Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative, 2692-2693 [2013-00490]

Download as PDF 2692 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1103–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed New Collection; Comments Requested: COPS Comparative Assessment of Cost Reduction by Agencies Survey mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with ACTION: 30-Day notice. 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 proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 77, Number 221, page 68149 on November 15, 2012, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until February 13, 2013. 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 Danielle Ouellette, Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 145 N Street NE., 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jan 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Proposed new collection; comments requested. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: COPS Comparative Assessment of Cost Reduction by Agencies Survey. (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: Law enforcement agencies and other public and private entities that apply for COPS Office grants or cooperative agreements will be asked complete the COPS Comparative Assessment of Cost Reduction Survey. The survey will be used to review the approaches currently adopted by police agencies that reduce organizational and operational costs and will provide information about how these strategies have been implemented and evaluated. The survey allows for the identification of agencies that have undertaken extensive changes in programs to maintain their service delivery levels or to increase service efficiency and effectiveness while facing budget restraints. (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 268 respondents annually will complete the form within .42 hours (25 minutes). (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 113 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: January 8, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–00489 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–AT–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0270] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative ACTION: 60-Day notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 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 March 15, 2013. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact M. Pressley at 202–353–8643 or 1–866– 859–2687, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. 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 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: (2) The title of the form/collection: Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Department sponsoring the collection: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: United States Border State, Local, and Tribal governments. Other: None. Abstract: The Southwest Border Prosecutor Initiative was enacted in FY 2002 to reimburse state, county, parish, or municipal governments for the costs associated with the prosecution of criminal cases declined by local U.S. Attorneys. Each year, hundreds of criminal cases resulting from federal arrests are referred to local prosecutors to handle when the cases fall below certain monetary, quantity, or severity thresholds. This places additional burdens on local government resources that are already stretched by the demands of prosecuting violations of local and state laws. This program provides funds to eligible jurisdictions in the four southwest border states, using a uniform payment-per-case basis for qualifying federally initiated and declined-referred criminal cases that were disposed of after October 1, 2001. Up to 220 eligible jurisdictions may apply. This includes county governments and the four state governments in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. (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 220 respondents will apply. Each application takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and is submitted 4 times per year (quarterly). (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total hour burden to complete the applications is 880 hours (880 applications (220 × 4 times a year) × 60 minutes = 52,800/60 minutes per hour = 880 burden hours). If additional information is required, contact Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W–1407B,Washington, DC 20530. Dated: January 8, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–00490 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jan 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [OMB Number 1117–0034] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Collection of Laboratory Analysis Data on Drug Samples Tested by Non-Federal (State and Local) Crime Laboratories ACTION: 30-Day notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 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 proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210, page 65714 on October 30, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until February 13, 2013. 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: —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 agencies 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2693 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: Collection of Laboratory Analysis Data on Drug Samples Tested by Non-Federal (State and Local Government) Crime Laboratories. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number: None. Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local or Tribal Government. Other: None. Abstract: Information is needed from state and local laboratories to provide DEA with additional analyzed drug information for the National Forensic Laboratory Information System. (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 there are one hundred forty (140) total respondents for this information collection. One hundred thirty-four (134) respond monthly at .13 hour (8 minutes) for each response and six (6) respond quarterly at .13 hour (8 minutes) for each response, for a total number of 1632 respondents. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: It is estimated that there are 218 annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W– 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: January 8, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–00488 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-00490]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1121-0270]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: 
Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau 
of Justice Assistance, will be submitting the following information 
collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 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 
March 15, 2013. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a 
copy of the proposed information collection instrument with 
instructions or additional information, please contact M. Pressley at 
202-353-8643 or 1-866-859-2687, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of 
Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20531.
    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 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:
    (2) The title of the form/collection: Southwest Border Prosecution 
Initiative.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the

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Department sponsoring the collection: Bureau of Justice Assistance, 
Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: United States Border State, Local, and Tribal governments.
    Other: None.
    Abstract: The Southwest Border Prosecutor Initiative was enacted in 
FY 2002 to reimburse state, county, parish, or municipal governments 
for the costs associated with the prosecution of criminal cases 
declined by local U.S. Attorneys. Each year, hundreds of criminal cases 
resulting from federal arrests are referred to local prosecutors to 
handle when the cases fall below certain monetary, quantity, or 
severity thresholds. This places additional burdens on local government 
resources that are already stretched by the demands of prosecuting 
violations of local and state laws. This program provides funds to 
eligible jurisdictions in the four southwest border states, using a 
uniform payment-per-case basis for qualifying federally initiated and 
declined-referred criminal cases that were disposed of after October 1, 
2001. Up to 220 eligible jurisdictions may apply. This includes county 
governments and the four state governments in Arizona, California, New 
Mexico, and Texas.
    (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 220 respondents will apply. Each 
application takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and is submitted 
4 times per year (quarterly).
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total hour burden to complete the applications 
is 880 hours (880 applications (220 x 4 times a year) x 60 minutes = 
52,800/60 minutes per hour = 880 burden hours).
    If additional information is required, contact Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, Justice 
Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution 
Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W-1407B,Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: January 8, 2013.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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