[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9259-9260]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3666]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Forms G-1041 and G-
1041A, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Forms G-
1041 and G-1041A, Genealogy Index Search Request and Genealogy Records 
Request.

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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 
notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted for sixty days until April 16, 2012.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise forms G-1041 and G-1041A. Should USCIS decide to revise forms G-
1041 and G-1041A, we will advise the public when we publish the 30-day 
notice in the Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The public will then have 30 days to comment on any 
revisions to forms G-1041 and G-1041A.
    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 202-272-8352, or via email at 
uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email, please add 
the OMB Control Number 1615-0096 in the subject box.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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 
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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 Forms/Collections: Genealogy Index Search Request 
and Genealogy Records Request.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Forms G-1041 
and G-1041A. 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 and households. USCIS 
will use these forms will to facilitate an accurate and timely response 
to genealogy index search and records requests.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form G-1041--
2,570 responses (electronically submitted) at .50 hours (30 minutes) 
per response and 1,080 responses (submitted by mail) at .58 hours (35 
minutes).
    Form G-1041A--1,683 responses (electronically submitted) at 1 hour 
(60 minutes) per response and 823 responses (submitted by mail) at 1.08 
hours (68 minutes).
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 4,483.4 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, telephone 
number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: February 10, 2012.
William Bacon,
Deputy Chief, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-3666 Filed 2-15-12; 8:45 am]
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