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Download as PDF 11272 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 8, 2005 / Notices STATUS: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on February 9, 2005, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (‘‘POSC’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Knowledge Systems, Sugar Land, TX has been added as a party to this venture. 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The following matter will be considered during the closed portion of the Commission’s Business Meeting: Appeals to the Commission involving approximately one case decided by the National Commissioners pursuant to a reference under 28 CFR 2.27. These cases were originally heard by an examiner panel wherein inmates of Federal prisons have applied for parole and are contesting revocation of parole or mandatory release. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: BILLING CODE 4410–11–M 19:54 Mar 07, 2005 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The following matters have been placed on the agenda for the open Parole Commission meeting: 1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Commission Meeting. 2. Reports from the Chairman, Commissioners, Legal, Chief of Staff, Case Operations, and Administrative Sections. 3. Discussion on Institutional Revocation Hearings by Video Conference. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Antitrust Division VerDate jul<14>2003 Open. AGENCY CONTACT: Thomas W. Hutchison, Chief of Staff, United States Parole Commission, (301) 492–5990. Dated: March 1, 2005. Rockne Chickinell, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–4559 Filed 3–4–05; 10:32 am] BILLING CODE 4410–31–M PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c) (2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ‘‘Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS),’’ to be conducted in August 2005. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before May 9, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government statistics on employment and unemployment for 65 years. Collection of labor force data through the CPS is necessary to meet the requirements in Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1 and 2. The Veterans supplement provides information on the labor force status of veterans with serviceconnected disabilities, veterans of the Persian Gulf era, Vietnam-theater veterans, and recently discharged E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 8, 2005 / Notices veterans. The supplement also provides information on veterans’ participation in various transitioning and employment and training programs. The data collected through this supplement also will be used by the Veterans Employment and Training Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine policies that better meet the needs of our Nation’s veteran population. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Veterans Supplement to the CPS. Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Veterans Supplement to the CPS. OMB Number: 1220–0102. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 12,000. Frequency: Biennially. Total Responses: 12,000. Average Time Per Response: Approximately 1 minute. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 200 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • 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; • 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 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 submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:54 Mar 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February, 2005. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 05–4430 Filed 3–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. NRTL1–88, NRTL1–889, NRTL1–90, NRTL1–90, NRTL1–90, NRTL2– 92, NRTL3–92, NRTL1–93, NRTL2–93, NRTL3–93, NRTL4–94, NRTL1–98, NRTL1– 99, NRTL1–2001, NRTL2–2001] Modify Scope of Recognition of NRTLs Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice modifies the scope of recognition of certain Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) primarily as a result of the withdrawal of certain test standards by the standards developing organizations. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 8, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Pasquet, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N3653, Washington, DC 20210, or phone (202) 693–2110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Changes The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hereby gives notice of changes to the scope of recognition of the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) listed below. Specifically, some of the test standards that OSHA currently includes in the scope of recognition of these NRTLs are no longer ‘‘appropriate test standards’’ primarily because they have been withdrawn or replaced. As a result, we are deleting them from the scope of recognition of each affected NRTL, as detailed below in this notice. The test standards to be removed for each NRTL are listed below under the heading ‘‘Withdrawn or Replaced Standards.’’ To substitute other test standards for those being removed, our policy permits NRTLs to request or OSHA to provide recognition for comparable test standards, i.e., other appropriate test standards covering comparable product testing. If applicable, we list such test PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11273 standards below for each NRTL under the heading ‘‘Comparable Replacement Standards.’’ As indicated below, many test standards being deleted have no comparable replacement. However, if any NRTL or other party believes a comparable replacement standard does in fact exist, it may contact OSHA to bring this matter to our attention. If we concur, OSHA will add the standard to the scope of recognition of the affected NRTLs. The modifications in this notice will be reflected in the listing of test standards shown in our informational Web page for each NRTL, which detail OSHA’s official scope of recognition for the NRTL. These Web pages can be accessed at https://www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/nrtl/index.httml. Brief Background on OSHA’s NRTL Requirements For those who may be unfamiliar with OSHA requirements concerning NRTLs, we provide the following information. OSHA recognition of any NRTL signifies that the organization has met the legalrequirements in section 1910.7 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1910.7). Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safeaty testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition and is not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of recognition, employers may use products ‘‘properly certified’’ by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testsing and certification. In testing and certifying (i.e., approving) such products, NRTLs must demonstrate that the products conform to ‘‘appropriate test standards.’’ This term is defined under 29 CFR 1910.7(c) and essentially means consensus-based product safety test standards developed and maintained current by U.S.-based standards developing organizations (SDOs). Such test standards are not OSHA standards, which are general requirements that employers must meet, but, individually, specify technical safety requirements that a particular type of product must meet. OSHA recognizes each NRTL for a particular scope of recognition, which includes a list of those product safety test standards that the NRTL may use in approving products. As a normal part of its operations, an SDO occasionally withdraws existing test standards or adopts replacement test standards. In such cases, OSHA can no longer consider the withdrawn or replaced standards as ‘‘appropriate,’’ and as a result, the Agency can no longer recognize NRTLs for these standards. E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c) (2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed reinstatement of the ``Veterans Supplement to the Current 
Population Survey (CPS),'' to be conducted in August 2005. A copy of 
the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before May 9, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 
202-691-7628. (This is not a toll free number.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 
telephone number 202-691-7628. (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government 
statistics on employment and unemployment for 65 years. Collection of 
labor force data through the CPS is necessary to meet the requirements 
in Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1 and 2. The Veterans 
supplement provides information on the labor force status of veterans 
with service-connected disabilities, veterans of the Persian Gulf era, 
Vietnam-theater veterans, and recently discharged

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veterans. The supplement also provides information on veterans' 
participation in various transitioning and employment and training 
programs. The data collected through this supplement also will be used 
by the Veterans Employment and Training Service and the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to determine policies that better meet the needs of 
our Nation's veteran population.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Veterans Supplement to the CPS.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Veterans Supplement to the CPS.
    OMB Number: 1220-0102.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Total Respondents: 12,000.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Total Responses: 12,000.
    Average Time Per Response: Approximately 1 minute.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 200 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in 
comments that:
     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;
     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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; 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 submissions of responses.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February, 2005.
Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 05-4430 Filed 3-7-05; 8:45 am]
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