Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comments Requested
The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with established reviewprocedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection ispublished to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed informationcollection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 74, Number80, pages 19239-19240, on April 28, 2009.
The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until August28, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially theestimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Gregory E. Scarbro,Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division(CJIS), Module E-3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306; facsimile(304) 625-3566.
Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more ofthe 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: Hate Crime Incident Report and Quarterly Hate Crime Report,
(3)The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Forms 1-699 and 1-700; Criminal Justice InformationServices Division, 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: City, county, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies.
This collection is needed to collect information on hate crime incidents committed throughout the United States. Data are tabulated and published in the annual Crime in the United States and Hate Crime Statistics.
(5)An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimatedfor an average respondent to respond: There are approximately 13,242 law enforcement agency respondents with an estimated response time of 9 minutes.
(6)An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with this collection: There are approximately 7,945 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection.
If additional information is required contact: Ms. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.Dated: July 23, 2009. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.