(1)Type of information collection:New collection.
(2)Title of the Form/Collection:BJS Generic Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies.
(3)Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection:For numbers not available for generic clearance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.
(4)Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract:Administrators or staff of state and local agencies or programs in the relevant fields; administrators or staff of non-government agencies or programs in the relevant fields; individuals; policymakers at various levels of government.
(5)An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply:We estimate that approximately 4,350 respondents will be involved in exploratory, field test, pilot, cognitive, and focus group work conducted under this clearance over the requested 3-year clearance period. The average response time per respondent will be specific to each project covered under the clearance. Specific estimates of the number of respondents and the average response time are not known for each pilot study or development project covered under a generic clearance at this time. Project specific estimates will be submitted to OMB separately for each project conducted under this clearance. An estimate of the overall number of burden hours for activities under this generic clearance is included in item 6 below.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total respondent burden for identified and future projects covered under this generic clearance over the 3-year clearance period is approximately 14,100 hours.
If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, United States Department of Justice, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530.