Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 21183 [05-8149]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 78 / Monday, April 25, 2005 / Notices Survey on the Community College of the Air Force’s Internet homepage. The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete, and we expect to have about 400 responses. Survey results will be complied and evaluated at the Community College of the Air Force Administrative Center at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. While results will be used primarily in-house to make program improvements, findings may be publicized in the Air Force and civilian education communities. Dated: April 8, 2005. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–8148 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Air Force Research Laboratory announces the proposed reinstatement of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by June 24, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate Directed Energy Bioeffects Division Radio Frequency Radiation Branch, AFRL/ HEDR, 8303 Hawks Road, Bldg. 1162, Brooks City-Base, TX 78235. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposed and VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:51 Oct 19, 2009 Jkt 220001 associated collection instruments, please write to above address, or call 1st Lt. Keith White of the Air Force Research Laboratory, HEDR at 210–536– 5959. Title and OMB Number: Control Force Experiences with Crowds Data Collection; OMB Number 0701–TBD. Needs and Uses: The Air Force Research Laboratory Human Effectiveness Directorate (AFRL/HEDR), under the funding of the Joint NonLethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), is conducting crowd behavior research. The AFRL/HEDR is currently working to collect and assess crowd behavior data in an effort to supply a predictive model of crowd behavior for the assessment and implementation of various NonLethal Weapons platforms. This research has, in part, been recommended from Penn State University’s Applied Research Laboratory Human Effects Advisory Panel (HEAP). Specifically, the HEAP report entitled ‘‘Crowd Behavior, Crowd Control, and the use of Non-lethal Weapons’’ offers a crowd behavior research plan that is guided by a need to discover the underlying factors of crowd behavior (Kenny, Farrer, Heal, Ijames, McPhail, Odenthal, Taylor & Waddington, 2001). The AFRL/HEDR crowd behavior research team has acknowledged the value of control force members’ experiences in the validation of invalidation of the crowd behavior variables currently under investigation and the research proposed in this protocol is expected to yield a true account of control force members’ crowd management experiences. Any information control force members can provide about their experiences managing crowds is instrumental in the development of the aforementioned predictive model of crowd behavior. This model will eventually contribute to a training module that warfighters will utilize to refine their crowd management skills for future missions. Affected Public: The affected public will be United States military servicemen who have acquired direct experience with crowds outside the continental U.S. and U.S. civilian law enforcement officers from specified metropolitan areas. Annual Burden Hours: 100–200 hours. Number of Respondents: 200, personally interviewed or administered a paper survey. Responses per Respondent: Either one interview or survey administration. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes–1 hour. Frequency: One-time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21183 Summary of Information Collection The data collection procedures proposed in this protocol will consist of dyadic interviews and survey administration. Two hundred adult volunteer participant (n = 200) will be recruited from among civilian law enforcement agencies and military personnel who have recently experienced crowd management situations while on deployment. Interview participants will meet individually with one researcher. Survey participants will complete the questionnaire as administered by available investigators or their respective superior officer(s). The research will be conducted at military installations that serve as crowd management training centers and police departments throughout the U.S. that implement crowd tactics, training, and procedures. Interview transcripts and written survey responses will be sorted and coded according to the content of the responses. This coding process is intended to reveal which features of a crowd situation control forces consistently identify as significant to effective crowd management. Dated: April 18, 2005. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–8149 Filed 4–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of the Army, DoD. Notice to amend a system of records; A0600–8–1c AHRC DoD, Defense Casualty Information Processing System (DCIPS). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This proposed action will be effective without further notice on May 25, 2005 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. DATES: Department of the Army, Freedom of Information/Privacy Division, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: AHRC–PDD–FPZ, 7701 ADDRESSES: E:\TEMP\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 78 (Monday, April 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 21183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8149]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Air Force


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Air Force Research Laboratory announces the proposed 
reinstatement of a public information collection and seeks public 
comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
information collection on respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by June 24, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection should be sent to Air Force Research Laboratory, 
Human Effectiveness Directorate Directed Energy Bioeffects Division 
Radio Frequency Radiation Branch, AFRL/HEDR, 8303 Hawks Road, Bldg. 
1162, Brooks City-Base, TX 78235.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposed and 
associated collection instruments, please write to above address, or 
call 1st Lt. Keith White of the Air Force Research Laboratory, HEDR at 
210-536-5959.
    Title and OMB Number: Control Force Experiences with Crowds Data 
Collection; OMB Number 0701-TBD.
    Needs and Uses: The Air Force Research Laboratory Human 
Effectiveness Directorate (AFRL/HEDR), under the funding of the Joint 
Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), is conducting crowd behavior 
research. The AFRL/HEDR is currently working to collect and assess 
crowd behavior data in an effort to supply a predictive model of crowd 
behavior for the assessment and implementation of various Non-Lethal 
Weapons platforms. This research has, in part, been recommended from 
Penn State University's Applied Research Laboratory Human Effects 
Advisory Panel (HEAP). Specifically, the HEAP report entitled ``Crowd 
Behavior, Crowd Control, and the use of Non-lethal Weapons'' offers a 
crowd behavior research plan that is guided by a need to discover the 
underlying factors of crowd behavior (Kenny, Farrer, Heal, Ijames, 
McPhail, Odenthal, Taylor & Waddington, 2001). The AFRL/HEDR crowd 
behavior research team has acknowledged the value of control force 
members' experiences in the validation of invalidation of the crowd 
behavior variables currently under investigation and the research 
proposed in this protocol is expected to yield a true account of 
control force members' crowd management experiences. Any information 
control force members can provide about their experiences managing 
crowds is instrumental in the development of the aforementioned 
predictive model of crowd behavior. This model will eventually 
contribute to a training module that warfighters will utilize to refine 
their crowd management skills for future missions.
    Affected Public: The affected public will be United States military 
servicemen who have acquired direct experience with crowds outside the 
continental U.S. and U.S. civilian law enforcement officers from 
specified metropolitan areas.
    Annual Burden Hours: 100-200 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 200, personally interviewed or administered 
a paper survey.
    Responses per Respondent: Either one interview or survey 
administration.
    Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes-1 hour.
    Frequency: One-time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

    The data collection procedures proposed in this protocol will 
consist of dyadic interviews and survey administration. Two hundred 
adult volunteer participant (n = 200) will be recruited from among 
civilian law enforcement agencies and military personnel who have 
recently experienced crowd management situations while on deployment. 
Interview participants will meet individually with one researcher. 
Survey participants will complete the questionnaire as administered by 
available investigators or their respective superior officer(s). The 
research will be conducted at military installations that serve as 
crowd management training centers and police departments throughout the 
U.S. that implement crowd tactics, training, and procedures. Interview 
transcripts and written survey responses will be sorted and coded 
according to the content of the responses. This coding process is 
intended to reveal which features of a crowd situation control forces 
consistently identify as significant to effective crowd management.

    Dated: April 18, 2005.
Patricia L. Toppings,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 05-8149 Filed 4-22-05; 8:45 am]
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