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[Federal Register: December 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 231)]
[Page 67463-67464]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection under Review: 
Employment Eligibility Verification; Form I-9.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (CIS) 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. A notice containing this information collection was previously 
published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2002, at 68 FR 44347. The 
notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No 
comments were received by the CIS on this proposed information 
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
January 2, 2004. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained 
in this

[[Page 67464]]

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: 
Department of Justice Desk Officer, 725 17th Street, NW., 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 currently approved 
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employment Eligibility 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-9. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (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 (the Act), as amended by the 
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), 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.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 78,000,000 
respondents at 9 minutes or (.15) hours per response and 20,000,000 
record keepers at 4 minutes or (.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 Service Division, 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. Steve Cooper, 
PRA Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Regional Office building 3, 7th and D 
Streets, SW., Suite 4636-26, Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: November 24, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 
Citizenship and Immigration Service.
[FR Doc. 03-29880 Filed 12-1-03; 8:45 am]