[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 25 (Monday, February 8, 2010)]
[Pages 6212-6213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2662]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-129, Revision of 
an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I-
129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker; OMB Control Number 1615-0009.


    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 60 days until April 9, 2010.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 

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response time should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Clearance Office, 
111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, 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 1615-0009 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.
    (3) Agency form number, if any and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-129. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as brief abstract: Primary: Businesses. This form is used by an 
employer to petition for aliens to come to the U.S. temporarily to 
perform services, labor, and training or to request extensions of stay 
or changes in nonimmigrant status for nonimmigrant workers.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 364,048 
responses at 2.75 hours per response; and 18,500 (Religious Workers) at 
3 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,056,632 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or 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., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529-2210, 
telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: February 3, 2010.
Stephen Tarragon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2010-2662 Filed 2-5-10; 8:45 am]