Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals


Federal Register: January 29, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 18)


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Executive Office for Immigration Review

OMB Number 1125-0009

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;

Comments Requested:

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Revised

Application for Suspension of Deportation (40).

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration

Review (EOIR), will be submitting the following 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 March 30, 2009. 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 John N. Blum, Acting General Counsel,

Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice,

Suite 2600, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041; telephone: (703) 305-0470.

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 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: Revision of a Currently

Approved Collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Suspension of

Deportation (40).

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the

Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form EOIR-40,

Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States Department of


(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individual aliens determined to be removable from the United States. Other: None. Abstract: This information collection is necessary to determine the statutory eligibility of individual aliens, who have been determined to be deportable from the United States, for suspension of their deportation pursuant to former section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and 8 CFR 1240.56 (2005).

(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 200 respondents will complete the form annually with an average of 5 hours, 45 minutes per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 1,150 total annual burden hours associated with this collection.

If additional information is required, contact: Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,

Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry

Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

Dated: January 26, 2009.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.

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