Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund Application Form, 71537-71538 [2016-25011]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Notices abstract: Primary: Individuals. This collection is necessary for individuals to submit payment to receive a copy of their personal identification record. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Annually, the FBI receives 80,000 credit card payment forms, therefore there are 80,000 respondents. The form requires 2 minutes to complete. 6 An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 2,667 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., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 12, 2016. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2016–25012 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1123–0013] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund Application Form Criminal Division, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund, 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. This proposed information collection was previous published in the Federal Register at Volume 81 FR 53166, on August 11, 2016, allowing for a 60 day comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional days until November 16, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:22 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 burden and associated response time, should be directed to either the Special Master, United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund, or the Chief, Program Management and Training Unit, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530– 0001, telephone (202) 353–2046. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington DC 20503, or sent to OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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/or 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: Revision of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Application Form for the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund. 3. The agency form number: N/A. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Abstract: The United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (the ‘‘Fund’’) was established to provide compensation to certain individuals who were injured as a result of acts of international terrorism by a state sponsor of terrorism. Under 42 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71537 10609(c), an eligible claimant is (1) a U.S. person, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 10609(j)(8), with a final judgment issued by a U.S. district court under state or federal law against a state sponsor of terrorism and arising from an act of international terrorism, for which the foreign state was found not immune under provisions of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, codified at 28 U.S.C. 1605A or 1605(a)(7) (as such section was in effect on January 27, 2008); (2) a U.S. person, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 10609(j)(8), who was taken and held hostage from the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran, during the period beginning November 4, 1979, and ending January 20, 1981, or the spouse and child of that U.S. person at that time, and who is also identified as a member of the proposed class in case number 1:00–CV–03110 (EGS) of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia; or (3) the personal representative of a deceased individual in either of those two categories. The information collected from the Fund’s Application Form will be used to determine whether claimants are eligible for compensation from the Fund, and if so, the amount of compensation to be awarded. The Application Form consists of parts related to eligibility and compensation. The eligibility parts seek the information required by the Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act to determine whether a claimant is eligible for payment from the Fund, including information related to: Participation in federal lawsuits against a state sponsor of terrorism under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act; being taken and held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, from the period beginning November 4, 1979, and ending January 20, 1981; or being spouses and children of such hostages. The compensation parts seek the information required by the Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act to determine the amount of compensation for which the claimant is eligible. Specifically, the compensation parts seek information regarding any compensation from sources other than the Fund that the claimant received, is entitled to receive, or is scheduled to receive, as a result of the act of international terrorism by a state sponsor of terrorism and the amount of compensatory damages awarded to the claimant in a final judgment. The Application Form was revised with minor formatting changes. There are no substantive changes in the revised Application Form, which contains the E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 71538 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Notices same information regarding eligibility and compensation. The Fund may require an eligible claimant to supplement his or her application by submitting additional forms. These additional supplementary forms include information related to: (1) An acknowledgment and certification by applicants and their attorneys regarding the statutory provision on the amount of attorneys’ fees; (2) an authorization for the Fund to communicate with individuals identified by an applicant regarding his or her claim; (3) a proposed distribution plan and corresponding consent to the proposed distribution plan in claims filed by a personal representative of a deceased individual; (4) a Notice of Filing Claim for use by those applicants filing claims on behalf of deceased individuals; (5) a claimant’s decision to change an attorney or representative; (6) a hearing request upon receipt of a decision denying the claim in whole or in part; and (7) electronic payment information. 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 700 respondents may complete the Application Form. It is estimated that respondents will complete the paper form in an average of 2 hours, and the electronic form in an average of 1.5 hours. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 1,400 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: October 12, 2016. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2016–25011 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4410–14–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:22 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Statistical Policy Directive No. 4 Addendum: Release and Dissemination of Statistical Products Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies and Recognized Statistical Units Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of Solicitation of Comments. AGENCY: Under the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 1104 (d)) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3504 (e)), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues for comment a proposed Addendum to Statistical Policy Directive No. 4: Release and Dissemination of Statistical Products Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies (73 FR 12622, Mar. 7, 2008). This Addendum reflects the ongoing commitment of the Federal statistical system to ensure relevant, accurate, objective, and accessible Federal statistics to the Nation. In its role as coordinator of the Federal statistical system under the Paperwork Reduction Act, OMB, among other responsibilities, is required to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. A key method used by OMB to achieve this responsibility is the promulgation and oversight of Government-wide principles, policies, standards, and guidelines concerning the development, presentation, and dissemination of statistical products. Accordingly, OMB proposes an Addendum to strengthen provisions in its Statistical Policy Directive No. 4. The Addendum would ensure systematic review of the production and dissemination of key statistical products of Federal statistical agencies and recognized statistical units and of how these products conform to the responsibilities identified in Statistical Policy Directive No. 1: Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies and Recognized Statistical Units (79 FR 71610, Dec. 2, 2014). Additional discussion of the proposed Addendum may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. DATES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed Addendum detailed in this notice must be in writing. To ensure consideration of comments, they must be received no later than 45 days from the publication date of this notice. Because of delays in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to send comments electronically via email, or www.regulations.gov (discussed in ADDRESSES below). ADDRESSES: Please send any comments or questions about this directive to: Katherine K. Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget, 1800 G St., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20503. You may also send comments or questions via email to Directive_No._4@omb.eop.gov or to www.regulations.gov—a Federal EGovernment Web site that allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Simply type ‘‘OMB–2016–0003’’ (in quotes) in the Comment or Submission search box, click Go, and follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant Web sites. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1123-0013]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism 
Fund Application Form

AGENCY: Criminal Division, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, United 
States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund, 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. This proposed information 
collection was previous published in the Federal Register at Volume 81 
FR 53166, on August 11, 2016, allowing for a 60 day comment period. No 
comments were received for this information collection.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 
days until November 16, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 
either the Special Master, United States Victims of State Sponsored 
Terrorism Fund, or the Chief, Program Management and Training Unit, 
Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, 
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20530-0001, telephone (202) 353-2046. Written comments and/or 
suggestions can also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of 
Justice Desk Officer, Washington DC 20503, or sent to 
OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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/or
    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: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Application Form for the 
United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund.
    3. The agency form number: N/A.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: Individuals or households.
    Abstract: The United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism 
Fund (the ``Fund'') was established to provide compensation to certain 
individuals who were injured as a result of acts of international 
terrorism by a state sponsor of terrorism. Under 42 U.S.C. 10609(c), an 
eligible claimant is (1) a U.S. person, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 
10609(j)(8), with a final judgment issued by a U.S. district court 
under state or federal law against a state sponsor of terrorism and 
arising from an act of international terrorism, for which the foreign 
state was found not immune under provisions of the Foreign Sovereign 
Immunities Act, codified at 28 U.S.C. 1605A or 1605(a)(7) (as such 
section was in effect on January 27, 2008); (2) a U.S. person, as 
defined in 42 U.S.C. 10609(j)(8), who was taken and held hostage from 
the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran, during the period beginning 
November 4, 1979, and ending January 20, 1981, or the spouse and child 
of that U.S. person at that time, and who is also identified as a 
member of the proposed class in case number 1:00-CV-03110 (EGS) of the 
United States District Court for the District of Columbia; or (3) the 
personal representative of a deceased individual in either of those two 
categories.
    The information collected from the Fund's Application Form will be 
used to determine whether claimants are eligible for compensation from 
the Fund, and if so, the amount of compensation to be awarded. The 
Application Form consists of parts related to eligibility and 
compensation. The eligibility parts seek the information required by 
the Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act 
to determine whether a claimant is eligible for payment from the Fund, 
including information related to: Participation in federal lawsuits 
against a state sponsor of terrorism under the Foreign Sovereign 
Immunities Act; being taken and held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in 
Tehran, Iran, from the period beginning November 4, 1979, and ending 
January 20, 1981; or being spouses and children of such hostages. The 
compensation parts seek the information required by the Justice for 
United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act to determine the 
amount of compensation for which the claimant is eligible. 
Specifically, the compensation parts seek information regarding any 
compensation from sources other than the Fund that the claimant 
received, is entitled to receive, or is scheduled to receive, as a 
result of the act of international terrorism by a state sponsor of 
terrorism and the amount of compensatory damages awarded to the 
claimant in a final judgment. The Application Form was revised with 
minor formatting changes. There are no substantive changes in the 
revised Application Form, which contains the

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same information regarding eligibility and compensation.
    The Fund may require an eligible claimant to supplement his or her 
application by submitting additional forms. These additional 
supplementary forms include information related to: (1) An 
acknowledgment and certification by applicants and their attorneys 
regarding the statutory provision on the amount of attorneys' fees; (2) 
an authorization for the Fund to communicate with individuals 
identified by an applicant regarding his or her claim; (3) a proposed 
distribution plan and corresponding consent to the proposed 
distribution plan in claims filed by a personal representative of a 
deceased individual; (4) a Notice of Filing Claim for use by those 
applicants filing claims on behalf of deceased individuals; (5) a 
claimant's decision to change an attorney or representative; (6) a 
hearing request upon receipt of a decision denying the claim in whole 
or in part; and (7) electronic payment information.
    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 700 respondents may complete the Application Form. It is estimated 
that respondents will complete the paper form in an average of 2 hours, 
and the electronic form in an average of 1.5 hours.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
collection is 1,400 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: October 12, 2016.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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