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Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document; Form N-565.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is being sought for the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in the Federal Register on September 27, 2002 at 67 FR 61153, allowing for a 60-day public review and comment period. The INS received no public comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for thirty days until March 7, 2003. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR Part 1320.10.

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, 725—17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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 previously approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form N-565. Adjudications Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form is used by the INS to determine the applicant's eligibility for a replacement of a Declaration of Intention, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Repatriation Certificate that was lost, mutilated or destroyed, or if the applicant's name was changed by marriage or by court order after issuance of original document. This form may also be used to apply for special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 22,567 responses at 55 minutes (0.916) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 20,671 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 contact Richard A. Sloan 202-514-3291, Director, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 4304, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536. Additionally, comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time may also be directed to Mr. Richard A. Sloan.

If addition information is required contact: Mr. Robert B. Briggs, Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: January 30, 2003.

Richard A. Sloan,

Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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[FR Doc. 03-2688 Filed 2-4-03; 8:45 am]

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