[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 84 (Monday, May 4, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20489-20490]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10169]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-300, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of information collection under review: Form N-
300, Application to File Declaration of Intention; OMB Control No. 
1615-0078.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) 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 February 11, 2009, at 74 FR 6915 allowing for a 60-
day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments for this 
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 
June 3, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained 
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), USCIS Desk 
Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory 
Products Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 
Washington, DC 20529-2210. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the 
OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-6974 or via e-mail at 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.
    When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB 
Control Number 1615-0078. Written comments and suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies 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 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to File Declaration 
of Intention.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-300. 
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 permanent residents to file a declaration of intention 
to become a citizen of the United States. This collection is also used 
to satisfy documentary requirements for those seeking to work in 
certain occupations or professions, or to obtain various licenses.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 433 responses 
at 45 minutes (.75) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 325 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the proposed information collection 
instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit 
the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Products Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529-2210, 
(202) 272-8377.


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    Dated: April 29, 2009.
Stephen Tarragon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-10169 Filed 5-1-09; 8:45 am]
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