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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2092

Report. Ante, p. 2080.

Ante, p. 2081.

Paperwork reduction. Waste and efficiency.

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

In conducting evaluations described in this subsection, the Bureau of Justice Assistance shall, when practical, compare the effectiveness of programs conducted by similar applicants and different applicants. The Bureau of Justice Assistance shall also require applicants under part D to submit an annual performance report concerning activities carried out pursuant to part D together with an assessment by the applicant of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of section 403(a) of this title and the relationships of those activities to the needs and objectives specified by the applicant in the application submitted pursuant to section 403 of this title. The Bureau shall suspend funding for an approved application under part D if an applicant fails to submit such an annual performance report. "(c) The procedures established to implement the provisions of this title shall minimize paperwork and prevent needless duplication and unnecessary delays in award and expenditure of funds at all levels of government. NOTICE AND HEARING ON DENIAL OR TERMINATION OF GRANT

42 USC 3783.

"SEC. 802. (a) Whenever, after reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing on the record in accordance with section 554 of title 5, United States Code, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics finds that a recipient of assistance under this title has failed to comply substantially with— "(1) any provisions of this title; "(2) any regulations or guidelines promulgated under this title; or "(3) any application submitted in accordance with the provisions of this title, or the provisions of any other applicable Federal Act; the Director involved shall, until satisfied that there is no longer any such failure to comply, terminate payments to the recipient under this title, reduce payments to the recipient under this title by an amount equal to the amount of such payments which were not expended in accordance with this title, or limit the availability of payments under this title to programs, projects, or activities not affected by such failure to comply. "(b) If any grant application submitted under part D of this title has been denied, or any grant under this title has been terminated, then the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, or the Bureau of Justice Statistics, as appropriate, shall notify the applicant of its action and set forth the reason for the action taken. Whenever such an applicant requests a hearing, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, or the Bureau of Justice Statistics, or any authorized officer thereof, is authorized and directed to hold such hearings or investigations, including hearings on the record in accordance with section 554 of title 5, United States Code, at such times and places as necessary, following appropriate and adequate notice to such applicant; and the findings of fact and determinations made with respect thereto shall be final and conclusive, except as otherwise provided herein. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, or the Bureau of Justice Statistics is authorized to take final action without a hearing if, after an administrative review of the denial of such application or termination of such grant, it is determined that