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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Notice of information Collection Under Review; National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice, has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is being sought for the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2000 (65 FR 20834), allowing for 60 days for public comment.

The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments until October 5, 2000. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530. Comments may also be submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division, Information Management and Security Staff, Attention: Department Clearance Officer, Suite 850, 1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be submitted to DOJ via facsimile to (202)514-1590.

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or more of the following four:

(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's/component's estimate of the burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who Start Printed Page 53752are 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

(1) Type of information collection: Extension and revision of a currently approved collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: NCVS-1 and NCVS-2.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract:

Primary: Individuals or Households. The National Crime Victimization Survey collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistics on the amount and type of crime committed against households and individuals in the United States. Respondents include persons age 12 or older living in about 49,200 interviewed households.

Other: None.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: 109,400 respondents at 1.95 hours per interview.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 70,958 hours annual burden.

If additional information is required, contact: Mrs. Brenda E. Dyer, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 1220, National Place, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530.

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Dated: August 30, 2000.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 00-22681 Filed 9-1-00; 8:45 am]