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Download as PDF 31106 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. [OMB Number 1122–NEW] Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Survey of VOCA and VAWA STOP Administrators about Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam Payment Policies and Practices. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: 1122–NEW. Sponsoring agency: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, which has supplied grant funds to the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) for a project of which the proposed survey is one component. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Established in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices that combat domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW administers both formula-based and discretionary grant programs, established under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation. Recipients of OVW funds work through a coordinated community response to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. The purpose of this collection is to find out how states/territories are paying for sexual assault medical forensic exams, meaning the funding sources they use for this purpose and the reimbursement procedures they follow. The information will be used by OVW and IAFN to determine what training and technical assistance (TTA) states need to ensure that sexual assault victim-patients are not charged for their exams. The affected public includes a maximum of 112 employees of states and territories who serve as Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) administrators and VAWA STOP administrators. VOCA administrators manage funds made available from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) for victim assistance and victim compensation. STOP administrators manage the distribution and monitoring of OVW STOP Formula Program funds, which are distributed to states/ territories to support law enforcement, prosecutors, victim services providers, and courts in responding to sexual and domestic violence. VOCA and STOP administrators must ensure that funds are subgranted, spent, and reported in compliance with all applicable 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until July 29, 2019. 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. 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. 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 (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, khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulations and requirements. In some states, the designated VOCA administrator and STOP administrator is the same individual. Because VOCA and STOP administrators are responsible for how federal grant dollars for combatting violence against women are used, they typically have thorough knowledge of how sexual assault medical forensic exams—for which VAWA prohibits charging victims—are paid for in their states. Therefore, these administrators are a key source of information about state policies and procedures for reimbursing healthcare providers for exams, as well as the funding sources used for this purpose. Furthermore, VOCA and VAWA administrators may have considerable insight into which strategies are showing promise in their states, and what approaches have proved challenging. (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 respondents approximately 30 minutes to complete this one-time survey, which will ask respondents about existing laws, policies, and procedures for paying for medical forensic exams, what aspects of the exam are paid for, the funding sources used to reimburse healthcare providers for exams, and what is and is not working with the current approach. The survey will be a mix of multiple-choice and narrative response questions. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total hour burden of this one-time data collection is 28 hours. While VOCA and STOP administrators will be invited to provide responses, only one response per state/territory is needed. 56 states/territories * 30-minute completion time = 1,680 minutes, or 28 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: June 25, 2019. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–13830 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1122-NEW]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; New collection

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

ACTION: 30-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 30 days until 
July 29, 2019.

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 
[email protected]. 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 
[email protected].

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: New collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Survey of VOCA and VAWA STOP 
Administrators about Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam Payment 
Policies and Practices.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: 1122-NEW. Sponsoring 
agency: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, 
which has supplied grant funds to the International Association of 
Forensic Nurses (IAFN) for a project of which the proposed survey is 
one component.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Established in 1995, OVW administers 
financial and technical assistance to communities across the country 
that are developing programs, policies, and practices that combat 
domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW administers 
both formula-based and discretionary grant programs, established under 
the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation. 
Recipients of OVW funds work through a coordinated community response 
to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable.
    The purpose of this collection is to find out how states/
territories are paying for sexual assault medical forensic exams, 
meaning the funding sources they use for this purpose and the 
reimbursement procedures they follow. The information will be used by 
OVW and IAFN to determine what training and technical assistance (TTA) 
states need to ensure that sexual assault victim-patients are not 
charged for their exams. The affected public includes a maximum of 112 
employees of states and territories who serve as Victims of Crime Act 
(VOCA) administrators and VAWA STOP administrators. VOCA administrators 
manage funds made available from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) for 
victim assistance and victim compensation. STOP administrators manage 
the distribution and monitoring of OVW STOP Formula Program funds, 
which are distributed to states/territories to support law enforcement, 
prosecutors, victim services providers, and courts in responding to 
sexual and domestic violence. VOCA and STOP administrators must ensure 
that funds are subgranted, spent, and reported in compliance with all 
applicable regulations and requirements. In some states, the designated 
VOCA administrator and STOP administrator is the same individual.
    Because VOCA and STOP administrators are responsible for how 
federal grant dollars for combatting violence against women are used, 
they typically have thorough knowledge of how sexual assault medical 
forensic exams--for which VAWA prohibits charging victims--are paid for 
in their states. Therefore, these administrators are a key source of 
information about state policies and procedures for reimbursing 
healthcare providers for exams, as well as the funding sources used for 
this purpose. Furthermore, VOCA and VAWA administrators may have 
considerable insight into which strategies are showing promise in their 
states, and what approaches have proved challenging.
    (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 respondents approximately 30 minutes to 
complete this one-time survey, which will ask respondents about 
existing laws, policies, and procedures for paying for medical forensic 
exams, what aspects of the exam are paid for, the funding sources used 
to reimburse healthcare providers for exams, and what is and is not 
working with the current approach. The survey will be a mix of 
multiple-choice and narrative response questions.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total hour burden of this one-time data 
collection is 28 hours. While VOCA and STOP administrators will be 
invited to provide responses, only one response per state/territory is 
needed. 56 states/territories * 30-minute completion time = 1,680 
minutes, or 28 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: June 25, 2019.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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