Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification, 38070 [2014-15627]

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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 Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. AGENCY: Overview of This Information Collection The Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until September 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision and extension of a currently approved collection of the Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification, a previously approved collection for which approval will expire on September 30, 2014. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: There is not an agency form number. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, in the Criminal Division. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The Attorney General is required by statute to ‘‘assure that any property transferred to a State or local Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jul 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 law enforcement agency . . . will serve to encourage further cooperation between the recipient State or local agency and Federal law enforcement agencies.’’ 21 U.S.C. 881(e)(3). The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) ensures such cooperation by requiring that all such ‘‘equitably shared’’ funds be used only for law enforcement purposes and not be distributed to other governmental agencies by the recipient law enforcement agencies. By requiring that law enforcement agencies that participate in the Equitable Sharing Program (Program) file an Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification (ESAC), AFMLS can readily ensure compliance with its statutory obligations. The ESAC requires information regarding the receipt and expenditure of Program funds from the participating agency. Accordingly, it seeks information that is exclusively in the hands of the participating agency. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 7,600 state and local law enforcement agencies electronically file the ESAC annually with AFMLS. It is estimated that it takes 30 minutes per year to enter the information. All of the approximately 7,600 agencies must fully complete the form each year to maintain compliance and continue participation in the Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Program. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 3,800 hours. It is estimated that respondents will take 30 minutes to complete the form. (7,600 participants × 30 minutes = 3,800 hours). 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., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: June 30, 2014. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1123-0011]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection; Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Agreement and 
Certification

AGENCY: Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Department of 
Justice.

ACTION: 60-day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Asset 
Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, 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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
September 2, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional 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 
Jennifer Bickford, Acting Assistant Deputy Chief, Asset Forfeiture and 
Money Laundering Section, 1400 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20005 (phone: 202-514-1263).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This process is conducted in accordance with 
5 CFR 1320.10. 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 Bureau of Justice 
Statistics, 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;
--Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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: Revision and extension of a 
currently approved collection of the Department of Justice Equitable 
Sharing Agreement and Certification, a previously approved collection 
for which approval will expire on September 30, 2014.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Department of Justice 
Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: There is not an agency form 
number. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is 
the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, in the Criminal 
Division.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The Attorney General is required by statute 
to ``assure that any property transferred to a State or local law 
enforcement agency . . . will serve to encourage further cooperation 
between the recipient State or local agency and Federal law enforcement 
agencies.'' 21 U.S.C. 881(e)(3). The Asset Forfeiture and Money 
Laundering Section (AFMLS) ensures such cooperation by requiring that 
all such ``equitably shared'' funds be used only for law enforcement 
purposes and not be distributed to other governmental agencies by the 
recipient law enforcement agencies. By requiring that law enforcement 
agencies that participate in the Equitable Sharing Program (Program) 
file an Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification (ESAC), AFMLS can 
readily ensure compliance with its statutory obligations.
    The ESAC requires information regarding the receipt and expenditure 
of Program funds from the participating agency. Accordingly, it seeks 
information that is exclusively in the hands of the participating 
agency.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 
7,600 state and local law enforcement agencies electronically file the 
ESAC annually with AFMLS. It is estimated that it takes 30 minutes per 
year to enter the information. All of the approximately 7,600 agencies 
must fully complete the form each year to maintain compliance and 
continue participation in the Department of Justice Equitable Sharing 
Program.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
collection is 3,800 hours. It is estimated that respondents will take 
30 minutes to complete the form. (7,600 participants x 30 minutes = 
3,800 hours).
    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., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530.

     Dated: June 30, 2014.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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