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[Federal Register: February 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 27)]
[Page 6774-6775]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review: 
application for citizenship and issuance of certificate under section 
322; form N-600K.


    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 May 2, 
2002, at 67 FR 22111, allowing for a 30-day public comment period. No 
public comments were received during this comment period. The OMB 
approved this collection of information on August 23, 2002.
    The INS has revised the collection as a result of the 
implementation of Public Law 107-273, 21st Century Department of 
Justice Appropriations Authorization Act, enacted November 2, 2002. One 
of the immigration related changes made by this legislation is the 
addition of U.S. citizen grandparents and U.S. citizen legal guardians 
as eligible to apply for naturalization on behalf of a child born and 
residing outside the United States pursuant to the section 322 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Under this amended provision, 
application by the U.S. citizen grandparent or U.S. citizen legal 
guardian can be made within five years of the death of a U.S. citizen 
parent of a child who could otherwise have been the beneficiary of an 
application pursuant to INA 322. The collection has been revised 
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments on the revised form. Attached for your review and 
comment is the revised form. Comments are encouraged and will be 
accepted until March 12, 2003. This process is conducted in according 
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 20530.
    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:

[[Page 6775]]

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Citizenship and 
Issuance of Certificate under Section 322.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form N-600K, 
Immigration Services 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 
provides an organized framework for establishing the authenticity of an 
applicant's eligibility and is essential for providing prompt, 
consistent and correct processing of such applications for citizenship 
under section 322 of the Act.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,500 responses 
at 1 hour and 35 minutes (1.583 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 2,374 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, 425 I Street, NW., 
Room 4034, 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., Ste. 1600, Washington, DC 

    Dated: February 4, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 03-3122 Filed 2-7-03; 8:45 am]