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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-day notice of information collection under review: used body armor wear and tear questionnaire.

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 Federal Register Volume 69, Number 179, page 55838 on September 16, 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 February 10, 2005. 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: Used Body Armor Wear and Tear Questionnaire.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: N/A. National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice is sponsoring the collection.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Other: Federal Government. Abstract: Pursuant to the Attorney General's Body Armor Safety Initiative, NIJ is collecting samples of used body armor to determine the cause of ballistic resistance degradation in body armor. The information collected in the questionnaire concerns the usage of each unit of body armor submitted for testing and will contribute to an analysis of the causes of ballistic resistance degradation.

(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 each of the 500 respondents approximately 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

(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 125 hours.

If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Department 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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Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 05-480 Filed 1-10-05; 8:45 am]

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