[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27241-27242]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11126]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-824; Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-
824; Application for Action on an Approved Application.

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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 February 28, 2012 at 77 FR 12072, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any 
comments in connection with that publication.
    The purpose of this information collection notice is to allow for 
an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and 
will be accepted until June 8, 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, Clearance Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,

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Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-8518 or via email at uscisrfrcomment@dhs.gov, 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 1615-0044 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 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: Application for Action on an 
approved Application or Petition.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-824; 
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-
824 is used to request a duplicate approval notice, or to notify the 
U.S. Consulate that a petition has been approved or that a person has 
been adjusted to permanent resident status.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 20,961 
responses at .416 hours (25 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 8,607 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/ gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529, Telephone 
number 202-272-1470.

    Dated: May 3, 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. 2012-11126 Filed 5-8-12; 8:45 am]
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