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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-day notice of information collection under review: extension of a current approved collection, COPS Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) Grant Program.

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 67, Number 36, page 8318 on February 22, 2002, allowing for a 60 day comment period.

The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until August 7, 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. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202)-395-7285.

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: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: COPS Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) Grant Program.

(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: State, Local or Tribal government. Other: None. The information collection will be used by the COPS Office to determine whether law enforcement agencies are eligible for one year grants specifically targeted to provide funding for technology and equipment. 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: It is estimated that 2,300 respondents will complete the Start Printed Page 45150application. The amount of estimated time required for the average respondent to respond is 27 hours.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated total burden hours to conduct this survey is 62,100 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 Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: June 28, 2002.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Deputy Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-16989 Filed 7-5-02; 8:45 am]

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