[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 155 (Tuesday, August 12, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43186-43187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-21225]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Immigration and Naturalization Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: Extension of existing collection; Employment Eligibility 
Verification.

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    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
has submitted the following information collection request for review 
and clearance in accordance with the

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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 until; October 14, 
1997. 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 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 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 collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employment Eligibility 
Verification.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-9. Programs 
Office, IRAIRA Implementation Team, 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 
was developed to facilitate compliance with Section 274A of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act), as amended by the 
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), which prohibits the 
knowing employment of unauthorized aliens. The information collected is 
used by employers or by recruiters for enforcement of provisions of 
immigration laws that are designed to control the employment of 
unauthorized aliens.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 78,000,000 
responses at 9 minutes (.15) per response and 20,000,000 record keepers 
at 4 minutes (0.066) per filing for record keeping.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection 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 items(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, 
Suite 850, Washington Center, 1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: August 4, 1997.
Robert B. Briggs,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 97-21225 Filed 8-11-97; 8:45 am]
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