[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 43 (Monday, March 5, 2012)]
[Pages 13136-13137]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5284]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-134; Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Affidavit 
of Support, Form I-134; OMB Control No. 1615-0014.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitted 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 notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2012, at 77 FR 2078, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received a comment 
from one commenter in response to the 60-day notice. A discussion of 
the comment and USCIS' response are addressed 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

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and will be accepted until April 4, 2012. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    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 Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), USCIS Desk 
Officer. Comments may be submitted to: Sunday Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory 
Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, USCIS, 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, and OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 
202-395-5806 or via oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting 
comments by email please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615-0014 
in the subject box.
    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: Extension of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-134; 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This 
information collection is necessary to determine if at the time of 
application into the United States, the applicant is likely to become a 
public charge.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 44,000 
responses at 90 minutes (1.5 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 66,000 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, telephone (202) 

    Dated: February 29, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-5284 Filed 3-2-12; 8:45 am]