Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request

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Drug Court Grantee Data Collection Survey

    The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, has 
submitted the following information collection request for review and 
clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
Office of Management and Budget approval is being sought for the 
information collection listed below. This proposed information 
collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 
26, 1998, allowing for a 60-day public comment period.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comment until December 31, 1998. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained 
in this notice, especially regarded 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 20530. 
Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 
395-7285. Comments may also be submitted to the Department of Justice 
(DOJ), Justice Management Division, Information Management and Security 
Staff, Attention: Department Deputy Clearance Officer, Suite 850, 1001 
G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530.
    Written comments and/or 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 function 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:
    (1) Type of information collection: Extension of previously 
approved collection.
    (2) The title of the form/collection: Drug Courts Grantee Data 
Collection Survey.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: none. Drug Courts Program Office, Office of Justice 
Programs, United States Department of Justice.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal Government, State, Local or 
Tribal.
    Other: none. This survey will assist in the National Evaluation of 
Drug Courts. The data to be collected will assist in determining the 
effectiveness of those grants and the information will be shared with 
the drug court field to improve program quality.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: 300 
respondents to complete a 1-1.5 hour survey semi-annually.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 600 annual hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Ms. 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: November 24, 1998.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of 
Justice.
[FR Doc. 98-31899 Filed 11-30-98; 8:45 am]
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