[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 88 (Wednesday, May 6, 2020)]
[Pages 26984-26985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09672]



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: 30-Day notice.


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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 5, 2020.

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 submitted via the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal website at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket 
ID number USCIS-2019-0026. 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.

Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 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

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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.


    The information collection notice was previously published in the 
Federal Register on December 18, 2019, at 84 FR 69386, allowing for a 
60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive 21 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-
2019-0026 in the search box. The comments submitted to USCIS via this 
method are visible to the Office of Management and Budget and comply 
with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.12(c). 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 Request: 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 
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 hour.
    (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 cost burden associated 
with this collection of information is $0.

    Dated: May 1, 2020
Samantha L Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2020-09672 Filed 5-5-20; 8:45 am]