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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection

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AGENCY:

SMART Office, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

ACTION:

30 Day Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, SMART Office, is 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.

DATES:

The Department of Justice encourages public comment and will accept input until August 31, 2018.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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 Samantha Opong, Program Specialist, SMART Office, 810 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20531, Samantha.Opong@usdoj.gov, (202) 514-9320. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 SMART Office, 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: This is a “New collection,” the collection has not previously been used or sponsored by the SMART Office.

The Title of the Form/Collection: Campus Information Sharing and Response Project.

As part of a fellowship project in the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Campus Information Sharing and Response project is exploring how institutions of higher education share, respond and coordinate information to prevent sexual assault perpetration. This project will collect through an online questionnaire information about current practices utilized by colleges and universities with regards to the following:

  • Policies and practices regarding registered sex offenders who may be students or employees
  • Policies and practices regarding individuals found responsible and sanctioned for campus sexual misconduct policy violations
  • Policies and practices used in reviewing criminal or disciplinary sexual misconduct history of prospective or current students.

2. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: There is no agency form number for this collection. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the SMART Office.

Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The respondents to this collection/affected public includes business or other for profit institutions of higher education, and not-for-profit institutions. The SMART Office is exploring how institutions of higher education share, respond and coordinate information to prevent sexual assault perpetration. This project will collect information about current policies and practices utilized by colleges and universities regarding registered sex offenders who may be students or employees; individuals Start Printed Page 37527found responsible and sanctioned for campus sexual misconduct policy violations; and the review of criminal or disciplinary sexual misconduct history of prospective or current students.

3. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 50 respondents are estimated, and it will take each respondent approximately 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

4. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: Based on the estimate of 50 respondents, each taking approximately 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire, the estimated total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection is 12.5 hours.

If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: July 27, 2018.

Melody Braswell,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-16430 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]

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