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Agency Information Collection Activities: A National Repository for the Collection and Inventory of Information Related to Arson and the Criminal Misuse of Explosives

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ACTION:

60-Day Notice.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be submitting 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. This notice requests comments from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed information collection. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for “sixty days” until September 6, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, Start Printed Page 39901or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Steven Avato, Steven.Avato@atf.gov, U.S. Bomb Data Center, 99 New York Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20226.

Written comments concerning this information collection should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure your comments are received is to e-mail them to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax them to 202-395-7285. All comments should reference the 8 digit OMB number for the collection or the title of the collection. If you have questions concerning the collection, please call Steven Avato at 703-287-1103 or the DOJ Desk Officer at 202-395-3176.

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.

Summary of Information Collection

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

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: A National Repository for the Collection and Inventory of Information Related to Arson and the Criminal Misuse of Explosives.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

(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.

Need for Collection

All Federal agencies are required to report information relating to arson and the criminal misuse of explosives in a national repository database maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)—United States Bomb Data Center (USBDC). State, Local and Tribal law enforcement agencies report this information on a voluntary basis. The ATF USBDC maintains all National Repository databases within the Department of Justice.

(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 2,000 respondents will report the information within approximately 10 minutes.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 333 annual total burden hours associated with this collection.

If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, Room 2E-508, 145 N Street, NE., Washington, DC 20530.

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Jerri Murray,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 2011-16919 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]

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