[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 3486]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1349]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-539, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant 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 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 October 28, 2011, at 76 FR 66946, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any 
comments on the 60-day notice.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
February 23, 2012. 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, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 
20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 
(202) 272-0997 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 1615-0003 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 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 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 an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Extend/Change 
Nonimmigrant Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-539. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form 
will be used to apply for an extension of stay or for a change to 
another nonimmigrant classification.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 195,000 
responses at 45 minutes (.75 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 146,250 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 
number (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: January 19, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-1349 Filed 1-23-12; 8:45 am]
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