[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65702-65703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26672]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0116]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Fee 
Waivers and Exemption, Form Number I-912; Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of

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Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice 
was previously published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2012 at 
77 FR 50521, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did 
receive comments in connection with the 60-day notice.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
November 29, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 
contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public 
burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS 
Desk Officer and to DHS. Comments should be submitted to the OMB USCIS 
Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All submissions 
received must include the agency name, OMB Control Number 1615-0116.
    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. 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 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 agency's 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 Request: Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection; Extension.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Fee Waivers and 
Exemption. This is a change from the information provided during the 
60-day comment period for this collection.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: 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: 402,300 
respondents with an estimated average burden per response of 1.17 
hours. This is a change from the information provided during the 60-day 
comment period for this collection of information.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 470,586 Hours. This is a change from the 
information provided during the 60-day comment period for this 
collection of information.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit 
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 20529-2020; Telephone 202-272-
8377.

    Dated: October 25, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-26672 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]
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