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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on Thursday, March 26, 2015, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before Friday, April 10, 2015. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commissions deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held (if necessary) on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is Thursday, April 9, 2015. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is Thursday, April 23, 2015. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before Thursday, April 23, 2015. On Monday, May 11, 2015, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before Wednesday, May 13, 2015, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s Handbook on E-Filing, available on the Commission’s Web site at http:// edis.usitc.gov, elaborates upon the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73627 Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 8, 2014. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–29057 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection: Methodological Research To Support the National Crime Victimization Survey: Subnational Companion Study—American Crime Survey Field Test Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until February 9, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional 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 Michael Planty, Unit Chief, Victimization Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (email: Michael.Planty@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202–514–9746). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Bureau of Justice Statistics, including whether the information will have practical utility; — Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 73628 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; — Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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: New collection under activities related to the National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign Research (NCVS–RR) program: NCVS Subnational Companion Study—American Crime Survey Field Test. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: American Crime Survey (ACS). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the questionnaire is ASC1 and ASC2. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Office of Justice Programs. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Adults ages 18 or older in 40 largest Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) in the United States, as measured by the number of households. Since 2008, BJS has initiated numerous research projects to assess and improve upon the core NCVS methodology. The purpose the Companion Survey Field Test will be to test a low-cost alternative self-administered survey for collecting information about violence and property crime to generate subnational, local level estimates of victimization. The goal of this test is to generate a survey that could parallel National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and Uniform Crime Report (UCR) estimates over time, rather than replicate either of them, and could be used to assess whether local initiatives are correlated with changes in crime rates. A secondary goal is to assess change over time, as the Field Test will be administered over two years, with a cross-sectional address-based sample survey in 2015 and a second addressbased sample survey 2016. The rationale for collecting data in two years is that we are able to assess the ability of the instruments to detect change over time. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 An additional feature of the surveys being tested is the inclusion of a set of questions on perceptions of neighborhood safety, fear of crime, and police effectiveness, which would allow the survey to be used to assess changes in these perceptions as well. This information is not currently available from the NCVS. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Over the two year period approximately 200,400 households are expected to complete the survey. The sample is divided into two groups by instrument version: ASC1 person-level survey and ASC2 incident-level survey. Over the two waves, for both versions, approximately 25% of households interviewed in year 1 will be reinterviewed in year 2. • The first group of 100,200 households will receive the ASC1, a person-level survey to measure prevalence or the number of adult household members victimized by one or more types of violent crime and the number of households victimized by types of property crime. The expected burden placed on these respondents is 12 minutes per respondent for a total of 20,040 burden hours for both years. • The second group of 100,200 households will receive the ASC2, an incident-level survey to measure the number of victimization incidents experienced by all adult household members. The expected burden placed on these respondents is 12.5 minutes for a total of 17,535 burden hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total respondent burden is approximately 37,575 hours. 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., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: December 8, 2014. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2014–29066 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA–392] Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Registration: Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc. Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of registration. AGENCY: Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc. applied to be registered as a manufacturer of certain basic classes of controlled substances. The DEA grants Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc. registration as a manufacturer of the controlled substances. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By notice dated January 15, 2014, and published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2014, 79 FR 6633, Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc., Pharmaceutical Service, 25 Patton Road, Devens, Massachusetts 01434, applied to be registered as a manufacturer of certain basic classes of controlled substances. No comments or objections were submitted to this notice. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823(a) and determined that the registration of Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials, Inc. to manufacture the basic classes of controlled substances is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971. The DEA investigated the company’s maintenance of effective controls against diversion by inspecting and testing the company’s physical security systems, verifying the company’s compliance with state and local laws, and reviewing the company’s background and history. Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 823(a), 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: SUMMARY: Controlled substance Amphetamine (1100) .................... Methylphenidate (1724) ................ Nabilone (7379) ............................ Hydrocodone (9193) ..................... Alfentanil (9737) ........................... Remifentanil (9739) ...................... Sufentanil (9740) .......................... Schedule II II II II II II II The company plans to utilize this facility to manufacture small quantities Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1121-NEW]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; New Collection: Methodological Research To Support 
the National Crime Victimization Survey: Subnational Companion Study--
American Crime Survey Field Test

AGENCY: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 60-day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, 
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
February 9, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional 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 
Michael Planty, Unit Chief, Victimization Statistics, Bureau of Justice 
Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (email: 
Michael.Planty@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-514-9746).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Bureau of Justice 
Statistics, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
-- Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the

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proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
-- Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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: New collection under activities 
related to the National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign Research 
(NCVS-RR) program: NCVS Subnational Companion Study--American Crime 
Survey Field Test.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: American Crime Survey (ACS).
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the 
questionnaire is ASC1 and ASC2. The applicable component within the 
Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the 
Office of Justice Programs.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Adults ages 18 or older in 40 largest Core 
Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) in the United States, as measured by 
the number of households. Since 2008, BJS has initiated numerous 
research projects to assess and improve upon the core NCVS methodology. 
The purpose the Companion Survey Field Test will be to test a low-cost 
alternative self-administered survey for collecting information about 
violence and property crime to generate subnational, local level 
estimates of victimization. The goal of this test is to generate a 
survey that could parallel National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) 
and Uniform Crime Report (UCR) estimates over time, rather than 
replicate either of them, and could be used to assess whether local 
initiatives are correlated with changes in crime rates. A secondary 
goal is to assess change over time, as the Field Test will be 
administered over two years, with a cross-sectional address-based 
sample survey in 2015 and a second address-based sample survey 2016. 
The rationale for collecting data in two years is that we are able to 
assess the ability of the instruments to detect change over time. An 
additional feature of the surveys being tested is the inclusion of a 
set of questions on perceptions of neighborhood safety, fear of crime, 
and police effectiveness, which would allow the survey to be used to 
assess changes in these perceptions as well. This information is not 
currently available from the NCVS.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Over the two 
year period approximately 200,400 households are expected to complete 
the survey. The sample is divided into two groups by instrument 
version: ASC1 person-level survey and ASC2 incident-level survey. Over 
the two waves, for both versions, approximately 25% of households 
interviewed in year 1 will be re-interviewed in year 2.
     The first group of 100,200 households will receive the 
ASC1, a person-level survey to measure prevalence or the number of 
adult household members victimized by one or more types of violent 
crime and the number of households victimized by types of property 
crime. The expected burden placed on these respondents is 12 minutes 
per respondent for a total of 20,040 burden hours for both years.
     The second group of 100,200 households will receive the 
ASC2, an incident-level survey to measure the number of victimization 
incidents experienced by all adult household members. The expected 
burden placed on these respondents is 12.5 minutes for a total of 
17,535 burden hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total respondent burden is approximately 
37,575 hours.
    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., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: December 8, 2014.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2014-29066 Filed 12-10-14; 8:45 am]
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