Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; Notice of Renewal, 13636-13637 [E6-3825]

Download as PDF wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 13636 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 51 / Thursday, March 16, 2006 / Notices 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 Farm Labor Contractor and Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration (WH–530). 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 May 15, 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: I. Background: Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), 29 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., section 101(a) provides that no person shall engage in any farm labor contracting activity unless such person has a certificate of registration from the Secretary of Labor specifying which farm labor contracting activities such person is authorized to perform. Contracting activities include recruiting, soliciting, hiring, employing, furnishing, transporting or driving any migrant or seasonal agricultural worker and, with respect to migrant agricultural workers, providing housing. MSPA section 101(b) provides that a farm labor contractor shall not hire, employ or use any individual to perform farm labor contracting activities (i.e. recruiting, soliciting, hiring, employing, furnishing or transporting any migrant or seasonal agricultural worker) unless such individual has a certificate of registration as a farm labor contractor, or a certificate of registration as an employee of a farm labor contractor employer, which authorizes the activity for which such individual is hired, employed or used. Section 102 of MSPA provides that, after appropriate investigation and review, the Secretary VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:48 Mar 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 shall issue a farm labor contractor certificate of registration (including a certificate of registration as an employee of a farm labor contractor) to any person who has filed with the Secretary a written application. Form WH–530 is the application form which provides the Department of Labor with the information necessary to issue certificates specifying the farm labor contracting activities authorized. 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 carry out its responsibility to issue, after appropriate investigation and review, a farm labor certificate of registration, including a certificate of registration as an employee of a farm labor contractor, to any person who has filed with the Secretary a written application for a certificate. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Application for Farm Labor Contractor and Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration. OMB Number: 1215–0037. Agency Number: WH–530. Affected Public: Individuals or household; business or other for-profit; Farms. Total Respondents: 7,800. Total Responses: 7,800. Time per Response: 30 minutes. Frequency: On Occasion (initial application); biannually (renewal). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,900. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,130. 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: March 9, 2006. Sue Blumenthal, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management,Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Aministration. [FR Doc. E6–3830 Filed 3–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; Notice of Renewal The Secretary of Labor has determined that renewal of the charter of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Commissioner of Labor Statistics by 29 U.S.C. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Name of Committee: Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. Purpose and Objective: The Committee presents advice and makes recommendations to the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of the Census (the Agencies) from the perspective of the professional economics and statistics community. The Committee examines the Agencies’ programs and provides advice on statistical methodology, research needed, and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of Federal economic statistics. Balanced Membership Plan: The Committee is a technical committee that is balanced in terms of the professional expertise required. It consists of approximately 14 members, appointed by the Agencies. Its members are economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who are recognized for their attainments and objectivity in their respective fields. Duration: Continuing. Agency Contact: Cheryl Kerr, 202– 691–7808. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 51 / Thursday, March 16, 2006 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC this 8th day of March 2006. Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor. [FR Doc. E6–3825 Filed 3–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. ICR–1218–0070(2006)] Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirement specified in its provision on Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)). This provision is contained in this Agency’s Standard on Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR part 1910).1 DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates: Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) by May 15, 2006. Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be received by May 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR– 1218–0070(2006), by any of the following methods: Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N–2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889– 5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length, including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. 1 The Agency has additional collections of information with different OMB Control Numbers in its Standard on Mechanical Power Presses (e.g., Inspection, maintenance, and modification of presses (29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)(i) and (ii)) (OMB Control No. 1218–0229) and Presence sensing device initiation (PSDI) (29 CFR 1910.217(h)) (OMB Control No. 1218–0143)). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:48 Mar 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at https://comments.osha.gov. Follow instruction on the OSHA Webpage for submitting comments. Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or background materials, such as the complete Information Collection Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB–83–I Form, and attachments), go to OSHA’s Webpage at https://www.OSHA.gov. In addition, the ICR, comments, and submissions are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. For additional information on submitting comments, please see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA–95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). In the event an employee is injured while operating a mechanical power press, 29 CFR 1910.217(g) requires an employer to provide information to OSHA regarding the accident within 30 days of the accident. This information includes the employer’s and employee’s names, workplace address, injury sustained, task being performed when the injury occurred, number of operators PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13637 involved, cause of the accident, type of clutch, safeguard(s), and feeding method(s) used, and means used to actuate the press stroke. OSHA’s Directorate of Safety Standards Programs (currently, the Directorate of Standards and Guidance) or the State agency administering a plan approved by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health collects the information. These reports are a source of up-to-date information on power press machines. Particularly, this information identifies the equipment used and conditions associated with these injuries. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirement, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply, for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting OMB to extend their approval of the collection of information requirement contained in Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)). The Agency is requesting a decrease in burden hours for the existing collection of information requirement from 25 to 16 (a total reduction of 9 hours). This decrease is a result of the decline in the number of injury reports submitted to OSHA annually. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information collection requirement. Title: Reports in Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)). OMB Number: 1218–0070. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 49. Frequency: On occasion. Average Time Per Response: Varies from five minutes (.08 hour) for a E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 51 (Thursday, March 16, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; Notice of Renewal

    The Secretary of Labor has determined that renewal of the charter 
of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) is 
necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance 
of duties imposed upon the Commissioner of Labor Statistics by 29 
U.S.C. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. This determination follows 
consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General 
Services Administration.
    Name of Committee: Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee.
    Purpose and Objective: The Committee presents advice and makes 
recommendations to the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics 
and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau 
of the Census (the Agencies) from the perspective of the professional 
economics and statistics community. The Committee examines the 
Agencies' programs and provides advice on statistical methodology, 
research needed, and other technical matters related to the collection, 
tabulation, and analysis of Federal economic statistics.
    Balanced Membership Plan: The Committee is a technical committee 
that is balanced in terms of the professional expertise required. It 
consists of approximately 14 members, appointed by the Agencies. Its 
members are economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who 
are recognized for their attainments and objectivity in their 
respective fields.
    Duration: Continuing.
    Agency Contact: Cheryl Kerr, 202-691-7808.


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    Signed at Washington, DC this 8th day of March 2006.
Elaine L. Chao,
Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. E6-3825 Filed 3-15-06; 8:45 am]
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