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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0321]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: National Institute of Justice Compliance Testing Program

ACTION: 30-Day Notice.

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. If granted, the approval is valid for three years. This proposed information collection was previously published in theFederal RegisterVolume 77, Number 136, page 41799, on July 16 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

Comments are encouraged and should be directed to the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, Attention: Jamie Phillips, 810 7th St. NW., Washington, DC 20530. Comments will be accepted for 30 days until November 15, 2012.

All comments and suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include obtaining a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, should be directed to NIJ at the above address.

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

(1) Type of information collection: revision of a currently approved collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: National Institute of Justice Compliance Testing Program (NIJ CTP). This collection consists of seven forms: NIJ CTP Applicant Agreement; NIJ CTP Authorized Representatives Notification; NIJ CTP Body Armor Build Sheet; NIJ CTP Body Armor Agreement; NIJ CTP Manufacturing Location Notification; NIJ CTP Multiple Listee Notification; NIJ Approved Laboratory Application and Agreement.

(3) Agency Form Number: None. Component Sponsoring Collection: National Institute of Justice, 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 to the NIJ Compliance Testing Program and Testing Laboratories. Other: None. The purpose of the voluntary NIJ Compliance Testing Program (CTP) is to provide confidence that equipment used for law enforcement and corrections applications meets minimum published performance requirements. One type of equipment is ballistic body armor. Ballistic body armor designs that are determined to meet minimum requirements by NIJ and listed on the NIJ Compliant Products List are eligible for purchase with grant funding through the Ballistic Vest Partnership.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: Total of 90 respondents estimated.NIJ CTP Applicant Agreement:Estimated 90 respondents at 1 hour each;NIJ CTP Authorized Representatives Notification:Estimated 90 respondents at 20 minutes each;NIJ CTP Body Armor Build Sheet:Estimated 60 respondents (estimated 300 responses) at 1 hour each;NIJ CTP Body Armor Agreement:Estimated 60 respondents (estimated 300 responses) at 20 minutes each;NIJ CTP Manufacturing Location Notification:Estimated 90 respondents (estimated 350 responses) at 20 minutes each;NIJ CTP Listee Notification:Estimated 90 respondents (estimated 350 responses) at 20 minutes each;NIJ Approved Laboratory Application and Agreement:Estimated 10 respondents at 1 hour 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 322 hours in the first year and 222 hours each subsequent year.

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., 2E-508, Washington, DC 20530.
October 10, 2012. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.