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

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60-day notice of information collection under review: National Center for Victims of Crime: service referral questionnaire.

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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for “sixty days” until May 21, 2004. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, Start Printed Page 13334please contact Rebekah Dorr, Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 1100 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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:

—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;

—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;

—Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

—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: National Center for Victims of Crime: Service Referral Questionnaire.

3. Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Non-Profit and For-Profit Crime Victim Service Providers Other: Business or other for-profit and government agencies. The data from this information collection will be used to keep the victim services referral database up-to-date, ensuring that the information is accurate and appropriate.

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 10,000 respondents annually will complete the form within 15 minutes.

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 2,500 total annual burden hours associated with this collection.

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.

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Dated: March 11, 2004.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Deputy Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 04-6245 Filed 3-19-04; 8:45 am]

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