[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 7, 2012)]
[Pages 6134-6135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2695]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-290B, Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.


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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services 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 April 
9, 2012.
    During this 60-day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-290B. Should USCIS decide to revise the Form I-290B 
it will advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the 
Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
public will then have 30-days to comment on any revisions to the Form 
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 
associated response time should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Clearance Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-
2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to (202) 272-
8352, or via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments 
by email, please add the OMB Control Number 1615-0095 in the subject 
box. 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 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 of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Appeal or Motion.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-290B, 
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. Form I-
290B is necessary in order for USCIS to make a determination that the 
appeal or motion to reopen or reconsider meets the eligibility 
requirements, and for USCIS to adjudicate the merits of the appeal or 
motion to reopen or reconsider.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 38,926 
responses at 90 minutes (1.5 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 58,389 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, telephone 
number (202) 272-8377.

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    Dated: January 27, 2012.
William Bacon,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-2695 Filed 2-6-12; 8:45 am]