Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, Proposed Study Entitled “The National Baseline Study on Public Health, Wellness, & Safety”

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)]
[Pages 39880-39881]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-16597]
[OMB Number 1121-NEW]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, Proposed Study
Entitled ``The National Baseline Study on Public Health, Wellness, &
AGENCY: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
ACTION: 60-Day notice.
SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs,
National Institute of Justice, is 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
DATES: The Department of Justice encourages public comment and will
accept input until October 11, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional 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
Christine Crossland, National Institute of Justice, Office of Research,
Evaluation, and Technology, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
(overnight 20001), (202) 616-5166 or via email at
[email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 National Institute
of Justice, including whether the information will have practical
--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: New survey.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: ``The National Baseline Study
on Public Health, Wellness, & Safety''.
    3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of
the Department sponsoring the collection: The applicable component
within the U.S. Department of Justice is the National Institute of
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as
well as a brief abstract: Title IX, Section 904(a) of the Violence
Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005
(VAWA 2005), Public Law 109-162 (codified at 42 U.S.C. 3796gg-10 note),
as amended by Section 907 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization
Act, Public Law 113-4, mandates that the National Institute of Justice
(NIJ), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on
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Violence Against Women (OVW), conduct a National Baseline Study (NBS)
on violence against American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) women
living in tribal communities. NIJ's NBS will examine violence against
AI and AN women (including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual
assault, and stalking) and identify factors that place AI and AN women
at risk for victimization and propose recommendations to improve
effectiveness of these responses. NIJ's NBS survey was designed to: (1)
Provide an accurate reporting of violence against AI and AN women in
tribal communities; (2) provide reliable, valid estimates of the scope
of the problem; and (3) identify barriers to and possible solutions for
dealing with these significant public safety issues.
    The NBS will be conducted in geographically dispersed tribal
communities across the U.S. (lower 48 and Alaska) using a NIJ-developed
sampling strategy for which the primary aim is to provide an accurate
national victimization rate of violence against adult AI and AN women
specifically living in tribal communities. This information collection
is a one-time information collection and is expected to take
approximately thirty-six months from the time the first participant is
enrolled until the last survey is administered.
    The NBS is critical to quantifying the magnitude of violence and
victimization in tribal communities and understanding service needs. At
the end of this study, the NBS is expected to produce a deeper
understanding of the issues faced by Native American women living in
Indian Country and Alaska Native villages and help formulate public
policies and prevention strategies to decrease the incidence of violent
crimes against AI and AN women.
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated
range of burden for respondents is expected to be between 30 minutes to
1.5 hours for completion. Based on instrument testing results, we
expect an average of 60 minutes per respondent. The following factors
were considered when creating the burden estimate: The estimated total
number of sites (40), households within sites (25), and respondents
within households (1.5) in the sampling plan for a total of 1,500
expected respondents. NIJ estimates that nearly all of the
approximately 1,500 respondents will fully complete the questionnaire.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated
with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this
collection is 1,500 hours. It is estimated that each of the 1,500
respondents will take 1 hour to complete a questionnaire (1,500
respondents x 1 hour = 1,500 hours). We estimate a 36-month data
collection period, with approximately half of the interviews completed
each year, or an annualized burden of 500 hours.
    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.
    Dated: July 30, 2019.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2019-16597 Filed 8-9-19; 8:45 am]