[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 142 (Monday, July 27, 2009)]
[Page 37042]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-17740]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities

    Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Electronic 
Mail and Text Message Notification, Emergency Submission to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB); Comment Request.

ACTION: 45-Day Emergency Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 
Request for Electronic Mail and Text Message Notification, OMB Control 
Number 1615-NEW.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS), has submitted the following emergency 
information collection, utilizing emergency review procedures, to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub.L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow 45 days for public 
comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for thirty days 
until September 10, 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, 3008, 
Washington, DC 20529-2210. You may also submit comments 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-54 
in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public 
and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four 
    (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: Emergency request for OMB 
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for Electronic Mail and 
Text Message Notification.
    (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. USCIS is 
posting an announcement on the Forms Web page at http://www.uscis.gov 
to alert applicants that they may submit their mobile phone numbers and 
e-mail addresses on an application cover sheet to receive an electronic 
notification that USCIS has received or taken another action on their 
application. USCIS plans to incorporate these data fields into all 
public use forms as their current OMB approval is set to expire.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 6 million 
responses at 3 minutes (.05) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 300,000 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
supporting statement, 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, Washington, DC 20529-
2210, (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: July 21, 2009.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-17740 Filed 7-24-09; 8:45 am]