Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) 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.
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until June 2, 2014.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have comments especially the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Tracey Kyckelhahn, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (phone: 202-353-7381)
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This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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 Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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) Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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 Information Collection
(1) Type of information collection: New data collection, State and Local White Collar Crime Program (SLWCCP), 2013.
(2) The title of the Form/Collection: State and Local White Collar Crime Program or SLWCCP, 2013.
(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form labels are SLWCCP—2013, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
(4) Affected public who will be asked to respond, as well as a brief abstract:
Primary: State, DC, and territory Attorney General offices.
Abstract: The State and Local White Collar Crime Program (SLWCCP) will survey all state Attorney General (AG) offices on their criminal and civil white collar crime cases through a web-based questionnaire. For this collection, a white collar offense is defined as “any violation of law committed through non-violent means, involving lies, omissions, deceit, misrepresentation, or violation of a position of trust, by an individual or organization for personal or organizational profit.” The SLWCCP will obtain data on the types of offenses each AG office handles, the number of cases, the types of defendants (individual vs. business), and the outcomes of the cases. The SLWCCP will also collect information on AG office cooperation with regulatory agencies and federal and local governments.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 56 respondents with an average of 31 minutes to respond.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 1,736 annual burden hours.
If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3W-1407B, Washington, DC 20530.
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Dated: March 28, 2014.
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2014-07342 Filed 4-1-14; 8:45 am]
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