Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested: Generic Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot and Field Studies for Bureau of Justice Statistics Data Collection Activities, 6440-6441 [2019-03355]

Download as PDF 6440 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / Notices Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152; Telephone: (202) 598–6812. Written comments and/or suggestions may 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_submission@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 functions of the agency, 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 proposed 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. 2. Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Import Quota for Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: DEA Form 488. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion Control Division. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Affected public (Primary): Business or other for-profit. Affected public (Other): Not-for-profit institutions; Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. Abstract: Pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952 and 21 CFR 1315.34, any person who VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 desires to import the List I chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, or Phenylpropanolamine during the next calendar year must apply on DEA Form 488 for an import quota for each such List I chemical. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The DEA estimates 49 respondents complete 126 DEA Form 488 applications annually, and that each form takes 0.5 hours to complete. Respondents complete a separate DEA Form 488 for each List I chemical for which quota is sought. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the proposed collection: The DEA estimates this collection takes a total of 63 annual burden hours. If additional information is required, please 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, Suite 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: February 22, 2019. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–03354 Filed 2–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0339] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested: Generic Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot and Field Studies for Bureau of Justice Statistics Data Collection Activities Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic information collection clearance that will allow BJS to conduct a variety of cognitive, pilot, and field test studies. BJS will submit the request for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Over the next three years, BJS anticipates undertaking a variety of new surveys and data collections, as well as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reassessing ongoing statistical projects, across a number of areas of criminal justice, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and victimization. This work will entail developing new survey instruments, redesigning and/or modifying existing surveys, procuring administrative data from state and local government entities, and creating or modifying establishment surveys. BJS will engage in cognitive, pilot, and field test activities to refine instrumentation and data collection methodologies, inform BJS data collection protocols, develop accurate estimates of respondent burden, and minimize respondent burden associated with each new or modified data collection. BJS envisions using a variety of techniques, including (but not limited to): Tests of different types of survey and data collection operations; focus groups; cognitive testing; pilot testing; exploratory interviews; experiments with questionnaire design; and usability testing of electronic data collection instruments. Following standard Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements, BJS will submit a change request to OMB individually for every group of data collection activities undertaken under this generic clearance. BJS will provide OMB with a copy of the individual instruments or questionnaires (if one is used), as well as other materials describing the project. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until March 29, 2019. 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 Devon Adams, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: Devon.Adams@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202–307–0765). 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Generic Clearance for cognitive, pilot and field studies for Bureau of Justice Statistics data collection activities. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form numbers not available for generic clearance. 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: Administrators or staff of state and local agencies or programs in the relevant fields; administrators or staff of non-government agencies or programs in the relevant fields; individuals; policymakers at various levels of government. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: We estimate that approximately 50,000 respondents will be involved in exploratory, field test, pilot, cognitive, and focus group work conducted under this clearance over the requested 3-year clearance period. The average response time per respondent will be specific to each project covered under the clearance. Specific estimates of the number of respondents and the average response time are not known for each pilot study or development project covered under a generic clearance at this time. Project specific estimates will be submitted to OMB separately for each project conducted under this clearance. BJS originally estimated that 30,000 respondents would be involved in the statistical activities covered under this clearance. Upon reviewing additional projects that were identified after the 60-day notice was posted, BJS increased VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 the estimate to 52,000 to account for the additional efforts. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total respondent burden for identified and future projects covered under this generic clearance over the 3-year clearance period is approximately 25,000 hours. BJS originally estimated that 20,000 burden hours would be needed, but upon reviewing additional projects that were identified after the 60-day notice was posted, BJS increased the estimate to 25,000 to account for the additional efforts. 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: February 22, 2019. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–03355 Filed 2–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Access for Credit Unions Funding Opportunity Title: Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF) Loan Program. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 44.002. Summary: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is issuing this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to announce the availability of loan awards for low-income designated credit unions (LICUs) through the CDRLF program. The CDRLF program serves as a source of financial support in the form of loans that better enables LICUs to support the communities in which they operate. CDRLF loan awards typically range from $250,000 to $500,000. All awards made under this NOFO are subject to funds availability and are at the NCUA’s discretion. Table of Contents A. Program Description B. Federal Award Information C. Eligibility Information D. Application and Submission Information E. Application Review Information F. Federal Award Administration G. Federal Awarding Agency Contacts PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6441 A. Program Description The purpose of the CDRLF program is to assist LICUs in providing basic financial services to their members to stimulate economic activities in their communities. Through the CDRLF program, the NCUA provides financial support in the form of loans to LICUs serving predominantly low-income members. These funds help improve and expand the availability of financial services to these members. The NCUA accepts loan applications on a continuous basis subject to funding availability. The CDRLF program consists of Congressional appropriations that are administered by the NCUA. Since its inception, Congress has appropriated approximately $13.4 million for revolving loans through the CDRLF program. The CDRLF’s revolving loan component received its last appropriation in fiscal year 2005 for $200,000. Approximately $3.6 million will be available for loans under this NOFO as of January 1, 2019. 1. Permissible Uses of Loan Funds The NCUA may consider requests for loan funds for various uses. A nonexhaustive list of examples of permissible uses or projects is defined in 12 CFR 705.4. The NCUA may consider other proposed uses of loan funds that are not listed if it determines the proposal to be consistent with the purpose of the CDRLF program. The list includes the following: i. Development of new products or services for members, including new or expanded share draft or credit card programs; ii. Partnership arrangements with community-based service organizations or government agencies; iii. Loan programs, including, but not limited to, microbusiness loans, payday loan alternatives, education loans, and real estate loans; iv. Acquisition, expansion, or improvement of office space or equipment, including branch facilities, ATMs, and electronic banking facilities; and v. Operational programs such as security and disaster recovery. 2. Authority and Regulations i. Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1756, 1757(5)(D), and (7)(I), 1766, 1782, 1784, 1785 and 1786; 12 CFR part 705. ii. Regulations: The regulation governing the CDRLF program is found at 12 CFR part 705. In general, this regulation is used by the NCUA to govern the CDRLF program and set forth the program requirements. Additional E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1121-0339]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; 
Comments Requested: Generic Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot and Field 
Studies for Bureau of Justice Statistics Data Collection Activities

AGENCY: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs 
(OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), intends to request approval 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic 
information collection clearance that will allow BJS to conduct a 
variety of cognitive, pilot, and field test studies. BJS will submit 
the request for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.
    Over the next three years, BJS anticipates undertaking a variety of 
new surveys and data collections, as well as reassessing ongoing 
statistical projects, across a number of areas of criminal justice, 
including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and victimization. This 
work will entail developing new survey instruments, redesigning and/or 
modifying existing surveys, procuring administrative data from state 
and local government entities, and creating or modifying establishment 
surveys. BJS will engage in cognitive, pilot, and field test activities 
to refine instrumentation and data collection methodologies, inform BJS 
data collection protocols, develop accurate estimates of respondent 
burden, and minimize respondent burden associated with each new or 
modified data collection. BJS envisions using a variety of techniques, 
including (but not limited to): Tests of different types of survey and 
data collection operations; focus groups; cognitive testing; pilot 
testing; exploratory interviews; experiments with questionnaire design; 
and usability testing of electronic data collection instruments.
    Following standard Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
requirements, BJS will submit a change request to OMB individually for 
every group of data collection activities undertaken under this generic 
clearance. BJS will provide OMB with a copy of the individual 
instruments or questionnaires (if one is used), as well as other 
materials describing the project.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until 
March 29, 2019.

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 
Devon Adams, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20531 (email: Devon.Adams@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-307-
0765).

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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Generic Clearance for 
cognitive, pilot and field studies for Bureau of Justice Statistics 
data collection activities.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: Form numbers not available 
for generic clearance. 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: Administrators or staff of state and local 
agencies or programs in the relevant fields; administrators or staff of 
non-government agencies or programs in the relevant fields; 
individuals; policymakers at various levels of government.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: We estimate 
that approximately 50,000 respondents will be involved in exploratory, 
field test, pilot, cognitive, and focus group work conducted under this 
clearance over the requested 3-year clearance period. The average 
response time per respondent will be specific to each project covered 
under the clearance. Specific estimates of the number of respondents 
and the average response time are not known for each pilot study or 
development project covered under a generic clearance at this time. 
Project specific estimates will be submitted to OMB separately for each 
project conducted under this clearance. BJS originally estimated that 
30,000 respondents would be involved in the statistical activities 
covered under this clearance. Upon reviewing additional projects that 
were identified after the 60-day notice was posted, BJS increased the 
estimate to 52,000 to account for the additional efforts.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total respondent burden for identified and 
future projects covered under this generic clearance over the 3-year 
clearance period is approximately 25,000 hours. BJS originally 
estimated that 20,000 burden hours would be needed, but upon reviewing 
additional projects that were identified after the 60-day notice was 
posted, BJS increased the estimate to 25,000 to account for the 
additional efforts.
    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: February 22, 2019.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2019-03355 Filed 2-26-19; 8:45 am]
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