[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 22, 2008)]
[Pages 21639-21640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8645]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-129, Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker; OMB Control Number 1615-0009.


    On February 5, 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(USCIS) published a 60 Day notice in the Federal Register announcing a 
revision to Form I-129. However due to the approaching expiration of 
Form I-129 at the end of May, USCIS has decided to publish the second 
submission as an extension. When the proposed revision to Form I-129 is 
ready to be reviewed by the public, USCIS will follow normal protocol 
and publish another 60 and 30 Day Notice in the Federal Register 
announcing the revision and requesting comments.
    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 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register on February 5, 2008, at 73 FR 6733 allowing for a 60-
day public comment period.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 
22, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    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, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, 
Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 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], and to the OMB USCIS Desk 
Officer via facsimile at 202-395-6974 or via e-mail at 
[email protected].
    When submitting comments by e-mail, please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 1615-0009 in the subject box. Written comments and 
suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the 
collection of information should address one or more of the following 
four points:
    (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 agency's estimate of the burden of 
the collection of information, including the

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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 of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.
    (3) Agency form number, if any and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-129. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. 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 
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 368,948 
responses at 2.75 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,014,607 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS Web site at: 
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 
111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, 
telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: April 16, 2008.
Stephen Tarragon,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E8-8645 Filed 4-21-08; 8:45 am]