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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: OJP Standard Assurances Form.

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 74, Number 117, page 29237-29238 on June 19, 2009, 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 30, 2009. 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 the General Counsel, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Attention: Kristopher Brambila, Attorney-Advisor, 810 7th St., NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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, without change of a currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: OJP Standard Assurances.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: No form number. 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: Applicants for grants funded by the Office of Justice Programs. Other: None. The purpose of the Standard Assurances form is to obtain the assurance/certification of each applicant for OJP funding that it will comply with the various cross-cutting regulatory and statutory requirements that apply to OJP grantees, and to set out in one easy-to-reference document those requirements that most frequently impact OJP grantees.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: Total of 8,250 respondents estimated, at 20 minutes each.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated total public burden associated with this information is 2,750.

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

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Dated: August 26, 2009.

Lynn Bryant,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-20956 Filed 8-28-09; 8:45 am]