[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65703-65704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26679]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Family 
Unity Benefits, Form I-817, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.

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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 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 
60 days until December 31, 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 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-2009-0021.
    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 Web site 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 that is

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offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act 
notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.Regulations.gov.
    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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Family Unity 
Benefits.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-817, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The 
information collected will be used to determine whether the applicant 
meets the eligibility requirements for benefits under 8 CFR 236.14 and 
245a.33.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,384 responses 
at 2 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 4,768 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 Web 
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 202-272-8377.

    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. 2012-26679 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]
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