Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of Previously Approved Collection: National Inmate Survey in Prisons (NIS-4P), 66023-66024 [2019-25996]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0311] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of Previously Approved Collection: National Inmate Survey in Prisons (NIS–4P) 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 January 31, 2020. 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 Amy Lauger, Supervisory Statistician, Institutional Research and Special Projects Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: Amy.Lauger@ojp.usdoj.gov; telephone: 202–307–0711). 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: National Inmate Survey in Prisons (NIS– 4P). 3 The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: There is no agency form number at this time. 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: Respondents will primarily be State, Local, or Tribal Government entities. The work under this clearance will be used to produce estimates for the incidence and prevalence of sexual victimization within correctional facilities as required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–79). The Bureau of Justice Statistics uses this information in published reports and for the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, practitioners, researchers, students, the media, and others interested in criminal justice statistics. In 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA or the Act) was signed into law. The Act requires BJS to ‘‘carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape.’’ The Act further instructs BJS to collect survey data: ‘‘. . . the Bureau shall . . . use surveys and other statistical studies of current and former inmates . . .’’ To implement the Act, BJS developed the National Prison Rape Statistics Program (NPRS), which includes four separate data collection efforts: The Survey on Sexual Violence (SSV), the National Inmate Survey (NIS), the National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), and the National Former Prisoner Survey (NFPS). The NIS PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66023 collects information on sexual victimization self-reported by inmates held in adult correctional facilities, both prisons and jails. The NIS has been conducted three times, in 2007 (NIS–1), in 2008–09 (NIS–2), and in 2011–12 (NIS–3). Each iteration of NIS was conducted in at least one facility in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In each iteration of the survey, inmates completed the survey using an audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI), whereby they heard questions and instructions via headphones and responded to the survey items via a touch-screen interface. The collection requested in this notice is the fourth iteration of the National Inmate Survey. For NIS–4, administration of the survey in prisons will take place separately from survey administration in jails. This collection request is specific to conducting the survey in adult prison facilities. The survey instrument for the NIS–4 in Prisons is slightly modified from the previous iterations. The main difference is the addition of a new set of incidentspecific questions administered to respondents who affirmatively indicate they were sexually victimized at some point in the previous 12 months while housed in their current prison facility. These incident-specific questions will provide information to the public on the nature of sexual victimization in prisons, such as where incidents occurred within the facility, the relationship between the victim and the alleged perpetrator(s), and whether the victim suffered any injuries as a result of the incident, among other incident characteristics. 5 An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Prior to data collection commencing in 2020, BJS will coordinate the logistics of NIS–4 survey administration with staff at state, local, and tribal correction facilities. Because the administration of this survey in jails is not included in this request, the overall number of burden hours is lower than in the last request approved in 2010 (the jail survey will be submitted under a new OMB number). It is estimated that 150 facility respondents will devote 180 minutes of time to this coordination effort. During data collection in 2020, 77,000 state, local, and tribal adult inmates held in prisons E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 66024 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices will be interviewed, with the average interview lasting an estimated 35 minutes. 6 An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: This collection was previously approved for implementation in both adult prisons and jails. The current request will only be implemented in adult prisons, thereby reducing the total number of facility staff and respondents required to participate. The total estimated NIS–4 public burden, inclusive of facility staff and respondent burden estimates, is 45,367 hours. This comprises 450 hours of facility staff burden and 44,917 hours of respondent interviewing burden. 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 26, 2019. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2019–25996 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Notice of Approved Agency Information Collection; Information Collection: Records to be Kept by Employers—Fair Labor Standards Act ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is providing notice to the public that the WHD sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Records to be Kept by Employers—Fair Labor Standards Act,’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). WHD is notifying the public that the information collection has been revised and extended effective immediately through November 30, 2022. DATES: The OMB approval of the revision and extension of this information collection is effective immediately with an expiration date of November 30, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number) or by sending an email to WHDPRAComments@dol.gov. Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor submitted a proposed revision to the information collection titled: Records to be Kept by Employers—Fair Labor Standards Act (OMB Control Number 1235–0018), in conjunction with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM proposed updating and revising the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act implementing the exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees (RIN 1235–AA20, ‘‘Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees).’’ The NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2019 (84 FR 10900). OMB asked the Department to resubmit the information collection request upon promulgation of the final rule and after considering public comments on the proposed rule. On September 27, 2019, the Department published the final rule, ‘‘Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees’’ (84 FR 51230), and submitted to OMB for approval a revision to this ICR, ‘‘Records to be Kept by Employers—Fair Labor Standards Act.’’ OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal and the approval for this collection was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2019. As a result, the Department submitted the revised burden estimates associated with the final rule and sought to extend PRA authorization for the information collection for three (3) more years. The Department provided notice of the submission of the information collection to OMB in the Federal Register on September 27, 2019 (84 FR 51179). On November 19, 2019, the OMB issued a Notice of Action approving the revision and extension of this information collection under OMB Control Number 1235–0018. Section (k) of 5 CFR 1320.11, ‘‘Clearance of PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collections of Information in Proposed Rules’’ states, ‘‘After receipt of notification of OMB’s approval, instruction to make a substantive or material change to, disapproval of a collection of information, or failure to act, the agency shall publish a notice in the Federal Register to inform the public of OMB’s decision.’’ This notice fulfills the Department’s obligation to notify the public of OMB’s approval of the information collection request. Dated: November 25, 2019. Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2019–26010 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Notice of Approved Agency Information Collection; Information Collection: Employment Information Form ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is providing notice to the public that the WHD sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Employment Information Form,’’ has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). WHD is notifying the public that the information collection has been revised and extended effective immediately through November 30, 2022. SUMMARY: The OMB approval of the revision and extension of this information collection is effective immediately with an expiration date of November 30, 2022. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretations, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number) or by sending an email to WHDPRAComments@dol.gov. Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1121-0311]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of Previously Approved 
Collection: National Inmate Survey in Prisons (NIS-4P)

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 
January 31, 2020.

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 
Amy Lauger, Supervisory Statistician, Institutional Research and 
Special Projects Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street 
NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: [email protected]; telephone: 
202-307-0711).

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: National Inmate Survey in 
Prisons (NIS-4P).
    3 The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: There is no agency form 
number at this time. 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: Respondents will primarily be State, Local, or 
Tribal Government entities. The work under this clearance will be used 
to produce estimates for the incidence and prevalence of sexual 
victimization within correctional facilities as required under the 
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-79). The Bureau of 
Justice Statistics uses this information in published reports and for 
the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, practitioners, 
researchers, students, the media, and others interested in criminal 
justice statistics.
    In 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA or the Act) was 
signed into law. The Act requires BJS to ``carry out, for each calendar 
year, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence 
and effects of prison rape.'' The Act further instructs BJS to collect 
survey data: ``. . . the Bureau shall . . . use surveys and other 
statistical studies of current and former inmates . . .''
    To implement the Act, BJS developed the National Prison Rape 
Statistics Program (NPRS), which includes four separate data collection 
efforts: The Survey on Sexual Violence (SSV), the National Inmate 
Survey (NIS), the National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), and the 
National Former Prisoner Survey (NFPS). The NIS collects information on 
sexual victimization self-reported by inmates held in adult 
correctional facilities, both prisons and jails. The NIS has been 
conducted three times, in 2007 (NIS-1), in 2008-09 (NIS-2), and in 
2011-12 (NIS-3). Each iteration of NIS was conducted in at least one 
facility in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In each 
iteration of the survey, inmates completed the survey using an audio 
computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI), whereby they heard questions 
and instructions via headphones and responded to the survey items via a 
touch-screen interface.
    The collection requested in this notice is the fourth iteration of 
the National Inmate Survey. For NIS-4, administration of the survey in 
prisons will take place separately from survey administration in jails. 
This collection request is specific to conducting the survey in adult 
prison facilities.
    The survey instrument for the NIS-4 in Prisons is slightly modified 
from the previous iterations. The main difference is the addition of a 
new set of incident-specific questions administered to respondents who 
affirmatively indicate they were sexually victimized at some point in 
the previous 12 months while housed in their current prison facility. 
These incident-specific questions will provide information to the 
public on the nature of sexual victimization in prisons, such as where 
incidents occurred within the facility, the relationship between the 
victim and the alleged perpetrator(s), and whether the victim suffered 
any injuries as a result of the incident, among other incident 
characteristics.
    5 An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Prior to data 
collection commencing in 2020, BJS will coordinate the logistics of 
NIS-4 survey administration with staff at state, local, and tribal 
correction facilities. Because the administration of this survey in 
jails is not included in this request, the overall number of burden 
hours is lower than in the last request approved in 2010 (the jail 
survey will be submitted under a new OMB number). It is estimated that 
150 facility respondents will devote 180 minutes of time to this 
coordination effort. During data collection in 2020, 77,000 state, 
local, and tribal adult inmates held in prisons

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will be interviewed, with the average interview lasting an estimated 35 
minutes.
    6 An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with 
the collection: This collection was previously approved for 
implementation in both adult prisons and jails. The current request 
will only be implemented in adult prisons, thereby reducing the total 
number of facility staff and respondents required to participate. The 
total estimated NIS-4 public burden, inclusive of facility staff and 
respondent burden estimates, is 45,367 hours. This comprises 450 hours 
of facility staff burden and 44,917 hours of respondent interviewing 
burden.
    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 26, 2019.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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