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[Federal Register: August 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 167)]
[Notices]               
[Page 55277]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr28au02-132]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Immigration and Naturalization Service

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review: Notice of 
Naturalization Oath Ceremony; Form N-445.

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    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 April 
23, 2002 at 67 FR 19775, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. 
No comments were received by the INS on this proposed information 
collection.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
September 27, 2002. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    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, 725-17th Street, NW., 
Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.
    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 currently approved 
collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Notice of Naturalization Oath 
Ceremony.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form N-445, 
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 and Households. The 
information furnished on this form refers to events that may have 
occurred since the applicant's initial interview and prior to the 
administration of the oath of allegiance. Several months may elapse 
between these dates and the information that is provided assists the 
officer to make and render an appropriate decision on the application.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 650,000 
responses at approximately 5 minutes (.083) hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 53,950 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 202-514-3191, 
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 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, 
601 D Street, NW., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, Washington, DC 
20530.

    Dated: August 21, 2002.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-21841 Filed 8-27-02; 8:45 am]
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