30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Extension of a currently approved collection; Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form: Claim for Death Benefits Form and Report of Public Safety Officer's Death Form.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will be submitting 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 collection information is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register [Volume 72, Number 41 page 9588 on March 2, 2007] allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until June 6, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
All comments, suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include obtaining a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, should be directed to M. Pressley, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531, 1-866-859-2687.
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. Comments may also be submitted to M. Pressley, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC., 20531 via facsimile to (202) 305-1367.
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 agency's 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: Claim for Death Benefits Form and Report of Public Safety Officer's Death Form.
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: OJP Form 1240/20. Payments and Benefits Division, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 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: Dependents of public safety officers who were killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. Respondents who complete this application may be spouses, children, or parents of the public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 275 respondents will complete the claim process in approximately 4 hours. Three hundred twenty “Report of Public Safety Officer's Death” forms are filed in association with the “Claim for Death Benefit” forms. This form is completed and submitted by the decedent's employing agency. It is estimated that it takes the employer 4 hours to complete the form and assemble supporting documentation.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated total public burden hours associated with this application is 1,100.
If additional information is required, contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC 20530.Start Signature
Dated: May 1, 2007.
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. E7-8638 Filed 5-4-07; 8:45 am]
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