Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

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The Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service 
has submitted the following information collection request for review 
and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
The proposed 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 13, 1998.
    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 currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application to Preserve Residence 
for Naturalization.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form N-470. 
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. The 
information will be used to determine whether an alien who intends to 
be absent from the United States for a period of one year or more is 
eligible to preserve residence for naturalization purposes.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 1,000 responses 
at 15 minutes (.25) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 250 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, Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 5307, 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 additional information is required contact: Ms. Brenda E. Dyer, 
Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, 
Suite 850, Washington Center, 1001 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: August 6, 1998.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 98-21689 Filed 8-12-98; 8:45 am]
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