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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-Day notice of information collection under review: Memorandum of Understanding to Participate in an Employment Eligibility Confirmation Pilot Program.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 67 FR 35592 on May 20, 2002, allowing for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received by the INS.

The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until October 28, 2002. This process if conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially 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 Office, 725—17th Street SW., Suite 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:Start Printed Page 61156

(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 of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

(1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Memorandum of Understanding to Participate in an Employment Eligibility Confirmation Pilot Program.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No agency form number; File No. OMB-18, SAVE Program, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Individuals or households. Employers election to participate in a pilot will execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Social Security Administration (if applicable) that provides the specific terms and conditions governing the pilot and company information for each site that will be performing employment verification queries.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 5,000 responses at 1 hour and 35 minutes (1.538 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 7,915 hours annually.

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, Director, Regulations an Forms Services Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 415 I Street, NW., Room 4034, Washington, DC 20536; (202) 514-3291. Comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice especially regarding the public burden and associated response time may also be directed to Richard A. Sloan.

If additional information is required contact: Robert B. Briggs, Department Clearance Officer, Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, 601 D Street, NW., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: September 23, 2002.

Richard A. Sloan,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-24629 Filed 9-26-02; 8:45 am]