National Institute of Justice; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested, 65985-65986 [E7-22917]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 226 / Monday, November 26, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [OMB Number 1110–0035] Criminal Justice Information Services Division; National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section; Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing Collection, Comments Requested 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Approval of an existing collection; The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) State Point of Contact (POC) Final Determination Electronic Submission. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s NICS Section will be 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. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until January 25, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), § 1320.10. If you have comments (especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time), suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Natalie N. Snider, Management and Program Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section, Module A–3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 26306, or facsimile at (304) 625–7540. 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/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s/component’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:03 Nov 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 (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 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: Approval of an Existing Collection. (2) Title of the Forms: The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) State Point of Contact (POC) Final Determination Electronic Submission. (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1110–0035. Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ). (4) Affected Public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Full State Points of Contact (POC) , Partial-POCs, Alternate Permit State POCs. Brief Abstract: This collection is requested of Full State Points of Contact (POCs), Partial POCs, and Alternate Permit State POCs. Per 28 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 25.6(h), POC States are required to transmit electronic determination messages to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section of the status of a firearm background check in those instances in which a transaction is ‘‘open’’ (transactions unresolved before the end of the operational day on which the transaction was initiated); ‘‘denied’’ transactions; transactions reported to the NICS as open and subsequently changed to proceed; and overturned denials. The State POC must communicate this response to the NICS immediately upon communicating their determination to the Federal Firearms Licensee or in those cases in which a response has not been communicated, no later than the end of the operational day in which the transaction was initiated. For those responses that are not received, the NICS will assume the transaction resulted in a ‘‘proceed.’’ (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65985 There are 21 State POCs and ten Alternate Permit State POCs who conduct an average of 4,312,811 transactions per year. It is estimated that 26 percent would be affected by this collection and would require electronic messages sent to the NICS. This translates to 1,121,331 transactions, which would be the total number of annual responses. The other 74 percent would not be reported in this collection. It will require one minute (60 seconds) for each POC State to transmit the information per transaction to the NICS. Thus, it is estimated that collectively all respondents will spend 18,689 hours yearly submitting determinations to the NICS. If the number of transactions were distributed evenly among the POC States, then 603 hours would be the estimated time for each of the 31 states to respond. Record keeping time is part of the routine business process and is not part of this calculation. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The average yearly hour burden for submitting final determinations combined is: (4,312,811 total checks × 26 percent)/60 seconds = 18,689 hours. If additional information is required, contact: Ms. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 20, 2007. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E7–22945 Filed 11–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–NEW] National Institute of Justice; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: New. Survey of Law Enforcement’s Forensic Backlogs. ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 65986 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 226 / Monday, November 26, 2007 / Notices Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until January 25, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact John Paul Jones, (202) 307–5715, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Request 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 agency’s 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 collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: New. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Survey of Law Enforcement’s Forensic Backlogs. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: None. National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: State and local law enforcement officials. The National Institute of Justice will use this survey to determine the size and nature of forensic evidence backlogs in state and local law enforcement VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:03 Nov 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 agencies. For the purposes of this survey, these forensic backlogs are defined as the number of homicide, rape, and property crime cases that contain forensic evidence but that have not been submitted to forensic crime laboratories for analysis. The 2005 Census of Crime Laboratories conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics details the size of forensic evidence backlogs in the nation’s crime laboratory system. In order to develop a complete picture of forensic backlogs across the criminal justice system, the Survey of Law Enforcement’s Forensic Backlogs will provide much needed information on forensic evidence backlogs in state and local law enforcement agencies. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 2,975 respondents with an average burden time of 30 minutes—1,488 hours total. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 1,488 hours. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 16, 2007. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E7–22917 Filed 11–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request November 19, 2007. The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202–693–4129 (this is PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not a toll-free number)/e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: John Kraemer, OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316/Fax: 202–395–6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below). The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • 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 agency’s 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. Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Title: Ionizing Radiation (29 CFR 1910.1096). OMB Control Number: 1218–0103. Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,719. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 39,531. Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $2,341,440. Description: The purpose of the information collection requirements contained in the Ionizing Radiation Standard (29 CFR 1910.1096) is to document that employers are providing their employees with protection from hazardous ionizing radiation exposure. Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-NEW]


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

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: New. 
Survey of Law Enforcement's Forensic Backlogs.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, 
National Institute of Justice, will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork

[[Page 65986]]

Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published 
to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted for ``sixty days'' until January 25, 
2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact John Paul Jones, (202) 307-5715, National 
Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of 
Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531.
    Request 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 agency's 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 collection:
    (1) Type of Information Collection: New.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Survey of Law Enforcement's 
Forensic Backlogs.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: None. National 
Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of 
Justice.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: State and local law enforcement officials.
    The National Institute of Justice will use this survey to determine 
the size and nature of forensic evidence backlogs in state and local 
law enforcement agencies. For the purposes of this survey, these 
forensic backlogs are defined as the number of homicide, rape, and 
property crime cases that contain forensic evidence but that have not 
been submitted to forensic crime laboratories for analysis. The 2005 
Census of Crime Laboratories conducted by the Bureau of Justice 
Statistics details the size of forensic evidence backlogs in the 
nation's crime laboratory system. In order to develop a complete 
picture of forensic backlogs across the criminal justice system, the 
Survey of Law Enforcement's Forensic Backlogs will provide much needed 
information on forensic evidence backlogs in state and local law 
enforcement agencies.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 
2,975 respondents with an average burden time of 30 minutes--1,488 
hours total.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
collection is 1,488 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, 
Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: November 16, 2007.
Lynn Bryant,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. E7-22917 Filed 11-23-07; 8:45 am]
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