Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection: 2018 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA), 53527-53528 [2017-24818]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices 53527 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Antitrust Division Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation Operating Under the Name of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Automation and Public Safety Common Solutions Consortium Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Node.Js Foundation Notice is hereby given that, on October 25, 2017, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation operating under the name of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (‘‘AIM Photonics’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Corning Research & Development Corporation, Corning, NY; Regents of the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA; and REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., Victor, NY, have been added as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and AIM Photonics intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On June 16, 2016, AIM Photonics filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48450). The last notification was filed with the Department on June 19, 2017. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on August 1, 2017 (82 FR 35824). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. Notice is hereby given that, on October 24, 2017, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’) Automation and Public Safety Common Solutions Consortium (‘‘APSCS Consortium’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties to the venture are: General Motors LLC, Warren, MI; Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI; Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Torrance, CA; Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., Superior Township, MI; Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Ann Arbor, MI; Nissan Technical Center North America, Farmington Hills, MI; Toyota Motor North America, Plano, TX; and Volvo Group North America, Costa Mesa, CA. The general area of APSCS Consortium’s planned activity is collaboration to conduct multiple research projects limited to specific areas in which the participants believe common solutions to specifically defined technical goals will speed the development and ultimate consumer access to safe Automated Driving Systems-equipped (ADS-equipped) vehicles. APSCS Consortium’s objectives are to gain further knowledge and understanding of ADS-equipped vehicle interactions with public safety through research into common operational use cases. Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2017–24767 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P [FR Doc. 2017–24766 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2017–24771 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0240] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection: 2018 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA) Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. AGENCY: BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Notice is hereby given that, on October 26, 2017, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Node.js Foundation (‘‘Node.js Foundation’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, HackerOne, San Francisco, CA; Chef Software, Inc., Seattle, WA; Profound Logic, Dayton, OH; and Keymetrics, Inc., Paris, FRANCE, have been added as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and Node.js Foundation intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On August 17, 2015, Node.js Foundation filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on September 28, 2015 (80 FR 58297). The last notification was filed with the Department on August 14, 2017. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on September 7, 2017 (82 FR 42363). PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 53528 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices 60-Day notice. 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 January 16, 2018. 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 Shelley S. Hyland, Statistician, Law Enforcement Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (email: Shelley.Hyland@usdoj.gov; phone: 202– 616–1706). 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 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2018 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is CJ–38. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Respondents will include all publicly-funded state, county and local law enforcement agencies in the United States that employ the equivalent of at least one full-time sworn officer with general arrest powers. Both general purpose agencies (i.e., any public agency with sworn officers whose patrol and enforcement responsibilities are primarily delimited by the boundaries of a municipal, county, or state government) and special purpose agencies (e.g., campus law enforcement, transportation, natural resources, etc.) meeting the above description will be asked to respond. Abstract: BJS has conducted the CSLLEA regularly since 1992. The 2018 CSLLEA will be the seventh administration. Historically, the CSLLEA generates an enumeration of all publically funded state, county and local law enforcement agencies operating in the United States. The CSLLEA provides complete personnel counts and an overview of the functions performed for approximately 20,000 law enforcement agencies operating nationally. The 2018 CSLLEA collection involves two phases. In the first phase, BJS will cognitively test the revised instrument with 48 agencies based on agency type (i.e., local and county police, sheriff’s office, or special purpose) and size (i.e., 100 or more full-time equivalent sworn officers or less than 100 full-time equivalent sworn officers). A maximum of 8 agencies of each type and size will be asked to participate in testing. BJS has reduced the number of items from the 2014 administration but has included additional items on limited sworn officers. Additionally, BJS will continue to refine the universe frame by verifying agency in-service status, contact information and de-duplicating agencies. Pending positive results from the first phase, in the second phase, BJS will conduct the main data collection. The 2018 CSLLEA is designed to collect general information on state, county and local law enforcement agencies. The survey asks about the level of government that operates the agency; total operating budget; full-time and part-time personnel counts for fully sworn officers, limited sworn officers and non-sworn employees; gender and primary job responsibility of full-time PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sworn officers; and the functions the agency performs on a regular or primary basis. Upon completion, the 2018 CSLLEA will serve as the sampling frame for future law enforcement surveys administered by BJS. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: For the cognitive testing, BJS is planning 48 agencies with an estimated total respondent burden of 90 minutes. For the full data collection, BJS estimates a maximum of 20,000 state, county and local law enforcement agencies with a respondent burden of about 45 minutes per agency, including the follow-up time. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated total respondent burden for the cognitive testing is 72 hours. The maximum respondent burden for the full data collection is approximately 15,000 burden hours. Therefore, total burden for both phases is approximately 15,072 burden hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 13, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously 
Approved Collection: 2018 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement 
Agencies (CSLLEA)

AGENCY: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice.

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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 
January 16, 2018.

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 
Shelley S. Hyland, Statistician, Law Enforcement Statistics Unit, 
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 
20531 (email: Shelley.Hyland@usdoj.gov; phone: 202-616-1706).

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 
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: Reinstatement, with change, of 
a previously approved collection.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2018 Census of State and 
Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA).
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is CJ-38. The 
applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of 
Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Respondents will include all publicly-funded 
state, county and local law enforcement agencies in the United States 
that employ the equivalent of at least one full-time sworn officer with 
general arrest powers. Both general purpose agencies (i.e., any public 
agency with sworn officers whose patrol and enforcement 
responsibilities are primarily delimited by the boundaries of a 
municipal, county, or state government) and special purpose agencies 
(e.g., campus law enforcement, transportation, natural resources, etc.) 
meeting the above description will be asked to respond.
    Abstract: BJS has conducted the CSLLEA regularly since 1992. The 
2018 CSLLEA will be the seventh administration. Historically, the 
CSLLEA generates an enumeration of all publically funded state, county 
and local law enforcement agencies operating in the United States. The 
CSLLEA provides complete personnel counts and an overview of the 
functions performed for approximately 20,000 law enforcement agencies 
operating nationally.
    The 2018 CSLLEA collection involves two phases. In the first phase, 
BJS will cognitively test the revised instrument with 48 agencies based 
on agency type (i.e., local and county police, sheriff's office, or 
special purpose) and size (i.e., 100 or more full-time equivalent sworn 
officers or less than 100 full-time equivalent sworn officers). A 
maximum of 8 agencies of each type and size will be asked to 
participate in testing. BJS has reduced the number of items from the 
2014 administration but has included additional items on limited sworn 
officers. Additionally, BJS will continue to refine the universe frame 
by verifying agency in-service status, contact information and de-
duplicating agencies.
    Pending positive results from the first phase, in the second phase, 
BJS will conduct the main data collection. The 2018 CSLLEA is designed 
to collect general information on state, county and local law 
enforcement agencies. The survey asks about the level of government 
that operates the agency; total operating budget; full-time and part-
time personnel counts for fully sworn officers, limited sworn officers 
and non-sworn employees; gender and primary job responsibility of full-
time sworn officers; and the functions the agency performs on a regular 
or primary basis. Upon completion, the 2018 CSLLEA will serve as the 
sampling frame for future law enforcement surveys administered by BJS.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: For the 
cognitive testing, BJS is planning 48 agencies with an estimated total 
respondent burden of 90 minutes. For the full data collection, BJS 
estimates a maximum of 20,000 state, county and local law enforcement 
agencies with a respondent burden of about 45 minutes per agency, 
including the follow-up time.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated total respondent burden for the 
cognitive testing is 72 hours. The maximum respondent burden for the 
full data collection is approximately 15,000 burden hours. Therefore, 
total burden for both phases is approximately 15,072 burden hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: November 13, 2017.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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