Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Employment Authorization, Form I-765; Form I-765 Work Sheet, Form I-765WS; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection, 13368-13369 [2013-04584]

Download as PDF 13368 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Title: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0027. Forms(s): N/A. Affected Public: Drivers seeking a hazardous material endorsement (HME) on their commercial driver’s license (CDL). Abstract: This collection supports the implementation of sec. 1012 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. 107–56, 115 Stat. 272, 396, Oct. 26, 2001; 49 U.S.C. 5103a), which mandates that no State or the District of Columbia may issue a HME on a CDL unless TSA has first determined the driver is not a threat to transportation security. TSA’s regulations at 49 CFR part 1572 describe the procedures, standards, and eligibility criteria for security threat assessments on individuals seeking to obtain, renew, or transfer a HME on a CDL. In order to conduct the security threat assessment, States (or a TSA designated agent in States that elect to have TSA perform the collection of information) must collect information in addition to that already collected for the purpose of HME applications, which will occur once approximately every five years. The driver is required to submit an application that includes personal biographic information (for instance, height, weight, eye and hair color, date of birth); information concerning legal status, mental health defects history, and criminal history; and fingerprints. In addition, 49 CFR part 1572 requires States to maintain a copy of the driver application for a period of one year. TSA proposes to amend the application to collect minor additional information, such as legal status document information and whether the driver is a new applicant or renewing or transferring the HME. This will enable TSA to better understand and forecast driver retention, transfer rate, and droprate, thus improving customer service, reducing program costs, and enhancing comparability with other Federal background checks, including the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC). Number of Respondents: 295,000. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 960,000 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 21, 2013. Susan Perkins, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–04427 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0040] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Employment Authorization, Form I–765; Form I–765 Work Sheet, Form I–765WS; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 30-day notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is requesting public comment on a proposed revision to an approved information collection. On August 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), submitted an information collection request, utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance. OMB approved the information collection request. DHS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to OMB for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was recently published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2012, at 77 FR 74687, allowing for a 60day public comment period. USCIS did receive 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 March 29, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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 the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. The PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 2005–0035 or via email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov. All submissions received must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number [1615–0040] and e-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, 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 that 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issues for Comment Focus DHS, 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 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, and the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond). For Forms I–765 and I–765WS, USCIS is especially interested in the public’s experience, input, and estimate of the burden in terms of time and money incurred by applicants for the following aspects of this information collection: • The time burden incurred by preparers (persons who assist the respondent with the preparation of the form) who are not paid by the respondent. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices • For preparers who are paid, the time and expense to the respondent to find and secure such preparers for assistance. • The amount that paid preparers charge for their services. • The time required to obtain supporting documents for Forms I–765 and I–765WS. • The monetary costs incurred to secure supporting documents from sources such as a landlord, church, utility, public agency (housing, social services, law enforcement, local/state governments), school, medical care provider, advocacy group, law firm, or military service. • The average time required and cost incurred to secure secondary evidence such as an affidavit or a statement. • The percentage of total applicants who require English translations of their supporting documents. • The percentage of supporting documents for each individual applicant that require translation into English. • The time required to find, hire or otherwise obtain translations of supporting documents for immigration benefit requests. • The average out of pocket monetary cost if any to obtain translations of supporting documents when required. USCIS requested input on these questions in its 60-day notice and received no comments. If no comments are received from knowledgeable individuals, USCIS will perform its own analysis using information from other sources to estimate these costs for its next submission to OMB for this information collection. In addition, to be helpful in the improvement of this form and the program associated with this information collection, written comments and suggestions are requested to provide USCIS with clear and specific suggestions on the data elements captured through these forms and the evidence required to be submitted with a focus on one or more of the following four points: (1) 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) 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) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How to reduce or minimize the burden of the collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Employment Authorization; Form I–765 Work Sheet. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–765 and Form I–765WS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The information collected on this form is used by USCIS to determine eligibility for the issuance of the employment authorization document. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,420,000 responses related to Form I–765 at 3.42 hours per response; 1,043,992 responses related to Biometrics at 1.17 hours; 706,057 responses related to Form I–765WS at .50 hours; and 1,420,000 responses related to Passport-Style Photographs at .50 hours per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 7,140,900 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: February 22, 2013. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–04584 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13369 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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 1320.10. 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 eDocket 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13368-13369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04584]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0040]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Employment Authorization, Form I-765; Form I-765 Work Sheet, Form I-
765WS; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 30-day notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) is requesting public comment on a proposed revision to an 
approved information collection. On August 15, 2012, the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(USCIS), submitted an information collection request, utilizing 
emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance. OMB approved the information collection 
request. DHS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be 
submitting the following information collection request to OMB for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The information collection notice was recently published in the 
Federal Register on December 17, 2012, at 77 FR 74687, allowing for a 
60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive 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 
March 29, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

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 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-2005-0035 or via 
email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov. All submissions received must 
include the agency name and the OMB Control Number [1615-0040] and e-
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, 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 that 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.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Issues for Comment Focus

    DHS, 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 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, and the estimated burden (i.e. the time, 
effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond).
    For Forms I-765 and I-765WS, USCIS is especially interested in the 
public's experience, input, and estimate of the burden in terms of time 
and money incurred by applicants for the following aspects of this 
information collection:
     The time burden incurred by preparers (persons who assist 
the respondent with the preparation of the form) who are not paid by 
the respondent.

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     For preparers who are paid, the time and expense to the 
respondent to find and secure such preparers for assistance.
     The amount that paid preparers charge for their services.
     The time required to obtain supporting documents for Forms 
I-765 and I-765WS.
     The monetary costs incurred to secure supporting documents 
from sources such as a landlord, church, utility, public agency 
(housing, social services, law enforcement, local/state governments), 
school, medical care provider, advocacy group, law firm, or military 
service.
     The average time required and cost incurred to secure 
secondary evidence such as an affidavit or a statement.
     The percentage of total applicants who require English 
translations of their supporting documents.
     The percentage of supporting documents for each individual 
applicant that require translation into English.
     The time required to find, hire or otherwise obtain 
translations of supporting documents for immigration benefit requests.
     The average out of pocket monetary cost if any to obtain 
translations of supporting documents when required.
    USCIS requested input on these questions in its 60-day notice and 
received no comments. If no comments are received from knowledgeable 
individuals, USCIS will perform its own analysis using information from 
other sources to estimate these costs for its next submission to OMB 
for this information collection.
    In addition, to be helpful in the improvement of this form and the 
program associated with this information collection, written comments 
and suggestions are requested to provide USCIS with clear and specific 
suggestions on the data elements captured through these forms and the 
evidence required to be submitted with a focus on one or more of the 
following four points:
    (1) 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) 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) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) How to reduce or 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 information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Employment 
Authorization; Form I-765 Work Sheet.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-765 
and Form I-765WS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The 
information collected on this form is used by USCIS to determine 
eligibility for the issuance of the employment authorization document.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,420,000 
responses related to Form I-765 at 3.42 hours per response; 1,043,992 
responses related to Biometrics at 1.17 hours; 706,057 responses 
related to Form I-765WS at .50 hours; and 1,420,000 responses related 
to Passport-Style Photographs at .50 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 7,140,900 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: February 22, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
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