[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49527-49528]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19815]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0067]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Asylum 
and for Withholding for Removal, Form I-589; Extension, Without Change, 
of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension. In accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information 
collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain 
comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the 
categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, 
and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost 
to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
October 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0067 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS-2007-
0034. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the 
following methods to submit comments:
    (1) Online. You may access the Federal Register Notice and submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site by visiting 
www.regulations.gov. In the search box either copy and paste, or type 
in, the e-Docket ID number USCIS-2007-0034. Click on the link titled 
Open Docket Folder for the appropriate Notice and supporting documents, 
and click the Comment Now tab to submit a comment;
    (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov;
    (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments

    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 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: Extension, Without Change, of a 
Currently Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Asylum and for 
Withholding for Removal.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-589; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form I-
589 is necessary to determine whether an alien applying for asylum and/
or withholding of removal in the United States is classified as 
refugee, and is eligible to remain in the United States.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated 
total number of respondents for the information collection I-589 is 
approximately 157,372 and the estimated hour burden per response is 12 
hours per response; and the estimated number of respondents providing 
biometrics is 97,152 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.17 
hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated 
with this collection is approximately 2,002,132 hours.
    If you need a copy of the 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

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Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20529-2140, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: August 14, 2014.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2014-19815 Filed 8-20-14; 8:45 am]
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