[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 250 (Thursday, December 31, 2009)]
[Page 69354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-31099]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection under Review; Form I-9 
CNMI, CNMI Employment Eligibility Verification; OMB Control No. 1615-


    The Department Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services (USCIS) 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 March 1, 2010.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-9 CNMI. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-9 CNMI 
we will advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the 
Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
public will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form 
    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), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Clearance Officer, 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 make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0112 in the subject 
    When submitting comments on this information collection, your 
comments 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

    a. Type of information collection: Extension of an existing 
information collection.
    b. Abstract: This collection is necessary to document that each new 
employee (both citizen and noncitizen) hired in the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), is authorized to work in the CNMI.
    c. Title of Form/Collection: CNMI Employment Eligibility 
    d. Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-9 
CNMI; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    e. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond: 
Primary: Individuals and Households.
    f. An estimate of the total number of respondents: 1,700 
respondents at 9 minutes per response, and 3 minutes for recordkeeping.
    g. Total Annual Reporting Burden: 340 hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-2210, Telephone 
number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: December 28, 2009.
Stephen Tarragon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-31099 Filed 12-30-09; 8:45 am]