[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 68 (Monday, April 9, 2012)]
[Pages 21104-21105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8508]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-694, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Notice of 
Appeal of Decision Under Section 210 or 245A, Form I-694.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 (PRA) of 1995. This information 
collection notice is published to obtain comments from the public and 
affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 
days until June 8, 2012.
    During this 60-day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-694. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-694 we will 
advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal 
Register in accordance with the PRA. The public will then have 30 days 
to comment on any revisions to the Form I-694.
    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 DHS, USCIS, Chief, 

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Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Suite 5012, Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be 
submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via email at 
[email protected]. When submitting comments by email please add 
the OMB Control Number 1615-0034 in the subject box.

    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 concerning the proposed collection of information 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 agency's 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: Extension of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Appeal of Decision 
Under Section 210 or 245A.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-694, 
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 and households. USCIS 
uses the information provided on Form I-694 in considering the appeal 
from a finding that an applicant is ineligible for legalization under 
section 210 and 245A of the Act or is ineligible for a related waiver 
of inadmissibility.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 50 responses at 
0.5 hours (30 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 25 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, 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., Room 
5012, Washington, DC 20529-2020, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: April 4, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-8508 Filed 4-6-12; 8:45 am]