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Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-336; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request

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60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form N-336, Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA); OMB Control No. 1615-0050.

The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting 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 October 24, 2011.

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 Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via e-mail at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please add the OMB Control Number 1615-0050 in the subject box.

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The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check “My Case Status” online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/​cris/​Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the 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: Revision of a currently approved information collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA).

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N-336; 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. Form N-336 provides a method for applicants, whose applications for naturalization are denied, to request a new hearing by an Immigration Officer of the same or higher rank as the denying officer, within 30 days of the original decision.

(5) An estimate of the total number of annual respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 5,523 responses at 2 hours and 45 minutes (2.75 hours) per response.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 15,188 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, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 5012, Washington, DC 20529-2020, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

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Dated: August 22, 2011.

Sunday A. Aigbe,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-21735 Filed 8-24-11; 8:45 am]

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