[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 245 (Friday, December 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65707-65708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27603]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0028]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection: Petition To Classify Orphan as an Immediate 
Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition; 
Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household; Supplement 
2, Consent To Disclose Information

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 purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comments.

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DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
January 22, 2019.

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 dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. All submissions 
received must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615-
0028 in the subject line.
    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, 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 website at http://www.uscis.gov, or call 
the USCIS National Customer Service Center at (800) 375-5283; TTY (800) 
767-1833.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments

    The information collection notice was previously published in the 
Federal Register on July 17, 2018, at 83 FR 33248, allowing for a 60-
day public comment period. USCIS did receive six comments in connection 
with the 60-day notice.
    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-
2008-0020 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: Petition to Classify Orphan as an 
Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan 
Petition; Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household; 
Supplement 2, Consent to Disclose Information.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-600, Form I-600A, Form I-600A 
Supplement 1, Form I-600A Supplement 2; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. A U.S. 
adoptive parent may file a petition to classify an orphan as an 
immediate relative through Form I-600 under section 101(b)(1)(F) of the 
INA. A U.S. prospective adoptive parent may file Form I-600A in advance 
of the Form I-600 filing and USCIS will make a determination regarding 
the prospective adoptive parent's eligibility to file Form I-600A and 
their suitability and eligibility to properly parent an orphan. A U.S. 
adoptive parent may file a petition to classify an orphan as an 
immediate relative through Form I-600 under section 101(b)(1)(F) of the 
INA. If a U.S. prospective/adoptive parent has an adult member of his 
or her household, as defined at 8 CFR 204.301, the prospective/adoptive 
parent must include the Supplement 1 when filing both Form I-600A and 
Form I-600. The U.S. prospective/adoptive parent files Supplement 2 to 
authorize USCIS to disclose case-related information to adoption 
service providers that would otherwise be protected under the Privacy 
Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a. Authorized disclosures will assist USCIS in the 
adjudication of Forms I-600A and I-600.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated 
total number of respondents for the information collection Form I-600 
is 1,200 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1 hour; the 
estimated total number of respondents for the information collection 
Form I-600A is 2,000 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1 
hour; the estimated total number of respondents for the information 
collection Form I-600A Supplement 1 is 301 and the estimated hour 
burden per response is 1 hour; the estimated total number of 
respondents for the information collection Form I-600A Supplement 2 is 
1,260 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.25 hours; the 
estimated total number of respondents for the Home Study information 
collection is 2,500 and the estimated hour burden per response is 25 
hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the Biometrics 
information collection is 2,520 and the estimated hour burden per 
response is 1.17 hours; and the estimated total number of respondents 
for the Biometrics--DNA information collection is 2 and the estimated 
hour burden per response is 6 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 69,276 hours.
    (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated 
with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated 
with this collection of information is $7,679,232.

    Dated: December 17, 2018.
Samantha L Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2018-27603 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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