[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41279-41280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17546]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Existing 
Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 
Memorandum of Understanding to Participate in the Basic Pilot 
Employment Eligibility Program; Verify Employment Eligibility Status.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request for review and clearance in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until 
September 12, 2011.
    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), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via e-mail at USCISFRComment@dhs.gov. When 
submitting comments by email, please make sure to add OMB Control 
Number 1615-0092 in the subject box.

    Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do 
not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this 
address. If you are seeking information about the status of your 
individual case, please check ``My Case Status'' online at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National 
Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).


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    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 agencies 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Memorandum of Understanding to 
Participate in the Basic Pilot Employment Eligibility Program; Verify 
Employment Eligibility Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency 
Form Number; File OMB-18. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for profit. The 
Basic Pilot Program allows employers to electronically verify the 
employment eligibility status of newly hired employees.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 125,015 
completing the MOU at 17 responses at .86 (52 minutes) per response; 
521,134 employers registering to participate in the program at 2.26 (2 
hours and 15 minutes) per response; 3,333 requiring ID/IQ modification 
at (2) hours per response; 4,094,955 initial queries at .12 (7 minutes) 
per response; 195,329 secondary queries at 1.94 (1 hour and 56 minutes) 
per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,882,482 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the supporting statement, 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 number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: July 7, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-17546 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]
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