Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 4236-4237 [E9-1391]

Download as PDF 4236 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 14 / Friday, January 23, 2009 / Notices and upon the availability of funding in future years. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Transition/ Offender Workforce Development Division. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subjected to a 3 to 5 person NIC Peer Review Process. Note: NIC will NOT award a cooperative agreement to an applicant who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number (DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1–800– 333–0505 (if you are a sole proprietor, you would dial 1–866–705–5711 and select option 1). Registration in the CCR can be done online at the CCR Web site: http:// www.ccr.gov. A CCR Handbook and worksheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. Number of Awards: One. NIC Application Number: 09K112. This number should appear as a reference line in the cover letter, in box 4a of Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in which the application is sent. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 16.603 (Technical Assistance/ Clearinghouse). Executive Order 12372: This program is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372. E.O. 12372 allows states the option of setting up a system for reviewing applications from within their states for assistance under certain Federal programs. Applicants (other than Federally recognized Indian tribal governments) should contact their State Single Point of Contact (SPOC), a list of which can be found at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/ spoc.html. Morris Thigpen, Director, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. E9–1283 Filed 1–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Notice. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:32 Jan 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration, Form 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 March 24, 2009. ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven D. Lawrence, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0292, fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail Lawrence.Steven@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) provides that no person shall engage in any farm labor contracting activity for any money or valuable consideration paid or promised to be paid, 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. See 29 U.S.C. 1802(7), 1811(a); 29 CFR 500.1(c), –.20(i), –.40. The named MSPA contracting activities include recruiting, soliciting, hiring, employing, furnishing, or transporting any migrant or seasonal agricultural worker and, with respect to migrant agricultural workers, providing housing. 29 U.S.C. 1802(6); 29 CFR 500.20(j). The MSPA also provides that a Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) shall not hire, employ, or use any individual to perform farm labor contracting activities unless such individual has a certificate of registration as a FLC or a certificate PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of registration as a Farm Labor Contractor Employee of the FLC that authorizes the activity for which such individual is hired, employed or used. 29 U.S.C. 1811(b); 29 CFR 500.1(c). Form WH–530 provides the means for an applicant to meet the statutory MSPA requirement to file a written application with the Secretary containing specified information regarding prospective farm labor contracting activities. Applicants use the WH–530 to obtain authorization to engage in the named MSPA farm labor contracting activities or to obtain authorization to be hired, employed, or used by a currently registered FLC to perform these activities. Applicants complete the form when seeking an initial, renewal, or amended certificate and submit it to either the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL or a State Employment Service Office. See 29 CFR 500.44, –.47. The DOL proposes to make several revisions to Form WH–530.This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2009. II. Review Focus: The DOL 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 DOL seeks the approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection. Type of Review: Extension. AGENCY: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration, Form WH–530. OMB Number: 1215–0037. Agency Number: WH–530. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Farms. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 14 / Friday, January 23, 2009 / Notices Total Respondents/Responses: 10,611. Frequency: Biennially, On Occasion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,306. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $4,536. 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: January 15, 2009. Hazel 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. E9–1391 Filed 1–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0046] Calaveras Power Partners L.P., Matrix Service Inc., T. E. Ibberson Company, TIC—The Industrial Company, and Zachry Construction Corporation; Notice of Application for a Permanent Variance and Interim Order, Grant of an Interim Order, and Request for Comments mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of an application for a permanent variance and interim order; grant of an interim order; and request for comments. SUMMARY: Calaveras Power Partners L.P., Matrix Service Inc., T. E. Ibberson Company, TIC—The Industrial Company, and Zachry Construction Corporation (‘‘the applicants’’) applied for a permanent variance from the provisions of the OSHA standards that regulate boatswain’s chairs and hoist towers, specifically paragraph (o)(3) of 29 CFR 1926.452 and paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(4), (c)(8), (c)(13), (c)(14)(i), and (c)(16) of 29 CFR 1926.552. In addition, the applicants requested an interim order based on the alternative conditions specified by the variance application. These alternative conditions consist of the same conditions specified in recent variances granted by OSHA from these hoist-tower and boatswain’s-chair provisions, as well as several additional conditions that would provide employees with VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:32 Jan 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 protection from shearing, fall, and struck-by hazards. Therefore, OSHA is granting the applicants’ request for an interim order. DATES: Comments and requests for a hearing must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 23, 2009. The interim order specified by this notice becomes effective on January 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Electronic. Comments and requests for a hearing may be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile. OSHA allows facsimile transmission of comments that are 10 pages or fewer in length (including attachments), as well as hearing requests. Send these comments and requests to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648; hard copies of these comments are not required. Instead of transmitting facsimile copies of attachments that supplement their comments (e.g., studies and journal articles), commenters may submit these attachments, in triplicate hard copy, to the OSHA Docket Office, Technical Data Center, Room N–2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210. These attachments must clearly identify the sender’s name, date, subject, and docket number (i.e., OSHA–2007–0046) so that the Agency can attach them to the appropriate comments. Regular mail, express delivery, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger service. Submit three copies of comments and any additional material (e.g., studies and journal articles), as well as hearing requests, to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2007– 0046, Technical Data Center, Room N– 2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350 for information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions. All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (i.e., OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2007–0046). OSHA places comments and other materials, including any personal information, in the public docket without revision, and these materials may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4237 Therefore, the Agency cautions commenters about submitting statements they do not want made available to the public, or submitting comments that contain personal information (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and medical data. Docket. To read or download submissions or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or to the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General information and press inquiries. For general information and press inquiries about this notice contact Jennifer Ashley, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N–3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1999. Technical information. For technical information about this notice, contact MaryAnn Garrahan, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Room N–3655, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2110; fax: (202) 693–1644. Copies of this Federal Register notice. Electronic copies of this notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. Electronic copies of this notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are available on OSHA’s Web page at http://www.osha.gov. Additional information about this variance application also is available from the OSHA Region VI Office at: U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, 525 Griffin St., Room 602, Dallas, TX 75202; telephone: (972) 850–4145; fax: (972) 850–4149. I. Notice of Application Calaveras Power Partners L.P., Matrix Service Inc., T. E. Ibberson Company, TIC—The Industrial Company, and Zachry Construction Corporation (hereafter, ‘‘the applicants’’) submitted applications for a permanent variance under Section 6(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655) and 29 CFR 1905.11 (‘‘Variances and other relief under section 6(d)’’) (see Exs. OSHA–2007–0046–0002 through E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 14 (Friday, January 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4236-4237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1391]


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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 (DOL), 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: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm 
Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration, Form 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 March 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven D. Lawrence, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0292, fax (202) 693-1451, e-mail Lawrence.Steven@dol.gov. 
Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or 
e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker 
Protection Act (MSPA) provides that no person shall engage in any farm 
labor contracting activity for any money or valuable consideration paid 
or promised to be paid, 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. See 29 
U.S.C. 1802(7), 1811(a); 29 CFR 500.1(c), -.20(i), -.40. The named MSPA 
contracting activities include recruiting, soliciting, hiring, 
employing, furnishing, or transporting any migrant or seasonal 
agricultural worker and, with respect to migrant agricultural workers, 
providing housing. 29 U.S.C. 1802(6); 29 CFR 500.20(j). The MSPA also 
provides that a Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) shall not hire, employ, or 
use any individual to perform farm labor contracting activities unless 
such individual has a certificate of registration as a FLC or a 
certificate of registration as a Farm Labor Contractor Employee of the 
FLC that authorizes the activity for which such individual is hired, 
employed or used. 29 U.S.C. 1811(b); 29 CFR 500.1(c). Form WH-530 
provides the means for an applicant to meet the statutory MSPA 
requirement to file a written application with the Secretary containing 
specified information regarding prospective farm labor contracting 
activities. Applicants use the WH-530 to obtain authorization to engage 
in the named MSPA farm labor contracting activities or to obtain 
authorization to be hired, employed, or used by a currently registered 
FLC to perform these activities. Applicants complete the form when 
seeking an initial, renewal, or amended certificate and submit it to 
either the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL or a State Employment 
Service Office. See 29 CFR 500.44, -.47. The DOL proposes to make 
several revisions to Form WH-530.This information collection is 
currently approved for use through August 31, 2009.
    II. Review Focus: The DOL 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 DOL seeks the approval for the extension 
of this currently approved information collection.
    Type of Review: Extension.

AGENCY: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor 
Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration, Form WH-530.
    OMB Number: 1215-0037.
    Agency Number: WH-530.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Farms.

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    Total Respondents/Responses: 10,611.
    Frequency: Biennially, On Occasion.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,306.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $4,536.
    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: January 15, 2009.
Hazel Bell,
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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