Billing Code: 4410-30
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
[OMB Number 1125-0012]
Agency Information Collection Activities;
Proposed collection; comments requested;
Request for New Recognition, Renewal of Recognition, Extension of Recognition of a Nonprofit Religious, Charitable, Social Service, or Similar Organization (Form EOIR-31)
AGENCY: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice
ACTION: 30-day Notice.
SUMMARY: 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the
Federal Register on September 5, 2019, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until
[INSERT DATE 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have additional 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 Lauren Alder Reid, Assistant Director,
Office of Policy, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2500,
Falls Church, VA 22041, telephone: (703) 305–0289. Written comments and/or suggestions can
also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to
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
Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and/or
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:
Type of Information Collection: Extension with changes of a currently approved
The Title of the Form/Collection:
Request for New Recognition, Renewal of
Recognition, Extension of Recognition of a Non-profit Religious, Charitable, Social
Service, or Similar Organization.
The agency form number: Form EOIR-31 (OMB 1125-0012).
Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract:
Non-profit organizations seeking new recognition, renewal of recognition, or
extension of recognition to be recognized as legal service providers by the Office of
Legal Access Programs of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
Abstract: This information collection will allow an organization for new recognition,
renewal of recognition, or extension of recognition to appear before EOIR and/or the
Department of Homeland Security. This information collection is necessary to
determine whether an organization meets the eligibility requirements for recognition.
An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for
an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 129 respondents will complete
the form for new recognition annually with an average of 2 hours per response. It is
estimated that 131 respondents will complete the form for renewal of recognition
annually with an average of 7 hours per response.
An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There
are an estimated 1175 (258 for new + 917 for renewals) total annual burden hours
associated with this collection.
If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer,
United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff,
Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530.
Melody D. Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA,
U.S. Department of Justice.
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