[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 28, 2009)]
[Pages 19233-19234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9619]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-9, Extension of 
an Existing Information Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-9, 
Employment Eligibility Verification; OMB Control No. 1615-0047.


    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 17, 2008, at 73 FR 76505 (page 76510), 
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

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and will be accepted until May 28, 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 
Products 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 1615-0047 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 a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employment Eligibility 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-9. 
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 or households. This form 
was developed to facilitate compliance with section 274A of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act, which prohibits the knowing employment 
of unauthorized aliens. The information collected is used by employers 
or by recruiters for enforcement of provisions of immigration laws that 
are designed to control the employment of unauthorized aliens.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: This figure was 
derived by multiplying the number of respondents (78,000,000) x 
frequency of response (1) x hour per response (9 minutes or 0.15 
hours). The annual record keeping burden is added to the total annual 
reporting burden which is based on 20,000,000 record keepers at (3 
minutes or .05 hours) per filing.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 12,700,000 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the proposed information collection 
instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit: 
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Products Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529-2210, 
(202) 272-8377.

    Dated: April 23, 2009.
Stephen Tarragon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. E9-9619 Filed 4-27-09; 8:45 am]