Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval has Expired: 2021 Identity Theft Supplement (ITS), 22075 [2021-08584]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Notices Dated: April 21, 2021. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2021–08587 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0317] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval has Expired: 2021 Identity Theft Supplement (ITS) Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice (DOJ), 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. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register. Following publication of the 60-day notice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics received no requests for the survey instrument and two communications containing suggestions for revisions to the collection of data and regarding the administration of the instrument, which are addressed in Supporting Statement Part A. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until May 26, 2021. 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 Erika Harrell, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: Erika.Harrell@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202–307–0758). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 of the Identity Theft Supplement, with changes, a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2021 Identity Theft Supplement. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the questionnaire is ITS–1. 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 persons 16 years or older living in households located throughout the United States sampled for the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The ITS will be conducted as a supplement to the NCVS in all sample households for a six (6) month period. The ITS is primarily an effort to measure the prevalence of identity theft among persons, the characteristics of identity theft victims, and patterns of reporting to the police, credit bureaus, and other authorities. The ITS was also designed to collect important characteristics of identity theft such as how the victim’s personal information was obtained; the physical, emotional and financial impact on victims; offender information; PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22075 and the measures people take to avoid or minimize their risk of becoming an identity theft victim. 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 estimate of the total number of respondents is 104,910. An estimated 90.2% of respondents (94,630) are estimated to report no identity theft and will complete the ITS screener and follow-up questions with an average burden of about eight minutes. Among the 9.8% of respondents (10,280) who are expected to experience at least one incident of identity theft during the reference period, the time to ask the screener, incident, and follow-up questions of identity theft is estimated to take an average of fifteen minutes. Respondents will be asked to respond to this survey only once during the six-month period. The burden estimate is based on data from actual interview times from the 2018 ITS, an analysis of the 2021 ITS questionnaire changes and mock interviews done with the 2021 questionnaire. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 15,185 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: April 21, 2021. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2021–08584 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (21–026)] Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive, Co-Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Patent License National Aeronautics and Space Administration. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0317]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously 
Approved Collection for Which Approval has Expired: 2021 Identity Theft 
Supplement (ITS)

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

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, 
Department of Justice (DOJ), 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. The proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register. Following publication of 
the 60-day notice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics received no 
requests for the survey instrument and two communications containing 
suggestions for revisions to the collection of data and regarding the 
administration of the instrument, which are addressed in Supporting 
Statement Part A.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until 
May 26, 2021.

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 
Erika Harrell, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: [email protected]; 
telephone: 202-307-0758).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. 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 of the Identity 
Theft Supplement, with changes, a previously approved collection for 
which approval has expired.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2021 Identity Theft 
Supplement.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the 
questionnaire is ITS-1. 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 persons 16 years or older 
living in households located throughout the United States sampled for 
the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The ITS will be 
conducted as a supplement to the NCVS in all sample households for a 
six (6) month period. The ITS is primarily an effort to measure the 
prevalence of identity theft among persons, the characteristics of 
identity theft victims, and patterns of reporting to the police, credit 
bureaus, and other authorities. The ITS was also designed to collect 
important characteristics of identity theft such as how the victim's 
personal information was obtained; the physical, emotional and 
financial impact on victims; offender information; and the measures 
people take to avoid or minimize their risk of becoming an identity 
theft victim. 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 estimate of 
the total number of respondents is 104,910. An estimated 90.2% of 
respondents (94,630) are estimated to report no identity theft and will 
complete the ITS screener and follow-up questions with an average 
burden of about eight minutes. Among the 9.8% of respondents (10,280) 
who are expected to experience at least one incident of identity theft 
during the reference period, the time to ask the screener, incident, 
and follow-up questions of identity theft is estimated to take an 
average of fifteen minutes. Respondents will be asked to respond to 
this survey only once during the six-month period. The burden estimate 
is based on data from actual interview times from the 2018 ITS, an 
analysis of the 2021 ITS questionnaire changes and mock interviews done 
with the 2021 questionnaire.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: There are an estimated 15,185 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: April 21, 2021.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2021-08584 Filed 4-23-21; 8:45 am]
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