Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 7800-7801 [E6-2067]

Download as PDF 7800 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 14, 2006 / Notices • 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 approval for the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to ensure that Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation regulations are followed correctly, that the new benefit amount is accurate and to insure that the correct benefits amounts are paid. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Notice of Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in Benefit Payments. OMB Number: 1215–0064. Agency Number: CM–908. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 325. Total Responses: 7,500. Time per Response: 12 minutes. Frequency: On Occasion and Annually (Reporting). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,500. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $6,300. 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: February 8, 2006. Sue Blumenthal, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2066 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:46 Feb 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 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: Economic Survey Schedule (WH–1). 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 April 17, 2006. 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: Background Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., §§ 5, 6(a)(3) and 8 provide that covered, non-exempt employees in America Samoa may be paid at minimum wage rates established by a Special Industry Committee, in lieu of the general federal minimum wage specified in § 6(a)(1) of the Act. The FLSA requires the Committee to recommend to the Secretary of Labor the highest minimum wage rate—not to exceed the rate required under FLSA § 6(a)(1)—that it determines, having due regard to economic and competitive conditions, will not substantially curtail employment in the industry and will not give any industry in America Samoa a competitive advantage over any industry in the U.S. outside of America Samoa. The Committee must consider competitive conditions as affected by transportation, living and production costs; the wages established by collective bargaining agreements in various industries; and wages paid by employers who voluntarily maintain minimum wage standards. FLSA § 5(d) requires the Secretary of Labor to provide data on the matters the Committee will consider. Regulations 29 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR 511.6 and 511.11 require the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of DOL prepare for the Committee an economic report containing data pertinent to establishing industry minimum wage rates in America Samoa. WHD uses Form WH– 1, Economic Survey Schedule, to gather the information necessary to prepare the economic report. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2006. 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 approval for the extension of this information collection in order to gather information necessary to prepare the required economic report used by the Committee to set industry wage rates in America Samoa. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Economic Survey Schedule. OMB Number: 1215–0028. Agency Number: WH–1. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 67. Total Responses: 67. Time per Response: 45 minutes. Frequency: Biennially. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 50. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 14, 2006 / Notices 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: February 8, 2006. Sue Blumenthal, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2067 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Mr. Walter Kit, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Mr. Walter Kit, NASA Reports Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JE0000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1350, Walter.Kit1@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES I. Abstract The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is requesting approval for a new collection that will be used to collect ideas, on a voluntary basis, from the general public about ways to fulfill NASA’s technology development challenges. II. Method of Collection NASA will utilize electronic methods to collect this information, via an online Web based form. 14:46 Feb 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 Title: Centennial Challenges Idea Submission Web Forms. OMB Number: 2700–0119. Type of review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time Per Response: 0.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. IV. Request for Comments [Notice (06–007)] VerDate Aug<31>2005 III. Data Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record. Patricia L. Dunnington, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–2052 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice 06–006] Notice of Prospective Patent License National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of prospective patent license. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA is contemplating the granting of a partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 6,321,746, entitled ‘‘Portable Hyperbaric Chamber,’’ U.S. Patent No. 6,231,010, ‘‘Advanced structural and inflatable hybrid spacecraft module,’’ and U.S. Patent No. 6,547,189, ‘‘Inflatable Vessel PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7801 and Method’’ to Oxyheal Health Group, Inc., having a place of business in National City, CA. The fields of use may be limited to hyperbaric oxygen therapy apparatuses and methods of use. The patent rights in the inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. DATES: The prospective partially exclusive license may be granted within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice, unless NASA receives written evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Competing applications completed and received by NASA within fifteen (15) days of the date of this published notice will be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated partially exclusive license. NASA’s practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you may state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety. ADDRESSES: Inquires, comments, objections, and other material relating to the contemplated license may be submitted to Patent Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Johnson Space Center, Mail Code AL, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Texas 77058. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Ro, Patent Attorney, NASA Johnson Space Center, Mail Stop AL, Houston, TX 77058–8452; telephone (281) 244–7148. Dated: February 8, 2006. Keith T. Sefton, Deputy General Counsel, Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E6–2023 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
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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: Economic Survey Schedule 
(WH-1). 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 April 17, 2006.

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:

Background

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., Sec. Sec.  
5, 6(a)(3) and 8 provide that covered, non-exempt employees in America 
Samoa may be paid at minimum wage rates established by a Special 
Industry Committee, in lieu of the general federal minimum wage 
specified in Sec.  6(a)(1) of the Act. The FLSA requires the Committee 
to recommend to the Secretary of Labor the highest minimum wage rate--
not to exceed the rate required under FLSA Sec.  6(a)(1)--that it 
determines, having due regard to economic and competitive conditions, 
will not substantially curtail employment in the industry and will not 
give any industry in America Samoa a competitive advantage over any 
industry in the U.S. outside of America Samoa. The Committee must 
consider competitive conditions as affected by transportation, living 
and production costs; the wages established by collective bargaining 
agreements in various industries; and wages paid by employers who 
voluntarily maintain minimum wage standards. FLSA Sec.  5(d) requires 
the Secretary of Labor to provide data on the matters the Committee 
will consider. Regulations 29 CFR 511.6 and 511.11 require the 
Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of DOL prepare for 
the Committee an economic report containing data pertinent to 
establishing industry minimum wage rates in America Samoa. WHD uses 
Form WH-1, Economic Survey Schedule, to gather the information 
necessary to prepare the economic report. This information collection 
is currently approved for use through August 31, 2006.

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 approval for the extension of this 
information collection in order to gather information necessary to 
prepare the required economic report used by the Committee to set 
industry wage rates in America Samoa.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Economic Survey Schedule.
    OMB Number: 1215-0028.
    Agency Number: WH-1.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 67.
    Total Responses: 67.
    Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 50.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or

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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: February 8, 2006.
Sue Blumenthal,
Acting 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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