[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 128-129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33624]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


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

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-
600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting 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 September 27, 2011, at 76 FR 
59710, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received 
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 
February 2, 2012. 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 Management and Budget 
(OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, 
Regulatory Products Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 
20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 
(202) 272-0997 or via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov, and to the OMB 
USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at (202) 395-5806 or via email at 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by email please 
make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615-0057 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 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: Revision of a currently 
approved information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Certificate of 
Citizenship.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-600; 
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. USCIS 
uses the information on Form N-600 to make a determination that the 
citizenship eligibility requirements and conditions are met by the 
applicant.

[[Page 129]]

    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 57,000 
responses at 1.6 hours (1 hour and 36 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 91,200 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020; Telephone (202) 
272-8377.

    Dated: December 27, 2011.
Constance Carter,
Deputy Chief, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-33624 Filed 12-30-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-97-P