Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection: Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program, 22074-22075 [2021-08587]

Download as PDF 22074 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Notices complete the summary form; and each incident form (an estimated 3,000 incident forms will be completed each year, one for each incident that was substantiated) will take about 30 minutes. The burden estimates are based on data from the prior administration of the SSV. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There is an estimated 2,342 total burden hours per year associated with this collection, with a combined total of 7,026 for the three years. 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. 2021–08588 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0314] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection: Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 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. BJS received one comment in response. The comment supported reinstatement of the FIST collection. It also suggested that FIST could collect information on how often firearms are transferred without a passed background check due to checks not being completed in the allowable time. However, information on this may be found in NICS Operations Reports. The comment also suggested a study of NICS data flow that is outside the scope SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 of the immediate FIST project but would affect the data FIST collects from various sources. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until May 26, 2021. 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. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2019–2022 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 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1,073 respondents will take part in the 2019/2020 FIST data collection with an average of 30 minutes for each to complete the FIST survey form. A projected 1,006 respondents will take part in the 2021 and 2022 data collections 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 collection: The estimated public burden hours associated with this collection is 537 hours for the 2019/2020 data collection and 419 hours annually for the 2021 and 2022 data collections. 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. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 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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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 78 (Monday, April 26, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-08587]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OMB Number 1121-0314]


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

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 (BJS), 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. BJS received one comment 
in response. The comment supported reinstatement of the FIST 
collection. It also suggested that FIST could collect information on 
how often firearms are transferred without a passed background check 
due to checks not being completed in the allowable time. However, 
information on this may be found in NICS Operations Reports. The 
comment also suggested a study of NICS data flow that is outside the 
scope of the immediate FIST project but would affect the data FIST 
collects from various sources.

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

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.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement of a previously 
approved information collection for which approval has expired.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2019-2022 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 
1,073 respondents will take part in the 2019/2020 FIST data collection 
with an average of 30 minutes for each to complete the FIST survey 
form. A projected 1,006 respondents will take part in the 2021 and 2022 
data collections 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 collection: The estimated public burden hours associated with 
this collection is 537 hours for the 2019/2020 data collection and 419 
hours annually for the 2021 and 2022 data collections.
    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.


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    Dated: April 21, 2021.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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