[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 110 (Thursday, June 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 33760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13796]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-646, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form G-
646, Sworn Statement of Refugee Applying for Admission to the United 
States.

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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 was previously 
published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2012, at 77 FR 14407, 
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 
July 9, 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 Coordination Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 
Clearance Officer, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. 
Comments may also be submitted to DHS 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 
1615-0097 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Sworn Statement of Refugee 
Applying for Admission to the United States.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form G-646; 
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 the data collected through Form G-646 to determine eligibility for 
the admission of the applicants to the United States as refugees.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 75,000 
responses at 20 minutes (.333) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 24,975 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 Products Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529; Telephone 202-272-
8377.

    Dated: May 14, 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. 2012-13796 Filed 6-6-12; 8:45 am]
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