Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 34797-34799 [05-11780]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Notices (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: 2005 Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: CJ–43, 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: Primary: Federal, State, and District prison authorities. The Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities obtains information on each type of facility designed to house adults sentenced to confinement by State, District, or Federal court. These facilities include prisons, penitentiaries, and correctional institutions; boot camps; prison farms; reception, diagnostic, and classification centers; road camps; forestry and conservation camps; youthful offender facilities (except in California); vocational training facilities; prison hospitals; drug and alcohol treatment facilities; and State operated local detention facilities. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 1,700 respondents will complete a 3-hour census form. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 5,100 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: June 10, 2005. Brenda E. Dyer, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 05–11778 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested 60-day notice of information collection under review: Semi-annual ACTION: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:57 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 progress report for the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant Program. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has submitted 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 ‘‘sixty days’’ until August 15, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 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: Cathy Poston, Attorney Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. 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 agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies 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 submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: New Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: SemiAnnual Progress Report for the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34797 collection: Form Number: None. Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Not-for-profit institutions. Other: State, Local, or Tribal Government. The affected public includes the approximately 120 grantees from the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant Program. These grants will provide funds to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and other organizations, to carry out programs to provide transitional housing assistance and support services to minors, adults, and their dependents who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of fleeing a situation of domestic violence and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. 42 U.S.C. 13975. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that it will take the approximately 120 respondents (grantees) approximately one hour to complete the Semi-Annual Progress Report. The report is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities that grantees may engage in with grant funds. Grantees must complete only those sections that are relevant to their activities. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 240 hours. If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: June 10, 2005. Brenda E. Dyer, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 05–11779 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM Notice. 15JNN1 34798 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Notices 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. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Construction. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before August 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail Bell.Hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Background The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for the administration of three equal opportunity programs, which prohibit employment discrimination and require affirmative action by Federal contractors and subcontractors. The laws administered by the OFCCP are Executive Order 11246, as amended, section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), 38 U.S.C. 4212. OFCCP has promulgated regulations implementing these laws, which are found at Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 60. For purposes of this clearance request, the programs have been divided functionally into two categories, construction and supply and service. This information collection request covers the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the VerDate jul<14>2003 17:57 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 functional aspects of the program involving construction. A separate information collection request covers the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for functional aspects of the program involving supply and service, and is approved under OMB 1215–0072. This information collection is currently approved for use through June 30, 2005. On December 8, 2003, OFCCP published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) indicating the intent to conduct an internal assessment of the burden hours associated with the construction program. The burden hour results of the internal assessment are included in this FRN, for which OFCCP is seeking public comments. The results of the internal study, along with the public comments, will be incorporated in the final Information Collection Request seeking a three-year approval. The Department of Labor invites comments on the accuracy of the estimated universe of 178,487 Federal contractor construction firms. OFCCP developed this estimate through a multistep process. First, OFCCP obtained the total number of construction firms in the United States from statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2001. The census compilation indicated that there were 691,110 construction firms in the United States. Second, OFCCP subtracted from the total 98,837 firms with zero (0) employees. Third, OFCCP deducted from the first three employee size ranges (1 to 4, 5 to 9, and 10 to 19) a total of 146,056 firms, which represents the number of firms engaged in single-family housing construction, leaving 446,217 construction firms. Fourth, because all construction firms are not covered contractors within OFCCP’s jurisdiction, OFCCP developed an estimate of the percentage of firms that are covered contractors by examining the percentage of supply and service firms that are covered contractors. Employer Information Report (EEO–1) forms filed annually by many employers provide information on the supply and service universe of Federal contractors. Relying on EEO–1 data, OFCCP found that there were 25,681 supply and service consolidated EEO–1 Reports (multi-establishment employers are required to file consolidated EEO–1 Reports for establishments with 50 or more employees as well as establishments with fewer than 50 employees) filed in FY 2002. This is a reasonable approximation of the total number of supply and service firms submitting consolidated reports in the United States. Of these firms, 10,498 (40.8%) indicated that they were Federal PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contractors. Based on the proportion of supply and service contractors that selfidentified as federal contractors, OFCCP assumed that 40 percent of the U.S. construction firms would hold one or more Federal or federally assisted construction contracts. Accordingly, OFCCP estimated that 40.0% of the 446,217 construction firms, or 178,487 firms, are Federal or federally assisted construction contractors. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the extension of approval to collect this information in order to carry out its responsibility to enforce the affirmative action and nondiscrimination provisions of the three laws that it administers. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Construction. OMB Number: 1215–0163. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 178,487. Total Annual Responses: 178,487. Average Time per Response, Recordkeeping: 9 hours. Average Time per Response, Reporting: 0 hours. Affirmative Action Program, Initial Development: 32,112 hours. Affirmative Action Program, Annual Update: 120,487 hours. Compliance Reviews: 715 hours. Total Burden Hours, Recordkeeping and Reporting: 1,710,325. E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Notices Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $59,882. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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 will also become a matter of public record. Dated: June 8, 2005. Bruce Bohanon, Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–11780 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration 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. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Application for Authority for an Institution of Higher Education to Employ its Full-Time Students at Subminimum Wages Under Regulations 29 CFR Part 519 (WH–201). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before August 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, VerDate jul<14>2003 17:57 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Background Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) section 14(b)(3), 29 U.S.C. 214(b)(3), authorizes the Secretary of Labor to provide certificates allowing institutions of higher education to employ their fulltime students at subminimum wages, to the extent necessary to prevent curtailment of opportunities for employment. This section also sets limits on such employment and protects the full-time employment opportunities of other workers. The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued Regulations 29 CFR part 519 to implement the statutory provision. An institution of higher education uses Form WH–201, when applying for authorization to pay subminimum wages to its full-time students employed by the institution. The WH–201 application provides the information necessary to ascertain whether the requirements of section 14(b) have been met. This information collection is currently approved for use through November 30, 2005. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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. III. Current Actions The Wage and Hour Division seeks the approval of the extension of this information collection to carry out its responsibility to make a determination whether to grant or deny subminimum wage authority to the applicant. If the information were not collected, PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34799 institutions of higher education would not have a mechanism to apply for authorization to pay full-time students at subminimum wages and job opportunities for full-time students would be reduced. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Application for Authority for an Institution of Higher Education to Employ its Full-Time Students at Subminimum Wages under Regulations 29 CFR Part 519. OMB Number: 1215–0080. Agency Number: WH–201. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 15. Total Annual Responses: 15. Estimated Time per Response: 15 to 30 minutes. Burden Hours Per Response (Recordkeeping): 1 minute. Estimated Total Burden Hours (Reporting and Recordkeeping): 5. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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 will also become a matter of public record. Dated: June 8, 2005. Bruce Bohanon, Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–11781 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. ICR–1218–0126(2005)] Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Acrylonitrile Standard (the ‘‘AN’’ Standard) (29 CFR 1910.1045). E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


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. 
Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed collection: Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, 
Construction. A copy of the proposed information collection request can 
be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before August 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0418, fax (202) 693-1451, e-mail Bell.Hazel@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-
mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Background

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is 
responsible for the administration of three equal opportunity programs, 
which prohibit employment discrimination and require affirmative action 
by Federal contractors and subcontractors. The laws administered by the 
OFCCP are Executive Order 11246, as amended, section 503 of the 
Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' 
Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), 38 U.S.C. 
4212. OFCCP has promulgated regulations implementing these laws, which 
are found at Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 60. 
For purposes of this clearance request, the programs have been divided 
functionally into two categories, construction and supply and service. 
This information collection request covers the recordkeeping and 
reporting requirements for the functional aspects of the program 
involving construction. A separate information collection request 
covers the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for functional 
aspects of the program involving supply and service, and is approved 
under OMB 1215-0072. This information collection is currently approved 
for use through June 30, 2005.
    On December 8, 2003, OFCCP published a Federal Register Notice 
(FRN) indicating the intent to conduct an internal assessment of the 
burden hours associated with the construction program. The burden hour 
results of the internal assessment are included in this FRN, for which 
OFCCP is seeking public comments. The results of the internal study, 
along with the public comments, will be incorporated in the final 
Information Collection Request seeking a three-year approval.
    The Department of Labor invites comments on the accuracy of the 
estimated universe of 178,487 Federal contractor construction firms. 
OFCCP developed this estimate through a multi-step process. First, 
OFCCP obtained the total number of construction firms in the United 
States from statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2001. The 
census compilation indicated that there were 691,110 construction firms 
in the United States. Second, OFCCP subtracted from the total 98,837 
firms with zero (0) employees. Third, OFCCP deducted from the first 
three employee size ranges (1 to 4, 5 to 9, and 10 to 19) a total of 
146,056 firms, which represents the number of firms engaged in single-
family housing construction, leaving 446,217 construction firms. 
Fourth, because all construction firms are not covered contractors 
within OFCCP's jurisdiction, OFCCP developed an estimate of the 
percentage of firms that are covered contractors by examining the 
percentage of supply and service firms that are covered contractors. 
Employer Information Report (EEO-1) forms filed annually by many 
employers provide information on the supply and service universe of 
Federal contractors. Relying on EEO-1 data, OFCCP found that there were 
25,681 supply and service consolidated EEO-1 Reports (multi-
establishment employers are required to file consolidated EEO-1 Reports 
for establishments with 50 or more employees as well as establishments 
with fewer than 50 employees) filed in FY 2002. This is a reasonable 
approximation of the total number of supply and service firms 
submitting consolidated reports in the United States. Of these firms, 
10,498 (40.8%) indicated that they were Federal contractors. Based on 
the proportion of supply and service contractors that self-identified 
as federal contractors, OFCCP assumed that 40 percent of the U.S. 
construction firms would hold one or more Federal or federally assisted 
construction contracts. Accordingly, OFCCP estimated that 40.0% of the 
446,217 construction firms, or 178,487 firms, are Federal or federally 
assisted construction contractors.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
which:
     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.

III. Current Actions

    The Department of Labor seeks the extension of approval to collect 
this information in order to carry out its responsibility to enforce 
the affirmative action and nondiscrimination provisions of the three 
laws that it administers.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, 
Construction.
    OMB Number: 1215-0163.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Respondents: 178,487.
    Total Annual Responses: 178,487.
    Average Time per Response, Recordkeeping: 9 hours.
    Average Time per Response, Reporting: 0 hours.
    Affirmative Action Program, Initial Development: 32,112 hours.
    Affirmative Action Program, Annual Update: 120,487 hours.
    Compliance Reviews: 715 hours.
    Total Burden Hours, Recordkeeping and Reporting: 1,710,325.

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    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $59,882.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    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 will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: June 8, 2005.
Bruce Bohanon,
Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of 
Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and 
Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
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