[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 217 (Thursday, November 8, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67018-67019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27314]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0054]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of 
Naturalization Oath Ceremony, Form Number N-445; 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 extension of a currently 
approved collection of information or new 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 January 7, 2013.

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.,

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Washington, DC 20529-2140. Comments may be submitted to DHS via email 
at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov and must include OMB Control Number 
1615-0054 in the subject box. Comments may also be submitted via the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.Regulations.gov under 
e-Docket ID number USCIS-2006-0005.
    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: Notice of Naturalization Oath 
Ceremony.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: N-445; USCIS.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The 
information furnished on Form N-445 refers to events that may have 
occurred since the applicant's initial interview and prior to the 
administration of the oath of allegiance. Several months may elapse 
between these dates and the information that is provided assists the 
officer to make and render an appropriate decision on the application. 
USCIS will use this information to determine if any changes to the 
respondent's prior statements affect the decisions the agency has made 
in regards to the respondent's ability to be naturalized.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 900,000.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 149,400.
    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: November 5, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-27314 Filed 11-7-12; 8:45 am]
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