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Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 76636 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices on Task Statement 80, concerning crew training requirements onboard vessels subject to the International Code of Safety for ships using gases or low flashpoint fuels (IGF Code). This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: A MERPAC working group will meet on January 8, 2014, and January 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please note that the meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Written comments to be distributed to working group members and placed on MERPAC’s Web site are due by January 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: The working group will meet in Room A307 of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. 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The telephone number is 202–366–9329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, enter the docket VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 number in the ‘‘Search’’ field and follow instructions on the Web site. Public oral comment periods will be held during the working group meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public oral comment periods may end before the prescribed ending time following the last call for comments. Contact Gerald Miante as indicated below no later than January 6, 2014 to register as a speaker. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2013–0977, at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald Miante, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of MERPAC, telephone 202–372–1407 or at gerald.p.miante@ uscg.mil. If you have any questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. Appendix (Pub. L. 92–463). MERPAC is an advisory committee authorized under section 871 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Title 6, United States Code, section 451, and chartered under the provisions of the FACA. The Committee acts solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards on matters relating to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards. The Committee will advise, consult with, and make recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary. A copy of all meeting documentation, including the Task Statement, is available at https://homeport.uscg.mil by using these key strokes: Missions; Port and Waterways Safety; Advisory Committees; MERPAC; and then use the announcements key. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Miante as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Agenda Day 1 The agenda for the January 8, 2014, working group meeting is as follows: (1) Review and make recommendations concerning the draft International Maritime Organization (IMO) training tables and correspondence group tables for PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 crewmembers serving onboard vessels fueled by gases or low flash-point fuels; (2) Public comment period; (3) Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 80, concerning crew training requirements onboard vessels subject to the International Code of Safety for ships using gases or low flash-point fuels (IGF Code); and (4) Adjournment of meeting. Day 2 The agenda for the January 9, 2014, working group meeting is as follows: (1) Continue discussion on proposed recommendations; (2) Public comment period; (3) Discuss and prepare final recommendations for the full committee to consider with regards to Task Statement 80, concerning crew training requirements onboard vessels subject to the IGF Code; and (4) Adjournment of meeting. Dated: December 12, 2013. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2013–30074 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0124] Agency Information Collection Activities: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Form I–821D; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 60-Day notice. 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 extension 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until February 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0124 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2012–0124. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS–2012–0012; (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov; (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Comments 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. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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; VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 (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 information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: I–821D; USCIS. (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 of certain individuals who were brought to the United States as children and meet the following guidelines to be considered for deferred action for childhood arrivals: 1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; 2. Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday, and established residence at that time; 3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; 4. Were present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making their request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS; 5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or their lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012; 6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and 7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. These individuals will be considered for relief from removal from the United States or from being placed into removal proceedings as part of the deferred PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 76637 action for childhood arrivals process. Those who submit requests with USCIS and demonstrate that they meet the threshold guidelines may have removal action in their case deferred for a period of two years, subject to renewal (if not terminated), based on an individualized, case by case assessment of the individual’s equities. Only those individuals who can demonstrate, through verifiable documentation, that they meet the threshold guidelines will be considered for deferred action for childhood arrivals, except in exceptional circumstances. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 178,016 respondents responding for initial request via the paper-based Form I–821D at 3 hours per response. 66,586 respondents responding for initial request via the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS) at an estimated 2 hours and 50 minutes (2.83 hours). 254,722 respondents responding for renewal request via the paper-based Form I–821D at 3 hours per response. 95,278 respondents responding for renewal request via USCIS ELIS at an estimated 2 hours and 50 minutes (2.83 hours). (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 1,756,288 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: December 13, 2013. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–30131 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0124]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Consideration of 
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Form I-821D; Revision of a 
Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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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 extension 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.

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DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0124 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS-2012-
0124. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the 
following methods to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2012-0012;
    (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov;
    (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments

    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 information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Consideration of Deferred Action 
for Childhood Arrivals.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-821D; USCIS.
    (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 of certain individuals who were brought to the United 
States as children and meet the following guidelines to be considered 
for deferred action for childhood arrivals:
    1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
    2. Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday, 
and established residence at that time;
    3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 
2007, up to the present time;
    4. Were present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the 
time of making their request for consideration of deferred action with 
USCIS;
    5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or their lawful 
immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
    6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a 
certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general 
education development certificate, or are an honorably discharged 
veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
    7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, 
three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to 
national security or public safety.
    These individuals will be considered for relief from removal from 
the United States or from being placed into removal proceedings as part 
of the deferred action for childhood arrivals process. Those who submit 
requests with USCIS and demonstrate that they meet the threshold 
guidelines may have removal action in their case deferred for a period 
of two years, subject to renewal (if not terminated), based on an 
individualized, case by case assessment of the individual's equities. 
Only those individuals who can demonstrate, through verifiable 
documentation, that they meet the threshold guidelines will be 
considered for deferred action for childhood arrivals, except in 
exceptional circumstances.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:

178,016 respondents responding for initial request via the paper-based 
Form I-821D at 3 hours per response.
66,586 respondents responding for initial request via the USCIS 
Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS) at an estimated 2 hours and 
50 minutes (2.83 hours).
254,722 respondents responding for renewal request via the paper-based 
Form I-821D at 3 hours per response.
95,278 respondents responding for renewal request via USCIS ELIS at an 
estimated 2 hours and 50 minutes (2.83 hours).

    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection:

1,756,288 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: December 13, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-30131 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]
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