Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 61171-61172 [E8-24413]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Notices or can be obtained from: Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Room S–5317, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–4843; fax (202) 693–4830. A copy of the Procedural Guidelines is also available from OCFT. Pursuant to Section 3 of the Executive Order, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Councils published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 18, 2001, providing that federal contractors who supply products that appear on the List issued by the Department of Labor must certify to the contracting officer that the contractor, or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor, has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of child labor. The regulation also imposes other requirements with respect to contracts for products on the Department of Labor’s List. See 48 CFR Subpart 22.15. II. China Executive Order Submission The Department of Labor accepted for review a submission under Executive Order 13126 regarding the use of forced child labor in the production of bricks, coal, foundry products, chemicals, cotton, grape products, toys, and fireworks in China. Since accepting the submission for official review, OCFT has been collecting and assessing additional information on the topic from a variety of sources. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES III. Definition of Forced/Indentured Child Labor Under Section 6(c) of Executive Order 13126: ‘‘Forced or indentured child labor’’ means all work or service— (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. Information Sought The Department is requesting information about forced child labor in the production of bricks, coal, foundry products, chemicals, cotton, grape products, toys, and/or fireworks in China, as well as information on efforts VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 217001 made by the Government of China to address these problems. This notice is a general solicitation of comments from the public. All submitted comments will be made a part of the record of the review referred to above and will be available for public inspection. Signed at Washington, DC this 9th day of October 2008. Marcia Eugenio, Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. [FR Doc. E8–24410 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Notice. 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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Request to be Selected as Payee (CM–910). 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 December 15, 2008. 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: The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 901, provides for PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61171 the payment of benefits by the Department of Labor (DOL) to miners who are totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis and to certain survivors of the miner. If a beneficiary is incapable of handling his or her affairs, the person or institution responsible for their care is required to apply to receive the benefit payments on the beneficiary’s behalf. The CM–910 is the form completed by the representative payee applicants. The payee applicant completes the form and mails it for evaluation to the district office that has jurisdiction over the beneficiary’s claim file. Regulations 20 CFR 725.505–513 require the collection of this information. This information collection is currently approved for use through April 30, 2009. 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 the approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to evaluate an applicant’s ability to be a representative payee. If the Program were not able to screen representative payee applicants the beneficiary’s best interest would not be served. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Request to be Selected as Payee. OMB Number: 1215–0166. Agency Number: CM–910. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Total Respondents: 2,500. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 61172 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Notices Total Annual Responses: 2,500. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 625. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $1,125. 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: October 9, 2008. Hazel M. Bell, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E8–24413 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 2008–4 CRB CD 2006] Distribution of the 2006 Cable Royalty Funds Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice soliciting comments on motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges are soliciting comments on a motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution in connection with the 2006 cable royalty funds. DATES: Comments are due on or before November 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent electronically to crb@loc.gov. In the alternative, send an original, five copies, and an electronic copy on a CD either by mail or hand delivery. Please do not use multiple means of transmission. Comments may not be delivered by an overnight delivery service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If by mail (including overnight delivery), comments must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024–0977. If hand delivered by a private party, comments must be brought to the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–401, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. If delivered by a commercial courier, comments must be delivered to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site located at 2nd and D Street, NE., jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 217001 Washington, DC. The envelope must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–403, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Strasser, Senior Attorney, or Gina Giuffreda, Attorney Advisor, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or e-mail at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year cable systems must submit royalty payments to the Register of Copyrights as required by the statutory license set forth in section 111 of the Copyright Act for the retransmission to cable subscribers of over-the-air television and radio broadcast signals. See 17 U.S.C. 111(d). These royalties are then distributed to copyright owners whose works were included in a qualifying transmission and who timely filed a claim for royalties. Allocation of the royalties collected occurs in one of two ways. In the first instance, these funds will be distributed through a negotiated settlement among the parties. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(A). If the claimants do not reach an agreement with respect to the royalties, the Copyright Royalty Judges \ (‘‘Judges’’) must conduct a proceeding to determine the distribution of any royalties that remain in controversy. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(B). On August 27, 2008, representatives of the Phase I claimant categories (the ‘‘Phase I Parties’’) 1 filed with the Judges a motion requesting a partial distribution of 50% of the 2006 cable royalty funds. Under section 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act, the Judges must publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking responses to the motion for partial distribution to ascertain whether any claimant entitled to receive such fees has a reasonable objection to the requested distribution before ruling on the motion. Consequently, by today’s Notice, the Judges seek comments from interested claimants on whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the distribution of 50% of the 2006 cable royalty funds to the Phase I Parties. The Judges also seek comment on the existence and extent of any controversies to the 2006 cable royalty funds at Phase I with respect to the 50% of those funds that would remain if the partial distribution is granted. In Phase I of a cable royalty distribution, royalties 1 The ‘‘Phase I Parties’’ are the Program Suppliers, Joint Sports Claimants, Public Television Claimants, the National Association of Broadcasters, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Broadcast Music, Inc., SESAC, Inc., Canadian Claimants, National Public Radio, and the Devotional Claimants. PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are distributed to certain categories of broadcast programming that have been retransmitted by cable systems. The categories have traditionally been movies and syndicated television series, sports programming, commercial and noncommercial broadcaster-owned programming, religious programming, music, public radio programming, and Canadian programming. In Phase II of a cable royalty distribution, royalties are distributed to claimants within each of the Phase I categories. The Judges must be advised of the existence and extent of all Phase I controversies by the end of the comment period. They will not consider any controversies that come to their attention after the close of that period. The Motion of the Phase I Claimants for Partial Distribution is posted on the Copyright Royalty Board Web site at http://www.loc.gov/crb/proceedings/ 2008-4/08-27-08-phase1motion.pdf. Dated: October 8, 2008. James Scott Sledge, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. E8–24438 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting 10 a.m., Thursday, October 16, 2008. PLACE: Board Room, 7th Floor, Room 7047, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Quarterly Insurance Fund Report. 2. Proposed Rule—Section 740.4 of NCUA’s Rules and Regulations, Requirements for the Official Sign. 3. Final Rule—Part 721 of NCUA Rules and Regulations, Incidental Powers. 4. Final Rule—Part 701 of NCUA Rules and Regulations, Interpretive Ruling and Policy Statement (IRPS) 08– 2, Criteria to approve service to underserved areas. RECESS: 11 a.m. TIME AND DATE: 11:15 a.m., Thursday, October 16, 2008. PLACE: Board Room, 7th Floor, Room 7047, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. One (1) Administrative Action under Sections 206 and 208 of the Federal Credit Union Act. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61171-61172]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24413]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements

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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the 
information collection: Request to be Selected as Payee (CM-910). 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 December 15, 2008.

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: The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as 
amended, 30 U.S.C. 901, provides for the payment of benefits by the 
Department of Labor (DOL) to miners who are totally disabled due to 
pneumoconiosis and to certain survivors of the miner. If a beneficiary 
is incapable of handling his or her affairs, the person or institution 
responsible for their care is required to apply to receive the benefit 
payments on the beneficiary's behalf. The CM-910 is the form completed 
by the representative payee applicants. The payee applicant completes 
the form and mails it for evaluation to the district office that has 
jurisdiction over the beneficiary's claim file. Regulations 20 CFR 
725.505-513 require the collection of this information. This 
information collection is currently approved for use through April 30, 
2009.
     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 the approval 
for the extension of this currently approved information collection in 
order to carry out its responsibility to evaluate an applicant's 
ability to be a representative payee. If the Program were not able to 
screen representative payee applicants the beneficiary's best interest 
would not be served.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Request to be Selected as Payee.
    OMB Number: 1215-0166.
    Agency Number: CM-910.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for 
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Average Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Total Respondents: 2,500.

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    Total Annual Responses: 2,500.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 625.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $1,125.
    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: October 9, 2008.
Hazel M. Bell,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, 
Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration 
and Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-24413 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]
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