[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
[Pages 22333-22334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8985]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: USCIS Case Status 
Online, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review: USCIS 
case status online.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) is 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 in the 
Federal Register on January 30, 2012, at 77 FR 4574, allowing for a 60-
day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments for this 
information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 
14, 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: Chief, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, USCIS, DHS, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Suite 5012, Washington, DC 20529-2210. Comments may also be 
submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via email at 
USCISFRComment@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile 
at 202-395-6974 or via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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    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.

    When submitting comments by email please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 1615-0080 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 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: USCIS Case Status Online.
    (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-33); 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, for-
profit organizations, and not-for-profit organizations. This system 
allows individuals and their representatives to request case status of 
pending applications through USCIS' Web site.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 20,000,000 
responses at 0.075 hours (4\1/2\ minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,500,000 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 http://www.regulations.gov.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Suite 5012, 
Washington, DC 20529-2210, (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: April 10, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-8985 Filed 4-12-12; 8:45 am]