[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
[Pages 4858-4859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01218]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0015]

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

ACTION: 30-Day notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (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 October 30, 2012, at 77 FR 65706, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received three 
public comment submissions in connection with the 60-day notice.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
February 22, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 

ADDRESSES: All written comments and/or suggestions regarding the 
item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated 
public burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB 
USCIS Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. The 
comments submitted to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer may also be submitted 
to DHS via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2007-0018 or via 
email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov. All submissions received must 
include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615-0015.
    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 

    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 agency's 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: 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

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estimated for an average respondent to respond: 77,149 at 1.08 hours (1 
hour 5 minutes). This is a change from the estimated number of 
respondents in the 60-day Federal Register notice published on October 
30, 2012, at 77 FR 65706 which estimated the number of respondents at 
81,678. This change in the estimated number of respondents is due to a 
change in agency estimates based on updated FY2013 statistical data.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 83,320.92 annual burden hours. This is a change 
from the estimated total public burden hours reported in 60-day Federal 
Register notice published on October 30, 2012 at 77 FR 65706, which 
estimated the total annual burden associated with this collection to be 
88,212 hours. This change in the total annual burden hours can be 
attributed to the adjustment in the agency estimates on the number of 
respondents noted above.
    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 20529-2134; Telephone 202-272-

    Dated: January 16, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
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