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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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ACTION:

30-Day Notice of information collection under review: extension of a currently approved collection; NCJRS Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, has submitted the following extension request of generic clearance 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 68, Number 62, page 15743 on April 1, 2003, 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, 2003. 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) Title of the Form/Collection: NCJRS Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Forms Numbers: NCJ-CR-01-00 through NCJ-CR-01-07. Office of Justice Program, U.S. Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Respondents will be current and potential users of agency products and services. Respondents may represent Federal agencies, State, local, and tribal governments, members of private organizations, research organizations, the media, non-profit organizations, international organizations, as well as faculty and students. The purpose of such surveys is to assess needs, identify problems, and plan for programmatic improvements in the delivery of agency products and services.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that there will be 132,130 total respondents for all surveys combined. It is estimated that mail surveys will average 10 minutes to complete; Web surveys will average 6 minutes; phone surveys will average 4 minutes to complete; and focus groups and teleconferences will average 90 minutes to complete.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: An estimate of the annual public burden associated with this collection is 16,995 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 30, 2003.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 03-17121 Filed 7-7-03; 8:45 am]

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