[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62534-62535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25263]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Investigation

[OMB Number 1110-0026]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Existing Collection, 
Comments Requested: Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Enrollment/National 
Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) E-Check Enrollment 
Form, Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Officer/Employee Acknowledgment 
of Responsibilities Under the NICS Form

ACTION: 60 Day notice.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division's National 
Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section 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. The proposed information 
collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected 
agencies.
    Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
December 14, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with Title 
5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Sec.  1320.10. If you have 
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 Sherry L. Kuneff, Management and Program Analyst, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services 
(CJIS) Division, NICS Section, Module A-3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, 
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306, or facsimile at (304) 625-7540.
    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:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/
component, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's/component's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of the 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 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

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Approval of an Existing 
Collection
    Title of the Form:
    Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Enrollment/National Instant 
Criminal Background Check System (NICS) E-Check Enrollment Form.
    Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Officer/Employee Acknowledgment of 
Responsibilities under the National Instant Criminal Background Check 
System (NICS) Form.
    (2) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
department sponsoring the collection:
    Form Number: 1110-0026.
    Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ).
    (3) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: Any Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) or State Point of 
Contact (POC) requesting access to conduct National Instant Criminal 
Background Check System (NICS) checks telephonically or by the Internet 
through the NICS E-Check.
    Brief Abstract: The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 
required the United States Attorney General to establish a national 
instant criminal background check system that any FFL may contact, by 
telephone or by other electronic means, for information to be supplied 
immediately, on whether receipt of a firearm to a prospective purchaser 
would violate state or federal law. Information pertaining to licensees 
who may contact the NICS is being collected to manage and control 
access to the NICS and to the NICS E-Check, to ensure appropriate 
resources are available to support the NICS, and also to ensure the 
privacy and security of NICS information. http://www.fbi.gov/programs/nics/index.htm.
    (4) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
    It is estimated that 250 FFLs enroll with the NICS per month for a 
total of 3,000 enrollments per year. The average response time for 
reading the directions for the National Instant Criminal Background 
Check System (NICS) Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Enrollment/NICS E-
Check Enrollment Form is estimated to be two minutes; time to complete 
the form is estimated to be three minutes; and the time it takes to 
assemble, mail, or fax the form to the FBI is estimated to be three 
minutes, for a total of eight minutes. The average hour burden for this 
specific form is 3,000 x 8 minutes/60 = 400 hours.
    The Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Officer/Employee Acknowledgment 
of Responsibilities Form under the National Instant Criminal Background 
Check System (NICS) takes approximately three minutes to read the 
responsibilities and two minutes to complete the form, for a total of 
five minutes. The average hour burden for this specific form is 6,000 x 
5 minutes/60 = 250 hours.
    The letter mailed to each new FFL takes an additional two minutes 
to read which would be 3,000 x 2 minutes/60 = 100 hours.
    The entire process of reading the letter and completing both forms 
would take 15 minutes per respondent. The average hour burden for 
completing both forms and reading the accompanying letter would be 
3,000 x 15/60 = 750 hours.
    (5) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection:
    The entire process of reading the letter and completing both forms 
would take 15 minutes per respondent. The average hour burden for 
completing both forms and reading the accompanying letter would be 
3,000 x 15/60 = 750 hours.
    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., Room2E-508, Washington, DC 
20530.


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    Dated: October 10, 2012.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of 
Justice.
[FR Doc. 2012-25263 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]
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