Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Substantive Revision of Previously Approved Collection OJP Solicitation Template, 38940-38941 [2017-17284]

Download as PDF 38940 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / Notices the offense classification and its respective bias motivation, the number and type of victims, the location of the incident, the number of suspected offenders, the suspected offender’s race, and whether the victims and offenders are under 18 or over the age of 18. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: UCR Participation Burden Estimation: There is a potential of 10,106 law enforcement agency respondents that submit monthly for a total of 121,272 responses with an estimated response time of 7 minutes per response. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are approximately 4,716 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: August 11, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–17312 Filed 8–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Overview of This Information Collection Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0329] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Substantive Revision of Previously Approved Collection OJP Solicitation Template Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice (DOJ). ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), 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 30 days until September 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Aug 15, 2017 burden and associated response time, should be directed to Maria Swineford, (202) 616–0109, Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 or maria.swineford@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: —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; —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. Jkt 241001 1. Type of Information Collection: Substantive Revision to 1121–0329. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: OJP Solicitation Template. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: No form number available. Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The primary respondents are state agencies, tribal governments, local governments, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and faith-based organizations. The purpose of the solicitation template is to provide a framework to develop program-specific announcements soliciting applications for funding. A program solicitation outlines the specifics of the funding program; describes requirements for eligibility; instructs an applicant on the necessary components of an application under a specific program (e.g., project PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activities, project abstract, project timeline, proposed budget, etc.); outlines program evaluation and performance measures; explains selection criteria and the review process; and provides registration dates, deadlines, and instructions on how to apply within the designated application system. The substantive revision to this collection include three items: (1) The OJP Budget Detail Worksheet; (2) the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Tribal Narrative Profile, Budget Detail Worksheet and Demographic Form; and (3) the Financial Management and System of Internal Controls Questionnaire (FCQ). The now mandatory OJP Budget Detail Worksheet (BDW) will be streamlined and automated with the intent of reducing the burden on public submissions. The current PDF format will be converted to Excel, providing ease of entry and more accurate detail of budget information. Additionally, the BDW has taken the ‘‘consultant/ contracts’’ section and broken the details out into two separate sections, ‘‘subrecipient/subgrants’’ and ‘‘procurement contracts’’ to better categorize the details of proposed consultants. Updated and clearer guidance will also be added to better explain how to complete the BDW and the level of detail required in each section. The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Tribal Community and Justice Profile is designed to allow the tribe to describe its community strengths, resources, challenges, and needs. The applicant may enter as much or as little text as needed to fully describe the community. The CTAS BDW and Demographics Form will be updated to align with the BDW streamlining and automation efforts. In addition to those revisions, the Demographics section of the CTAS BDW is designed to capture the unique characteristics of each tribe in order to paint a more detailed picture of each tribe’s strengths and challenges. It requests applicants to provide information regarding tribe information; Uniform Crime Report data; law enforcement information; and facilities, capacities, and capabilities information. The revised FCQ will include five new questions: Three which are required by legislation regarding nonprofit status; one which is simply a clarification of an existing approved question regarding subawards and procurement contracts; and one regarding executive compensation that is also required by legislation and was already part of the approved OJP E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / Notices solicitation template but was requiring a separate email submission to OJP. Adding it to the FCQ will save the applicant time and effort. The primary respondents for all three revisions are the same, as listed above. While use of the CTAS BDW and Demographics form is not mandatory, it is required that all applicants ensure that all budget and demographic information requested in the form is included in whichever format the applicant choses to use. OJP intends to require the same with the OJP BDW. The FCQ is also required of all application submissions that do not already have an updated FCQ on file within the last 3 years. 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 information will be collected annually from approximately 10,000 applicants. Annual cost to the respondents is based on the number of hours involved in preparing and submitting a complete application package. Mandatory requirements for an application under the OJP Standard Solicitation Template include a program narrative; budget details and narrative, via the OJP standard BDW; Applicant Disclosure of Pending Applications; Applicant Disclosure of High Risk Status; and the FCQ. With the exception of the Tribal Narrative Profile and added Demographic form, the mandatory requirements for an application under the CTAS Solicitation Template are the same as those for OJP. Optional requirements can be made mandatory depending on the type of program to include, but not limited to: project abstract, indirect cost rate agreement, tribal authorizing resolution, timelines, logic models, memoranda of understanding, letters of support, resumes, and research and evaluation independence and integrity. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at up to 32 hours per application. The 32-hour estimate is based on the amount of time to prepare a research and evaluation proposal, one of the most time intensive types of application solicited by OJP. The estimate of burden hours is based on OJP’s prior experience with the research application submission process. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this application is 320,000 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Aug 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: August 10, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–17284 Filed 8–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2017–0064] Information Collection: NRC Form 241, ‘‘Report of Proposed Activities in NonAgreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters’’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘NRC Form 241, Report of Proposed Activities in NonAgreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters.’’ DATES: Submit comments by September 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: Aaron Szabo, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0013), NEOB– 10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503; telephone: 202–395–3621, email: oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017– 0064 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38941 • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0064. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML17160A178. The supporting statement and NRC Form 241, ‘‘Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters’’ is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17160A177. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting the NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2017– 0064 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0329]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; 
eComments Requested; Substantive Revision of Previously Approved 
Collection OJP Solicitation Template

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice (DOJ).

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs 
(OJP), 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 30 days until 
September 15, 2017.

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 Maria 
Swineford, (202) 616-0109, Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management, 
Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 or maria.swineford@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:

--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;
--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: Substantive Revision to 1121-
0329.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: OJP Solicitation Template.
    3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: No form number available. 
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The primary respondents are state agencies, 
tribal governments, local governments, colleges and universities, non-
profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and faith-based 
organizations. The purpose of the solicitation template is to provide a 
framework to develop program-specific announcements soliciting 
applications for funding. A program solicitation outlines the specifics 
of the funding program; describes requirements for eligibility; 
instructs an applicant on the necessary components of an application 
under a specific program (e.g., project activities, project abstract, 
project timeline, proposed budget, etc.); outlines program evaluation 
and performance measures; explains selection criteria and the review 
process; and provides registration dates, deadlines, and instructions 
on how to apply within the designated application system.
    The substantive revision to this collection include three items: 
(1) The OJP Budget Detail Worksheet; (2) the Coordinated Tribal 
Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Tribal Narrative Profile, Budget Detail 
Worksheet and Demographic Form; and (3) the Financial Management and 
System of Internal Controls Questionnaire (FCQ).
    The now mandatory OJP Budget Detail Worksheet (BDW) will be 
streamlined and automated with the intent of reducing the burden on 
public submissions. The current PDF format will be converted to Excel, 
providing ease of entry and more accurate detail of budget information. 
Additionally, the BDW has taken the ``consultant/contracts'' section 
and broken the details out into two separate sections, ``subrecipient/
subgrants'' and ``procurement contracts'' to better categorize the 
details of proposed consultants. Updated and clearer guidance will also 
be added to better explain how to complete the BDW and the level of 
detail required in each section.
    The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Tribal 
Community and Justice Profile is designed to allow the tribe to 
describe its community strengths, resources, challenges, and needs. The 
applicant may enter as much or as little text as needed to fully 
describe the community. The CTAS BDW and Demographics Form will be 
updated to align with the BDW streamlining and automation efforts. In 
addition to those revisions, the Demographics section of the CTAS BDW 
is designed to capture the unique characteristics of each tribe in 
order to paint a more detailed picture of each tribe's strengths and 
challenges. It requests applicants to provide information regarding 
tribe information; Uniform Crime Report data; law enforcement 
information; and facilities, capacities, and capabilities information.
    The revised FCQ will include five new questions: Three which are 
required by legislation regarding nonprofit status; one which is simply 
a clarification of an existing approved question regarding subawards 
and procurement contracts; and one regarding executive compensation 
that is also required by legislation and was already part of the 
approved OJP

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solicitation template but was requiring a separate email submission to 
OJP. Adding it to the FCQ will save the applicant time and effort.
    The primary respondents for all three revisions are the same, as 
listed above. While use of the CTAS BDW and Demographics form is not 
mandatory, it is required that all applicants ensure that all budget 
and demographic information requested in the form is included in 
whichever format the applicant choses to use. OJP intends to require 
the same with the OJP BDW. The FCQ is also required of all application 
submissions that do not already have an updated FCQ on file within the 
last 3 years.
    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 information will be collected annually from approximately 10,000 
applicants. Annual cost to the respondents is based on the number of 
hours involved in preparing and submitting a complete application 
package. Mandatory requirements for an application under the OJP 
Standard Solicitation Template include a program narrative; budget 
details and narrative, via the OJP standard BDW; Applicant Disclosure 
of Pending Applications; Applicant Disclosure of High Risk Status; and 
the FCQ. With the exception of the Tribal Narrative Profile and added 
Demographic form, the mandatory requirements for an application under 
the CTAS Solicitation Template are the same as those for OJP. Optional 
requirements can be made mandatory depending on the type of program to 
include, but not limited to: project abstract, indirect cost rate 
agreement, tribal authorizing resolution, timelines, logic models, 
memoranda of understanding, letters of support, resumes, and research 
and evaluation independence and integrity. Public reporting burden for 
this collection of information is estimated at up to 32 hours per 
application. The 32-hour estimate is based on the amount of time to 
prepare a research and evaluation proposal, one of the most time 
intensive types of application solicited by OJP. The estimate of burden 
hours is based on OJP's prior experience with the research application 
submission process.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
application is 320,000 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: August 10, 2017.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-17284 Filed 8-15-17; 8:45 am]
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