[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 169 (Tuesday, September 2, 1997)]
[Pages 46377-46378]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23171]



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

Action: OMB emergency approval request; pilot program limiting issuance 
of driver's licenses and identification cards to illegal aliens.


    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) 
utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
OMB approval has been requested by August 28, 1997. If granted, the 
emergency approval is only valid for 120 days. ALL comments and/or 
questions pertaining to this pending request for emergency approval 
MUST be directed to OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Ms. Debra Bond, 202-395-7316, Department of Justice Desk 
Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Comments regarding the emergency

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submission of this information collection may also be telefaxed to Ms. 
Bond at 202-395-6974.
    During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. During the 
regular review period, the INS requests written comments and 
suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the 
proposed collection of information. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted until November 3, 1997. During the 60-day regular review ALL 
comments and suggestions or questions regarding additional information, 
to include obtaining a copy of the proposed information collection 
instrument with instructions, should be directed to Mr. Richard Sloan, 
20514-3291, Director, Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 
Room 5307, 425 I Street, NW., Washington DC 20536. Your comments 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: Pilot Program Limiting Issuance 
of Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards to Illegal Aliens.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No agency form number. 
SAVE Branch, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: States, Local or Tribal Governments. 
The information collection is contained in a public notice prescribing 
guidelines as required by Section 502 of the Illegal Immigration Reform 
and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-208, under which 
states may conduct pilot programs limiting issuance of driver's 
licenses and identification cards to illegal aliens, and inviting 
states to contact the Immigration and Naturalization Service to express 
interest in participating in such a pilot program.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 54 respondents 
at 2 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 108 annual burden hours.
    If additional information is required during the first 60 days of 
this same regular review period 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 26, 1997.
Robert B. Briggs,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 97-23171 Filed 8-29-97; 8:45 am]