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Bureau of Justice Statistics; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Proposed Collection; Clinical Indicators of Sexual Violence in Custody.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Statistics, has submitted 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 is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 73, Number 186, page 55133 on September 24, 2008, allowing for a 30-day period.

The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until December 31, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or Start Printed Page 72839associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Paul Guerino, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531 (phone 202-307-0349).

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 agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • 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;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 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: New data collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Clinical Indicators of Sexual Violence in Custody.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the U.S. Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form numbers not available at this time. The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice is the sponsor for the collection.

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

Primary: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Other: Federal Government, Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions. The work under this clearance will be used to create a pilot surveillance system to collect clinical indicators of sexual violence among inmates in response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-79).

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 35 health providers will spend approximately 10 minutes on average completing the surveillance form for each inmate exhibiting clinical indicators of sexual violence. Over a 12-month period, jail health providers are each expected to spend a total of 630 minutes completing surveillance forms and prison health providers are each expected to spend a total of 330 minutes.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 383 total burden hours associated with this collection.

If additional information is required, contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: November 24, 2008.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Deputy Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. E8-28454 Filed 11-28-08; 8:45 am]