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[Federal Register: November 3, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 212)]
[Notices]               
[Page 62311]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr03no03-60]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review: 
Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability; Form I-601.

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 
published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2003 at 68 FR 39957, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received 
by the BCIS on this proposed 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 
December 3, 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: DHS Desk Officer, 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 collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Waiver of Ground 
of Excludability.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-601, 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 
information collected on this form will be used by the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service to determine whether the applicant is eligible 
for a waiver of excludability under section 212 of the Immigration and 
Nationality act.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 3,000 responses 
at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,500 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, 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: Ms. Yvonne Pollard, 
Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Regional 
Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets, SW., Suite 4636-26, Washington, 
DC 20202.

    Dated: October 28, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 03-27567 Filed 10-31-03; 8:45 am]
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