[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012)]
[Page 18256]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7340]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Existing 
Information Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day notice of information collection under review: Form I-9, 
Employment Eligibility Verification.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request for review and clearance in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection 
notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted for sixty days until May 29, 2012.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 
associated response time should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Sunday 
Aigbe, Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS 
via facsimile to 202-272-8352, or via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. 
When submitting comments by email add the 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: Revision 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: Employers, employees, recruiters and 
referrers for a fee (limited to agricultural associations, agricultural 
employers, or farm labor contractors), and state employment agencies. 
This form was developed to facilitate compliance with section 274A of 
the Immigration and Nationality Act, which prohibits the knowing 
employment of unauthorized aliens. This information collection is 
necessary for employers, agricultural recruiters and referrers for a 
fee, and state employment agencies to verify the identity and 
employment authorization of individuals hired (or recruited or referred 
for a fee, if applicable) for employment in the United States.
    (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 .16 hours (10 minutes). 
The annual recordkeeping burden is added to the total annual reporting 
burden which is based on 20,000,000 recordkeepers at .05 hours (3 
minutes) per filing.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 13,480,000 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS Web site at: 
http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main. We may also be 
contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory 
Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20529, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: March 22, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-7340 Filed 3-26-12; 8:45 am]