[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2013)]
[Pages 13369-13370]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04590]



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: 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 September 11, 2012, at 77 FR 
55858, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received two 
comments for this information collection. A discussion of the comments 
and USCIS' responses are addressed in item 8 of the supporting 
statement that can be viewed at: http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
March 29, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 

ADDRESSES: 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 OMB USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: DHS, USCIS, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140. Comments may 
also be submitted to DHS via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov, to the 
OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via email at 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov and via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at http://www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2007-
0023. When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add 
[Insert OMB Control Number 1615-0092] in the subject box.
    All submissions received must include the agency name, OMB Control 
Number and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting 
comments or material, all submissions

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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 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 Request: 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 
DHS 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 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 20529-2140; Telephone 202-272-

    Dated: February 22, 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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