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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comments Requested

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ACTION:

30-day notice of information collection under review: COPS Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) Hiring Progress Report.

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 68, Number 114, on page 35427 on June 13, 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 December 10, 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 Start Printed Page 63818burden 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 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: Revision of currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Tribal Resources Grant Program Hiring Progress Report.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Form Number: Not applicable.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: TRGP Hiring award recipients. Other: None.

Abstract: The currently approved collection instrument targets TRGP award recipients to gather data on officer positions awarded under the Tribal Resources Grant Program. The data will be used by the COPS Office to monitor the progress of the TRGP award recipients in implementing their grant and for compliance monitoring efforts.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated number of respondents is 200 will complete the form within approximately one-half hour.

(6) An estimate of the additional public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated public burden is 100 hours annually.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brenda Dyer, Deputy Clearance Officer Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, 601 D Street NW., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: October 30, 2003.

Brenda Dyer,

Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 03-28164 Filed 11-7-03; 8:45 am]

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