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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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Notice of information collection under review; Tribal resources grant program application.

The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 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 October 1, 2001.

If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Gretchen DePasquale, 202-305-7780, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, 1100 Vermont NW., Washington, DC 20530.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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 function 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

(1) Type of information collection: New collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: Tribal Resources Grant Program Application.

(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form: None. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federally Recognized Tribal Governments.

Other: None. The information collected will be used by the COPS Office to determine whether Federally recognized Tribal Governments are eligible for three year grants specifically targeted to meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Indian communities. The grants are meant to enhance law enforcement infrastructures and community policing efforts in these communities.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: 200 respondents at 8 hours per response. The information will be collected annually from each respondent.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are 1800 annual burden hours associated with this information collection.

If additional information is required contact: Mrs. Brenda E. Dyer, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: July 20, 2001.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Deputy Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 01-19058 Filed 7-30-01; 8:45 am]

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