[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)]
[Pages 63321-63322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26361]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: (No Agency Form Number), 
E-Verify Program, Revision of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: E-Verify 


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously 
published as an extension in the Federal Register on August 1, 2011, at 
76 FR 45843, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS 
received comments on the 60-day notice. A discussion of the comments 
and USCIS' response is discussed in item 8 of the supporting statement 
that can be viewed at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
November 14, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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), and to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, 
Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may 
also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via e-mail at 
rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 
202-395-5806 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When 
submitting comments by e-mail, please make sure to add OMB Control 
Number 1615-0092 in the subject box.

    Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning the revision of 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 (TTY 1-800-

    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies should address one or more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the 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 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: E-Verify Program.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency 
Form Number; File Number OMB-18. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for profit. E-
Verify allows employers to electronically verify the employment 
eligibility status of newly hired employees.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 125,015 
completing the E-Verify web interface at 17 responses at .86 hours (52 
minutes) per response; 521,134 employers registering to participate in 
the program at 2.26 hours (2 hours and 15 minutes) per response; 3,333 
requiring ID/IQ modification at 2 hours per response; 4,094,955 initial 
queries at .12 hours (7 minutes) per response; 195,329 secondary 
queries at 1.94 hours (1 hour 56 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the

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collection: 3,882,482 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 USCIS Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, telephone 
number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: October 6, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-26361 Filed 10-11-11; 8:45 am]