Action: 30-Day Notice of information collection under review: Certification of Compliance with the Statutory Eligibility Requirements for Tribal Governments.
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 FR Volume 68, Number 66, page 16832 on April 7, 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 September 3, 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.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 Start Printed Page 45857for 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, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Certification of Compliance with the Statutory Eligibility Requirements for Tribal Governments.
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The Office of Management and Budget Number for the certification form is 1121/186. The Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice is sponsoring the collection.
(4) Affected public who will be as or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: The affected public includes the approximately 100 grantees under the STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grant Program. The STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grants are designed to develop and strengthen tribal law enforcement and prosecutorial strategies to combat violent crimes against Indian women, as well as develop and strengthen victim services. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 required that 4 percent of the amount appropriated each year for grants to combat violent crimes against women be made available for grants to Indian tribal governments. The Violence Against Women Act of 2000 increased this amount to 5 percent.
(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 it will take the approximately 100 grantees under the STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grant Program less than one hour to complete the certification form.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden to complete the certification form is less than 100 hours.
If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20530.Start Signature
Dated: July 30, 2003.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Deputy Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 03-19693 Filed 8-1-03; 8:45 am]
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