[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 15 (Monday, January 26, 2009)]
[Pages 4447-4448]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1602]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-905, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day notice of information collection under review: Form I-
905, Application for Authorization To Issue Certification for Health 
Care Workers and Related Requirements; OMB Control No. 1615-0086.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information 
collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until March 
27, 2009.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to 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., Suite 3008, 
Washington, DC 20529-2210. 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 add the OMB Control Number 1615-
0086 in the subject box.
    During this 60-day period USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-905. Should USCIS decide to revise the Form I-905 it 
will advise the public when it publishes the 30 day notice in the 
Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
public will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form 
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed 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 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 an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for authorization to 
Issue Certification for Health Care Workers and Related Requirements.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the

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Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-905. 
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 and households. This 
form will be used by USCIS to permit an organization to apply for 
authorization to issue certificates to health care workers.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
     Request to issue Certificates: 10 responses at 4 hours per 
     Credential Organization: 14,000 responses at 2 hours per 
     Applicants: 14,000 responses at 1 hour and 40 minutes 
(1.66) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 51,280 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/ gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 
111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529-2210, 
telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: January 21, 2009.
Stephen Tarragon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. E9-1602 Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]