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[Federal Register: July 28, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 144)]
[Page 44347-44348]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; 
Employment Eligibility Verification; Form I-9.


    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and 
Immigration Services 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 are 
encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until September 26, 
    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 equality, 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 currently approved 
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employment Eligibility 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-9. Bureau of 
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. This form 
was developed to facilitate compliance with section 274A of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the Immigration Reform 
and Control Act of 1986, which prohibits the knowing employment of 
unauthorized aliens. The information collected is used by employers or 
by recruiters for enforcement of provisions of immigration laws that 
are designed to control the employment of unauthorized aliens.

[[Page 44348]]

    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 78,000,000 
responses at 9 minutes (.15 hours) per response and 20,000,000 
recordkeepers at 4 minutes (.066 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 13,020,000 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, Bureau of Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, 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, Department of Homeland Security, Regional Office 
Building 3, 7th and D Streets, SW., Room 4636-26, Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: July 22, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Homeland 
Security, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 03-19052 Filed 7-25-03; 8:45 am]