[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23270-23271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9349]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-290B, Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be

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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. The information collection 
notice was previously published in the Federal Register on February 7, 
2012, at 77 FR 6134, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS 
received one comment for this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 
18, 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 Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of 
Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. 
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 1615-0095 in the subject box.

    Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning the revision of this information 
collection. 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.do, or call the 
USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-
767-1833).

    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 an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Appeal or Motion.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-290B. 
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, 
employers, private entities and organizations, businesses, non- profit 
institutions/organizations, and attorneys. Form I-290B is necessary in 
order for USCIS to make a determination that the appeal or motion to 
reopen or reconsider meets the eligibility requirements, and for USCIS 
to adjudicate the merits of the appeal or motion to reopen or 
reconsider.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 38,926 
responses at 1.5 hours (90 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 58,389 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529, telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: April 12, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Acting Chief Regulatory Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-9349 Filed 4-17-12; 8:45 am]
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