Criminal Justice Information Services Division; National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section; Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing Collection, Comments Requested, 23273 [E8-9031]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 29, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [OMB Number 1110–0043] 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 a existing collection; The Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section will be submitted 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 June 30, 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, FBI, 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Apr 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 (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 Form: The Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure. (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1110–0043. Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of the FBI, Department of Justice (DOJ). (4) Affected Public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Any individual requesting entry into the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section’s Voluntary Appeal File (VAF). Brief Abstract: Under 28 CFR, § 25.9(b)(1), (2), (3), the NICS must destroy all identifying information on allowed transactions within 24 hours of the Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) being notified of the transaction’s proceed status. If a potential purchaser is delayed or denied a firearm, then successfully appeals the decision, the NICS Section cannot retain a record of the overturned appeal or the supporting documentation. If the record cannot be updated, the purchaser continues to be delayed or denied, and if that individual appeals the decision, the documentation must be resubmitted for every subsequent purchase. As such, the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) was mandated to be created and maintained by the NICS Section for the purpose of preventing future lengthy delays or erroneous denials of a firearm transfer. An individual wishing to request entry into the VAF may obtain a VAF brochure from the NICS Section, an FFL, or the NICS Section Web site at the Internet address: http://www.fbi.gov/ programs/nics/index.htm. (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 12,500 individuals will request entry into the VAF. It takes an average of 5 minutes to read and complete all areas of the application, an estimated 2 hours for the process of fingerprinting including travel, and 25 minutes to mail the form for a total of PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23273 2.5 hours estimated burden to the respondent. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The number of persons requesting entry into the VAF is estimated to be 12,500 individuals. The time it takes each individual to complete the process is 2.5 hours. The total public burden hours is 12,500 respondents multiplied by 2.5 hours which equals 31,250 total burden hours. If additional information is required, contact: Ms. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: April 23, 2008. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E8–9031 Filed 4–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Employee Polygraph Protection Act Regulations 29 CFR part 801. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Investigation

[OMB Number 1110-0043]


Criminal Justice Information Services Division; National Instant 
Criminal Background Check System Section; Agency Information Collection 
Activities: Existing Collection, Comments Requested

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Approval 
of a existing collection; The Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI, Criminal Justice Information 
Services (CJIS) Division's National Instant Criminal Background Check 
System (NICS) Section will be submitted 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 June 30, 2008. This process is 
conducted in accordance with Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), Sec.  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, FBI, 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;
    (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 Form: The Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure.
    (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
department sponsoring the collection:
    Form Number: 1110-0043.
    Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of 
the FBI, Department of Justice (DOJ).
    (4) Affected Public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: Any individual requesting entry into the FBI's Criminal 
Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division's National Instant 
Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section's Voluntary Appeal File 
(VAF).
    Brief Abstract: Under 28 CFR, Sec.  25.9(b)(1), (2), (3), the NICS 
must destroy all identifying information on allowed transactions within 
24 hours of the Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) being notified of the 
transaction's proceed status. If a potential purchaser is delayed or 
denied a firearm, then successfully appeals the decision, the NICS 
Section cannot retain a record of the overturned appeal or the 
supporting documentation. If the record cannot be updated, the 
purchaser continues to be delayed or denied, and if that individual 
appeals the decision, the documentation must be resubmitted for every 
subsequent purchase. As such, the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) was 
mandated to be created and maintained by the NICS Section for the 
purpose of preventing future lengthy delays or erroneous denials of a 
firearm transfer. An individual wishing to request entry into the VAF 
may obtain a VAF brochure from the NICS Section, an FFL, or the NICS 
Section Web site at the Internet address: http://www.fbi.gov/programs/
nics/index.htm.
    (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 12,500 individuals will request entry into the 
VAF. It takes an average of 5 minutes to read and complete all areas of 
the application, an estimated 2 hours for the process of fingerprinting 
including travel, and 25 minutes to mail the form for a total of 2.5 
hours estimated burden to the respondent.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection:
    The number of persons requesting entry into the VAF is estimated to 
be 12,500 individuals. The time it takes each individual to complete 
the process is 2.5 hours. The total public burden hours is 12,500 
respondents multiplied by 2.5 hours which equals 31,250 total burden 
hours.
    If additional information is required, contact: Ms. Lynn Bryant, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, 
Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20530.

    Dated: April 23, 2008.
Lynn Bryant,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
 [FR Doc. E8-9031 Filed 4-28-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-02-P