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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Return A—Monthly Return of Offenses Known to the Police and Supplement to Return A—Monthly Return of Offenses Known to the Police.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations, 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 68, Number 93, page 25907 on May 14, 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 20, 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, Start Printed Page 43167should be directed to The Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503, or facsimile (202) 395-5806.

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 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 collection:

(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Return A—Monthly Return of Offenses Known to the Police and Supplement to Return A—Monthly Return of Offenses Known to the Police.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 4-927A and 4-919; Criminal Justice Services Division, FBI, Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies. This collection is needed to collect data regarding criminal offenses and their respective clearances throughout the United States. Data is tabulated and published in the annual Crime in the United States.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are approximately 16,971 agencies with 407,304 responses (including zero reports) at an average of 21 minutes a month devoted to compilation of data for this information collection.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are approximately 142,556 hours annual burden associated with this information collection.

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

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Dated: July 15, 2003.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 03-18358 Filed 7-18-03; 8:45 am]

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