[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
[Page 28057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11862]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: New Information 
Collection: Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: OMB 65, 
Secondary Inspections Tool; OMB Control No. 1615-New.


    The Department of Homeland Security, 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 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until July 
12, 2011.
    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), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via e-mail at [email protected]. When 
submitting comments by email, please make sure to add Secondary 
Inspections Tool in the subject box.

    Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning OMB 65, Secondary Inspections Tool. 
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 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).

    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: New information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Secondary Inspections Tool.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency 
Form Number; File No. OMB-65. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The 
Secondary Inspections Tool (SIT) is an internet-based tool that 
processes, displays, and retrieves biometric and biographic data from 
the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) within the US-
Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) system. 
USCIS trained staff in USCIS District/Field Offices will be instructed 
to use SIT at the time of a required interview in connection with an 
immigration or naturalization benefit request, or at the time of an 
individual's appearance at a USCIS District/Field Office to receive a 
document evidencing an immigration benefit, each instance following a 
required appearance at an Application Support Center (ASC) for 
fingerprinting. This information collection is necessary for USCIS to 
collect and process the required biometric and biographic data from an 
applicant, petitioner, sponsor, beneficiary, or other individual 
residing 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: 1,622,176 
responses at 5 minutes (.083 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 134,641 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the supporting statement, please visit the 
Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: May 10, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-11862 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]