Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection, 9227-9228 [2017-02244]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Notices 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/or —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 The Title of the Form/Collection: Public Safety Officers Educational Assistance. 3 The agency form number: None. 4 Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. Others: None. Abstract: BJA’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Office 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 or being eligible to receive a portion of the PSOB Death Benefit, or having a spouse or parent who received the PSOB Disability Benefit. Also considered are the applicant’s age and the schools being attended. In addition, information to help BJA identify an individual is collected, such as contact numbers and email addresses. 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 no more than 200 new respondents will apply a year. Each application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. 6 An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 100 hours. It is estimated that new respondents will take 30 minutes to complete an application. The burden hours for collecting respondent data sum to 100 hours (200 respondents × 0.5 hours = 100 hours). If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: January 31, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–02324 Filed 2–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1122–0003] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until April 4, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestion regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Cathy Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202–514–5430 or Catherine.poston@ usdoj.gov. SUMMARY: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9227 (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: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Annual Progress Report for the STOP Formula Grants Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0003. 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 56 STOP state administrators (from 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories and commonwealths (Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands)) and their subgrantees. The STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program was authorized through the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (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). Its purpose is to promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women. The STOP Formula Grants Program envisions a partnership among law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim advocacy organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their crimes of violence against women. OVW administers the STOP Formula Grants Program. The grant funds must be distributed by STOP state administrators to subgrantees according to a statutory formula (as amended by VAWA 2000 and by VAWA 2005). (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 56 respondents (STOP administrators) approximately one hour to complete an annual progress report. It is estimated that it will take approximately one hour for roughly E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 9228 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 22 / Friday, February 3, 2017 / Notices 2500 subgrantees 1 to complete the relevant portion of the annual progress report. The Annual Progress Report for the STOP Formula Grants Program is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities that subgrantees may engage in and the different types of subgrantees that receive funds, i.e. law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, courts, victim services agencies, etc. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the annual progress report is 2,556 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy 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: January 30, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–02244 Filed 2–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1122–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: 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. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 85641 on November 28, 2016, allowing for a 60 day comment period. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until March 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestion regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 Each year the number of STOP subgrantees changes. The number 2,500 is based on the number of reports that OVW has received in the past from STOP subgrantees. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 should be directed to Cathy Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202–514–5430 or Catherine.poston@ usdoj.gov. 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 20530 or sent to OIRA_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: STOP Formula Grant Program Match Documentation Worksheet. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–XXXX. 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 STOP formula grantees (50 states and the District of Columbia The STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program was authorized through the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and reauthorized and amended by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. The purpose of the STOP PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Formula Grant Program is to promote a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women. It envisions a partnership among law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim advocacy organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their crimes of violence against women. The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) administers the STOP Formula Grant Program funds which are awarded to states and territories to enhance the capacity of local communities to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. Each state and territory must allocate 25 percent for law enforcement, 25 percent for prosecutors, 30 percent for victim services (of which at least 10 percent must be distributed to culturally specific community-based organizations), 5 percent to state and local courts, and 15 percent for discretionary distribution. VAWA provides for a 25 percent match requirement imposed on grant funds under the STOP Formula Grant Program. Thus, a grant made under this program may not cover more than 75 percent of the total costs of the project being funded. Under VAWA 2005, the state cannot require matching funds for a grant or subgrant for any tribe, territory, or victim service provider, regardless of funding allocation category. The state is exempted from matching the portion of the state award that goes to a victim service provider for victim services or that goes to tribes. Territories are also exempted in full. States can receive additional waiver of match based on a petition to OVW and a demonstration of financial need. OVW will look at the time of closeout at the entities and purposes of funds and base the required match on that. The purpose of this new information collection is to provide a worksheet for documenting the amount of matching funds required at the closeout of a specific fiscal year award under the STOP Formula Grant Program. The type of questions on the worksheet will include award number, award amount, amount of funds sub-awarded to victim service providers for victim services or to tribes. (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 51 respondents E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1122-0003]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection

AGENCY: Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 60-day notice.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
April 4, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestion 
regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated 
public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Cathy 
Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202-514-5430 or 
Catherine.poston@usdoj.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
    (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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Annual Progress Report for the 
STOP Formula Grants Program.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122-
0003. 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 56 STOP 
state administrators (from 50 states, the District of Columbia and five 
territories and commonwealths (Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, 
Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands)) and their subgrantees. The 
STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program was authorized 
through the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (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). Its purpose is 
to promote a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to improving the 
criminal justice system's response to violence against women. The STOP 
Formula Grants Program envisions a partnership among law enforcement, 
prosecution, courts, and victim advocacy organizations to enhance 
victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their crimes of 
violence against women. OVW administers the STOP Formula Grants 
Program. The grant funds must be distributed by STOP state 
administrators to subgrantees according to a statutory formula (as 
amended by VAWA 2000 and by VAWA 2005).
    (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 56 respondents (STOP administrators) 
approximately one hour to complete an annual progress report. It is 
estimated that it will take approximately one hour for roughly

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2500 subgrantees \1\ to complete the relevant portion of the annual 
progress report. The Annual Progress Report for the STOP Formula Grants 
Program is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of 
activities that subgrantees may engage in and the different types of 
subgrantees that receive funds, i.e. law enforcement agencies, 
prosecutors' offices, courts, victim services agencies, etc.
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    \1\ Each year the number of STOP subgrantees changes. The number 
2,500 is based on the number of reports that OVW has received in the 
past from STOP subgrantees.
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    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the 
annual progress report is 2,556 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, 
Deputy 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: January 30, 2017.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-02244 Filed 2-2-17; 8:45 am]
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