[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
[Pages 49822-49823]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20250]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0019]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Removal, Form I-243; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request for review and clearance in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection 
notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted for sixty days until October 16, 2012.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-243. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-243 we will 
advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal 
Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public 
will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form I-243.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
information collection notice, and especially with regard to the 
estimated public burden and associated response time, should be 
directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Office of 
Policy and Strategy, Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments 
may be submitted to DHS via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov and must 
include OMB Control Number 1615-0019 in the subject box. Comments may 
also be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2008-0006.
    All submissions received must include the agency name 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. DHS may withhold information provided in 
comments from 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.
    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: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved collection. NOTE: On July 18, 2012, a 60-day 
information collection notice was published in the Federal Register at 
77 FR 42322 in error. All comments should be submitted to USCIS through 
this notice.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Removal.
    (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-243; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and households. The 
information provided on this form allows the USCIS to determine 
eligibility for an applicant's request for removal from the United 
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 10 responses at 
.50 hours (30 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 5 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 
site at: 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, Telephone number 202-272-1470.

    Dated: August 8, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief Regulatory Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office 
of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-20250 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]