[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 181 (Monday, September 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58029-58030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23861]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-600K, Extension 
of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-
600K; Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under 
Section 322.

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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 June 29, 2011, at 76 FR 38197, allowing for a 60-
day public comment period for a proposed revision to the information 
collection. However, USCIS is postponing deployment of the revisions to 
this information collection, and therefore requests to extend the 
current edition of this information collection without revision at this 
time. USCIS received one comment on the proposed revisions to this 
information collection. USCIS acknowledges receipt of the comment in 
the supporting statement (item 8) posted at http://www.regulations.gov 
and will further address the comment regarding the proposed revisions 
when USCIS revises the 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 
October 19, 2011. 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, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also 
be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at 
USCISFRComment@dhs.gov, and OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 
202-395-5806 or via oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting 
comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615-0087 
in the subject box.
    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 agencies estimate of the burden of 
the 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 for Citizenship and 
Issuance of Certificate under Section 322.

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    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-600K; 
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. The data 
collected on this form is used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services (USCIS) to determine eligibility for the requested immigration 
benefit of citizenship. The form serves the purpose of standardizing 
requests for the benefit, and will ensure that the basic information 
required to assess eligibility is provided by the applicants.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of annual respondents and the 
amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,950 
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: 4,670 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 visit the USCIS Web site at: http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/pra/index.htm.
    If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory 
Products Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-
2020, telephone (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: September 13, 2011.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-23861 Filed 9-16-11; 8:45 am]
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