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Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

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60-day notice of information collection under review; Document Verification Request and Document Verification Request Supplement, form G-845.

The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The 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 29, 2005.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information should address one or more of the following four points:

(1) Evaluate whether the 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 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 collection(s).

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Document Verification Request and Document Verification Request Supplement.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Forms G-845 and G-845 Supplement. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Start Printed Page 9673

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households. The information collections allow for the verification of immigration status of certain persons applying for benefits under certain entitlement programs.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 500,000 responses at 5 minutes (.083) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 41,500 annual burden hours.

If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection, please contact Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 111 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529.

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Dated: February 24, 2005.

Richard A. Sloan,

Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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[FR Doc. 05-3898 Filed 2-25-05; 8:45 am]

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