National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing collection, comments requested the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure, 69287-69288 [2011-28803]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives [OMB Number 1140–0019] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Federal Firearms License (FFL) Renewal Application mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Summary of Information Collection 30-Day notice. 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 76, Number 169, page 54255 on August 31, 2011, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until December 8, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments concerning this information collection should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure your comments are received is to email them to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax them to (202) 395–7285. All comments should reference the 8 digit OMB number for the collection or the title of the collection. If you have any questions concerning the collection, please call Patricia Power at (304) 616–4608. 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 agencies 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 —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. (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Federal Firearms License (FFL) RENEWAL Application. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 8 (5310.11). Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond: Primary: Business or other for-profit. Other: Individuals or households. Need for Collection The form is filed by the licensee desiring to renew a Federal firearms license. It is used to identify the applicant, locate the business/collection premises, identify the type of business/ collection activity, and determine the eligibility of the applicant. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There will be an estimated 35,000 respondents, who will complete the form within approximately 25 minutes. (6) An estimate of the total burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 14,700 total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Two Constitution Square, Room 2E–508, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2011–28802 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69287 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing collection, comments requested the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review. ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ) FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section has 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 January 9, 2012. 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 Sherry L. Kuneff, 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 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 69288 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Overview of this information (1) Type of Information Collection: Approval of an Existing Collection. (2) Title of the Form: Voluntary Appeal File. (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 Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) of the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section. Brief Abstract: Under 28 CFR, § 25.9(b)(1), (2), and (3), the NICS must destroy all identifying information on allowed transactions within 24 hours of the Federal Firearms 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: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/ nics. (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 annually 7,542 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 (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 7,542 individuals annually. The time it takes each individual to complete the process is 2.5 hours. The total public burden hours are 7,542 respondents multiplied by 2.5 hours which equals 18,855 total burden hours. If additional information is required, contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street, NE., Room 2E–508, Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2011–28803 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office [Docket No. 2011–1] Cable Statutory License: Specialty Station List Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of objections and specialty station filings. AGENCY: Periodically, the Copyright Office (‘‘Office’’) seeks to update its list of specialty stations related to the use of the cable compulsory license. In response to the publication of an initial list of specialty stations for this purpose in April of this year, the Office received objections filed by the Motion Picture Association of America to the identification of certain stations as being entitled to specialty station status in accordance with the Federal Communications Commission’s (‘‘FCC’’) definition of specialty station in effect on June 24, 1981. Consequently, before compiling the final list, the Office is providing an opportunity for response to the filed objections. The Office is also publishing for comment a new list of television stations reported in filed affidavits received after publication of the initial list in which the owner or licensee of the television station attests that the station qualifies as a specialty station under the FCC’s former rules. DATES: Objections to the newly designated specialty stations must be filed no later than December 8, 2011. Responses to any objections filed to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 newly designated specialty stations must be received no later than January 9, 2012. Responses to any of the MPAA objections noted herein must also be filed with the Office no later than January 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: All comments and reply comments shall be submitted electronically. A comment page containing a comment form is posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/ssl. The Web site interface requires submitters to complete a form specifying name and organization, as applicable, and to upload comments as an attachment via a browser button. To meet accessibility standards, all objections, comments, or other filings must be uploaded in a single file in either the Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size is 6 megabytes (MB). The name of the submitter and organization should appear on both the form and the face of the filings. All objections, comments, and other filings will be posted publicly on the Copyright Office Web site exactly as they are received, along with names and organizations. If electronic submission of objections, comments, or other filings is not feasible, please contact Tracie Coleman of the Licensing Division at (202)–707–8150 for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Golant, Assistant General Counsel, and Tanya M. Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the cable statutory license, a cable operator may retransmit the signal of a distant television station identified as a specialty station at the base rate rather than at the higher 3.75% rate that is incurred for the carriage of a nonpermitted signal. 37 CFR 256.2(c). Specialty station status is determined by reference to the former regulations of the FCC which defined a specialty station as ‘‘a commercial television broadcast station that generally carries foreign-language, religious, and/or automated programming in one-third of the hours of an average broadcast week and one-third of the weekly prime-time hours.’’ 47 CFR 76.5(kk) (1981). The specialty station designation was part of a complex regulatory structure which governed the carriage of distant network station signals in the 1970s. However, E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 8, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Investigation


National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section Agency 
Information Collection Activities: Existing collection, comments 
requested the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure

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

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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 has 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 January 9, 2012. 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 Sherry L. Kuneff, 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

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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: Voluntary Appeal File.
    (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 Voluntary Appeal 
File (VAF) of the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) 
Division's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) 
Section.
    Brief Abstract: Under 28 CFR, Sec.  25.9(b)(1), (2), and (3), the 
NICS must destroy all identifying information on allowed transactions 
within 24 hours of the Federal Firearms 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: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/nics.
    (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 annually 7,542 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 7,542 individuals annually. The time it takes each individual to 
complete the process is 2.5 hours. The total public burden hours are 
7,542 respondents multiplied by 2.5 hours which equals 18,855 total 
burden hours.
    If additional information is required, contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street, NE., Room 2E-508, Washington, DC 
20530.

Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.
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