Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 10820-10821 [2010-4950]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 10820 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 9, 2010 / Notices Following Congressional layover and consultation, the President may proclaim the tariff modifications recommended, effective not before the 30th day after the date on which the text of the proclamation is published in the Federal Register. Written Submissions: No public hearing is planned, but interested parties are invited to submit written comments, which should be addressed to the Secretary and received no later than May 21, 2010. Submissions should be marked to refer to ‘‘Investigation No. 1205–7’’. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires that a signed original (or a copy so designated) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. 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[FR Doc. 2010–4969 Filed 3–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Report on Occupational Employment and Wages.’’ 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 10, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a Federal/State establishment survey of wage and salary workers designed to produce data on current occupational employment and PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 wages. OES survey data assist in the development of employment and training programs established by the 1998 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1998. The OES program operates a periodic mail survey of a sample of non-farm establishments conducted by all fifty States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Over three-year periods, data on occupational employment and wages are collected by industry at the fourand five-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels. The Department of Labor uses OES data in the administration of the Foreign Labor Certification process under the Immigration Act of 1990. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. Occupational employment data obtained by the OES survey are used to develop information regarding current and projected employment needs and job opportunities. These data assist in the development of State vocational education plans. OES wage data provide a significant source of information to support a number of different Federal, State, and local efforts. As part of an ongoing effort to reduce respondent burden, OES has several electronic submission options which are available to respondents. Respondents have the ability to submit data by email, or fillable online forms. In many cases, a respondent can submit existing payroll records and would not need to submit a survey form. 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 E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 9, 2010 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Report on Occupational Employment and Wages. OMB Number: 1220–0042. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 315,900. Frequency: Semi-annually. Total Responses: 315,900. Average Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 236,925. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $00.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $00.00. 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 26th day of February, 2010. Kimberley D. Hill, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2010–4950 Filed 3–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Eligibility Data Form: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and Veteran’s Preference (USERRA/VP) sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Labor. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:04 Mar 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection request for the VETS USERRA/VP Form 1010. DATES: Comments are to be submitted by May 10, 2010. ADDRESSES: Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: 1010–FRN–20010– VETS@dol.gov. Include ‘‘VETS–1010 Form’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 693–4755 (for comments of 10 pages or less). • Mail: Robert Wilson, Deputy Director, Division of Investigation and Compliance, VETS, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1316, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. • Receipt of submissions, whether by U.S. Mail, e-mail or FAX transmittal, will not be acknowledged; however, the sender may request confirmation that a submission has been received, by telephoning VETS at (202) 693– 4719(VOICE) (this is not a toll-free number) or (202) 693–4753 (TTY/TDD). All comments received, including any personal information provided, will be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the above address. People needing assistance to review comments will be provided with appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Wilson, Deputy Director, Division of Investigation and Compliance, VETS, at the U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1316, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, or by e-mail at: 1010–FRN– 20010–VETS@dol.gov. Addresses: Comments are to be submitted to the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor, ATTN: VETS–1010 Form, Room S–1316, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–4719. Written comments limited to 10 pages or fewer may also be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 693– 4755. Receipt of submissions, whether by U.S. mail, e-mail or FAX transmittal, will not be acknowledged; however, the sender may request confirmation that a submission has been received, by telephoning VETS at (202) 693–4719. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10821 I. Background The VETS/USERRA/VP Form 1010 (VETS–1010 Form) is used to file complaints with the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) under either the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) or laws/regulations related to Veterans’ Preference (VP) in Federal employment. On October 13, 1994, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Public Law 103–353, 108 Stat. 3150 was signed into law. Contained in Title 38, U.S.C., Sections 4301–4335, USERRA is the replacement for the Veterans’ Reemployment Rights (VRR) law. The purpose of USERRA laws and regulations for this information collection requirement include: to protect and facilitate the prompt reemployment of members of the uniformed services (to include National Guard and Reserves); to minimize disruption to the lives of persons who perform service in the uniformed services and their employers; and to encourage individuals to participate in non-career uniformed service. Also, to prohibit discrimination in employment and acts of reprisal against persons because of their obligations in the uniformed services, prior service, intention to join the uniformed services, filing of a USERRA claim, seeking assistance concerning an alleged violation, testifying in a proceeding, or otherwise assisting in an investigation. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998, Public Law 105–339, 112 Stat. 3182, contained in Title 5 U.S.C. 3330a– 3330(b), authorizes the Secretary of Labor to provide assistance to preference eligible individuals who believe their rights under the veterans preference laws have been violated. The regulations for this information collection requirement include: to provide preference for certain Veterans (preference eligibles) over others in Federal hiring from competitive lists of applicants; to allow access and open up Federal job opportunities to Veterans that might otherwise be closed to the public; to provide preference eligibles with preference over others in retention during reductions in force in Federal agencies. Two new questions are included in the VETS–1010 Form, but have no significant impact on the burden hours needed to complete the form. The Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 requires VETS to include in its USERRA Annual Report to Congress the E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10820-10821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4950]


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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. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed extension of the ``Report on Occupational Employment and 
Wages.'' 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 10, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments 
also may be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, at 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a Federal/
State establishment survey of wage and salary workers designed to 
produce data on current occupational employment and wages. OES survey 
data assist in the development of employment and training programs 
established by the 1998 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Perkins 
Vocational Education Act of 1998.
    The OES program operates a periodic mail survey of a sample of non-
farm establishments conducted by all fifty States, the District of 
Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Over three-
year periods, data on occupational employment and wages are collected 
by industry at the four- and five-digit North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) levels. The Department of Labor uses OES 
data in the administration of the Foreign Labor Certification process 
under the Immigration Act of 1990.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. Occupational 
employment data obtained by the OES survey are used to develop 
information regarding current and projected employment needs and job 
opportunities. These data assist in the development of State vocational 
education plans. OES wage data provide a significant source of 
information to support a number of different Federal, State, and local 
efforts.
    As part of an ongoing effort to reduce respondent burden, OES has 
several electronic submission options which are available to 
respondents. Respondents have the ability to submit data by e-mail, or 
fillable online forms. In many cases, a respondent can submit existing 
payroll records and would not need to submit a survey form.

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

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technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Report on Occupational Employment and Wages.
    OMB Number: 1220-0042.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 315,900.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    Total Responses: 315,900.
    Average Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 236,925.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $00.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $00.00.
    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 26th day of February, 2010.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2010-4950 Filed 3-8-10; 8:45 am]
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