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Agency Information Collection Activities Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Fee Remittance Form for Certain F-1, J-1 and M-1 Nonimmigrants.

The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 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 April 17, 2000.

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:Start Printed Page 8208

(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: New information collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Fee Remittance Form for Certain F-1, J-1 and UM-1 Nonimmigrants.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component sponsoring the collection: Form I-901. Office of Adjudications, Immigration and Naturalization Service.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form is used by nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors to submit the fee authorized by Public Law 104-208, Subtitle D, Section 641. The information is required to positively identify the individual submitting the form and to return a receipt.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 251,000 responses at 19 minutes (.316 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 79,316 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, Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 5307, 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. Robert B. Briggs, Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 850, Washington Center Building, 1001 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: February 14, 2000.

Richard A. Sloan,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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[FR Doc. 00-3810 Filed 2-16-00; 8:45 am]

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