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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Immigration and Naturalization Service, DOJ.

ACTION:

30-day notice of information collection under review: INS case status service online (File No. OMB-33).

The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) 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 INS published a notice in the Federal Register on August 13, 2002 at 67 FR 52746. The notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period on a proposed new information collection. The INS received one comment regarding assisting the INS in realizing its case management objectives relative to the proposed Case Status Service Online system. The INS has reviewed the comment and maintains the efficacy of the current system.

The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment to satisfy the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 2, 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: 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: New information collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: INS Case Status Service Online.

(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-33); National Customer Service Center, Immigration and Naturalization Service.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals are Households. The INS proposes to permit the requestor to look up status by entering on a Web site the receipt number of the submitted action.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,000,000 responses at 4.5 minutes (.075 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 75,000 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 Services Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 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. Robert B. Briggs, Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Ste. 1600, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: November 25, 2002.

Stephen R. Tarragon,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-30492 Filed 12-2-02; 8:45 am]

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