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

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ACTION:

30-Day notice of information collection under review; Biographic Information, Form G-325, 1615-0008.

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 October 21, 2005, at 70 FR 61295. The notice allowed for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this information collection.

A second notice allowing for a 60-day comment period was erroneously published on January 23, 2006, at 71 FR 3523. The January 23, 2006 notice should have allowed an additional 30 days for public comments rather than 60 days for public comments.

The purpose of this notice is to correct the information in the January 23, 2006 notice and to allow for an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 27, 2006. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

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), 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 rfs.regs.@dhs.gov. 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 currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Biographic Information.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form G-325, 1615-0008. 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 and Households. This form is used to check other agency records on application or petitions submitted for benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Additionally, this form is required for applicants for adjustment to permanent resident status and specific applicants for naturalization.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,144,994 responses at 15 minutes (.25 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 286,249 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.

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Dated: January 23, 2006.

Richard A. Sloan,

Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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[FR Doc. 06-755 Filed 1-25-06; 8:45 am]

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