[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 89 (Tuesday, May 9, 2006)]
[Pages 26979-26980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-7018]



 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection under Review: 
Application for Certificate of Citizenship, Form N-600. OMB Control No. 


    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 February 28, 2006, at 71 FR 10048. The notice 
allowed for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received 
on 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 
June 8, 2006. 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

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estimated public burden and associated response time, should be 
directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Director, 
Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts 
Avenue, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted 
to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at [email protected]. 
When submitting comments by e-mail 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 agencies 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 of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Certificate of 
    (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.
    (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 the Form N-600 is necessary for U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to make a determination 
that the citizenship eligibility requirements and conditions are met by 
the applicant.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 88,500 
responses at 1 hour and 35 minutes.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 140,095 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 
Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Washington, 
DC 20529 (202) 272-8377.

    Dated: May 4, 2006.
Richard A. Sloan,
Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
[FR Doc. E6-7018 Filed 5-8-06; 8:45 am]