[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65707-65708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26680]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0053]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for 
Certification of Military or Naval Service, Form Number N-426; 
Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently 
approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection notice is published 
in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the 
information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated 
burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to 
respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual 
information collection instruments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days 
until December 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: 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: DHS, USCIS, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may be 
submitted to DHS via email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov and must 
include OMB Control Number 1615-0053 in the subject box. Comments may 
also be submitted via

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the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.Regulations.gov 
under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2007-0015.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket 
ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, 
all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any 
personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this 
information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the 
amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary 
submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in 
comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy 
of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please 
read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the 
footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

    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 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, without Change, 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 
DHS sponsoring the collection: N-426; 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 collected through Form N-426 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: 10,000 
respondents for form N-426 with an estimate of .333 hours per response; 
10,000 respondents for the biometric processing with an estimate of 
1.17 hours per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 15,030 hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be 
contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory 
Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20529, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: October 25, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-26680 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]
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