The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Critical Incident Response Group will be submitting 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 January 3, 2014.
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
All comments, suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include obtaining a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, should be directed to Lesa Marcolini, Program Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Critical Incident Response Group, ViCAP, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia 22135; facsimile (703) 632-4239.
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: ViCAP Case Submission Form, FD-676.
(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department
sponsoring the collection: Form 676; Critical Incident Response Group, 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: State and local government law enforcement agencies charged with the responsibility of investigating violent crimes.
Established by the Department of Justice in 1985, ViCAP serves as the national repository for violent crimes; specifically:
Homicides and attempted homicides that involve an abduction, are apparently random, motiveless, or sexually oriented, or are known or suspected to be part of a series.
Sexual assaults committed by a stranger, or those known or suspected to be part of a series.
Missing persons where the circumstances indicate a strong possibility of foul play and the victim is still missing.
Unidentified human remains where the manner of death is known or suspected to be homicide.
Comprehensive case information submitted to ViCAP is maintained in the ViCAP Web National Crime Database and is automatically compared to all other cases in the database to identify similarities.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated
for an average respondent to respond: Of the approximately 18,000 government entities that are eligible to submit cases, it is estimated that thirty to fifty percent will actually submit cases to ViCAP. The time burden of the respondents is less than 60 minutes per form.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with this collection: There are approximately 5000 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection.
If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 1407B, Washington, DC 20530.
Dated: October 30, 2013.
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2013-26331 Filed 11-1-13; 8:45 am]
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