[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)]
[Pages 69386-69387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27283]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-NEW]

Agency Information Collection Activities; New Collection: Sponsor 
Deeming and Agency Reimbursement

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

ACTION: 60-Day notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment upon this proposed new collection of information. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the 
information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to 
obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the 
categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, 
effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the 
estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection 

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
February 18, 2020.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-NEW in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID 
USCIS-2019-0026. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of 
the following methods to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
website at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140.

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 Contact 
Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).


Proposed Collection of Information

    This information collection allows federal means-tested public 
benefit agencies who are registered to use the Systematic Alien 
Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, and who confirm the 
immigration status of certain persons applying for specified licenses 
and benefits using sponsorship data, to provide information regarding 
use of sponsorship data in deeming and reimbursement processes. The 
purpose for collecting this information is to support Federal means-
tested benefit granting agencies in the administration and oversight of 
their respective benefit programs as they relate to deeming and 
reimbursement processes in order to better monitor system and 
information use, and perform actions to ensure compliance regarding 
SAVE program rules, federal sponsorship requirements, and deeming and 
reimbursement obligations.


    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-
2019-0026 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for 
submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, 
without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you 
provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You 
may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that 
you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may 
withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it 
determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For 
additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is 
available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.
    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: New Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Sponsor Deeming and Agency 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: G-1552; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal Government; or State or 
local Government. The G-1552 is created to collect information via the 
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program regarding 
actions that agencies adjudicating federal means-tested public benefits 
take to (1) deem sponsor income as part of applicant income for 
purposes of federal means-tested benefits eligibility and (2) seek 
reimbursement from sponsors for the value of federal means-tested 
public benefits provided to sponsored applicants.
    (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 G-1552 is 
324,737 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.042 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 13,639 hours.
    (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated 
with the collection: The estimated total annual

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cost burden associated with this collection of information is $0.

    Dated: December 13, 2019.
Samantha L. Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2019-27283 Filed 12-17-19; 8:45 am]