[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43608-43609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18092]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[Form I-485 and Supplements A, C, and E; OMB Control Number 1615-0023]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application to Register 
Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.

ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, 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 of 1995. The information collection 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 September 24, 2012.
    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), USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Laura 
Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted via 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.Regulations.gov 
under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2009-0020.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket 
ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, 
all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any 
personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this 
information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the 
amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary 
submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in 
comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy 
of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please 
read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the 
footer of http://www.regulations.gov.
    (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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.

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    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Register Permanent 
Residence or Adjust Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-485 
and Supplements A, C, and E; 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. The 
information collected is used to determine eligibility to adjust status 
under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
    USCIS will be combining The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness 
Act (HRIFA) Instructions for Form I-485, Supplement C; OMB Control No. 
1615-0024, in Form I-485 instructions under OMB Control No. 1615-0023.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I-485--
614,921 responses at 6 hours and 15 minutes (6.25) per response; 
Supplement A--3,888 responses at 13 minutes (.216) per response; 
Supplement C--2,000 responses at 30 minutes (.50) per response; 
Supplement E--31,000 responses at one hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,876,095 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: 
USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529, Telephone number 202-
272-1740.

     Dated:July 19, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-18092 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]
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