Office on Violence Against Women Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection, 63927-63928 [E7-22076]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Notices permitting electronic submission of responses. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1103–0096] Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Previously Approved Collection, With Change; Comments Requested 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: COPS Application Guide. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), will be submitting 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 extension of a previously approved information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days for public comment until January 14, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Rebekah Dorr, Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 1100 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530. 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: —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., VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a previously approved collection, with change; comments requested. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: COPS Application Guide. (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Law enforcement agencies and other public and private entities that apply for COPS Office grants or cooperative agreements will be asked to review the COPS Application Guide. The COPS Application Guide provides instructions for all applicants and is the result of a COPS Office business process reengineering effort aimed at standardization as required under the grant streamlining requirements of Public Law 106–107, the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, as well as the President’s Management Agenda E-grants Initiative. This collection combines the previously approved collection COPS Application Guide: Targeted/Invited Programs (1103–0096) with the collection COPS Application Guide: Open/Competitive Programs (1103–0095). (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 6,200 respondents annually will complete the form within 1 hour. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 6,200 total annual 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. November 6, 2007. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E7–22075 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1122–0006] Overview of This Information Collection BILLING CODE 4410–AT–P 63927 Office on Violence Against Women Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Grants To Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program. ACTION: The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting 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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until January 14, 2008. 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. 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: (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 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. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 63928 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Notices rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: SemiAnnual Progress Report for Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program. (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0006. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes the approximately 200 grantees of the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest Program) whose eligibility is determined by statute. The Arrest Program was authorized through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and reauthorized and amended by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA 2000) and by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005). The Arrest Program promotes mandatory or pro-arrest policies and encourages jurisdictions to treat domestic violence and sexual assault as a serious crime, establish coordinated community responses and facilitate the enforcement of protection orders. By statute, eligible grantees for the Arrest Program are States, Indian tribal governments, State and local courts including juvenile courts, tribal courts, and units of local government. For the purpose of this Program, a unit of local government is any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general-purpose political subdivision of a State; an Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of Interior; or, for the purpose of assistance eligibility, any agency of the District of Columbia government or the United States Government performing law enforcement functions in and for the District of Columbia, and any Trust Territory of the U.S. (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 it will take the 200 respondents (Arrest Program grantees) approximately one hour to complete a semi-annual progress report. The semi-annual progress report is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities that grantees may engage in, i.e. training or VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 developing a protection order registry, and the different types of grantees that receive funds, i.e. law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, courts, victim services agencies, etc. An Arrest Program grantee will only be required to complete those sections of the form that pertain to their own specific activities. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the data collection forms is 400 hours, that is 200 grantees completing a form twice a year with an estimate completion time for the form being one hour. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 6, 2007. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E7–22076 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1122–NEW] Office on Violence Against Women; Agency Information Collection Activities: New Collection 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program. ACTION: The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting 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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until January 14, 2008. 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. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments 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 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 Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: SemiAnnual Progress Report for Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program. (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes the approximately 85 grantees of the Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (Tribal Governments Program), a new grant program authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. This discretionary grant program is designed to enhance the ability of tribes to respond to violent crimes against Indian women, enhance victim safety, and develop education and prevention strategies. Eligible applicants are recognized Indian tribal governments or their authorized designees. (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 it will take the approximately 85 respondents (Tribal Governments Program grantees) approximately one hour to complete a semi-annual progress report. The semiannual progress report is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities in which grantees may engage. A Tribal Governments E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1122-0006]


Office on Violence Against Women Agency Information Collection 
Activities: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Semi-
Annual Progress Report for the Grants To Encourage Arrest Policies and 
Enforcement of Protection Orders Program.

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    The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) 
will be submitting 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. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted for ``sixty days'' until January 14, 
2008. 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.
    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:
    (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 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.

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Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Semi-Annual Progress Report for 
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection 
Orders Program.
    (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122-
0006. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes the 
approximately 200 grantees of the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies 
and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest Program) whose 
eligibility is determined by statute. The Arrest Program was authorized 
through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and reauthorized and 
amended by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA 2000) and by 
the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005). The Arrest Program 
promotes mandatory or pro-arrest policies and encourages jurisdictions 
to treat domestic violence and sexual assault as a serious crime, 
establish coordinated community responses and facilitate the 
enforcement of protection orders. By statute, eligible grantees for the 
Arrest Program are States, Indian tribal governments, State and local 
courts including juvenile courts, tribal courts, and units of local 
government. For the purpose of this Program, a unit of local government 
is any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other 
general-purpose political subdivision of a State; an Indian tribe that 
performs law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of 
Interior; or, for the purpose of assistance eligibility, any agency of 
the District of Columbia government or the United States Government 
performing law enforcement functions in and for the District of 
Columbia, and any Trust Territory of the U.S.
    (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 it will take the 200 respondents (Arrest Program grantees) 
approximately one hour to complete a semi-annual progress report. The 
semi-annual progress report is divided into sections that pertain to 
the different types of activities that grantees may engage in, i.e. 
training or developing a protection order registry, and the different 
types of grantees that receive funds, i.e. law enforcement agencies, 
prosecutors' offices, courts, victim services agencies, etc. An Arrest 
Program grantee will only be required to complete those sections of the 
form that pertain to their own specific activities.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the data 
collection forms is 400 hours, that is 200 grantees completing a form 
twice a year with an estimate completion time for the form being one 
hour.
    If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Suite 1600, 
Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: November 6, 2007.
Lynn Bryant,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. E7-22076 Filed 11-9-07; 8:45 am]
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