[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2012)]
[Pages 55858-55859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22256]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0092]

Agency Information Collection Activities: E-Verify Program; 
Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: OMB-18, 
E-Verify Program.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 November 13, 2012.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
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 
1615-0092 in the subject box. Comments may also be submitted via the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket 
ID number USCIS-2007-0023.
    If submitting comment on one of the six E-Verify Memoranda of 
Understanding (MOU), please identify the MOU that concerns your 
business process, and, if possible, the article, section and paragraph 
number within the MOU that is associated with the comment.
    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.

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    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: Revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: E-Verify Program.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency 
Form Number; File OMB-18. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for profit. E-
Verify allows employers to electronically verify the employment 
eligibility status of newly hired employees.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
     65,000 respondents averaging 2.26 hours (2 hours 16 
minutes) per response (enrollment time includes review and signing of 
the MOU, registration, new user training, and review of the user 
guides); plus
     425,000, the number of already-enrolled respondents 
receiving training on new features and system updates averaging 1 hour 
per response; plus
     425,000, the number of respondents submitting E-Verify 
cases averaging .129 hours (approximately 8 minutes) per case.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 3,587,275 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 
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-

    Dated: September 5, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2012-22256 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]