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Civil Division; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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60-day notice of information collection under review: Claims under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Division, 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 June 20, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or Start Printed Page 20772associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 146, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044-0146.

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: Claims Under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: CIV-RECA-1. Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Other: None. Abstract: Information is collected to determine whether an individual is entitled to compensation under Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Program.

(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 there will be 3,000 respondents who will each require 2.5 hours to respond.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual burden hours to complete the certification form is 7,500 hours.

If additional information is required contact: Ms. 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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Dated: April 15, 2005.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 05-8014 Filed 4-20-05; 8:45 am]

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