overview of This Information Collection
    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for asylum and for 
withholding of removal.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-589. Office of 
International Affairs, 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 
information collection will be used to determine whether an alien 
applying for asylum and/or withholding of deportation in the United 
States is classifiable as a refugee, and is eligible to remain in the 
United States.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 78,000 
responses at 12 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 936,000 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please contact Richard A. Sloan 202-514-3291, 
Director, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 4304, 421 I 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Additionally, comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially 
regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time may 
also be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan.
    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 20530.

    Dated: February 19, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 03-4354 Filed 2-24-03; 8:45 am]

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