Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Victim of Crime Act, Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, Subgrant Award Report, 77258-77259 [2011-31710]

Download as PDF 77258 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices Dated: December 5, 2011. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. Dated: December 5, 2011. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–31773 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2011–31768 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Justice Programs Manufacturer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Registration [OMB Number 1121–0142] By Notice dated August 8, 2011, and published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2011, 76 FR 51402, Lin Zhi International Inc., 670 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94085, made application by renewal to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be registered as a bulk manufacturer of the following basic classes of controlled substances: Drug Schedule jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tetrahydrocannabinols (7370) ..... 3,4Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (7405). Cocaine (9041) ............................. Oxycodone (9143) ........................ Hydrocodone (9193) ..................... Methadone (9250) ........................ Dextropropoxyphene, bulk (nondosage forms) (9273). Morphine (9300) ........................... I I II II II II II II The company plans to manufacture the listed controlled substances as bulk reagents for use in drug abuse testing. No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823(a) and determined that the registration of Lin Zhi International Inc., to manufacture the listed basic classes of controlled substances is consistent with the public interest at this time. DEA has investigated Lin Zhi International Inc., to ensure that the company’s registration is consistent with the public interest. The investigation has included inspection and testing of the company’s physical security systems, verification of the company’s compliance with state and local laws, and a review of the company’s background and history. Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 823, and in accordance with 21 CFR 1301.33, the above named company is granted registration as a bulk manufacturer of the basic classes of controlled substances listed. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Victim of Crime Act, Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, Subgrant Award Report ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) 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 February 10, 2012. 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 DeLano Foster (202) 616– 3612, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. 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 agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 —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: Victims of Crime Act, Victim Assistance Grant Program, Subgrant Award Report. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form number: 1121–0142. Office for Victims of Crime, 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: Primary: State government. Other: None. The VOCA, Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, Subgrant Award Report is a required submission by state grantees, within 90 days of their awarding a subgrant for the provision of crime victim services. VOCA and the Program Guidelines require each state victim assistance office to report to OVC on the impact of the Federal funds, to certify compliance with the eligibility requirements of VOCA, and to provide a summary of proposed activities. This information will be aggregated and serve as supporting documentation for the Director’s biennial report to the President and to the Congress on the effectiveness of the activities supported by these grants. This request is for an extension of a currently approved reporting instrument, with no revisions. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: The number of VOCAfunded victim assistance programs varies widely from State to State. A review of information currently available to this Office on the number of active victim assistance programs in 15 states selected for variance in size and population revealed that a State would be responsible for entering subgrant data for as many as 499 programs (California) to as few as 9 programs (District of Columbia). The estimated time to enter a record via the Grants Management System is E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2011 / Notices three minutes (.05 hour). Therefore, the estimated clerical time can range from 27 minutes to 25 hours, based on the number of records that are entered. It would take 265 hours to enter 5,300 responses electronically [5,300 × .05 hour]. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The current estimated burden is 265 (5,300 responses × .05 hour per response = 265 hours). There is no increase in the annual recordkeeping and reporting burden. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E–508, Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2011–31710 Filed 12–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Voice in the Workplace Survey; Comment Request jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department), 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 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that required 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. The Department notes that a Federal agency cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the PRA and the related materials display a currently valid OMB control number. Also, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:31 Dec 09, 2011 Jkt 226001 collection of information if the related materials do not display a currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. A copy of the proposed ICR can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or by accessing http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be received by the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before February 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Celeste Richie, U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S–2312, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–5959 (this is not a toll-free number). Email address is richie.celeste.j@dol.gov and fax number is (202) 693–5960. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Background: The purpose of this evaluation is to gauge the current level of workers’ voice in the workplace and the factors affecting voice, specifically voice as it relates to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Voice in the workplace is a key outcome goal for the Secretary of Labor and part of her vision of good jobs for everyone. DOL’s working definition of voice in the workplace is the ‘‘worker’s ability to access information on their rights in the workplace, their understanding of those rights, and their ability to exercise those rights without fear of recrimination.’’ The survey will measure each of these items, first individually, and then combine those to come up with an overall measure of voice. The Department also hopes to learn how voice is related to workers’ perceptions of employer noncompliance, such as whether or not particular dimensions of voice correlate to workers’ perceptions of noncompliance. The study will also be useful in examining how noncompliance in one area, such as safety, is related to voice in the workplace and noncompliance in another area, such as wages. The evaluation of voice will benefit the Department of Labor (DOL) in several important ways: • It will establish a baseline level of voice to which future measurement could be compared. • The study should provide the Department with information about what factors affect voice and how voice PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77259 can be promoted in the workplace. In particular, the analysis of survey results should identify which aspects of voice are particularly sensitive or linked to actions the Department may conduct to increase workers’ knowledge of their rights. • The relationship between worker voice and worker outcomes, such as perceived workplace safety, fair compensation, and employer noncompliance (or perceived noncompliance) will also be explored. • It may also provide information about types of workplaces where workers believe OSHA and WHD violations are more prevalent, which will be useful for targeting the Department’s limited enforcement resources. Because this evaluation will collect new and unique data, the contractor is engaged in a rigorous process to develop the survey questions. 1. A comprehensive one-on-one qualitative review was undertaken with 25 stakeholders provided by OSHA and WHD, in order to understand concerns of DOL’s constituency groups (see Attachment A—Stakeholder Interviewer Guide). Stakeholders came from both Federal and third-party nonprofit agencies. A report was prepared from these interviews and suggestions from the report were incorporated into the survey instrument.1 2. The contractor conducted a thorough review of the literature that examined existing research and surveys related to the traditional concept of worker voice as well as the concept of voice as defined for this study. The literature review resulted in a comprehensive bibliography of research articles, reports, and studies that are relevant to this effort.2 Through the literature review, similar survey instruments on the concept of voice were identified and a few applicable questions incorporated into DOL’s survey instrument. However, it was also discovered in the course of the literature review that DOL’s undertaking is unique to the voice literature as its mandate focuses on compliance-related issues. As such, it is expected that this research will be groundbreaking in the voice (as defined for this study) literature and may lead to follow-on research articles. 3. A pilot survey will be undertaken so that the instrument and sampling design will be tested thoroughly to ensure the instrument is performing 1 Gallup, Inc. Stakeholder Interview Report: Department of Labor Voice in the Workplace. Washington, DC: 2011. 2 Gallup, Inc. Worker Voice Literature Review. Washington, DC: 2011. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0142]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; 
Victim of Crime Act, Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, Subgrant 
Award Report

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

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    Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), 
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) 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 February 10, 
2012. 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 DeLano Foster (202) 616-3612, Office for 
Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of 
Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531.
    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 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
--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: Victims of Crime Act, Victim 
Assistance Grant Program, Subgrant Award Report.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form number: 1121-
0142. Office for Victims of Crime, 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: Primary: State government. Other: None. The 
VOCA, Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program, Subgrant Award Report is a 
required submission by state grantees, within 90 days of their awarding 
a subgrant for the provision of crime victim services. VOCA and the 
Program Guidelines require each state victim assistance office to 
report to OVC on the impact of the Federal funds, to certify compliance 
with the eligibility requirements of VOCA, and to provide a summary of 
proposed activities. This information will be aggregated and serve as 
supporting documentation for the Director's biennial report to the 
President and to the Congress on the effectiveness of the activities 
supported by these grants.
    This request is for an extension of a currently approved reporting 
instrument, with no revisions.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: The 
number of VOCA-funded victim assistance programs varies widely from 
State to State. A review of information currently available to this 
Office on the number of active victim assistance programs in 15 states 
selected for variance in size and population revealed that a State 
would be responsible for entering subgrant data for as many as 499 
programs (California) to as few as 9 programs (District of Columbia).
    The estimated time to enter a record via the Grants Management 
System is

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three minutes (.05 hour). Therefore, the estimated clerical time can 
range from 27 minutes to 25 hours, based on the number of records that 
are entered. It would take 265 hours to enter 5,300 responses 
electronically [5,300 x .05 hour].
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The current estimated burden is 265 (5,300 
responses x .05 hour per response = 265 hours). There is no increase in 
the annual recordkeeping and reporting burden.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E-508, Washington, DC 
20530.

Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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