[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2013)]
[Pages 63487-63488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24982]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0009]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for a 
Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129; Revision of a Currently Approved 

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 July 5, 2013, at 78 FR 40490, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments 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 
November 25, 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, 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-2005-0030 or via 
email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov. All submissions received must 
include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615-0009.
    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.

Issues for Comment Focus

    For Form I-129 and its supplements, USCIS is especially interested 
in the public's experience, input, and estimates on the burden in terms 
of time and money incurred by applicants for the following aspects of 
this information collection:
     The time burden incurred in reading the instructions, 
completing the form, obtaining supporting documentation; and
     For preparers who are paid, the expense to the respondent 
to find and secure such preparers for assistance and the amount that 
paid preparers charge for their services.
    In addition, to truly be helpful to the improvement of this form 
and the program that oversees the services associated with this 
information collection written comments and suggestions from the public 
and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four 
    (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

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    (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: Petition for a Nonimmigrant 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-129; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business: This form is used by an 
employer to petition for aliens to come to the U.S. temporarily to 
perform services, labor, and training or to request extensions of stay 
or changes in nonimmigrant status for nonimmigrant workers.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
     Form I-129--333,891 respondents at 2.34 hours;
     E-1/E-2 Classification to Form I-129--4,760 respondents at 
.67 hours;
     Trade Agreement Supplement to Form I-129--3,057 
respondents at .67 hours;
     H Classification Supplement to Form I-129--255,872 
respondents at 2 hours;
     H-1B and H-1B1 Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption 
Supplement--243,965 respondents at 1 hour;
     L Classification Supplement to Form I-129--37,831 
respondents at 1.34 hours;
     O and P Classifications Supplement to Form I-129--22,710 
respondents at 1 hour;
     Q-1 Classification Supplement to Form I-129--155 
respondents at .34 hours; and
     R-1 Classification Supplement to Form I-129--6,635 
respondents at 2.34 hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,631,234 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: October 21, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S., Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2013-24982 Filed 10-23-13; 8:45 am]