[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 77 (Friday, April 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 23734]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9616]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-361, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
361, Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Legal 
Custody for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian.

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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. The information collection notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2012, at 77 FR 9259, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any 
comments 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 
21, 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 Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, 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, Clearance Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, 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 202-395-6974 or via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.
    When submitting comments by email please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 1615-0021 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 agencies 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Financial Support 
and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody for Public Law 97-359 
Amerasian.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-361. 
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. The 
information on this form is used in support of Form I-360 (Petition for 
Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant) to ensure financial support 
for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian. The affidavit is used only to sponsor 
individuals eligible for immigration under Public Law 97-359.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 50 responses at 
30 minutes (.50) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 25 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/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529, Telephone number 202-272-1470.

    Dated: April 16, 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. 2012-9616 Filed 4-19-12; 8:45 am]
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