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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2021 / Notices Dated: January 8, 2021. Samantha L Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–00643 Filed 1–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0133] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Request for Reduced Fee U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: 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 purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 16, 2021. SUMMARY: 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 submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at http:// www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS–2018–0002. All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0133 the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS–2018–0002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Telephone number (240) 721–3000 (This is not a toll-free number; comments are not accepted via telephone message.). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Jan 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 3171 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 Background personal information that you provide On November 14, 2019, DHS in any voluntary submission you make published the proposed rule, ‘‘U.S. to DHS. DHS may withhold information Citizenship and Immigration Services provided in comments from public Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain viewing that it determines may impact Other Immigration Benefit Request the privacy of an individual or is Requirements,’’ in the Federal Register offensive. For additional information, proposing to adjust certain immigration please read the Privacy Act notice that and naturalization benefit request fees is available via the link in the footer of charged by U.S. Citizenship and http://www.regulations.gov. Immigration Services (USCIS). See 84 Written comments and suggestions FR 62280. That rule proposed to from the public and affected agencies eliminate this information collection. should address one or more of the On August 3, 2020, DHS published the following four points: final rule making the changes effective (1) Evaluate whether the proposed on October 2, 2020. 85 FR 46788 (Aug. collection of information is necessary 3, 2020) (final rule). Form I–942 was for the proper performance of the eliminated in the final rule. functions of the agency, including On September 29, 2020, the United whether the information will have States District Court for the Northern practical utility; District of California granted a motion (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the for a preliminary injunction and a stay agency’s estimate of the burden of the of the effective date of the final rule in proposed collection of information, its entirety. Immigrant Legal Resource including the validity of the Center v. Wolf, No. 4:20–cv–5883 (N.D. methodology and assumptions used Cal. Sept. 29, 2020). On October 8, 2020, (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and the United States District Court for the clarity of the information to be District of Columbia also granted a collected; and motion for a preliminary injunction of (4) Minimize the burden of the the final rule. See Northwest Immigrant collection of information on those who Rights Project, et al., v. United States are to respond, including through the Citizenship and Immigration Services, et use of appropriate automated, al. (No. 19–3283 (RDM) (D.D.C., Oct. 8, electronic, mechanical, or other 2020). Therefore, DHS is enjoined from technological collection techniques or implementing or enforcing the final rule other forms of information technology, in its entirety pending final adjudication e.g., permitting electronic submission of of the two cases. responses. USCIS is publishing this notice in Overview of This Information accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act as required to extend the Collection (1) Type of Information Collection approval to use Form I–942 while the Request: Extension, Without Change, of final rule is enjoined. a Currently Approved Collection. Comments (2) Title of the Form/Collection: The information collection notice was Request for Reduced Fee. previously published in the Federal (3) Agency form number, if any, and Register on October 30, 2020, at 85 FR the applicable component of the DHS 68909, allowing for a 60-day public sponsoring the collection: I–942; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked comment period. USCIS did receive two or required to respond, as well as a brief comments in connection with the 60abstract: Primary: Individuals or day notice. You may access the information households. USCIS uses the data collection instrument with instructions, collected on this form to verify that the or additional information by visiting the applicant is eligible for a reduced fee for Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: the immigration benefit being requested. (5) An estimate of the total number of http://www.regulations.gov and enter respondents and the amount of time USCIS–2018–0002 in the search box. estimated for an average respondent to The comments submitted to USCIS via respond: The estimated total number of this method are visible to the Office of respondents for the information Management and Budget and comply collection I–942 is 4,491 and the with the requirements of 5 CFR estimated hour burden per response is 1320.12(c). All submissions will be 0.75 hour. posted, without change, to the Federal the USCIS website at http:// www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at (800) 375–5283; TTY (800) 767–1833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 3172 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2021 / Notices (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 3,368 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $19,087. Dated: January 8, 2021. Samantha L Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–00644 Filed 1–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0104] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: 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 purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 16, 2021. SUMMARY: 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 submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at http:// www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS–2010–0004. All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0104 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS–2010–0004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Jan 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 Telephone number (240) 271–3000 (This is not a toll-free number; comments are not accepted via telephone message.). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS website at http:// www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at (800) 375–5283; TTY (800) 767–1833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2020, at 85 FR 58381, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive one comment in connection with the 60-day notice. You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2010–0004 in the search box. The comments submitted to USCIS via this method are visible to the Office of Management and Budget and comply with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.12(c). 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 Request: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: I–918; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households; Federal Government; or State, local or Tribal Government. This petition permits victims of certain qualifying criminal activity and their immediate family members to apply for temporary nonimmigrant classification. This nonimmigrant classification provides temporary immigration benefits, potentially leading to permanent resident status, to certain victims of criminal activity who: suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of having been a victim of criminal activity; have information regarding the criminal activity; and assist government officials in investigating and prosecuting such criminal activity. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–918 is 29,400 and the estimated hour burden per response is 5 hours. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–918A is 17,900 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.5 hour. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–918B is 29,400 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1 hour. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection of Biometrics is 47,300 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.17 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 258,591 hours. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0133]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Request for Reduced Fee

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.

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 purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 16, 
2021.

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 submitted via the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal website at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket 
ID number USCIS-2018-0002. All submissions received must include the 
OMB Control Number 1615-0133 the body of the letter, the agency name 
and Docket ID USCIS-2018-0002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Telephone 
number (240) 721-3000 (This is not a toll-free number; comments are not 
accepted via telephone message.). Please note contact information 
provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not 
for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information 
about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status 
Online, available at the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov, or call 
the USCIS Contact Center at (800) 375-5283; TTY (800) 767-1833.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 14, 2019, DHS published the proposed rule, ``U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to 
Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements,'' in the 
Federal Register proposing to adjust certain immigration and 
naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS). See 84 FR 62280. That rule proposed to 
eliminate this information collection. On August 3, 2020, DHS published 
the final rule making the changes effective on October 2, 2020. 85 FR 
46788 (Aug. 3, 2020) (final rule). Form I-942 was eliminated in the 
final rule.
    On September 29, 2020, the United States District Court for the 
Northern District of California granted a motion for a preliminary 
injunction and a stay of the effective date of the final rule in its 
entirety. Immigrant Legal Resource Center v. Wolf, No. 4:20-cv-5883 
(N.D. Cal. Sept. 29, 2020). On October 8, 2020, the United States 
District Court for the District of Columbia also granted a motion for a 
preliminary injunction of the final rule. See Northwest Immigrant 
Rights Project, et al., v. United States Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, et al. (No. 19-3283 (RDM) (D.D.C., Oct. 8, 2020). Therefore, 
DHS is enjoined from implementing or enforcing the final rule in its 
entirety pending final adjudication of the two cases.
    USCIS is publishing this notice in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act as required to extend the approval to use Form I-942 
while the final rule is enjoined.

Comments

    The information collection notice was previously published in the 
Federal Register on October 30, 2020, at 85 FR 68909, allowing for a 
60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive two comments in 
connection with the 60-day notice.
    You may access the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS-
2018-0002 in the search box. The comments submitted to USCIS via this 
method are visible to the Office of Management and Budget and comply 
with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.12(c). 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.
    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 Request: Extension, Without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for Reduced Fee.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-942; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. USCIS 
uses the data collected on this form to verify that the applicant is 
eligible for a reduced fee for the immigration benefit being requested.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated 
total number of respondents for the information collection I-942 is 
4,491 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.75 hour.

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    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated 
with this collection is 3,368 hours.
    (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated 
with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated 
with this collection of information is $19,087.

    Dated: January 8, 2021.
Samantha L Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
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