[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)]
[Pages 66382-66383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26449]



Executive Office for Immigration Review

[OMB Number 1125-NEW]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Request by Organization for Accreditation of Non-
Attorney Representative (Voluntary Form EOIR-31A)

ACTION: 60-Day notice.


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration 
Review (EOIR) will be submitting the following voluntary information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the 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 for ``sixty days'' until January 6, 2014. This 
process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact Jeff Rosenblum, General Counsel, Executive 
Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, Suite 2600, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 20530; telephone: (703) 305-
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:

--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;
--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;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
elect 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 Voluntary Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request by Organization for 
Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representative.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: EOIR-31A.

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    (4) Affected public who may choose to respond to this collection, 
as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Non-profit organizations seeking 
accreditation of its representatives by the Board of Immigration 
Appeals (Board) of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). 
Other: None. Abstract: This information collection will allow an 
organization to seek accreditation of a non-attorney representative to 
appear before EOIR and/or the Department of Homeland Security. The Form 
EOIR-31A will elicit, in a uniform manner, all of the required 
information for EOIR to determine whether a proposed representative 
meets the eligibility requirements for accreditation.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated 
that 544 respondents will complete the form annually with an average of 
2 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: There are an estimated 1,088 total annual burden 
hours associated with this collection.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W-1407B, Washington, DC 

    Dated: October 31, 2013.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of 
[FR Doc. 2013-26449 Filed 11-4-13; 8:45 am]