[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50521-50522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20522]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0116]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for an 
Individual Fee Waiver, Form Number I-912; Extension of a Currently 
Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request for review to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. This information collection notice is published 
in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected 
agencies.
    During this 60-day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-912. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-912 we will 
advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal 
Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public 
will then

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have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form I-912.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days 
until October 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: 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 Policy and 
Strategy, Clearance Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 
20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via email at 
uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov, and 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 
1615-0116 in the subject box. Comments may also be submitted via the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.Regulations.gov under 
e-Docket ID number USCIS-2010-0008.
    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.

    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 collection of information 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 information 
collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for an Individual Fee 
Waiver.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-912; 
USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The 
collection of information on Form I-912 is necessary in order for U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to make a determination 
that the applicant is unable to pay the application fee for certain 
immigration benefits.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 400,000 
responses at 1 hour and 10 minutes (1.17 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 468,000 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, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529, Telephone 
number 202-272-1470.

    Dated: August 15, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-20522 Filed 8-20-12; 8:45 am]
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