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[Public Notice 4475]

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-1884, Petition To Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government; OMB Control Number 1405-0082

AGENCY: Department of State.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The following summarizes the information collection proposal submitted to OMB:

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO).

Title of Information Collection: Petition to Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) as an Employee or Former Employee of the U.S. Government.

Frequency: Once per respondent.

Form Number: DS-1884.

Respondents: Aliens applying for Immigrant Visa under INA 203(b)(4).

Estimated Number of Respondents: 300 per year.

Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes.

Total Estimated Burden: 50 hours per year.

Public comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:

* Evaluate whether the proposed information collection 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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.

* Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.

* Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents may be obtained from Brendan Mullarkey of the Office of Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, 2401 E St. NW., RM L-703, Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202-663-1163. Public comments and questions should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on 202-395-3897.
Dated: August 28, 2003. Catherine Barry, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State.