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[Federal Register: December 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 246)]
[Page 65993-65994]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Immigration and Naturalization Service


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 proposed information collection is published to obtain 
comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments on the 
form are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until February 
19, 2002. 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 assumption 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 a currently 
approved collection.
    (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

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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-
    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, 
601 D Street, NW., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, Washington, DC 

    Dated: December 14, 2001.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 01-31539 Filed 12-20-01; 8:45 am]

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