[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 91 (Thursday, May 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27474-27475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11321]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-648, Revision of 
an Existing Information Collection Request; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-
648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions.

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 (PRA) of 1995. The information 
collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected 
agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days 
until July 9, 2012.
    During this 60-day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form N-648. Should USCIS decide to revise Form N-648, we 
will advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal 
Register in accordance with the PRA. The public will then have 30 days 
to comment on any revision to the Form N-648.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, 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 Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy

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and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2210. 
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, 
please make sure to add the OMB Control Number 1615-0060 in the subject 
box.

    Note:  The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning 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.

    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 agency's 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 an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Medical Certification for 
Disability Exceptions.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-648. 
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. USCIS 
uses Form N-648 to substantiate an applicant's claim for an exception 
to the requirements of section 312 (a) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 13,801 
responses at 2 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 27,602 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 Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2210, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: May 7, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-11321 Filed 5-9-12; 8:45 am]
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