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[Federal Register: July 22, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 140)]
[Notices]               
[Page 43364]
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: Comment Request

ACTION: Request OMB emergency approval; petition for nonimmigrant 
worker: Form I-129.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (BCIS) has submitted the following information 
collection request 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 (1)(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. Emergency review and approval of 
this information collection will ensure that the collection may 
continue. Therefore, OMB approval has been requested by July 18, 2003.
    If granted, the emergency approval in 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, 725 17th Street, NW., Suite 10235, Washington, DC 
20503; Attention: Department of Homeland Security Desk Officer. 
Comments regarding the emergency submission of this information 
collection may also be submitted via facsimile to 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 
for sixty days until September 22, 2003. During the 60-day regular 
review, all comments and suggestions, or questions regarding additional 
information, to include obtaining a copy of the information instrument 
with instructions, should be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan, 202-514-
3291, Director, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Bureau of 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security, Room 4034, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Written 
comments and suggestions form 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: Reinstatement of a previously 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-129. 
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form 
is used by an employer to petition for aliens to come to the U.S. 
temporarily to perform services, labor, training or to request 
extensions of stay or changes in nonimmigrant status for nonimmigrant 
workers.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 368,948 
responses at 2.75 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,014,607 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 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. 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 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, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Homeland 
Security, Regional Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets, SW., 
Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: July 16, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 03-18630 Filed 7-21-03; 8:45 am]
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