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[Federal Register: July 3, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 128)]
[Notices]               
[Page 39956]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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: 
Application Requirements for the Adjustment of Status under Section 586 
of Public Law 106-249; OMB-27.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, 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 approved by OMB under 
emergency review proceedings on December 13, 2002 and the agency was 
granted temporary approval.
    The BCIS intends to request an extension of this information 
collection. Therefore, the purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and 
will be accepted until August 4, 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, 
Attention: Department of Homeland Security Desk Officer, 725 17th 
Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20530.
    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: Extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application Requirements for the 
Adjustment of Status under Section 586 of Public Law 106-249.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency 
Form Number; File No. OMB-27, 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 data 
is used by the agency to determine an applicant's eligibility for 
adjustment of status under section 586 of Public Law 106-249.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 5,000 responses 
at 30 (.05) minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 2,500 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, Bureau of 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 
Room 4304, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Additionally, 
comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this 
notice, especially 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.

    Dated: June 27, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau 
of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 03-16796 Filed 7-2-03; 8:45 am]
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