[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)]
[Pages 18390-18391]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9243]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-824, Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
824, Application for Action on an Approved

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Application or Petition; OMB Control No. 1615-0044.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services 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 sixty days until June 22, 2009.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in 
this notice, and especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 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 1615-0044 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 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 Action on an 
Approved Application or Petition.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-824, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individual or households. This 
information collection is used to request a duplicate approval notice, 
to notify and to verify to the U.S. Consulate that a petition has been 
approved or that a person has been adjusted to permanent resident 
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 43,772 
responses at 25 minutes (.416 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 18,209 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/.
    We may be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 111 
Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-2210, Telephone number 

    Dated: April 17, 2009.
Kathryn Catania,
Management and Program Analyst, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-9243 Filed 4-21-09; 8:45 am]