Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 41240 [05-14023]

Download as PDF 41240 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Notices Advisory Council Executive Secretary, Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Suite N–5623, Washington, DC 20210. Recommendations must be delivered or mailed on or before October 1, 2005. Recommendations may be in the form of a letter, resolution or petition, signed by the person making the recommendation or, in the case of a recommendation by an organization, by an authorized representative of the organization. Recommendations should include the position for which the nominees are recommended and the nominees’ contact information. Signed at Washington, DC this 11th day of July, 2005. Ann L. Combs, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 05–14021 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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 pre-clearance 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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed new collection of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Disability Questions Test,’’ to be conducted in February 2006. 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. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before September 16, 2005. DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:11 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 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: ADDRESSES: I. Background The February 2006 CPS Disability Questions Test will be conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The Test will gather information on the disability status of CPS respondents. The BLS will use the data to assess the effectiveness of new questions designed to identify persons with disabilities within the context of the CPS. Additionally, the BLS will be able to evaluate the effect that adding these questions to the CPS on a monthly basis will have on that survey’s response rates. Other groups who may find these data to be of interest include veterans groups, educational associations, and disability advocacy groups. Because the Disability Questions Test is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on respondents to the Test. Data concerning disabled persons will be possible across characteristics such as sex, race, age, and educational attainment of the respondent. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the CPS Disability Questions Test. Type of Review: New collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: CPS Disability Questions Test. OMB Number: 1220–NEW. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 22,500. Frequency: Once. Total Responses: 43,500. Average Time per Respondent: 2 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 750 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 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 12th day of July, 2005. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 05–14023 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans Employment and Training; President’s National Hire Veterans Committee; Notice of Open Meeting The President’s National Hire Veterans Committee was established under 38 U.S.C. 4100 Public Law 107– 288, Jobs for Veterans Act, to furnish information to employers with respect to the training and skills of veterans and disabled veterans, and to the advantages afforded employers by hiring veterans with training and skills and to facilitate the employment of veterans and disabled veterans through participation in Career One Stop National Labor Exchange, and other means. The President’s National Hire Veterans Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Fairmount Chicago, Moulin Rouge Room, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois. The committee will discuss raising corporate awareness to the advantages of hiring veterans. Individuals needing special accommodations should notify Bill Offutt at (202) 693–4717 by August 2, 2005. E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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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 pre-clearance 
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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments 
concerning the proposed new collection of the ``Current Population 
Survey (CPS) Disability Questions Test,'' to be conducted in February 
2006. 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 September 16, 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 February 2006 CPS Disability Questions Test will be conducted 
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The Test will gather 
information on the disability status of CPS respondents. The BLS will 
use the data to assess the effectiveness of new questions designed to 
identify persons with disabilities within the context of the CPS. 
Additionally, the BLS will be able to evaluate the effect that adding 
these questions to the CPS on a monthly basis will have on that 
survey's response rates. Other groups who may find these data to be of 
interest include veterans groups, educational associations, and 
disability advocacy groups.
    Because the Disability Questions Test is part of the CPS, the same 
detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available 
on respondents to the Test. Data concerning disabled persons will be 
possible across characteristics such as sex, race, age, and educational 
attainment of the respondent.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
CPS Disability Questions Test.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: CPS Disability Questions Test.
    OMB Number: 1220-NEW.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Total Respondents: 22,500.
    Frequency: Once.
    Total Responses: 43,500.
    Average Time per Respondent: 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 750 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 12th day of July, 2005.
Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 05-14023 Filed 7-15-05; 8:45 am]
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