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  • News: USCIS Notice of Extension of Comment Period for Form I-290B Revision

    [Federal Register Volume 81, Number 163 (Tuesday, August 23, 2016)]
    [Pages 57600-57601]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2016-20055]
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    [OMB Control Number 1615-0095]
    Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Appeal or 
    Motion, Form I-290B; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
    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 information collection notice was previously 
    published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2016, at 81 FR 31954, 
    allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive 1 
    comment 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 
    September 22, 2016. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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. All submissions received 
    must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number [1615-0095].
        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 Web site at http://www.uscis.gov, or 
    call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at (800) 375-5283; TTY 
    (800) 767-1833.
        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-
    2008-0027 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.
    [[Page 57601]]
    Overview of This Information Collection
        (1) Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a Currently 
    Approved Collection.
        (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Appeal or Motion.
        (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
    DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-290B; USCIS.
        (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
    well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households, 
    employers, private entities and organizations, businesses, non- profit 
    institutions/organizations, and attorneys. Form I-290B is necessary in 
    order for USCIS to make a determination that the appeal or motion to 
    reopen or reconsider meets the eligibility requirements, and for USCIS 
    to adjudicate the merits of the appeal or motion to reopen or 
        (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-290B 
    is 22,062 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.5 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 33,093 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 $2,785,573.
        Dated: August 17, 2016.
    Samantha Deshommes,
    Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
    [FR Doc. 2016-20055 Filed 8-22-16; 8:45 am]
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