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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 45 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Arizona State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact John Madsen, Repatriation Coordinator, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, telephone (520) 621–4795, before April 7, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Arizona State Museum is responsible for notifying the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima– Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: February 13, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–4336 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:57 Mar 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection With Non-Substantive Changes; Comment Request 60-day notice of information collection under review: Form ETA– 9033A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska; OMB Control No. 1205–0352. ACTION: 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 Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning Form ETA 9033A Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or at this Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C4312, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; by phone at (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number); by fax at (202) 693–2768; or by e-mail at ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: Form 9033A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The information collection is required by section 258 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1288). The INA has an exception to the general PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12219 prohibition on the performance of longshore work by alien crewmembers for ports in the State of Alaska. Under this ‘‘Alaska exception’’, before any employer may use alien crewmembers to perform longshore activities in the State of Alaska, it must submit an attestation to the Secretary of Labor containing the elements prescribed by the INA. The INA further requires that the Secretary of Labor make available for public examination in Washington, DC, a list of employers that have filed attestations and, for each of these employers, a copy of the employer’s attestation and accompanying documentation received by the Secretary. 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 In order to meet its statutory responsibilities under the INA, the Department needs to extend an existing collection of information pertaining to employers seeking to use alien crewmembers to perform longshore activities in the State of Alaska. ETA has decreased its burden request because the number of applications has decreased during the last 3 years. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Attestations by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska. OMB Number: 1205–0352. Agency Number(s): Form ETA 9033A. Recordkeeping: On occasion. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 12220 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 45 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 / Notices Total Respondents: 20. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): 0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 27, 2008. William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification. [FR Doc. E8–4347 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct Federal employee surveys for a period of two years from the approval date. Before submitting the Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting burden. The reporting burden for the collection of information on this form is estimated to average 30 minutes per respondent, including time for reviewing instructions and completing the survey. In addition, the MSPB invites comments on (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSPB’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB’s estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:57 Mar 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 According to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.10, MSPB plans to submit an ICR to OMB for review and approval following the 60day comment period. Comments must be received on or before April 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via any of the following methods: Email: sharon.roth@mspb.gov. Please include ‘‘Disciplinary Action Surveys’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 653–7211. Mail: Sharon Roth, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Room 515, 1615 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20419. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on this survey, contact Sharon Roth by phone on 202–653– 6772, ext. 1340, by FAX on 202–653– 7211, or by e-mail sharon.roth@mspb.gov. You may contact Ms. Roth via V/TDD at 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project: ‘‘Disciplinary Process within Agencies.’’ As part of its statutory mission, MSPB is responsible for conducting studies of the Federal civil service to ensure that all Federal government agencies follow merit systems practices and avoid prohibited personnel practices. To support this research agenda, MSPB periodically conducts surveys of samples of Federal employees. To obtain insight into the perspectives of management and management advisors regarding Federal disciplinary processes, MSPB requests approval to conduct a series of three surveys. All will be completed within two years. The surveys will be sent to (1) proposing officials for discipline, (2) deciding officials for discipline, and (3) human resources advisors on disciplinary actions. The surveys will ask respondents to share their experiences conducting suspensions of 14 days or less and removal actions, including their level of involvement in decisions made, their use of alternative discipline, the nature of the conduct that led to the action, the role of performance in conduct based actions, and the quality of related training they received. Respondents will be selected based upon disciplinary actions recorded in the Central Personnel Data File (CPDF). Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.50 hours per respondent. Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants will be randomly drawn from the agencies that conducted the majority of removal actions in Fiscal DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Year 2007. For each personnel action, there will be three respondents (the proposing official, the deciding official, and the human resources advisor). Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500. Frequency of Response: Once for most respondents. (If a party was involved in implementing multiple disciplinary actions, there is a potential to receive more than one survey.) Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,750. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–4292 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Mississippi River Commission. TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., April 7, 2008. PLACE: On board MISSISSIPPI V at River Park, Tiptonville, TN. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Summary report by President of the Commission on national and regional issues affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (2) District Commander’s overview of current project issues within the St. Louis District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., April 8, 2008. PLACE: On board MISSISSIPPI V at Mud Island, Memphis, TN. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Summary report by President of the Commission on national and regional issues affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (2) District Commander’s overview of current project issues within the Memphis District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., April 9, 2008. PLACE: On board MISSISSIPPI V at Lake Providence Port, Lake Providence, LA. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 45 (Thursday, March 6, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-4347]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection With Non-Substantive Changes; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review: Form ETA-
9033A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore 
Activities in the State of Alaska; OMB Control No. 1205-0352.

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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 Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning Form ETA 9033A Attestation by Employers Using Alien 
Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska. A copy of 
the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this 
notice or at this Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/
OMBControlNumber.cfm.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before May 5, 2008.

ADDRESSES: William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor 
Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C4312, 200 Constitution 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; by phone at (202) 693-3010 (this is 
not a toll-free number); by fax at (202) 693-2768; or by e-mail at 
ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: Form 9033A.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The information collection is required by section 258 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1288). The INA has an 
exception to the general prohibition on the performance of longshore 
work by alien crewmembers for ports in the State of Alaska. Under this 
``Alaska exception'', before any employer may use alien crewmembers to 
perform longshore activities in the State of Alaska, it must submit an 
attestation to the Secretary of Labor containing the elements 
prescribed by the INA. The INA further requires that the Secretary of 
Labor make available for public examination in Washington, DC, a list 
of employers that have filed attestations and, for each of these 
employers, a copy of the employer's attestation and accompanying 
documentation received by the Secretary.

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

    In order to meet its statutory responsibilities under the INA, the 
Department needs to extend an existing collection of information 
pertaining to employers seeking to use alien crewmembers to perform 
longshore activities in the State of Alaska. ETA has decreased its 
burden request because the number of applications has decreased during 
the last 3 years.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Attestations by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for 
Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska.
    OMB Number: 1205-0352.
    Agency Number(s): Form ETA 9033A.
    Recordkeeping: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.

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    Total Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): 0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 27, 2008.
William L. Carlson,
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification.
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