[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 62 (Tuesday, April 1, 2003)]
[Notices]
[Page 15736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-7721]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review: 
biographical information/program eligibility questionnaire and 
practitioner fraud pilot program initial interview form, forms I-908 
and I-909.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement (ICE) 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 information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on November 29, 2002, at 67 FR 71204. The notice 
allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No public 
comment was received by the agency.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 
1, 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 Homeland Security 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    Title of the Form/Collection: Biographical Information/Program 
Eligibility Questionnaire and Practitioner Fraud Pilot Program Initial 
Interview Form.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Forms I-908 
and I-909. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This 
information collection will be used by the agency to identify 
unscrupulous immigration practitioners who intentionally defraud 
undocumented alien victims.
    (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 per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 5,000 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, U.S. 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.

    Dated: March 26, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 03-7721 Filed 3-31-03; 8:45 am]
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