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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30 day notice of information collection under review: age, sex, and race of persons arrested (18 years of age and over) and age, sex, and race of persons arrested (under 18 years of age).

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2002, (Volume 67, Number 82, Pages 20998-20999) and no comments were received from the public by the FBI. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 4, 2002. 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 OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer (202) 395-6466, Washington, DC 20530. Comments may also be submitted to DOJ, Justice Management Division, Information Management and Security Staff, Attention: Robert B. Briggs, Department Clearance Office, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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:

(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;

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(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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of this collection:

(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Age, Sex, and Race of Persons Arrested (18 Years of Age and Over) and Age, Sex, and Race of Persons Arrested (Under 18 Years of Age).

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form: I-708. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. This collection is needed to collect information on the age, sex, and race of all persons arrested throughout the United States. Data are tabulated and published in the annual Crime in the United States.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Estimated number of respondents: 16,825 agencies with 403,800 responses (includes zero reports); with an average of 30 minutes a month devoted to compilation of data for this information collection.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in Hours) associated with this collection: 201,900 hours annually.

If additional information is required contact: Robert B. Briggs, Department Clearance Office, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 1600, Patrick Henry Building, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: July 29, 2002.

Robert B. Briggs,

Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 02-19644 Filed 8-2-02; 8:45 am]

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