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Executive Office for United States Trustees; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Application for Non-Profit Budget and Credit Counseling Agencies.

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 116, page 35302 on June 17, 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 February 17, 2006. 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: Extension of a currently approved collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: Application for Approval as a Nonprofit Budget and Credit Counseling Agency.

(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. Executive Office for United States Trustees.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Not-for-profit institutions. Agencies that wish to offer credit counseling services. Other: None. Congress passed a new bankruptcy law that requires any individual who wishes to file for bankruptcy to, within 180 days of filing for bankruptcy relief, first obtain credit counseling from a nonprofit budget and credit counseling agency that has been approved by the United States Trustee.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to Start Printed Page 2960respond/reply: It is estimated that 800 respondents will complete the form in approximately 10 hours.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual public burden associated with this application is 8,000 hours.

If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: January 11, 2006.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. E6-472 Filed 1-18-06; 8:45 am]

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