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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 Connor Brooks, Statistician, Law Enforcement Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: Connor.Brooks@usdoj.gov; phone: 202– 514–8633). 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., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12941 Overview of This Information Collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2019–2021 Firearm Inquiry Statistics Program. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is FIST–1. 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: Through the Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) obtains information from state and local checking agencies responsible for maintaining records on the number of background checks for firearm transfers or permits that were issued, processed, tracked, or conducted during the calendar year. Specifically, state and local checking agencies are asked to provide information on the number of applications and denials for firearm transfers received or tracked by the agency and reasons why applications were denied. BJS combines these data with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) transaction data to produce comprehensive national statistics on firearm applications and denials resulting from the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and similar state laws governing background checks and firearm transfers. BJS also plans to collect information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) on denials screened and referred to ATF field offices for investigation and possible prosecution. BJS publishes FIST data on the BJS website in statistical tables and uses the information to respond to inquiries from Congress, federal, state, and local government officials, researchers, students, the media, and other members of the general public 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: A projected 1,394 respondents will take part in the FIST data collection with an average of 25 minutes for each to complete the FIST survey form. 6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 12942 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 44 / Thursday, March 5, 2020 / Notices collection: The estimated public burden hours associated with this collection is 581 hours annually. 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: March 2, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 44 (Thursday, March 5, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1121-0314]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested; Extension, With Change, of a Previously Approved 
Collection: Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program

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 
May 4, 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 
Connor Brooks, Statistician, Law Enforcement Statistics Unit, Bureau of 
Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: 
[email protected]; phone: 202-514-8633).

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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2019-2021 Firearm Inquiry 
Statistics Program.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is FIST-1. 
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: Through the Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) 
Program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) obtains information 
from state and local checking agencies responsible for maintaining 
records on the number of background checks for firearm transfers or 
permits that were issued, processed, tracked, or conducted during the 
calendar year. Specifically, state and local checking agencies are 
asked to provide information on the number of applications and denials 
for firearm transfers received or tracked by the agency and reasons why 
applications were denied. BJS combines these data with the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background 
Check System (NICS) transaction data to produce comprehensive national 
statistics on firearm applications and denials resulting from the Brady 
Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and similar state laws 
governing background checks and firearm transfers. BJS also plans to 
collect information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and 
Explosives (ATF) on denials screened and referred to ATF field offices 
for investigation and possible prosecution. BJS publishes FIST data on 
the BJS website in statistical tables and uses the information to 
respond to inquiries from Congress, federal, state, and local 
government officials, researchers, students, the media, and other 
members of the general public 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: A projected 
1,394 respondents will take part in the FIST data collection with an 
average of 25 minutes for each to complete the FIST survey form.
    6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the

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collection: The estimated public burden hours associated with this 
collection is 581 hours annually.
    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: March 2, 2020.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2020-04500 Filed 3-4-20; 8:45 am]
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