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Electronic Surveillance Technology Section; Agency Information Collection Activities: Current Collection; Comment Requested

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60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Cost Recovery Regulations, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Office of Management and Budget approval is being sought for the information collection listed below. 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 January 29, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Porter Dunn, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, ESTS, 14800 Conference Center Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or more of the following four points:

(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have the practical utility;

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) 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

(1) Type of Information Collection: Approval, without change, of a currently approved collection for which approval is due to expire.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Cost Recovery Regulations, 28 CFR 100.9 et seq.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief Start Printed Page 69147abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. Other: None. The Cost Recovery Regulations have been adopted to assist the telecommunications industry in any submission of claims pursuant to Section 109(a) and (e) of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, codified at 47 U.S.C. 1001-1010 (1994).

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: The average time burden of the approximately 4 respondents to provide the information requested is approximately 4 hours per response and an estimated 5 responses (per respondent).

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to provide the information requested through the Cost Recovery Regulations is therefore approximately 80 hours (4 respondents × 5 responses × 4 hours per response).

If additional information is required, contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Office, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Date: November 22, 2006.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Office, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. E6-20226 Filed 11-28-06; 8:45 am]