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[Federal Register: September 25, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 186)]
[Notices]               
[Page 55404]
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: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; 
Health and Human Services Statistical Data for Refugee/Asylee Adjusting 
Status, Form I-643.
    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (BCIS), 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 
November 24, 2003.
    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 information collection.
    (2) Type of the Form/Collection: Health and Human Services 
Statistical Data for Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-643. 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. The 
primary purpose of the information collected on this form is for use in 
the Office of Refugee Resettlement Report to Congress (8 U.S.C. 1523). 
The BCIS is required to report on the status of refugees at the time of 
adjustment to lawful permanent resident.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 195,000 
responses at 10 minutes (.166 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 32,370 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 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: Ms. Theresa 
O'Malley, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 
7th and D Streets, SW., Suite 4636-26, Regional Office Building 3, 
Suite 4636-26, Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: September 22, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau 
of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 03-24256 Filed 9-24-03; 8:45 am]
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