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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-day notice of information collection under review: 2005 Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities.

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 70, Number 114, page 34796 on June 15, 2005, allowing for a 60 day comment period.

The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until September 21, 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: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: 2005 Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities.

(3) Agency Form Number, if Any, and the Applicable Component of the Department Sponsoring the Collection: Form Number: CJ-43, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

(4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required to Respond, as Well as a Brief Abstract: Primary: Federal, State, and District prison authorities. The Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities obtains information on each type of facility designed to house adults sentenced to confinement by State, District, or Federal court. These facilities include prisons, penitentiaries, and correctional institutions; boot camps; prison farms; reception, Start Printed Page 48984diagnostic, and classification centers; road camps; forestry and conservation camps; youthful offender facilities (except in California); vocational training facilities; prison hospitals; drug and alcohol treatment facilities; and State operated local detention facilities.

(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 1,700 respondents will complete a 3-hour census form.

(6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated With the Collection: There are an estimated 5,100 total annual burden hours associated with this collection.

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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Dated: August 17, 2005.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 05-16552 Filed 8-19-05; 8:45 am]

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