[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 77 (Friday, April 20, 2012)]
[Page 23735]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9617]

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Forms G-1041 and G-
1041A, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Forms G-
1041 and G-1041A, Genealogy Index Search Request and Genealogy Records 


    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 notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2012, at 77 FR 9259, 
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 
21, 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: USCIS, Chief Regulatory 
Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, Clearance Office, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be 
submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via email at 
[email protected], and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile 
at 202-395-5806 or via email at [email protected].
    When submitting comments by email please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 1615-0096 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: Genealogy Index Search Request 
and Genealogy Records Request.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Forms G-1041 
and G-1041A. 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 
will use these forms will to facilitate an accurate and timely response 
to genealogy index search and records requests.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
    Form G-1041--2,570 responses (electronically submitted) at .50 
hours (30 minutes) per response and 1,080 responses (submitted by mail) 
at .58 hours (35 minutes).
    Form G-1041A--1,683 responses (electronically submitted) at 1 hour 
(60 minutes) per response and 823 responses (submitted by mail) at 1.08 
hours (68 minutes).
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 4,483.4 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.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529, 
(202) 272-1470.

    Dated: April 16, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Acting Chief Regulatory Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-9617 Filed 4-19-12; 8:45 am]