Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection Comments Requested; 2020 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP), 67569-67570 [2020-23545]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 206 / Friday, October 23, 2020 / Notices Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $12.50 (0.25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury for a copy of the Consent Decree with appendices. For a paper copy without the appendices, the cost is $9.25. Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2020–23450 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (OJJDP) Docket No. 1786] Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of meeting. 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Should issues arise with online registration, or to register by email, the public should contact Maegen Barnes, Program Manager/Federal Contractor (see above for contact information). If submitting registrations via email, attendees should include all of the following: Name, Title, Organization/ Affiliation, Full Address, Phone Number, Fax and Email. The meeting will be held via a video conferencing platform. Registration for this is also found online at www.facjj.ojp.gov. Interested parties may submit written comments and questions in advance for the FACJJ to Keisha Kersey (DFO) at the contact information above. All comments and questions should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 16, 2020. The FACJJ will limit public statements if they are found to be duplicative. Written questions submitted by the public while in attendance will also be considered by the FACJJ. Keisha Kersey, Designated Federal Official, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. [FR Doc. 2020–23510 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Justice Programs Office [OMB Number 1121–0149] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection Comments Requested; 2020 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67569 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. Following publication of the 60-day notice, BJS received two sets of substantive comments. The first requested that the survey obtain information on prosecutors’ handling of appellate cases. The second requested that the survey collect demographic characteristics of defendants. BJS determined that adding these questions would be too burdensome for respondents. Additionally, new items require cognitive testing which at this point would result in a significant delay to launching the survey. Thus, no items were added to the instrument or changed. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until November 23, 2020. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —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. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 67570 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 206 / Friday, October 23, 2020 / Notices Overview of This Information Collection Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement of the National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP). (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2020 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP–20). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the questionnaire is NSP–20. 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 be local prosecutors who handle criminal cases in State courts. Prosecutors represent the local government in deciding who is charged with a crime, the type and number of charges filed, whether or not to offer a plea, and providing sentencing recommendations for those convicted of crimes. Since 1990, the NSP has been the only recurring national statistical program that captures the administrative and operational characteristics of the prosecutorial function in the State criminal justice system. Similar to previous iterations, the NSP–20 will gather national statistics on local prosecutor office staffing, budgets, and caseloads. Additionally, the NSP–20 will collect data on emerging topics such as the utilization of diversion programs and specialty courts. BJS plans to publish this information 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: An office-level survey will be sent to approximately 750 respondents. At the time of the 60-day notice, the expected burden was about 60 minutes per respondent. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: At the time of the 60-day notice, there was an estimated 1,000 total burden hours associated with this collection. 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 Dated: October 20, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Oct 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2020–23545 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazard Communication Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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 November 23, 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: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202– 693–0456, or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The purpose of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200) and its collection of information requirements is to ensure that the hazards of chemicals produced or imported are evaluated and that information concerning these hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. The standard requires all employers to establish hazard communications programs, to transmit information on the hazards of chemicals to their employees by means of container labels, safety data sheets and training programs. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on July 21, 2020 (85 FR 44108). 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 the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Hazard Communication. OMB Control Number: 1218–0072. Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other for-profits institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,018,316. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 72,518,339. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 6,557,766 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $25,070,956. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Crystal Rennie, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–23451 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 206 (Friday, October 23, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Justice Programs Office

[OMB Number 1121-0149]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection 
Comments Requested; 2020 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP)

AGENCY: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, 
Department of Justice.

ACTION: 30-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. Following publication of the 60-day notice, BJS 
received two sets of substantive comments. The first requested that the 
survey obtain information on prosecutors' handling of appellate cases. 
The second requested that the survey collect demographic 
characteristics of defendants. BJS determined that adding these 
questions would be too burdensome for respondents. Additionally, new 
items require cognitive testing which at this point would result in a 
significant delay to launching the survey. Thus, no items were added to 
the instrument or changed.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until 
November 23, 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.

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.

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Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement of the National 
Survey of Prosecutors (NSP).
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2020 National Survey of 
Prosecutors (NSP-20).
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the 
questionnaire is NSP-20. 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 be local prosecutors who 
handle criminal cases in State courts. Prosecutors represent the local 
government in deciding who is charged with a crime, the type and number 
of charges filed, whether or not to offer a plea, and providing 
sentencing recommendations for those convicted of crimes. Since 1990, 
the NSP has been the only recurring national statistical program that 
captures the administrative and operational characteristics of the 
prosecutorial function in the State criminal justice system. Similar to 
previous iterations, the NSP-20 will gather national statistics on 
local prosecutor office staffing, budgets, and caseloads. Additionally, 
the NSP-20 will collect data on emerging topics such as the utilization 
of diversion programs and specialty courts. BJS plans to publish this 
information 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: An office-level 
survey will be sent to approximately 750 respondents. At the time of 
the 60-day notice, the expected burden was about 60 minutes per 
respondent.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: At the time of the 60-day notice, there was an 
estimated 1,000 total burden hours associated with this collection.
    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: October 20, 2020.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2020-23545 Filed 10-22-20; 8:45 am]
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