[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 33328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14083]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: USCIS 
intake page for Pay.Gov; OMB Control No. 1615-New.

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    On March 3, 2011, USCIS published a 60-day notice in the Federal 
Register at 76 FR 11805 announcing the new information collection, Visa 
Processing Fee Payment. The notice invited comments during the 60-day 
comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments on the 60-day 
notice. USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register on May 
9, 2011, at 76 FR 26750. Subsequently, USCIS did not receive any 
comments on the 30-day notice.
    After the 30-day notice was published in the Federal Register USCIS 
changed the name of the information collection from ``Visa Processing 
Fee Payment'' to ``USCIS intake page for Pay.Gov''. This change will 
allow this information collection request to be used to collect the 
information necessary to process more than one fee through Pay.gov as 
may be necessary.
    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. This collection results from the development of 
a system to receive, track, and reconcile fee payments for a Request 
for Civil Surgeon Designation, Collection of Biometric Services Fees 
from overseas residents, and collection of the DHS Immigrant Visa 
Domestic Processing Fee.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
July 8, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained 
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, 
Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be 
submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via e-mail at 
rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 
202-395-5806 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When 
submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add ``USCIS intake 
page for Pay.Gov'' in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions 
from the public and affected agencies 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 agency's 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: New information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: USCIS intake page for Pay.Gov.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Form 
Number; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This 
information collection is necessary for USCIS to track payment of the 
visa processing fee and reconcile the payment received in the Federal 
Financial Management System (FFMS), and the applicant's file.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Immigrant Visa 
Application: 500,000 responses at 10 minutes (.166 hours) per response. 
Civil Surgeon Designation Application: 1,200 responses at 10 minutes 
(.166 hours) per response. Overseas Biometrics Services: 20,000 
responses at 10 minutes (.166 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 86,519 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone 202-272-8377.

    Dated: June 2, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-14083 Filed 6-7-11; 8:45 am]
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