Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested, 1646-1647 [E8-137]

Download as PDF 1646 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2008 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. 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: Extension of a previously approved collection, with change. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: COPS Application Attachment to SF–424. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Law enforcement agencies and other public and private entities that apply for COPS Office grants or cooperative agreements will be asked to complete the COPS Application Attachment to SF–424. The COPS Application Attachment to SF– 424 is the result of a COPS Office business process reengineering effort aimed at standardization as required under the grant streamlining requirements of Public Law 106–107, the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, as well as the President’s Management Agenda E-grants Initiative. This form streamlined application forms across all COPS Office programs and reduced the burden on applicants due the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:53 Jan 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 applicant’s ability to use the same form for multiple programs, thus reducing the need for applicants to learn how to complete multiple differing forms. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that 6,200 respondents annually will complete the form within 10 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 62,000 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: January 3, 2008. Lynn Bryant, Department Deputy Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E8–141 Filed 1–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–AT–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [OMB Number 1140–0058] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Investigator Integrity Questionnaire. ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), 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 ‘‘sixty days’’ until March 10, 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 Renee Reid, Chief, Personnel Security Branch, 131 M Street, NE., Washington, DC 20226. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Investigator Integrity Questionnaire. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 8620.7. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Other: None. ATF utilizes the services of contract investigators to conduct security/suitability investigations on prospective or current employees, as well as those contractors and consultants doing business with ATF. Persons interviewed by contract investigators will be randomly selected to voluntarily complete a questionnaire regarding the investigator’s degree of professionalism. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 2,500 respondents will complete a 5-minute form. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 250 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2008 / Notices If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: January 3, 2008. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E8–137 Filed 1–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P 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 30-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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register, Volume 72, Number 208, Pages 61183– 61184, on October 29, 2007, allowing for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until February 8, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), section 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially 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 20503. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:53 Jan 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–7285. 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; (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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1647 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: 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. Recordkeeping 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: January 3, 2008. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E8–138 Filed 1–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 9, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-137]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[OMB Number 1140-0058]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: 
Investigator Integrity Questionnaire.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms and Explosives (ATF), 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 ``sixty days'' until March 10, 
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 Renee Reid, Chief, Personnel Security 
Branch, 131 M Street, NE., Washington, DC 20226.
    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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Investigator Integrity 
Questionnaire.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 
8620.7. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Other: 
None. ATF utilizes the services of contract investigators to conduct 
security/suitability investigations on prospective or current 
employees, as well as those contractors and consultants doing business 
with ATF. Persons interviewed by contract investigators will be 
randomly selected to voluntarily complete a questionnaire regarding the 
investigator's degree of professionalism.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated 
that 2,500 respondents will complete a 5-minute form.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: There are an estimated 250 annual total burden 
hours associated with this collection.

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    If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Patrick Henry 
Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: January 3, 2008.
Lynn Bryant,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice.
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