[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 63 (Thursday, April 2, 1998)]
[Page 16276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-8599]



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

Action: Request OMB emergency approval; Sponsor's notice of change of 


    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 the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.
    The proposed information collection is now published to obtain 
comments from the public and affected agencies. OMB approval has been 
requested by April 10, 1998. If granted, the emergency approval is only 
valid for 180 days. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation, may be obtained by calling the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, Director, Policy Directives and Instructions 
Branch, Richard Sloan (202-616-7600).
    Comments and questions about the emergency information collection 
request listed below should be forwarded to OMB, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, (202) 395-7316, Attention: Department of 
Justice Desk Officer, Room 10235, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB 
via facsimile to (202) 395-7285.
    During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted until June 1, 1998. 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 information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Sponsor's Notice of Change of 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form I-865. 
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 
will be used by every sponsor who has filed an affidavit of support 
under section 213A of the INA to notify the Service of a change of 
address. The data will be used to locate a sponsor if there is a 
request for reimbursement.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 100,000 
respondents at .233 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 23,300 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 and Directives and Instructions Branch, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 
Room 5307, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Comments may also 
be submitted to INS via facsimile to (202) 305-0143.
    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: March 27, 1998.
Robert B. Briggs,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 98-8599 Filed 4-1-98; 8:45 am]