[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 49 (Monday, March 16, 2009)]
[Pages 11123-11124]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5619]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: USCIS Case Status 
Online, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: USCIS 
Case Status Online; OMB Control No. 1615-0080.


    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 December 29, 2008, at 73 FR 79502, allowing for a 
60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments for 
this information collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
April 15, 2009. 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), and to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), USCIS Desk 
Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory 
Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 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], 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 1615-0080 in the subject box. Written comments and 
suggestions from the public and affected agencies 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: USCIS Case Status Online.
    (3) Agency Form Number, If Any, and the Applicable Component of the 
Department of Homeland Security Sponsoring the Collection: No Form 
Number. 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 is an online internet 
application that permits individuals and

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organizations to electronically request the status of their application 
or action.
    (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount 
of Time Estimated For an Average Respondent to Respond: 20,000,000 
responses at 4\1/2\ (.072) hours per response.
    (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (In Hours) Associated 
With the Collection: 1,440,000 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://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    If Additional Information is Required Contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, 
DC 20529-2210, (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: March 11, 2009.
Stephen Tarragon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. E9-5619 Filed 3-13-09; 8:45 am]