Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment, 23825 [2013-09366]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2013 / Notices Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)— Respondents will include drivers licensed in the State of Virginia, age 70 years and older. The agency proposes to conduct 240 telephone conversations with respondents to descriptive solicitations to yield 120 participants. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information—The 240 telephone conversations will average 10 minutes in length including introduction, qualifying questions, potential participant questions, logistical questions, and conclusion. The total estimated annual burden will be 40 hours. Participants will incur no costs from the data collection and participants will incur no record keeping burden and no record keeping cost from the information collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued on April 17, 2013. Jeffrey Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2013–09365 Filed 4–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on August 14, 2012 (Federal Register/Vol. 77, No. 157/pp. 48608– 48609). DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on or before May 22, 2013. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Apr 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Block at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), W46–499, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Block’s phone number is 202–366–6401 and his email address is alan.block@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2127–New. Title: Survey of DWI Courts. Form No.: NHTSA Form 1175. Type of Review: Regular. Respondents: All existing DWI Courts and Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts will be contacted and asked to participate in the survey. The number of such Courts is projected to be approximately 650 at the time the survey is administered. The respondents will be people involved in the running of the DWI Court program. These primarily will be Judges and Court Staff, but may include others involved in specific aspects of the DWI Court program such as treatment providers, law enforcement and probation/parole personnel. Contacted Courts will determine who is appropriate to complete the sections of the questionnaire, and may apportion different sections to different people to complete, if necessary. Estimated Number of Respondents: A maximum of 650 DWI and Hybrid DWI/ Drug Courts will respond to the survey. Estimated Time per Response: The average amount of time for each Court to complete the survey is estimated at 40 minutes. This includes any time needed to retrieve information. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 433.33 hours. Frequency of Collection: The survey will be administered a single time. Abstract: DWI Courts are a relatively new intervention to combat alcoholimpaired driving and are authorized under MAP–21, the current DOT authorization. Borrowing from the Drug Court Model, they are directed at repeat offenders and offenders having high blood alcohol concentration levels (BACs) at time of arrest. These Courts attack the source of the problem by taking a comprehensive approach to changing behavior that includes treatment and close supervision. There is a body of research that now exists to show that Drug Courts are effective. However, Drug Courts and DWI Courts may treat different populations, and questions about the effectiveness of DWI Courts and their services have yet to be adequately answered. NHTSA is presently designing a program to evaluate DWI Courts to PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 23825 directly answer key questions pertaining to their effectiveness. But in order to do that, the agency first needs detailed information on how the DWI Courts are operating. This survey is designed to obtain that information. NHTSA proposes to collect information from all known operating DWI Courts and Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts. Each Court will be contacted by mail and/or email and asked to go to a designated Web site to fill out the questionnaire. The most recent figures (from the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)) show 598 Courts operating in the United States that are either designated DWI Courts (192) or else Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts (406). That number is projected to increase to approximately 650 Courts by the time the survey is ready to enter the field. The survey will ask about case flow, eligibility criteria, management information systems, program staffing, treatment, testing, courtroom practices, sanctions, and other relevant program characteristics. Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: 202–395–5806. Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Jeffrey Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2013–09366 Filed 4–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments 
on the following information collection was published on August 14, 
2012 (Federal Register/Vol. 77, No. 157/pp. 48608-48609).

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
or before May 22, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Block at the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research 
(NTI-131), W46-499, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Block's phone number is 202-366-
6401 and his email address is alan.block@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 2127-New.
    Title: Survey of DWI Courts.
    Form No.: NHTSA Form 1175.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Respondents: All existing DWI Courts and Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts 
will be contacted and asked to participate in the survey. The number of 
such Courts is projected to be approximately 650 at the time the survey 
is administered. The respondents will be people involved in the running 
of the DWI Court program. These primarily will be Judges and Court 
Staff, but may include others involved in specific aspects of the DWI 
Court program such as treatment providers, law enforcement and 
probation/parole personnel. Contacted Courts will determine who is 
appropriate to complete the sections of the questionnaire, and may 
apportion different sections to different people to complete, if 
necessary.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: A maximum of 650 DWI and Hybrid 
DWI/Drug Courts will respond to the survey.
    Estimated Time per Response: The average amount of time for each 
Court to complete the survey is estimated at 40 minutes. This includes 
any time needed to retrieve information.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 433.33 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: The survey will be administered a single 
time.
    Abstract: DWI Courts are a relatively new intervention to combat 
alcohol-impaired driving and are authorized under MAP-21, the current 
DOT authorization. Borrowing from the Drug Court Model, they are 
directed at repeat offenders and offenders having high blood alcohol 
concentration levels (BACs) at time of arrest. These Courts attack the 
source of the problem by taking a comprehensive approach to changing 
behavior that includes treatment and close supervision. There is a body 
of research that now exists to show that Drug Courts are effective. 
However, Drug Courts and DWI Courts may treat different populations, 
and questions about the effectiveness of DWI Courts and their services 
have yet to be adequately answered.
    NHTSA is presently designing a program to evaluate DWI Courts to 
directly answer key questions pertaining to their effectiveness. But in 
order to do that, the agency first needs detailed information on how 
the DWI Courts are operating. This survey is designed to obtain that 
information. NHTSA proposes to collect information from all known 
operating DWI Courts and Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts. Each Court will be 
contacted by mail and/or email and asked to go to a designated Web site 
to fill out the questionnaire. The most recent figures (from the 
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)) show 598 
Courts operating in the United States that are either designated DWI 
Courts (192) or else Hybrid DWI/Drug Courts (406). That number is 
projected to increase to approximately 650 Courts by the time the 
survey is ready to enter the field. The survey will ask about case 
flow, eligibility criteria, management information systems, program 
staffing, treatment, testing, courtroom practices, sanctions, and other 
relevant program characteristics.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by 
email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: 202-395-5806.
    Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation, including whether the information 
will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate 
of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this 
notice.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

Jeffrey Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2013-09366 Filed 4-19-13; 8:45 am]
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