New Federal Register Announcement

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 226 (Tuesday, November 24, 2015)]
[Pages 73200-73201]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2015-29909]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0047]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment Eligibility 
Verification, Form I-9; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently 
approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection notice is published 
in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the 
information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated 
burden (i.e., the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents 
to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual 
information collection instruments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
January 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1615-0047 in the subject 
box, the agency name, and Docket ID USCIS-2006-0068. To avoid duplicate 
submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit 
    (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2006-
    (2) Email. Submit comments to;
    (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140.

Regulatory Coordination Division, Laura Dawkins, 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, or 
call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 



    You may access the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information, by visiting the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: and enter USCIS-
2006-0068 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for 
submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, 
without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at, 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
    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

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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: Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employment Eligibility 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable DHS component 
sponsoring the collection: I-9; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: Employers, employees, recruiters and referrers for a fee 
(limited to agricultural associations, agricultural employers, or farm 
labor contractors), and state employment agencies. This form was 
developed to facilitate compliance with section 274A of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act, which prohibits the knowing employment of 
unauthorized aliens. This information collection is necessary for 
employers, agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee, and state 
employment agencies to verify the identity and employment authorization 
of individuals hired (or recruited or referred for a fee, if 
applicable) for employment in the United States.
    (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 I-9 is 
55,400,000 for employers and recruiters and referrers with an estimated 
hour burden per response is .33 hours; 55,400,000 for individuals/
households with an estimated hour burden response of .17 hour; and 
20,000,000 for record keepers with an estimated hour burden response of 
.08 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 29,300,000 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 $0.

    Dated: November 19, 2015.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2015-29909 Filed 11-23-15; 8:45 am]

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