[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 48 (Monday, March 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 14535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5893]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an 
Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day notice of information collection under review; Form I-
590, registration for classification as refuge.

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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 is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until May 
11, 2012.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-590. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-590 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 the Form I-590.
    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), 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 
rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email, please make sure 
to add OMB Control No. 1615-0068 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:

    Note:  The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning the extension of the Form I-590. Please 
do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this 
address. If you are seeking information about the status of your 
individual case, please check ``My Case Status'' online at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard, or call the USCIS National Customer 
Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).

    (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 an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Registration for Classification 
as Refugee.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-590; 
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. Form I-
590 provides a uniform method for applicants to apply for refugee 
status and contains the information needed for USCIS to adjudicate such 
applications.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 140,000 
responses at 35 minutes (.583) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 81,620 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: March 7, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-5893 Filed 3-9-12; 8:45 am]
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