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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested


60 Day Notice Of Information Collection Under Review: Grants Management System Online Application.


The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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 is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for “sixty days” until April 27, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have additional comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact: Amy Callaghan, (202) 514-9292, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531 or

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;

—Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 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.

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(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.

(2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Grants Management System Online Application.

(3) The Agency Form Number, if any, and the Applicable Component of the Department Sponsoring the Collection: There is no form number, Office of Justice Programs, United States 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, Local or Tribal Governments applying for grants. GMS is used to implement the statutory requirements of the Grant Management System (GMS) Online Application; Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN); Progress and Financial Reports of applications, awards, and closeouts.

(5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent to Respond: An estimated 34,097 grantees will respond to Grants Management System Online Application and on average it will take each of them 12 hours to complete the 4 applications.

(6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in hours) Associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this application is 137,238 hours.

If additional information is required contact: Ms. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

Dated: February 19, 2009.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.

[FR Doc. E9-3988 Filed 2-24-09; 8:45 am]


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