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[Federal Register: June 11, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 112)]
[Notices]               
[Page 34995]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr11jn03-151]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review: Affidavit 
of Support under Section 213A of the Act, Contract Between Sponsor and 
Household Member, EZ Affidavit of Support under Sec. 213 of the Act, 
and Intending Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption; Forms I-864, 
I-864A, I-864EZ and I-864W.

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Bureau of Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (BCIS) has submitted the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on February 10, 2003, at 68 FR 6773, allowing for a 
60-day public comment period. No comments were received by the DHS on 
the proposed extension of this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
July 11, 2003. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained 
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
725--17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; Attn: 
Department of Justice Desk Officer.
    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 agency's 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support under 
Section 213A of the Act, Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member, 
EZ Affidavit of Support under Section 213 of the Act, and Intending 
Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Forms I-864, 
Form I-864A, I-864EZ, and I-864W. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration 
Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The form 
are mandated by law for a petitioning relative to submit an affidavit 
on their relative's behalf. The executed form creates a contract 
between the sponsor and any entity that provides means-tested benefits.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 439,500 
principal I-864 responses at 6 hours per response; 215,800 I-864A 
responses at 1.75 hours per response; 100,000 I-864EZ responses at 2.5 
hours per response, and 1,000 I-864W responses at 1 hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,265,650 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, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security, Room 4034, 425 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. Lewis Oleinick, 
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Homeland Security, 1800 
G Street, NW., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: June 5, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 03-14629 Filed 6-10-03; 8:45 am]
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