60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-881, Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to Section 203 of Pub. L. 105-100, NACARA).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until June 18, 2012.
During this 60 day period, USCIS, will be evaluating whether to revise the Form I-881. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-881 we will advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form I-881.
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 DHS, USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via email at email@example.com. When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0072 in the subject box.
The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning the extension of the Form I-881. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case before USCIS, please check “My Case Status” online at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833). If you are in immigration proceedings before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), please check directly with the Immigration Court with jurisdiction over your case, or you may call the EOIR Case Status System at 1-800-898-7180 or 240-314-1500 (a toll call).
Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information 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 agencies' 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: Extension of an existing information collection.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-100, NACARA).
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-881; 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. Form I-881 is used by individuals to apply for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal with either USCIS or EOIR. Form I-881 is necessary to determine whether certain individuals from Guatemala, El Salvador, and former Soviet bloc countries are eligible for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 6,272 responses at 12 hours per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 75,264 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 Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529, Telephone number 202-272-8377.
Dated: April 12, 2012.
Acting Chief Regulatory Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-9352 Filed 4-17-12; 8:45 am]
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