[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 8, 2011)]
[Pages 69274-69275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28954]



 Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-817, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
817, Application for Family Unity Benefits; OMB Control No. 1615-0005.


    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. An information collection notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2011, at 76 FR 50237, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any 
comments on the extension of this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
December 8, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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 NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also 
be submitted to DHS via facsimile to (202) 272-0997 or via email at 
rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 
(202) 395-5806 or via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When 
submitting comments by email please make sure to add OMB Control Number 
1615-0005 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 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

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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: Extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Family Unity 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-817; 
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. The 
information collected will be used to determine whether the applicant 
meets the eligibility requirements for benefits under 8 CFR 236.14 and 
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,750 responses 
at 2 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,500 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, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone (202) 

    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-28954 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]