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26 November 2012

DoJ Survey of Bomb Threats in Higher Education

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
[Pages 70466-70467]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-28579]



[OMB Number 1110-NEW]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, 
Comments Requested; Notice of Collection of Information Relative to 
Threats of Explosive Device Violence at Institutions of Higher 

ACTION: Emergency 60-day Notice.


    The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 
National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), will be 
submitting the following information collection request to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance 
with established review procedures of 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 until 12/5/2012. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    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 Andre 
Simons, Federal Bureau of Investigation, NCAVC, Critical Incident 
Response Group, FBI Academy, 1 Range Road, Quantico, Virginia, 
22135.Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four 
    (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: Emergency notice: Identify 
bomb-related incidents (including hoax devices and threats where no 
device was involved) occurring at institutions of higher education 
(IHE), and how each IHE has responded to these incidents.
    (2) The title of the form/collection: Institution of Higher 
Education Bomb Threat/Incident Survey
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the department sponsoring the collection: N/A
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: IHE law enforcement or campus safety 
    (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 1200 respondents will be contacted to complete a survey consisting 
of 19 questions. It is estimated that a burden of approximately 20 to 
60 minutes will be cast upon each respondent to complete the survey. 
However, this estimated burden will depend on individualized data 
retrieval systems, availability of requested data, and other

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variables that could not be estimated via sample testing.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with this collection: There are approximately 24,000 to 72,000 burden 
minutes associated with this information collection.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W-1407B, NW., Washington, 
DC 20530.

    Dated: November 20, 2012.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of 
[FR Doc. 2012-28579 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]