[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 237 (Friday, December 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76982-76983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31582]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-130, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
130, Petition for Alien Relative.

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    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 published 
in the Federal Register on September 30, 2011, at 76 FR 60852, allowing 
for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments 
in connection with that notice.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
January 9, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding any item contained in 
this notice, especially those 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, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 
20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 
(202) 272-8352 or via email at uscisfrcomment@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 1615-0012 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 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: Petition for Alien Relative.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-130; 
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 form 
allows citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States to 
petition on behalf of certain alien relatives who wish to immigrate to 
the United States.

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    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 690,520 
responses at 1.5 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,035,780 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) 
272-8377.

    Dated: November 5, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-31582 Filed 12-8-11; 8:45 am]
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