[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 165 (Thursday, August 25, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 53144]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21735]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-336; Revision of 
a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-
336, Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings 
(Under Section 336 of the INA); OMB Control No. 1615-0050.

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    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following 
information collection request for review and clearance in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until 
October 24, 2011.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and 
associated response time should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via e-mail at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When 
submitting comments by e-mail please add the OMB Control Number 1615-
0050 in the subject box.

    Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do 
not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this 
address. If you are seeking information about the status of your 
individual case, please check ``My Case Status'' online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National 
Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.

    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for Hearing on a Decision 
in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA).
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-336; 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form N-
336 provides a method for applicants, whose applications for 
naturalization are denied, to request a new hearing by an Immigration 
Officer of the same or higher rank as the denying officer, within 30 
days of the original decision.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of annual respondents and the 
amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 5,523 
responses at 2 hours and 45 minutes (2.75 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 15,188 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/ gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 
5012, Washington, DC 20529-2020, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

     Dated: August 22, 2011.
Sunday A. Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-21735 Filed 8-24-11; 8:45 am]
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