[Federal Register: May 30, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 104)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review:
application for naturalization; Form N-400.
The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS) 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 was previously published in the Federal Register on March
15, 2002 at 67 FR 11714, allowing for a 60-day public comment period.
No comments were received by the INS on this proposed information
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until
July 1, 2002. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR
Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and
associated response time, should be directed to the Office of
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, Room 10235, Washington,
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 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: Extension of a currently
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Naturalization.
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form N-400, Business
Process and Reengineering Division, Immigration and Naturalization
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The
information collected is used by the INS to determine eligibility for
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 700,000
responses at 6 hours and 8 minutes (6.13) per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: 4,291,000 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 contact
Richard A. Sloan 202-514-3291, Director, Regulations and Forms Services
Division, 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
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., Suite 1600, Washington, DC
Dated: May 23, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice,
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-13598 Filed 5-29-02; 8:45 am]
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