Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Temporary Protected Status, 64509-64510 [2021-25194]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 220 / Thursday, November 18, 2021 / Notices including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. In keeping with this change, CBP is amending the ESTA application to change social media collection from optional to mandatory. National security is CBP’s top priority when adjudicating ESTA applications, and every prospective traveler to the United States undergoes extensive security screening. CBP is continually working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect U.S. citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States. CBP already requests certain contact information, travel history and family member information from all ESTA applicants. Making social media a mandatory field in the ESTA application will enhance our vetting processes and assist in confirming applicants’ identities. While the completion of the field is mandatory, applicants can still select ‘‘none’’. 2. Biometric Information Collection: CBP will begin collecting biometric data for identity confirmation on ESTA applications. ESTA applicants will be prompted to take a selfie or ‘‘live’’ photo to conduct a ‘‘liveness’’ test to determine if the ESTA application is interfacing with a physically present human being and not an inanimate object, or if it is a photo of someone other than the lawful passport holder. Respondents will be able to scan their passport biographic page, in order to submit biographic information, including passport photograph. 3. ESTA Mobile Application (App): CBP will implement the ESTA Mobile Application to provide an additional and more convenient option for intending VWP travelers to obtain an ESTA. The Mobile App will collect biometric data for confirmation of identity. This is another enhancement that will assist in preventing persons intending to travel to the United States under the VWP by fraud. This new function will be accessible via mobile devices, i.e., mobile phones, tablets. The portability of mobile devices will facilitate applying for an ESTA application, because an ESTA applicant will not be limited to applying on a desktop computer. The first phase will enable Android devices to use the ESTA App, and the second phase will follow with iOS. No implementation date has been set for iOS implementation. The Mobile App will be very similar to the already established ESTA application website at https:// esta.cbp.dhs.gov, but with Near Field Communication (NFC). The NFC: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Nov 17, 2021 Jkt 256001 • Allows users to scan the passport eChip (embedded in the passport) to extract passenger data. • A Mobile Device with NFC capability is required to scan the Passport e-Chip when applying for a new application using the ESTA Mobile App. • Data on the e-Chip enables the NFC Scan. • If the mobile device does not have NFC capability, the user can submit an ESTA application via the established website. After determining if the mobile device has NFC capability: • The applicant takes a selfie or ‘‘live’’ photo (another person may also take a photo of the applicant). • The Mobile App will do a ‘‘liveness’’ test to determine that it is interfacing with a physically present human being and not an inanimate object, or if it is a photo of someone other than the lawful passport holder. • If the passport photo does not match the ‘‘liveness’’ photo, a ‘‘Third Party Acknowledgement’’ screen will display, which requires confirmation. • The applicant proceeds by completing the data fields the same as with the established ESTA application. • When the applicant completes the application, he/she can review his/her responses. The payment process will be the same as the established ESTA application, and the cost of each ESTA application will continue to be 14 USD, except in the case of a denial, the fee is 4 USD. Type of Information Collection: I–94. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,387,550. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 4,387,550. Estimated Time per Response: 0.133 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 583,544. Type of Information Collection: I–94 Website. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,858,782. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 3,858,782. Estimated Time per Response: 0.066 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 254,679. Type of Information Collection: I– 94W. Estimated Number of Respondents: 941,291. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64509 Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 941,291. Estimated Time per Response: 0.2667 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 251,042. Type of Information Collection: ESTA Website Application. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000,000. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 15,000,000. Estimated Time per Response: 0.3833 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,941,150. Type of Information Collection: ESTA Mobile Application (App). Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 500,000. Estimated Time per Response: 0.2142 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,071,429. Dated: November 15, 2021. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2021–25147 Filed 11–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0043] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Temporary Protected Status U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 64510 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 220 / Thursday, November 18, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until January 18, 2022. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0043 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2007–0013. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at https://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2017–0013. 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 https://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: https://www.regulations.gov and entering USCIS–2007–0013 in the search box. All submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// 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 https://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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Nov 17, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2021–25194 Filed 11–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0018] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Permission To Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or Removal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Temporary Protected Status. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: I–821; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form I–821 is necessary for USCIS to gather the information necessary to adjudicate TPS applications and determine if an applicant is eligible for TPS. (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–821 Paper is 453,600 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2.41 hours. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–821 Paper is 113,400 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.92 hours. The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–821 Paper is 567,000 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 1,974,294 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 $73,401,836. PO 00000 Dated: November 10, 2021. Jerry L Rigdon, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. 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 December 20, 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–2005–0034. All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0018 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS–2005–0034. 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0043]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without 
Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Temporary 
Protected Status

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

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

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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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
January 18, 2022.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0043 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID 
USCIS-2007-0013. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
website at https://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-
2017-0013.

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 https://www.uscis.gov, or 
call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments

    You may access the information collection instrument with 
instructions or additional information by visiting the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: https://www.regulations.gov and entering 
USCIS-2007-0013 in the search box. All submissions will be posted, 
without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://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 https://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: Extension, Without Change, of a 
Currently Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Temporary 
Protected Status.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-821; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form I-
821 is necessary for USCIS to gather the information necessary to 
adjudicate TPS applications and determine if an applicant is eligible 
for TPS.
    (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-821 Paper 
is 453,600 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2.41 hours. 
The estimated total number of respondents for the information 
collection I-821 Paper is 113,400 and the estimated hour burden per 
response is 1.92 hours. The estimated total number of respondents for 
the information collection I-821 Paper is 567,000 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 1,974,294 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 $73,401,836.

    Dated: November 10, 2021.
Jerry L Rigdon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2021-25194 Filed 11-17-21; 8:45 am]
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