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[Federal Register: March 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 41)]
[Page 9468]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-day Notice of information Collection under review; request 
for hearing on a decision in naturalization proceedings under section 
336; Form N-336.


    The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization 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. Comments are encouraged and will 
be accepted for sixty days until April 30, 2002.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for Hearing on a Decision 
in Naturalization Proceedings under Section 336.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form N-336. 
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 
will be used by applicants for naturalization to pursue the only avenue 
available to them in the appeal process.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 7,669 responses 
at 165 minutes (2.75) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 21,090 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 contact Richard A. Sloan 202-514-3291, 
Director, Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 4034, 425 I 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Additionally, comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially 
regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time may 
also be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan.
    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, 
Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: February 25, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-4894 Filed 2-28-02; 8:45 am]

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