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Criminal Justice Information Services Division; 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; Hate Crime Incident Report and Quarterly Hate Crime Report.

The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until May 19, 2003.

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 Gregory E. Scarbro, Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), Module E-3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306, or facsimile to (304) 625-3566.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. 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 agency's 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

(1) Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: Hate Crime Incident Report and Quarterly Hate Crime Report.

(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Forms 1-699 and 1-700; Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies. These reports Start Printed Page 13325will gather information necessary to monitor the bias motivation of selected criminal offenses. The resulting data are published annually.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are approximately 16,971 law enforcement agency respondents at 0.167 (10 minutes) hours per report.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with both collections: There are approximately 11,882 hours annual burden associated with this information collection.

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

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Dated: March 13, 2003.

Robert B. Briggs,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 03-6502 Filed 3-18-03; 8:45 am]

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