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Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-644, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

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30-Day notice of information collection under review: Form N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship; OMB Control No. 1615-0059.

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. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2010, at 75 FR 21013, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. The 60-day notice mentioned that during the 60-day comment period USCIS would be evaluating whether to revise the Form Start Printed Page 43536N-644. On July 15, 2010, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register at 75 FR 41216 extending the use of Form N-644. However, USCIS should have published a 30-day notice announcing a revision to the Form N-644, not an extension. Accordingly, this 30-day notice is published to let the public know that USCIS is revising Form N-644.

The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until August 25, 2010. 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), and to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529-2210. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via e-mail at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615-0059 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: Revision of a currently approved information collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Posthumous Citizenship.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-644; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. This information collection will be used by USCIS to verify eligibility and review the request for awarding posthumous citizenship.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 50 responses at 1 hour and 50 minutes (1.83 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 92 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, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-2210; Telephone 202-272-8377.

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Dated: July 20, 2010.

Sunday Aigbe,

Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2010-18149 Filed 7-23-10; 8:45 am]

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