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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-day notice of information collection under review: New; domestic preparedness training evaluation and follow-up.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) 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 XX, Number 67, page 11517 on March 14, 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: New collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: Domestic Preparedness Training Evaluation and Follow-up.

(3) The agency form number if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The Office for Domestic Preparedness, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring the collections. A form number has not been assigned.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals who participate in office for Domestic Preparedness-sponsored training other: None. The data collection effort is designed to obtain feedback from participants, who attend Office for Domestic Preparedness-sponsored training, on enhanced knowledge and/or skills, course improvements, and actions to use the information to improve personal, agency, or Start Printed Page 45153jurisdictional preparedness to respond to a terrorism incident. Approximately 4 months after the training, a sample of participants will be asked to complete a follow-up survey on how useful the training has been to them in performing their job actions they have taken to enhance response capacities.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average to respond/reply. It is estimated that approximately 21,390 respondents will be asked to complete the training evaluation forms and that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours associated with the collection: The total hour burden to complete evaluation forms is approximately 5,347 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: July 2, 2002.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 02-16990 Filed 7-5-02; 8:45 am]