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[Federal Register: October 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 201)]
[Notices]               
[Page 59798-59799]
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: Petition 
for Alien Relative; Form I-130.

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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 BCIS published a Federal Register notice on May 9, 2003 at 68 
FR 25054, to solicit public comments for a 60-day period regarding the 
extension of Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). The BCIS have 
received no public comment on 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 
November 17, 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 20530; Attention: 
Department of Homeland Security 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: Extension of currently approved 
collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Alien Relative.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-130, 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

[[Page 59799]]

Households. The information collected on this form will be used by BCIS 
to determine eligibility for benefits sought for relatives of U.S. 
citizens and lawful permanent residents.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 183,034 
responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 91,517 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, 425 I Street, NW., Suite 4034, 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, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security, Regional Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets, SW., Suite 
4636-26, Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: October 9, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 03-26221 Filed 10-16-03; 8:45 am]
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