[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 110 (Thursday, June 7, 2012)]
[Pages 33759-33760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13816]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-601, Revision of 
a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.


    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 28, 2012, at 77 FR 12071, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received no comments 
in connection with that publication.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
July 9, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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 Management and Budget 
(OMB) USCIS Desk Officer.
    Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be directly submitted to DHS 
via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer 
via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. 
When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add OMB Control 
Number 1615-0029 in the subject box.

    Note: The address listed in this information collection notice 
should only be used to submit comments concerning the revision of 
this notice. 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 
(TTY 1-800-767-1833).

    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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Waiver of Grounds 
of Inadmissibility.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security

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sponsoring the collection: Form I-601. 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. The 
information collected on this form is used by U.S Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the applicant is 
eligible for a waiver of excludability under section 212 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 20,000 
responses at 1.5 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 30,000 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 the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: 
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529, telephone 
number 202-272-1470.

    Dated: June 1, 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. 2012-13816 Filed 6-6-12; 8:45 am]