[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81517-81518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33264]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-131, Revision of 
an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
131, Application for Travel Document.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services 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 
February 27, 2012.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 
associated response time should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 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 
uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email, please add 
the OMB Control Number 1615-0013 in the subject box.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the collection of information 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 an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Travel Document.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-131. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or

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households. Certain aliens, namely permanent or conditional residents, 
refugees or asylees and aliens abroad use this information collection 
to apply for a travel document to lawfully enter or reenter the United 
States.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 338,940 
responses at 1.9 hours (1 hour and 55 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 643,986 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS Web site at: 
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, telephone 
number (202) 272-8377.

     Dated: December 22, 2011.
Constance Carter,
Deputy Chief, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-33264 Filed 12-27-11; 8:45 am]
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