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[Federal Register: December 29, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 249)]
[Notices]               
[Page 77172]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr29de05-60]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: 45-Day Notice of Information Collection under Review: 
Application for Change or Extension of Nonimmigrant Status for H-1B, 
Form 41.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted 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 is published to obtain comments from 
the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted for forty-five days until February 13, 2006.
    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), USCIS, Director, Regulatory Management 
Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, 
Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When 
submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add USCIS Form I-41 
in the subject box. 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 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 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 Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Change or 
Extension of Nonimmigrant Status for H-1B.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: USCIS Form 
41 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households. This 
form is used to check other agency records on application or petitions 
submitted for benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act. 
Additionally, this form is required for applicants for adjustment to 
permanent resident status and specific applicants for naturalization.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 266,000 
responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 133,000 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/pra/index.htm
.

    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Washington, 
DC 20529, (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: December 23, 2005.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 05-24635 Filed 12-28-05; 8:45 am]

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