[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 184 (Wednesday, September 23, 1998)]
[Pages 50926-50927]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-25402]



Office of Justice Programs

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of information collection under review; Reinstatement, 
with change of a previously approved collection for which approval has 
expired; Crime Victim Compensation State Certification Form.


    The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for 
Victims of Crime, has submitted the following information collection 
request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed Information collection is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ``sixty (60) days'' 
until: November 23, 1998.
    If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the 
proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or 
additional information, please contact Jeffrey Kerr, 202-616-3581, U.S. 
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims 
of Crime, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington DC 20530. Additionally, 
comments may be submitted via facsimile to 202-514-6383.
    Written comments and 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 functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) 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;
    (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 or responses.
    Overview of this information collection:

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    (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of 
a previously approved collection form for which approval has expired.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Crime Victim Compensation State 
Certification Form.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form: OJP 7390/5. 
Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. 
Department of Justice.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) as amended 
and the Victim Compensation Program Guidelines to submit an annual 
Crime Victim Compensation Certificate Form. Information received from 
each program will be used to calculate the annual grant amount for the 
VOCA state crime victim compensation programs. The information will 
also be aggregated and serve as supporting documentation for the 
Director's biennial report to the President and Congress.
    Primary: State Government. 42 U.S.C. 1921 et. seq. authorizes the 
Department of Justice to collect information from state governors, 
chief executives of the U.S. territories, and the mayor of the District 
of Columbia for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) formula grant program. 
Other: None.
    This application will be used by state and local jurisdictions to 
apply for federal funding which will be used to increase the number of 
law enforcement positions in their law enforcement agencies.
    (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 52 respondents will complete an 1-hour annual report.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total hour burden to complete the form is 52 
annual burden hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Mrs. Brenda E. Dyer, 
Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, 
Suite 850, Washington Center, 1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: September 17, 1998.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Deputy Clearance Office, United States Department of 
[FR Doc. 98-25402 Filed 9-22-98; 8:45 am]