[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 42 (Monday, March 3, 2008)]
[Page 11430]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4033]



U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services

 Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-4, 
Monthly Report Naturalization Papers; OMB Control No. 1615-0051.


    The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information 
collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until May 
2, 2008.
    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 the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, 
Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, 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 1615-0051 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 agencies 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.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Monthly Report Naturalization 
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-4; 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: State or local Governments. Section 
339 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) requires that the 
clerk of each court that administers the oath of allegiance notify U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of all persons to whom the 
oath of allegiance for naturalization is administered, within 30 days 
after the close of the month in which the oath was administered. This 
form provides a format for submitting a list of those persons to USCIS 
and provides accountability for the delivery of the certificates of 
naturalization as required under that section of law.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 160 respondents 
at 12 responses annually at 30 minutes (.50) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 960 annual burden hours.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS Web site at: 
http://www.regulations.gov/. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, 
Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 
3008, Washington, DC 20529, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: February 27, 2008.
Stephen Tarragon,
Deputy Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E8-4033 Filed 2-29-08; 8:45 am]