Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection; National Survey on Correctional Contraband (NCSS), 57295-57296 [2017-26074]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices condition of discretionary waiver, the FBI in its sole discretion may impose any restrictions deemed advisable by the FBI (including, but not limited to, restrictions on the location, manner, or scope of notice, access, or amendment). HISTORY: None. [FR Doc. 2017–25994 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0111] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) 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 2, 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 Jennifer Truman, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (email: Jennifer.Truman@ojp.usdoj.gov; telephone: 202–514–5083). 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; sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 —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: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: National Crime Victimization Survey. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form numbers for the questionnaire are NCVS–1 and NCVS–2. 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: The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is administered to persons 12 years or older living in sampled households located throughout the United States. The NCVS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistics on the criminal victimization in the U.S. BJS plans to publish information from the NCVS in reports and reference it when responding to queries from the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Supreme Court, state officials, international organizations, researchers, students, the media, and others interested in criminal justice statistics. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated annual number of respondents is 130,707. It will take the average interviewed respondent an estimated 25 minutes to respond; the average non-interviewed respondent an estimated 7 minutes to respond; the average follow-up interview is estimated at 15 minutes, and the average followup for a non-interview is estimated at 1 minute. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 120,810 annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57295 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 29, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–26029 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Justice [OMB Number XXXX—New] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection; National Survey on Correctional Contraband (NCSS) Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, is 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: The Department of Justice encourages public comment and will accept input until February 2, 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 Jack: Harne, Physical Scientist, National Institute of Justice, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (phone 202–598–9412). Written comments and/ or suggestions can also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 57296 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES functions of the National Institute of Justice, 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: New collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: National Survey on Correctional Contraband (NSCC). 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: ‘‘There is no agency form number for this collection.’’ The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The current project aims to develop national statistics on correctional contraband and interdiction modalities to fill these significant knowledge gaps in the field. NIJ, in collaboration with the Urban Institute, will collect the data from the department of corrections in all 50 states and a nationally representative sample of jails (n=408). In correctional facilities, contraband items such as drugs, alcohol, cell phones, tobacco products, and makeshift weapons can be used by inmates to spread violence, engage in criminal activity, create underground economies, and perpetuate existing addictions. Contraband in correctional facilities is therefore a cause of serious concern for the safety and security of inmates and correctional staff. However, little is known about what types of contraband interdiction modalities are exercised across jurisdictions and have proven successful, let alone how much and what type of contraband is found in correctional facilities in the U.S. and how it is brought in. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated range of burden for respondents completing the survey is 60 minutes. The department of corrections in all 50 states, responding for 1,821 prison facilities, and a nationally representative sample of jails (n=408) will be recruited to complete the survey. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 2,221 hours. It is estimated that 1,821 state participants and 408 jail participants will take one hour to complete the survey. 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 29, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–26074 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRA ViewICR?ref_nbr=201710-1205-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report information collection. Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act sections 410 and 423 provide for assistance to eligible individuals who are unemployed due to a major disaster. State Workforce Agencies, through individual agreements with the Secretary of Labor, act as agents of the Federal government in providing Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to eligible applicants who are unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster. Form ETA–902 is a monthly report submitted by a State on DUA program activities once the President declares a disaster. Social Security Act section 303(a)(6) authorizes this information collection. See 42 U.S.C. 503(a)(6). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Justice

[OMB Number XXXX--New]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; New Collection; National Survey on Correctional 
Contraband (NCSS)

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, is 
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: The Department of Justice encourages public comment and will 
accept input until February 2, 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 
Jack: Harne, Physical Scientist, National Institute of Justice, 810 
Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (phone 202-598-9412). Written 
comments and/or suggestions can also be sent to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or 
sent to OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov.

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

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functions of the National Institute of Justice, 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: New collection.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: National Survey on 
Correctional Contraband (NSCC).
    3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: ``There is no agency form 
number for this collection.'' The applicable component within the 
Department of Justice is the Office of Justice Programs, National 
Institute of Justice.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: The current project aims to develop national 
statistics on correctional contraband and interdiction modalities to 
fill these significant knowledge gaps in the field. NIJ, in 
collaboration with the Urban Institute, will collect the data from the 
department of corrections in all 50 states and a nationally 
representative sample of jails (n=408).
    In correctional facilities, contraband items such as drugs, 
alcohol, cell phones, tobacco products, and makeshift weapons can be 
used by inmates to spread violence, engage in criminal activity, create 
underground economies, and perpetuate existing addictions. Contraband 
in correctional facilities is therefore a cause of serious concern for 
the safety and security of inmates and correctional staff. However, 
little is known about what types of contraband interdiction modalities 
are exercised across jurisdictions and have proven successful, let 
alone how much and what type of contraband is found in correctional 
facilities in the U.S. and how it is brought in.
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated 
range of burden for respondents completing the survey is 60 minutes. 
The department of corrections in all 50 states, responding for 1,821 
prison facilities, and a nationally representative sample of jails 
(n=408) will be recruited to complete the survey.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this 
collection is 2,221 hours. It is estimated that 1,821 state 
participants and 408 jail participants will take one hour to complete 
the survey.
    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 29, 2017.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-26074 Filed 12-1-17; 8:45 am]
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