[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 183 (Friday, September 20, 2013)]
[Pages 57870-57871]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22975]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0068; Form I-590]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Registration for 
Classification as Refugee; 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 the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently 
approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is 
published in the Federal Register to obtain comments 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 further revise the information 
collection. Should USCIS decide to further revise the information 
collection, 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 further revisions to the 
information collection.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
November 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: During the 60-day comment period, written comments and 
suggestions regarding items contained in this notice, and especially 
with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time 
must be directed to DHS using one of the following methods: (1) Via the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at www.Regulations.gov under e-
Docket ID number USCIS-2007-0036; (2) by email to 
[email protected]; or (3) by mail to DHS, USCIS, Office of 
Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140. All submissions 
received must include the OMB Control Number 1615-0068 in the subject 
box, the agency name and e-Docket ID USCIS-2007-0036.
    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.

    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: Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Registration for Classification 
as Refuge.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-590; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief

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abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form I-590 provides a 
uniform method for applicants to apply for refugee status and contains 
the information needed for USCIS to adjudicate such applications.
    The revised Form I-590 includes additional questions that have been 
transferred from Form G-646, Sworn Statement of Refugee Applying for 
Admission into the United States. These questions assist USCIS in 
determining whether an applicant is inadmissible to the United States.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 100,000 
responses at 3 hours and 20 minutes (3.33 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 333,000 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the 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 
20529-2140, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: September 17, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2013-22975 Filed 9-19-13; 8:45 am]