Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of Previously Approved Collection: National Inmate Survey in Jails (NIS-4J), 19957-19958 [2020-07475]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices (ii) Identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended LEOs and CDOs; (iii) Identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, and/or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) Indicate whether complainant, its licensees, and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the recommended LEOs and CDOs within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) Explain how the recommended LEOs and CDOs would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions from the public must be filed no later than by close of business on May 5, 2020. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. The Commission’s paper filing requirements in 19 CFR 210.4(f) are currently waived. 85 FR 15798 (Mar. 19, 2020). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 337–TA–1138’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ documents/handbook_on_filing_ procedures.pdf.). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary ((202) 205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Apr 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 agreements. All non-confidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: April 6, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–07506 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of Previously Approved Collection: National Inmate Survey in Jails (NIS– 4J) Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, 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 June 8, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19957 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. A new OMB number is needed, as this collection was previously under 1121– 0311 with the collection of prison data. They are now two separate collections. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: National Inmate Survey in Jails (NIS– 4J). 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 E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 19958 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices 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 jail facilities. The survey instrument for the NIS–4 in Jails 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 jail facility. These incident-specific questions will provide information to the public on the nature of sexual victimization in jails, 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 2021, 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 prisons is not included in this request, the overall number of burden hours is VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Apr 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 lower than in the last request approved in 2010. It is estimated that 225 facility respondents will devote 260 minutes of time to this coordination effort. During data collection in 2021, jail staff will escort an estimated 44,335 jail inmates to/from the interviews, which consists of a short consent administration and an approximately 35 minute survey. 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 jails, thereby reducing the total number of facility staff and respondents required to participate. The total estimated NIS–4 Jails public burden, inclusive of facility staff and respondent burden estimates, is 43,982 hours. This comprises 12,061 hours of facility staff burden and 31,921 hours of respondent interviewing burden. This burden estimate assumes 100% participation from both facilities and inmates, but historically both facility and inmate participation have not reached 100%. We expect an inmate response rate of approximately 62%. 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: April 6, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–07475 Filed 4–8–20; 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; Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Competitive Grant Programs Reporting Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and reinstatement in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Licari by telephone at 202– 693–8073, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor’s VETS administers funds for the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program grants to state, local, and tribal governments; businesses and other for-profit and notfor-profit organizations on an annual program year basis. These competitive grants are codified under 38 U.S.C. 2021, 2021A, and 2023. VETS provides funds to competitively-awarded grantees through annual Funding Opportunity Announcements and option year funding. The total number of grantees varies based on the amount of available funds, awarded in grants up to $500,000 each. The Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training monitors and supervises the distribution and use of those funds as required by 38 U.S.C. 2021 (b). Additionally, and in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 2021 (d), the Secretary reviews performance and provides a biennial report to Congress on the program, including an evaluation of the services furnished to veterans and an analysis of the information we have collected. VETS intends to request approval for this information collection that streamlines the annual funding request DATES: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-NEW]


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

AGENCY: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, 
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 
June 8, 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. A new OMB number is needed, as this 
collection was previously under 1121-0311 with the collection of prison 
data. They are now two separate collections.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: National Inmate Survey in 
Jails (NIS-4J).
    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

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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 
jail facilities.
    The survey instrument for the NIS-4 in Jails 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 jail facility. 
These incident-specific questions will provide information to the 
public on the nature of sexual victimization in jails, 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 2021, 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 
prisons is not included in this request, the overall number of burden 
hours is lower than in the last request approved in 2010. It is 
estimated that 225 facility respondents will devote 260 minutes of time 
to this coordination effort. During data collection in 2021, jail staff 
will escort an estimated 44,335 jail inmates to/from the interviews, 
which consists of a short consent administration and an approximately 
35 minute survey.
    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 jails, thereby reducing the total 
number of facility staff and respondents required to participate. The 
total estimated NIS-4 Jails public burden, inclusive of facility staff 
and respondent burden estimates, is 43,982 hours. This comprises 12,061 
hours of facility staff burden and 31,921 hours of respondent 
interviewing burden. This burden estimate assumes 100% participation 
from both facilities and inmates, but historically both facility and 
inmate participation have not reached 100%. We expect an inmate 
response rate of approximately 62%.
    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: April 6, 2020.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2020-07475 Filed 4-8-20; 8:45 am]
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