[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 27241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11127]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-918, and 
Supplement A and B, Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status; and Supplement A and B.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted 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 July 9, 2012.
    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 Coordinator, 
Regulatory Coordination Division, Clearance Office, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS 
via facsimile to 202-272-8518, or via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. 
When submitting comments by email, add the OMB Control Number 1615-0104 
in the subject box.
    During this 60-day period USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-918 and Supplements A and B. Should USCIS decide to 
revise the Form I-918 and Supplements A and B, it will advise the 
public when it publishes 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-918, and Supplement A 
and B.
    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 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: Petition for U Nonimmigrant 
Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-918 
and Supplements A and B; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Form I-918: Individuals or households. This 
application permits victims of certain qualifying criminal activity and 
their immediate family members to apply for temporary nonimmigrant 
status.
    Form I-918 Supplement A: Individuals or households. This 
application permits victims of certain qualifying criminal activity and 
their immediate family members to apply for temporary nonimmigrant 
status.
    Form I-918 Supplement B: Federal, State, Local governments. 
Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judges, 
or other authority, that has responsibility for the investigation or 
prosecution of a qualifying crime or criminal activity can complete 
this supplement so it can be filed by the applicant along with form I-
918.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I-918--
16,768 responses at 5 hours per response; Supplement A--10,033 
responses at 1.5 hours per response; Supplement B--16,768 responses at 
1 hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 120,651 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 202-272-1470.

     Dated: May 3, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Acting Chief Regulatory Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-11127 Filed 5-8-12; 8:45 am]
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