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Good Cause Exception
The Service's implementation of this rule as a second interim rule, with provisions for post-promulgation public comments, is based upon the "good cause" exceptions found at 5 U.S.C. 553 (b)(3)(B), (d)(3). See Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Quigg, 932 F.2d 920 (Fed. Cir. 1991). The immediate implementation of this second interim rule without prior notice and comment is necessary to implement statutory changes which have already gone into effect. Consequently, there is insufficient time to provide pre-publicat
ion notice and comment. The Service will fully consider all comments submitted during the comment period. The Service notes that this second interim rule continues to allow certain persons who were previously ineligible for adjustment of status to obtain lawful permanent residence without having to incur the high costs of travel abroad.
Regulatory Flexibility Act
The Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this regulation and, by approving it, certifies that this rule will not have a significant adverse economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. By temporarily removing certain restrictions on eligibility for adjustment of status in accordance with the statute, the rule will eliminate inconvenience to a number of individuals currently in the United St
ates who otherwise would be required to incur significant monetary expenses by traveling abroad to apply for an immigrant visa at a United States consulate or embassy. This second interim rule will have no effect on small entities.
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995
This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any 1 year, and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996
This rule is not a major rule as defined by section 804 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996. This rule will not result in an annual effect on the economy of $ 100 million or more; a major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign- based companies in domestic and export markets.
Executive Order 12866
This rule is not considered by the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service to be a "significant regulatory action" under Executive Order 12866, section 3(f), Regulatory Planning and Review, and the Office of Management and Budget has waived its review process under section 6(a)(3)(A).
Executive Order 12612
The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 12612, it is determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.
Executive Order 12988 Civil Justice Reform
This interim rule meets the applicable standards set forth in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of E.O. 12988.
Paperwork Reduction Act
This interim rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements. The information collection requirements contained in this rule were previously approved for use by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB control numbers for these collections are contained in 8 CFR 299.5, Display of control numbers.