30-day notice of information collection under review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired; Universal Hiring Program (UHP) and COPS in Schools (CIS) Grant Applications.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has submitted 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 66, Number 208, page 54286 on October 26, 2001, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until June 13, 2002. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
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 The Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503.
Request 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 agencies 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: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection instrument.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Universal Hiring Program and COPS in Schools Grant Applications.
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: none, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Department of Justice.
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local or Tribal Government. Other: none. Abstract: The application will be used by state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to apply for Federal funding which will be used to increase the number of sworn law enforcement positions in their agencies. These grants are meant to enhance law enforcement infrastructures and community policing efforts in both local communities (Universal Hiring Program) and local schools (COPS in Schools).
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are an estimated 2,000 respondents for UHP, and 1,500 for the CIS program. The amount of estimated time required for the average respondent to respond is: 9 hours per response.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are 18,000 burden hours annually for UHP and 13,500 for CIS, for a total of 31,500 hours.
If additional information is required contact: Mrs. Brenda E. Dyer, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Start Printed Page 34475Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.Start Signature
Dated: May 8, 2002.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Deputy Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 02-11988 Filed 5-13-02; 8:45 am]
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