[Federal Register: June 13, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 114)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
ACTION: Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Application for
Certificate of Citizenship.
The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
(Service) has submitted the following information collection request
for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995. The Service is considering consolidating the Form N-643, and
the Form N-600/N-643, Supplement A, into the Form N-600. In addition,
the information collection requirement, Form N-600 is in the process of
being revised. Until such proposed revised form is approved by the
Office of Management and Budget, the public should continue to use
Forms N-600, N-643, and N-600/N-643, Supplement A until further notice.
The Service is publishing a draft copy of this form as well as the
related interim rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register to
allow the public an opportunity to comment on the form and the rule
simultaneously. Written comments on the form are encouraged and will be
accepted for sixty days until August 13, 2001. Your comments 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: Revision of a currently
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Certificate of
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form N-600.
Adjudications Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form
is provided by the Service as a uniform format for obtaining essential
data necessary to determine the applicant's eligibility for the
requested immigration benefit.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 67,936
responses at 1 hour per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 67,936 annual burden hours.
Organizations and individuals interested in submitting comments
regarding this burden estimate or any aspect of this information
collection requirement, including suggestions for reducing the burden,
should direct them to the Immigration and Naturalization Service,
Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and
Naturalization Service, Room 4034, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC
20536; Attention: Richard A. Sloan, Director, (202) 514-3291.
If additional information is required contact: Mr. Robert B.
Briggs, Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division,
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., National Place Building, Suite 1220,
Washington, DC 20530.
Dated: June 8, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and
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