[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2013)]
[Pages 66953-66954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26745]



[OMB Number 1122-0003]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Collection; Annual Progress Report for the STOP 
Formula Grants Program

ACTION: 60-Day notice.


    The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) 
will be

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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. Comments are encouraged and 
will be accepted for ``sixty days'' until January 6, 2014. This process 
is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments concerning this information collection should be 
sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure 
your comments are received is to email them to [email protected] or fax them to 202-395-7285. All comments should 
reference the 8 digit OMB number for the collection or the title of the 
collection. If you have questions concerning the collection, please 
Cathy Poston, Office on Violence Against Women, at 202-514-5430.
    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:
    (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 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 Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Annual Progress Report for the 
STOP Formula Grants Program.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122-
0003. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes the 56 STOP 
state administrators (from 50 states, the District of Columbia and five 
territories and commonwealths (Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, 
Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands)) and their subgrantees. The 
STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program was authorized 
through the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) and reauthorized 
and amended by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA 2000) and 
by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005). Its purpose is 
to promote a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to improving the 
criminal justice system's response to violence against women. The STOP 
Formula Grants Program envisions a partnership among law enforcement, 
prosecution, courts, and victim advocacy organizations to enhance 
victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their crimes of 
violence against women. OVW administers the STOP Formula Grants 
Program. The grant funds must be distributed by STOP state 
administrators to subgrantees according to a statutory formula (as 
amended by VAWA 2000 and by VAWA 2005).
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is 
estimated that it will take the 56 respondents (STOP administrators) 
approximately one hour to complete an annual progress report. It is 
estimated that it will take approximately one hour for roughly 2500 
subgrantees \1\ to complete the relevant portion of the annual progress 
report. The Annual Progress Report for the STOP Formula Grants Program 
is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of 
activities that subgrantees may engage in and the different types of 
subgrantees that receive funds, i.e. law enforcement agencies, 
prosecutors' offices, courts, victim services agencies, etc.

    \1\ Each year the number of STOP subgrantees changes. The number 
2,500 is based on the number of reports that OVW has received in the 
past from STOP subgrantees.

    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the 
annual progress report is 2,556 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 1407B, Washington, DC 

    Dated: November 4, 2013.
Jerrri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of 
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