Bureau of Justice Assistance; Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection, Comments Requested, 70537-70538 [E6-20509]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 5, 2006 / Notices facilities as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–79). (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 90,100 respondents will spend approximately 30 minutes on average responding to the survey. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 45,360 total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 29, 2006. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E6–20508 Filed 12–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0271] Bureau of Justice Assistance; Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection, Comments Requested 30-Day notice of information collection under review: Extension of a currently approved collection. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES ACTION: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Project Safe Neighborhood Semi-Annual Researcher Reporting Form. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection information is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register [Volume 71, Number 157, pages 46922–46923 on August 15, 2006] allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until January 4, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Dec 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–7285. Comments may also be submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Attention: Department Clearance Officer, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be submitted to DOJ via facsimile to (202) 514–1534. Comments may also be submitted to the M. Pressley, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531 via facsimile to (202) 305–1367. Written comments and/or 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 function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s 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: (1) Type of information collection: Extension of previously approved collection. (2) The title of the form/collection: Project Safe Neighborhood Semi-Annual Researcher Reporting Form. (3) The agency form number, if any and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: There is no agency form number. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State and local law enforcement agencies. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70537 Other: None. Abstract: One of the central elements of PSN is the requirement that PSN task forces collect data on outcome measures related to the level of firearms violence in each judicial district and information on the strategies used to combat that gun violence. This information is essential if we are strategically to target our financial resources for maximum impact, and is a necessary element in assessing success or failure and providing the information required to make mid-course corrections in our local programs. To accomplish the data collection at the local level, the Bureau of Justice Assistance has funded a research partner to work with each of the 94 districts.1 The grant program provided $150,000 to a researcher in each district to be spent over three years. The data collected by these researchers has allowed for program assessment at the local level, but also has provided the opportunity to gauge the results of the initiative across the country. Understanding the gun violence problem throughout the country will allow the Department to identify trends and adapt the program at a national level to meet the needs of the districts. Additionally, by collecting both outcome and intervention measures, the Department can identify programs that demonstrate success in reducing targeted gun crime. This information is essential to evaluating the program and providing feedback at the national level that can inform management decisions. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that no more than 93 respondents will apply twice a year. Each application takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total hour burden to complete the applications is 186. (93 respondents × 1 hour per respondent × 2 responses per year = 186 burden hours). If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, 601 D Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC 20530. 1 While there are 94 judicial districts, there are only 93 United States Attorneys and accordingly 93 research partners. The Northern Mariana Islands and Guam share one research partner. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 70538 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 5, 2006 / Notices Dated: November 29, 2006. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E6–20509 Filed 12–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0220] Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection: Comments Requested 30-Day notice of information collection under review: Extension of a currently approved collection. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES ACTION: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Public Safety Officers Educational Assistance.* The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection information is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register [Volume 71, Number 195, page 59524 on October 10, 2006] allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until January 4, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially 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, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Comments may also be submitted to M. Pressley, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531 via facsimile to (202) 305–1367. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Dec 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 —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; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —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: Public Safety Officers Educational Assistance. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: None. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Dependents of public safety officers who were killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. Abstract: BJA’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) division will use the PSOEA Application information to confirm the eligibility of applicants to receive PSOEA benefits. Eligibility is dependent on several factors, including the applicant having received a portion of the PSOB Death Benefit or having a family member who received the PSOB Disability Benefit, the applicant’s age, and the schools being attended. In addition, information to help BJA identify an individual is collected, Social Security number and contact numbers and e-mail addresses. The changes to the application form have been made in an effort to streamline the application process and eliminate requests for information that is either irrelevant or already being collected by other means. Others: None. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time needed for an average respondent to respond is as follows: It is estimated that no more than 78 respondents will PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 apply a year. Each application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection is 26 hours. Total Annual Reporting Burden: 78 × 20 minutes per application = 1560 minutes/by 60 minutes per hour = 26 hours. If additional information is required, please contact, Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 29, 2006. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E6–20510 Filed 12–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0235] Agency Information Collection Activities 30-Day notice of information collection under review: Revision of a currently approved collection; Bulletproof Vest Partnership. ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection information is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register [Volume 71, Number 191, page 58432 on October 3, 2006], allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until January 4, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially 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, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Comments may also be E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70537-70538]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0271]


 Bureau of Justice Assistance; Agency Information Collection 
Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection, Comments 
Requested

ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review: Extension 
of a currently approved collection.

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    Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Project Safe 
Neighborhood Semi-Annual Researcher Reporting Form.
    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) 
has submitted the following information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed 
collection information is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register [Volume 71, Number 157, 
pages 46922-46923 on August 15, 2006] allowing for a 60 day comment 
period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 
days for public comment until January 4, 2007. 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 Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530.
    Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to 
(202) 395-7285. Comments may also be submitted to the Department of 
Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, 
Attention: Department Clearance Officer, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be submitted to DOJ 
via facsimile to (202) 514-1534.
    Comments may also be submitted to the M. Pressley, Bureau of 
Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of 
Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531 via facsimile to 
(202) 305-1367.
    Written comments and/or 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 function of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's 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:
    (1) Type of information collection: Extension of previously 
approved collection.
    (2) The title of the form/collection: Project Safe Neighborhood 
Semi-Annual Researcher Reporting Form.
    (3) The agency form number, if any and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: There is no agency form 
number.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: State and local law enforcement 
agencies.
    Other: None.
    Abstract: One of the central elements of PSN is the requirement 
that PSN task forces collect data on outcome measures related to the 
level of firearms violence in each judicial district and information on 
the strategies used to combat that gun violence. This information is 
essential if we are strategically to target our financial resources for 
maximum impact, and is a necessary element in assessing success or 
failure and providing the information required to make mid-course 
corrections in our local programs.
    To accomplish the data collection at the local level, the Bureau of 
Justice Assistance has funded a research partner to work with each of 
the 94 districts.\1\ The grant program provided $150,000 to a 
researcher in each district to be spent over three years. The data 
collected by these researchers has allowed for program assessment at 
the local level, but also has provided the opportunity to gauge the 
results of the initiative across the country. Understanding the gun 
violence problem throughout the country will allow the Department to 
identify trends and adapt the program at a national level to meet the 
needs of the districts. Additionally, by collecting both outcome and 
intervention measures, the Department can identify programs that 
demonstrate success in reducing targeted gun crime. This information is 
essential to evaluating the program and providing feedback at the 
national level that can inform management decisions.
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    \1\ While there are 94 judicial districts, there are only 93 
United States Attorneys and accordingly 93 research partners. The 
Northern Mariana Islands and Guam share one research partner.
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    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is 
estimated that no more than 93 respondents will apply twice a year. 
Each application takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total hour burden to complete the applications 
is 186. (93 respondents x 1 hour per respondent x 2 responses per year 
= 186 burden hours).
    If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, 601 D Street, 
NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC 20530.


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    Dated: November 29, 2006.
Lynn Bryant,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
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