Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection, 63487-63488 [2013-24982]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2013 / Notices for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. BILLING CODE 9111–23–P [FR Doc. 2013–24926 Filed 10–23–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILLING CODE 9111–23–P [OMB Control Number 1615–0009] Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4145– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2013–0001] Colorado; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for State of Colorado (FEMA–4145–DR), dated September 14, 2013, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Thomas J. McCool, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. This action terminates the appointment of Michael J. Hall as Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I–129; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 30-Day notice. 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 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, 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 eDocket ID number USCIS–2005–0030 or via email at uscisfrcomment@ uscis.dhs.gov. All submissions received SUMMARY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 17:25 Oct 23, 2013 [FR Doc. 2013–24927 Filed 10–23–13; 8:45 am] U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY VerDate Mar<15>2010 W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63487 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 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. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 63488 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2013 / Notices (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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Worker. (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 202–272–8377. Dated: October 21, 2013. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S., Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–24982 Filed 10–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5690–N–14] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Drawdown Payment Request/LOCCS/VRS Voice Activated Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Grant program Form 50080–XXXX Number of respondents* Capital Fund ........................................................ 50080–CFP .................. ........................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Oct 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 A. Overview of Information Collection HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. Public and Indian Housing Grant recipients use the payment vouchers to request funds from HUD through the LOCCS/VRS voice activated system. The information collected on the form serves also as an internal control measure to ensure the lawful and appropriate disbursement of Federal funds. DATES: Comments Due Date: December 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5564 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 402–4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. Title of Information Collection: Grant Drawdown Payment Request/LOCCS/ VRS Voice Activated. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0166. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection Form Numbers: 50080–CFP; 50080– NN, RSDE, RSDF, SC; 50080–PHTA; 50080–URP; 50080–FSS; 50080–IHBG; 50080–HOMI; 50080–TIHD. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Grant recipients use the applicable payment information to request funds from HUD through the LOCCS/VRS voice activated system. The information collected on the payment voucher will also be used as an internal control measure to ensure the lawful and appropriate disbursement of Federal funds as well as provide a service to program recipients. Respondents: PHAs, state or local government. Tribes and tribally designated housing entities. Frequency of responses (drawdowns annually per program) 56,876 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Hours per response .15 Burden hours 8,531.4

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

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 
Collection

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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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 
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, 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 
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.

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 
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

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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 
Worker.
    (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-
8377.

    Dated: October 21, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S., Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-24982 Filed 10-23-13; 8:45 am]
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