30-Day notice of information collection under review: Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grants Program.
The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women 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 69, Number 57, on page 13876 on March 24, 2004, 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 27, 2004. 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) 395-5806.
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: New Collection.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grants Program.
(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 on Violence Against Women.
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: The affected public includes the165 grantees from the Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grants Program. The Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program provides a unique opportunity for rural jurisdictions to address the needs of law enforcement, prosecution agencies, the courts, and nonprofit non-governmental victim services agencies that respond to domestic violence, dating violence, and child abuse cases. Rural jurisdictions also are encouraged to create or enhance partnerships among criminal justice agencies, community organizations, health and social service providers, and child welfare agencies in order to implement prevention and education programs, as well as to develop innovative strategies to address the unique challenges of preventing and responding to domestic violence, dating violence, and child victimization in rural areas.
(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 165 respondents (grantees from the Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grants Program) approximately one hour to complete a Semi-Annual Progress Report. The Semi-Annual Progress Report is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities that grantees may engage in with grant funds. Grantees must complete only those sections that are relevant to their activities.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the Semi-Annual Progress Report is 330 hours.
If additional information is required contact: Mrs. Brenda E. Dyer, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.Start Signature
Dated: July 21, 2004.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 04-17136 Filed 7-27-04; 8:45 am]
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