[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 169 (Tuesday, September 2, 1997)]
[Page 46377]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23170]



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of information collection under review; Affidavit of 
Support Under Section 213A of the Act.


    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is being sought 
for the information collection listed below. This proposed information 
collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 26, 
1997 at 62 FR 34485, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No 
comments were received by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public 
comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 2, 
1997. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR Part 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 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: Ms. Debra Bond, 202-395-7316, Department of Justice Desk 
Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted 
to OMB via facsimile to 202-395-7285. Comments may also be submitted to 
the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Attention: Department 
Clearance Officer, Suite 850, 1001 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. 
Comments may also be submitted to DOJ via facsimile to 202-514-1534.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies 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 currently approved 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support Under 
Section 213A of the Act.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-864. 
Adjudications Division, 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. The form 
is mandated by law for a petitioning relative to submit an affidavit on 
their relative's behalf. The executed form creates a contract between 
the sponsor and any entity that provides means-tested public benefits.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 610,000 
respondents at 1.15 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 701,500 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 Mr. 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 20546.
    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 26, 1997.
Robert B. Briggs,
United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 97-23170 Filed 8-29-97; 8:45 am]