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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Uniform Crime Reporting Data Collection Instrument Pretesting and Burden Estimation Generic Clearance

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Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.


60-day notice.


The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, 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 September 25, 2020.

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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 Mrs. Amy C. Blasher, Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation, CJIS Division, Module E-3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306; telephone number (304) 625-3566.

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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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, 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 of a currently approved collection.

2. The Title of the Form/Collection: UCR Data Collection Instrument Pretesting and Burden Estimation Generic Clearance

3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is 1110-0057. The applicable component within the DOJ is the CJIS Division, in the FBI.

4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract:

5. Primary: Federal, state, county, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies

Abstract: This clearance provides the UCR Program the ability to conduct pretests which evaluate the validity and reliability of information collection instruments and determine the level of burden state and local agencies have in reporting crime data to the FBI. The Paperwork Reduction Act only allows for nine or fewer respondents in the collection of information, such as pretesting activities. This clearance request expands the pretesting sample to 350 people for each of the twelve information collections administered by the UCR Program. Further, the clearance will allow for a brief 5-minute cost and burden assessment for the 18,000 law enforcement agencies participating in the UCR Program.

An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: UCR Participation Burden Estimation: There are approximately 18,000 law enforcement respondents; calculated estimates indicate five minutes per submission. UCR Form Pretesting: There are approximately 350 respondents; calculated estimates indicate one hour per pretest.

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are approximately 1,850 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection.

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 22, 2020.

Melody Braswell,

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

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[FR Doc. 2020-16173 Filed 7-24-20; 8:45 am]