[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 8, 2009)]
[Page 15998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7874]

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-612, Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review: Form I-
612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement of 
Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; OMB Control No: 


    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 January 26, 2009, at 74 FR 4446, allowing for a 60-
day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 
8, 2009. 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), 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, 
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 1615-0030 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 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 agencies' 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 of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Waiver of the 
Foreign Residence Requirement of Section 212(e) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act.
    (3) Agency Form Number, if Any, and the Applicable Component of the 
Department of Homeland Security Sponsoring the Collection: Form I-612. 
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 
will be used by USCIS to determine eligibility for a waiver.
    (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount 
of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent To Respond: 1,300 responses 
at 20 minutes (.333) per response.
    (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated 
With the Collection: 433 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.,Washington, DC 20529-2210, telephone 
number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: April 2, 2009.
Stephen Tarragon,
 Deputy Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E9-7874 Filed 4-7-09; 8:45 am]