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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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ACTION:

60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire.

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, 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 information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for “sixty days” until May 26, 2009. 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 Marcia K. Paull, Chief Financial Officer, (202) 353-2820, The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531.

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: Accounting System and Financial Capability Questionnaire.

(3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the Applicable Component of the Department of Justice Sponsoring the Collection: Form Number: The form number is 7120/1, The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring the collection.

(4) Affected Public Who Will Be Asked or Required to Respond, as Well as a Brief Abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit entities and not-for-profit institutions. Other: None. The information is required for assessing the financial risk of a potential recipient in administrating federal funds in Start Printed Page 13475accordance with OMB Circular A-110 and 28 CFR part 70.

(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 100 respondents will complete a 4-hour form.

(6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated with the Collection: The total hour burden to complete the forms is 400 annual burden hours.

If Additional Information is Required Contact: Lynn Bryant, 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: March 23, 2009.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. E9-6819 Filed 3-26-09; 8:45 am]

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