[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76062-76063]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31079]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-NEW]


Agency Information Collection Activities: E-Verify Program Data 
Collections. New Information Collection; Comment Request.

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 
notice 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 February 25, 2013.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 
associated

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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 20529-2140. Comments may be submitted to DHS via email 
at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov and must include OMB Control Number 1615-NEW 
in the subject box. Comments may also be submitted via the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number 
USCIS-2012-0017.
    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 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 www.Regulations.gov.
    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: New information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: E-Verify Program Data 
Collections.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency 
Form Number; File OMB-69; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or private sector. The E-
Verify Data Collections evaluation is necessary in order for USCIS to 
obtain data from employers and workers in anticipation of the enactment 
of mandatory state and/or national employment eligibility verification 
programs for all or a substantial number of employers nationwide.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
     Business/Private Sector: 135 respondents averaging 2 hours 
per response; plus
     Individual/Households: 400 respondents averaging 1 hour 
per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection:
    670 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 at: 
www.Regulations.gov.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2140, telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: December 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. 2012-31079 Filed 12-21-12; 4:15 pm]
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