Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of Previously Approved Collection OJP Solicitation Template, 51493-51494 [2020-18296]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices collection: The total public burden hours for this information collection are estimated to be 3,063 hours (1,021 hours annually). 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 17, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–18295 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0329] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of Previously Approved Collection OJP Solicitation Template Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. 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 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 Office of Justice jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Programs, 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: Extension 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 approved solicitation template collection also includes the OJP Budget Detail Worksheet; the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Tribal Narrative Profile, Budget Detail Worksheet (BDW) and Demographic Form; and the Financial Management and System of Internal Controls Questionnaire (FCQ). The extension request includes a more streamlined version of the solicitation template collection, whereas the agency PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51493 moved static instructions and guidance that do not frequently change from year to year to a Grant Application Resource Guide web page. The result is a more concise, user-friendly solicitation document that draws closer attention to the program-specific details and requirements in order to reduce confusion for the applicant. Additionally, it enables the agency to revise static guidance on the web page as necessary, reducing the need to reissue program solicitations already released to the public. 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 and CTAS 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: Documentation related to Administration priority areas of consideration (e.g., Documentation of Enhanced Public Safety in Qualified Opportunity Zones), 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. The estimated public reporting burden for this collection of information remains 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51494 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: August 17, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–18296 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance Room S– 4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693– 2991 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Stengle.Thomas@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [FR Doc. 2020–18272 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Connecticut and Minnesota DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [Agency Docket Number DOL–2020–0005] Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Connecticut and Minnesota. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the States’ EB status: Based on the data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on July 17, 2020, the seasonally-adjusted total unemployment rates for Connecticut and Minnesota rose to exceed the 8.0% threshold necessary to trigger ‘‘on’’ to a high unemployment period in EB. The payable period for these states under the high unemployment period begins August 2, 2020, and eligibility for claimants has been extended from up to 13 weeks of potential duration to up to 20 weeks of potential duration in the EB program. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.as. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state beginning an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13 (c) (1)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Request for Comments for Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR’’) Report Bureau of International Labor Affairs, United States Department of Labor and Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments from the public. AGENCY: This notice is a request for comments from the public to assist the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative in preparing a report on labor capacity-building efforts under Chapter 16 (‘‘the Labor Chapter’’) and Annex 16.5 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR’’). Comments are also welcomed on efforts made by the CAFTA–DR countries to implement the labor obligations under the Labor Chapter and the recommendations contained in a paper entitled, ‘‘The Labor Dimension in Central America and the Dominican Republic—Building on Progress: Strengthening Compliance and Enhancing Capacity’’ (the ‘‘White Paper’’). This report is required under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA–DR Implementation Act). The reporting function and the responsibility for soliciting public comments required under this Act were assigned to the Secretary of Labor in consultation with the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The upcoming report will consolidate reporting periods to cover January 1, 2016, through February 29, 2020. Public comments received in response to the November 21, 2017, Federal Register Notice soliciting input on labor capacity-building efforts under the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CAFTA–DR will be taken under consideration for this upcoming report. DATES: Written comments are due no later than 5 p.m. (ET) September 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to www.regulations.gov, the Federal erulemaking portal. Comments may also be submitted by postal or electronic mail to Giorleny Altamirano Rayo, Advisor, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S– 5006, Washington, DC 20210, Rayo.Giorleny.D@DOL.gov. Comments that are mailed must be received by the date indicated for consideration. Also, please note that due to security concerns, postal delivery in Washington, DC, may be delayed. Therefore, in order to ensure that comments receive full consideration, the Department encourages the public to submit comments via the internet as indicated above. Please submit only one copy of your comments by only one method. Also, please be advised that comments received will become a matter of public record and will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. The Department cautions commenters not to include personal information, such as Social Security Numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses in their comments as such information will become viewable by the public on the http:// www.regulations.gov website. It is each commenter’s responsibility to safeguard his or her information. Comments submitted through http:// www.regulations.gov will not include the commenter’s email address unless the commenter chooses to include that information as part of his or her comment. If you are unable to provide submissions by either of these means, please contact Giorleny Altamirano Rayo (202–693–4868) to arrange for an alternative method of submission. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giorleny Altamirano Rayo, Advisor, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S– 5006, Washington, DC 20210. Email: Rayo.Giorleny.D@DOL.gov, Telephone: 202–693–4868. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Background Information During the legislative approval process for the CAFTA–DR, the E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0329]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection; 
eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of Previously Approved 
Collection OJP Solicitation Template

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

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 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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 Office of Justice 
Programs, 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: Extension 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 approved 
solicitation template collection also includes the OJP Budget Detail 
Worksheet; the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Tribal 
Narrative Profile, Budget Detail Worksheet (BDW) and Demographic Form; 
and the Financial Management and System of Internal Controls 
Questionnaire (FCQ). The extension request includes a more streamlined 
version of the solicitation template collection, whereas the agency 
moved static instructions and guidance that do not frequently change 
from year to year to a Grant Application Resource Guide web page. The 
result is a more concise, user-friendly solicitation document that 
draws closer attention to the program-specific details and requirements 
in order to reduce confusion for the applicant. Additionally, it 
enables the agency to revise static guidance on the web page as 
necessary, reducing the need to re-issue program solicitations already 
released to the public.
    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 and 
CTAS 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: Documentation related to Administration 
priority areas of consideration (e.g., Documentation of Enhanced Public 
Safety in Qualified Opportunity Zones), 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. The estimated public 
reporting burden for this collection of information remains 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.
    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

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Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: August 17, 2020.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2020-18296 Filed 8-19-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-14-P