Agency Information Collection Activities; New Collection: Request for a Certificate of Non-Existence

CourtU.s. Citizenship And Immigration Services
Citation86 FR 68680
Publication Date03 December 2021
Record Number2021-26245
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 230 (Friday, December 3, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 230 (Friday, December 3, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 68680-68681]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26245]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
                U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
                [OMB Control Number 1615-NEW]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; New Collection: Request
                for a Certificate of Non-Existence
                AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of
                Homeland Security.
                ACTION: 30-Day notice.
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                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 January 3,
                2022.
                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-2021-0021. All submissions received must include the
                OMB Control Number 1615-NEW in the body of the letter, the agency name
                and Docket ID USCIS-2021-0021.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy,
                Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Telephone
                number (240) 721-3000 (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.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Comments
                 The information collection notice was previously published in the
                Federal Register on September 23, 2021, at 86 FR 52920, allowing for a
                60-day public comment period. USCIS received two 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-
                2021-0021 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: Request for a Certificate of Non-
                Existence.
                 (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
                DHS sponsoring the collection: G-1566; USCIS.
                 (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
                well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. USCIS
                will use the information collected on Form G-1566 to determine whether
                any immigration records about the subject of record listed on the form
                exist. If no records about the subject of record exist, USCIS will
                provide a Certificate of Nonexistence. If USCIS finds records related
                to the subject of record, a Certificate of Non-Existence will not be
                issued, but the requestor will be notified that records were found.
                 (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-1566 is
                2,000 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.5 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 1,000 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 $122,000.
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                 Dated: November 29, 2021.
                Jerry L. Rigdon,
                Deputy Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and
                Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of
                Homeland Security.
                [FR Doc. 2021-26245 Filed 12-2-21; 8:45 am]
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