[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Pages 65706-65707]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26686]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0015]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Immigrant Petition for 
Alien Worker, Form I-140; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites

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the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this 
proposed revision of a currently approved information collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this 
information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to 
obtain comments for 60 days regarding the nature of the information 
collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. 
the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), 
the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information 
collection instruments. During this 60-day period, USCIS will be 
evaluating whether to revise the Form I-140. Should USCIS decide to 
revise the Form I-140 it will advise the public when it publishes the 
30-day notice in the Federal Register in accordance with the PRA. The 
public will then have 30-days to comment on any revisions to the Form 

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
December 31, 2012 .

ADDRESSES: 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 DHS using one 
of the following methods: (1) By mail to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020; (2) by email to 
USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov; or (3) via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
Web site at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2007-
0018. All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0015 in the subject box, 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 in the e-Docket, 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.

    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: Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigrant Petition for Alien 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-140; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. The 
information furnished on Form I-140 will be used by USCIS to classify 
aliens under sections 203(b)(1), 203(b)(2) or 203(b)(3) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (Act).
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 81,678 
responses at 1.08 hours (1 hour and 5 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 88,212.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: 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 202-272-8377.

     Dated October 25, 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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