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[Federal Register: November 28, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 229)]
[Notices]               
[Page 66844-66845]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr28no03-79]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Citizenship and Immigration Services

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review; request 
for certification of military or naval service; form N-426.

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (CIS), 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 
January 27, 2004.
    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 Certification of 
Military or Naval Service.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-426. 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (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 the CIS to request a verification of the military or 
naval service claim by an applicant filing for naturalization on the 
basis of honorable service in the U.S. armed forces.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 45,000 
responses at 45 minutes per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 33,750 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, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 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

[[Page 66845]]

and associated response time may also be directed to Mr. Richard A. 
Sloan.
    If additional information is required contact: Mr. Steve Cooper, 
PRA Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Regional Office Building 3, 7th and D 
Streets, SW., Suite 4636-26, Washington, DC 20202.

    Dated: November 21, 2003.
Richard A. Sloan,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. 03-29706 Filed 11-26-03; 8:45 am]
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