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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection Sequestered Juror Information Form

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U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice.


60-day notice.


The Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Marshals Service, 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.


Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until October 20, 2015.

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If you have additional comments especially on 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 Nicole Feuerstein, Publications Specialist, U.S. Marshals Service, CS-3, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20530-0001 (phone: 202-307-5168).

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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 U.S. Marshals Service, including whether the information will have practical utility;

—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;

—Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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: Extension with change of a currently approved collection.

2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Sequestered Juror Information Form.

3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is USM-523A. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).

4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Households/Individuals. Form USM-523A Sequestered Juror Information Form. The authority for collecting the information on this form is 28 U.S.C. 509, 510 and 561 et seq. The United States Marshals Service is responsible for ensuring the security of federal courthouses, courtrooms, and federal jurist. This information assists Marshals Service personnel in the planning of, and response to, potential security needs of the court and jurors during the course of proceedings.

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 14 respondents will complete a 4 minute form. The following factors were considered when creating the burden Start Printed Page 50873estimate: the average number of people on a jury and the average number of sequestered juries held per year (estimated at one; many years go without one).

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 1 hour. It is estimated that respondents will take 4 minutes to complete Form USM-523A. The burden hours for collecting respondent data sum to 1 hour (14 respondents × 4 minutes = 56 minutes or 1 hour).

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., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: August 17, 2015.

Jerri Murray,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-20647 Filed 8-20-15; 8:45 am]