[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 106 (Friday, June 2, 2006)]
[Pages 32117-32118]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8579]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: New Information 
Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review; 
Application for Immediate Family Member of U-1 Recipient; and U 
Nonimmigrant Status Certification; Forms I-918; I-918 Supplement A; and 
I-918 Supplement B.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for

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review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on December 5, 2005, at 70 FR 72460. The notice 
allowed for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received 55 comments 
on this information collection. These comments and any changes to the 
form as a result of these comments have been addressed in the 
supporting statement submitted to OMB.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
July 3, 2006. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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 the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Director, Regulatory Management 
Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, 
Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at [email protected]. When 
submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add Form No. I-918, 
in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public 
and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four 
    (1) Evaluate whether the 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 agencies estimate of the burden of 
the 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: New information collection.
    (2)  Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Immediate Family 
Member of U-1 Recipient; and U Nonimmigrant Status Certification.
    (3)  Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Forms I-
918; I-918 Supplement A; and I-918 Supplement B; 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, Federal 
Government. This application permits victims of certain qualifying 
criminal activity and their immediate family members to demonstrate 
that they qualify for temporary nonimmigrant status pursuant to the 
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (VTVPA), and 
to receive temporary immigration benefits.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Form I-918--
12,000 responses at 5 hours per response; Supplement A--24,000 
responses at 1.5 hour per response; Supplement B--12,000 responses at 1 
hour per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 108,000 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/pra/index.htm.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Washington, 
DC 20529, (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: May 30, 2006.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
 [FR Doc. E6-8579 Filed 6-1-06; 8:45 am]