[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 136 (Monday, July 16, 2012)]
[Page 41801]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17187]



Federal Bureau of Investigation

[OMB Number 1110-0039]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, 
Comments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; 
Bioterrorism Preparedness Act: Entity/Individual Information

ACTION: 60-day Notice of information collection under review.


    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 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 September 14, 2012 This process in conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    All comments and suggestions, or questions regarding additional 
information, to include obtaining a copy of the proposed information 
collection instrument with instructions, should be directed to John E. 
Strovers, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) 
Strategy and Systems Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal 
Justice Information Services Division, (CJIS), Module E-3, 1000 Custer 
Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306; facsimile (304) 625-2198.
    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: Extension of current 
    (2) The title of the form/collection: Federal Bureau of 
Investigation Bioterrorism Preparedness Act: Entity/Individual 
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the department sponsoring the collection: Forms FD-961; Criminal 
Justice Information Services 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, 
individuals, business or other for profit, and not-for-profit 
institute. This collection is needed to receive names and other 
identifying information submitted by individuals requesting access to 
specific agents or toxins, and consult with appropriate officials of 
the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of 
Agriculture as to whether certain individuals specified in the 
provisions should be denied access to or granted limited access to 
specific agents.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are 
approximately 4,005 (FY 2011) respondents at 45 minutes for FD-961 
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with this collection:
    There are approximately 3,004 hours, annual burden, associated with 
this information collection.
    If additional information is required please contact Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Two Constitution 
Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E-508, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: July 10, 2012.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2012-17187 Filed 7-13-12; 8:45 am]