[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 17195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06883]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0047]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment Eligibility 
Verification, Form I-9; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting 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 notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2015, at 80 FR 73200, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments 
from 133 commenters in connection with the 60-day notice.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
April 27, 2016. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 
contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public 
burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS 
Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Comments may 
also be submitted via fax at (202) 395-5806 (This is not a toll-free 
number). All submissions received must include the agency name and the 
OMB Control Number 1615-0047.
    You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal 
information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make. For 
additional information please read the Privacy Act notice that is 
available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Acting Chief, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140, Telephone number 
(202) 272-8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not 
accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information 
provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not 
for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information 
about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status 
Online, available at the USCIS Web site at http://www.uscis.gov, or 
call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at (800) 375-5283; TTY 
(800) 767-1833.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments

    You may access the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS-
2006-0068 in the search 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 agency's 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 Request: Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employment Eligibility 
Verification.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-9; USCIS.
    (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: estimated total 
number of respondents for the information collection I-9 is 55,400,000 
for employers and recruiters and referrers with an estimated hour 
burden per response is .33 hours; 55,400,000 for individuals/households 
with an estimated hour burden response of .17 hour; and 20,000,000 for 
record keepers with an estimated hour burden response of .08 hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated 
with this collection is 29,300,000 hours.
    (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated 
with the collection: $0.

    Dated: March 22, 2016.
Samantha Deshommes,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and 
Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2016-06883 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]
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