[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 8, 2012)]
[Pages 47426-47427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19452]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0060]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Medical Certification 
for Disability Exceptions, Form N-648, Extension, Without Change, of a 
Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request; Correction

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.


SUMMARY: On May 10, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(USCIS) published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register at 77 FR 
27474 to extend, without change, this information collection, but 
incorrectly stated in the title, ``Revision of an Existing Information 
Collection Request'' due to a typographical error. USCIS, however, 
correctly stated in the body of this 60-day notice that the type of 
information collection request was for an ``Extension of an existing 
information collection.'' This document corrects the typographical 
error in title of the 60-day notice to read, ``Extension, without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Collection.''
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 May 10, 2012, at 77 
FR 27474, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received 
one comment submission in connection with the 60-day notice and USCIS 
acknowledges receipt in item 8 of the supporting statement.

DATES: This notice allows an additional 30 days for public comments.

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Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 7, 2012. 
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

ADDRESSES: 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 DHS, and to 
the OMB USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: DHS, USCIS, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may 
also be submitted to DHS via email at uscisfr.comment@dhs.gov, to the 
OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via email at 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov and via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at http://www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2008-
0021. When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add 1615-
0060 in the subject box.
    All submissions received must include the agency name, OMB Control 
Number and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting 
comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and 
will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, 
submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider 
limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any 
voluntary submission you make to DHS. For additional information please 
read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the 
footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

    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 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 Request: Extension, without 
change, of a currently approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Medical Certification for 
Disability Exceptions.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: N-648; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. USCIS 
uses Form N-648 issued by the medical professional to substantiate a 
claim for an exception to the requirements of section 312 (a) 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: 13,801 
responses at 2 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 27,602 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit 
http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office 
of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone 202-272-

    Dated: August 3, 2012.
Samantha Deshommes,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-19452 Filed 8-7-12; 8:45 am]