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Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection; Comment Request

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30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: USCIS intake page for Pay.Gov; OMB Control No. 1615-New.

On March 3, 2011, USCIS published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register at 76 FR 11805 announcing the new information collection, Visa Processing Fee Payment. The notice invited comments during the 60-day comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments on the 60-day notice. USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register on May 9, 2011, at 76 FR 26750. Subsequently, USCIS did not receive any comments on the 30-day notice.

After the 30-day notice was published in the Federal Register USCIS changed the name of the information collection from “Visa Processing Fee Payment” to “USCIS intake page for Pay.Gov”. This change will allow this information collection request to be used to collect the information necessary to process more than one fee through Pay.gov as may be necessary.

The Department of Homeland Security, 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. This collection results from the development of a system to receive, track, and reconcile fee payments for a Request for Civil Surgeon Designation, Collection of Biometric Services Fees from overseas residents, and collection of the DHS Immigrant Visa Domestic Processing Fee.

The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 8, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add “USCIS intake page for Pay.Gov” in the subject 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: New information collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: USCIS intake page for Pay.Gov.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Form Number; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This information collection is necessary for USCIS to track payment of the visa processing fee and reconcile the payment received in the Federal Financial Management System (FFMS), and the applicant's file.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Immigrant Visa Application: 500,000 responses at 10 minutes (.166 hours) per response. Civil Surgeon Designation Application: 1,200 responses at 10 minutes (.166 hours) per response. Overseas Biometrics Services: 20,000 responses at 10 minutes (.166 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 86,519 annual burden hours.

If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov.

We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone 202-272-8377.

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Dated: June 2, 2011.

Sunday Aigbe,

Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2011-14083 Filed 6-7-11; 8:45 am]

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