Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 15539-15540 [E8-5812]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 57 / Monday, March 24, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Overview of This Information (1) Type of information collection: Extension of currently approved collection expire. (2) The title of the form/collection: State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection. Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal, State, and local public safety agencies. States and local units of general government including the 50 state governments, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the more than 3,000 counties and cities with correctional facilities. Abstract: In response to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Section 130002(b) as amended in 1996, BJA administers the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SCAAP provides federal payments to States and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens with at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and who are incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the designated reporting period and for the following correctional purposes; Salaries for corrections officers Overtime costs Performance based bonuses Corrections work force recruitment and retention Construction of corrections facilities Training/education for offenders Training for corrections officers related to offender population management Consultants involved with offender population Medical and mental health services Vehicle rental/purchase for transport of offenders Prison Industries Pre-release/reentry programs Technology involving offender management/inter agency information sharing Disaster preparedness continuity of operations for corrections facilities Other: None. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Mar 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 respond/reply. It is estimated that no more than 748 respondents will apply. Each application takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and is submitted once per year (annually). The total hour burden to complete the applications is 1122 hours. If additional information is required, contact Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, 601 D Street NW., Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: March 18, 2008. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E8–5820 Filed 3–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–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 revision of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Volunteer Supplement.’’ 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 May 23, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15539 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The September 2008 CPS Volunteer Supplement will be conducted at the request of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Volunteer Supplement will provide information on the total number of individuals in the U.S. involved in unpaid volunteer activities, measures of the frequency or intensity with which individuals volunteer, types of organizations for which they volunteer, the activities in which volunteers participate, and the prevalence of volunteering more than 120 miles from home or abroad. It will also provide information on civic engagement and charitable donations. Because the Volunteer Supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available about respondents to the supplement. Thus, comparisons of volunteer activities will be possible across respondent characteristics including sex, race, age, and educational attainment. It is intended that the supplement will be conducted annually, if resources permit, in order to gauge changes in volunteerism. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the CPS Volunteer Supplement. The September 2008 instrument includes some revisions made since the September 2007 instrument. The questions asking how many times a person had worked with others from their neighborhood to fix a problem or improve a situation and how often a person had attended public meetings were deleted. A question asking whether the respondent had made any donations to charitable organizations of money, assets, or property with a combined value of more than $25 was added. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: CPS Volunteer Supplement. OMB Number: 1220–0176. Affected Public: Individuals. Total Respondents: 63,000. Frequency: Annually. Total Responses: 106,000. Average Time per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,300 hours. E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 15540 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 57 / Monday, March 24, 2008 / Notices 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. • 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 17th day of March, 2008. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E8–5812 Filed 3–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of petitions for modification of existing mandatory safety standards. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Mar 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before April 23, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic mail: StandardsPetitions@dol.gov. 2. Facsimile: 1–202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2349, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. 4. Hand-Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2349, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. We will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. Individuals who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the receptionist desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. DATES: Jack Powasnik, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances at 202–693–9443 (Voice), powasnik.jack@dol.gov (E-mail), or 202– 693–9441 (Telefax), or contact Barbara Barron at 202–693–9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (E-mail), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax). [These are not toll-free numbers]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or (2) that the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modifications. II. Petitions for Modification Docket Number: M–2008–006–C. Petitioner: Bear Gap Coal Company, 74 Kushwa Road, Spring Glen, Pennsylvania 17978. Mine: N & L Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–02203, located in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1714– 2(c) (Self-rescue devices; use and location requirements). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the self-rescue devices to be stored within 60 feet of the working face. The petitioner states that in steeply pitching, conventional anthracite mines, entries are advanced as far as 60 feet vertically. The petitioner further states that the miner is exposed to trip and fall hazards and the necessity of carrying supplies up these narrow entries while wearing the selfcontained self-rescuers (SCSRs), may result in damage to the SCSR and in a diminution of safety to the miner. Docket Number: M–2008–007–C. Petitioner: Bear Gap Coal Company, 74 Kushwa Road, Spring Glen, Pennsylvania 17978. Mine: N & L Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–02203, located in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1714– 4(a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) (Additional selfcontained self-rescuers (SCSRs). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to eliminate the requirement for providing an additional selfcontained self-rescue (SCSR) device, and to eliminate the requirement for providing additional SCSRs on mantrips or mobile equipment and in alternate and primary escapeways, therefore eliminating the need for storage locations and for signs to be posted at each location. The petitioner states that: (i) An SCSR has never been used in an anthracite mine and no statistical data exists to support the need to use an SCSR; (ii) Anthracite coal is low in volatile matter and the lack of mechanization coupled with the reduced production capacity of anthracite mines has resulted in no significant liberation of explosive gases; (iii) The risk of fire at an underground anthracite mine is less than that of a city structure, therefore, the requirement for an additional SCSR cannot be justified; (iv) The potential hazard which would require wearing an SCSR and traveling the escapeway does not exist; (v) There is no hazard scenario where traveling the escapeway with an SCSR would be E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 57 (Monday, March 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15539-15540]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-5812]


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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 revision of the ``Current Population Survey 
(CPS) Volunteer Supplement.'' 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 May 23, 2008.

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, 202-691-7628. (This 
is not a toll free number.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 
202-691-7628. (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The September 2008 CPS Volunteer Supplement will be conducted at 
the request of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The 
Volunteer Supplement will provide information on the total number of 
individuals in the U.S. involved in unpaid volunteer activities, 
measures of the frequency or intensity with which individuals 
volunteer, types of organizations for which they volunteer, the 
activities in which volunteers participate, and the prevalence of 
volunteering more than 120 miles from home or abroad. It will also 
provide information on civic engagement and charitable donations.
    Because the Volunteer Supplement is part of the CPS, the same 
detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available 
about respondents to the supplement. Thus, comparisons of volunteer 
activities will be possible across respondent characteristics including 
sex, race, age, and educational attainment. It is intended that the 
supplement will be conducted annually, if resources permit, in order to 
gauge changes in volunteerism.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
CPS Volunteer Supplement. The September 2008 instrument includes some 
revisions made since the September 2007 instrument. The questions 
asking how many times a person had worked with others from their 
neighborhood to fix a problem or improve a situation and how often a 
person had attended public meetings were deleted. A question asking 
whether the respondent had made any donations to charitable 
organizations of money, assets, or property with a combined value of 
more than $25 was added.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: CPS Volunteer Supplement.
    OMB Number: 1220-0176.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Total Respondents: 63,000.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Responses: 106,000.
    Average Time per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,300 hours.

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    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.
     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 17th day of March, 2008.
Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. E8-5812 Filed 3-21-08; 8:45 am]
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