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[Federal Register: May 9, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 90)]
[Page 25054-25055]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: Request OMB emergency approval; petition for alien relative, 
Form I-130.


    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (BCIS) 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 BCIS 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. The BCIS is requesting emergency 
review from OMB of this information collection to ensure that certain 
immigration benefits are available to eligible applicants. OMB approval 
has been requested by May 30, 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 Homeland Security 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 202-395-6974.
    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 BCIS requests written comments and 
suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning this 
information collection. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted 
until July 8, 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, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security, 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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Alien Relative.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-130. Bureau of

[[Page 25055]]

Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The 
information collected on this form will be used by BCIS to determine 
eligibility for benefits sought for relatives of U.S. citizens and 
lawful permanent residents.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 183.034 
responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 91,517 annual burden hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Ms. Kathy Schultz, 
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Homeland Security, 1800 
G Street, NW., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: May 5, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Homeland 
Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 03-11530 Filed 5-8-03; 8:45 am]