[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 243 (Monday, December 19, 2011)]
[Pages 78674-78675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32358]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-470, Revision of 
a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-
470, Application To Preserve Residence for Naturalization; OMB Control 
No. 1615-0056.


    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. An information collection notice was previously 
published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2011, at 76 FR 63321, 
allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments 
from one commenter on the 60-day notice. A discussion of the comments 
and USCIS' responses are addressed in item 8 of the supporting 
statement that can be viewed at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
January 18, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
    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, Clearance Office, 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 1615-0056 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 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 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.

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    Overview of this information collection:
    (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Preserve Residence 
for Naturalization.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-470. 
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 
information collected on Form N-470 will be used to determine whether 
an alien who intends to be absent from the United States for a period 
of one year or more is eligible to preserve residence for 
naturalization purposes.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 525 responses 
at 36 minutes (.6 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 315 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 
number (202) 272-8377.

     Dated: December 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. 2011-32358 Filed 12-16-11; 8:45 am]