[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 159 (Thursday, August 16, 2012)]
[Page 49453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20251]

[[Page 49453]]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control No. 1615-0040]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Employment Authorization, Form I-765, Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection; Emergency Submission to the Office of 
Management and Budget; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 
Application for Employment Authorization.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS), submitted the following emergency 
information collection request, utilizing emergency review procedures, 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 
44 U.S.C. 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 
days until September 17, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance 
with 5 CFR 1320.10 and 5 CFR 1320.13.
    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 Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 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 20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
email at USCISFRComment@dhs.gov or via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2005-0035, and to 
the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via email 
at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All submissions received must include 
the agency name and e-Docket ID. When submitting comments by email 
please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0040 in the subject box.
    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. DHS may withhold information provided in 
comments for public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy 
of an individual or is offensive. 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 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 the currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Employment 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-765, 
    (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 USCIS to determine 
eligibility for the issuance of the employment authorization document.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,761,300 
responses related to Form I-765 at 3.42 hours per response; 1,385,292 
responses related to Biometrics at 1.17 hours; 1,047,357 responses 
related to Form I-765WS at .50 hours; and 1,761,300 responses related 
to Passport-Style Photographs at .50 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 9,048,767 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.Regulations.gov.
    We may also be contacted at USCIS, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529, telephone number 202-272-1470.

    Dated: August 14, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
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