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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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60-day Notice of information collection under review: revision of a currently approved collection workplace risk supplement.

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OMB approval has been requested by October 24, 2001. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. Comments should be directed to OMB, Office of Information Regulation Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer (202) 395-6466, Washington, DC 20503.

During the first 60 days of this same review period, a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. All comments and suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include obtaining a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, should be directed to Michael Rand, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington DC 20531, or facsimile at (202) 307-1463.

Request written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:

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

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed 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 are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, Start Printed Page 52642electronic, 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: Revision of a currently approved collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: Workplace Risk Supplement (WRS).

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

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals. The Workplace Risk Supplement will collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate statistics on workers' perceived risk of being victimized in the workplace and the specific tasks and work environments that place workers at risk of being victimized while at work or on duty within the United States.

Other: None.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: There are approximately 57,000 respondents at 0.167 (10 minutes) hours per interview.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are approximately 9,519 hours annual burden associated with this information collection.

If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Department Deputy Clearance Officer, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, 601 D Street NW, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530.

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Dated: October 11, 2001.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 01-25994 Filed 10-15-01; 8:45 am]

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