Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 15999-16000 [2011-6600]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please refer to the referenced case and D.J. Reference 90–5–1–1–09916/1, and enclose a check in the amount of $14.50 for the consent decree (58 pages at 25 cents per page reproduction costs), made payable to the U.S. Treasury. Robert Brook, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2011–6591 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act Notice is hereby given that on March 9, 2011, a proposed Consent Decree in United States of American and State of Alaska v. Unisea, Incorporated, Civil Action No. 3:11–cv–00037–JWS, was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Alaska. The proposed Consent Decree will settle the United States’ claims on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) for violations of the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act alleged in the Complaint in the lawsuit mentioned above. The claims arose from discharges of ammonia and other pollutants from Unisea’s facility in Unalaska. The Consent Decree also will settle certain claims of the State of Alaska. The Consent Decree resolves the United States claims alleged in the Complaint in return for payment by Unisea of civil penalties totaling $1,405,250 to the United States, and performance by Unisea of injunctive relief specified in the Consent Decree. (Unisea will also pay a $504,125 civil assessment to the State of Alaska.) The Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the proposed Consent Decree for a period of 30 days from the date of this publication. Comments on the Consent Decree should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcommentees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 should refer to United States and Alaska v. Unisea, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:11–cv–00037–JWS (D. Alaska), D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–10121. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, District of Alaska, Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7567. During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: https://www.justice.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the proposed Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax number (202) 514–0097, phone number (202) 514–1547. If requesting a copy by mail from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $16.50 ($0.25 per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury or, if requesting by e-mail or fax, forward the check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the address stated above. Robert E. Maher, Jr., Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2011–6581 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15999 concerning the proposed extension of the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program. 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, 2011. 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, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES SECTION.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, a Federal/ State cooperative effort, produces monthly employment and quarterly wage information. It is a by-product of quarterly reports submitted to State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) by employers subject to State Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws. The collection of these data is authorized by 29 USC 1, 2. The QCEW data, which are compiled for each calendar quarter, provide a comprehensive business name and address file with employment and wage information for employers subject to State UI laws. Similar data for Federal Government employers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program also are included. These data are submitted to the BLS by all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The BLS summarizes these data to produce totals for all counties, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), the States, and the nation. The QCEW program provides a virtual census of nonagricultural employees and their wages, with about 55 percent of the workers in agriculture covered as well. The QCEW program is a comprehensive and accurate source of data on the number of establishments, monthly employment, and quarterly wages, by industry, at the six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level, and at the national, State, MSA, and county levels. The QCEW series has broad economic significance in measuring labor trends E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 16000 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices and major industry developments, in time series analyses and industry comparisons, and in special studies such as analyses of establishments, employment, and wages by size of establishment. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. The QCEW program is the only Federal statistical program that provides information on establishments, wages, tax contributions and the number of employees subject to State UI laws and the Unemployment Compensation for the Federal Employees program. The consequences of not collecting QCEW data would be grave to the Federal statistical community. The BLS would not have a sampling frame for its establishment surveys; it would not be able to publish as accurate current estimates of employment for the U.S., States, and metropolitan areas; and it would not be able to publish quarterly census totals of local establishment counts, employment, and wages. The Bureau of Economic Analysis would not be able to publish as accurate personal income data in a timely manner for the U.S., States, and local areas. Finally, the Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration would not have the information it needs to administer the Unemployment Insurance Program. 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. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program. OMB Number: 1220–0012. Affected Public: State Governments. Total Respondents: 53. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 212. Average Time per Response: 4,866 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,031,680 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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 16th day of March 2011. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2011–6600 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0056] Voluntary Protection Programs Information; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) approval of the information collection requirements contained in Voluntary Protection Programs Information. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by May 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at https:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2011–0056, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA–2011– 0056). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at https://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled ‘‘SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.’’ Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the https:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Showalter, Acting Director, Office of Partnerships and Recognition, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3700, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2213. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15999-16000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages 
Program. 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, 2011.

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, 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES SECTION.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, a 
Federal/State cooperative effort, produces monthly employment and 
quarterly wage information. It is a by-product of quarterly reports 
submitted to State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) by employers subject to 
State Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws. The collection of these data is 
authorized by 29 USC 1, 2. The QCEW data, which are compiled for each 
calendar quarter, provide a comprehensive business name and address 
file with employment and wage information for employers subject to 
State UI laws. Similar data for Federal Government employers covered by 
the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program also are 
included. These data are submitted to the BLS by all 50 States, the 
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The BLS 
summarizes these data to produce totals for all counties, Metropolitan 
Statistical Areas (MSAs), the States, and the nation. The QCEW program 
provides a virtual census of nonagricultural employees and their wages, 
with about 55 percent of the workers in agriculture covered as well.
    The QCEW program is a comprehensive and accurate source of data on 
the number of establishments, monthly employment, and quarterly wages, 
by industry, at the six-digit North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) level, and at the national, State, MSA, and county 
levels. The QCEW series has broad economic significance in measuring 
labor trends

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and major industry developments, in time series analyses and industry 
comparisons, and in special studies such as analyses of establishments, 
employment, and wages by size of establishment.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.
    The QCEW program is the only Federal statistical program that 
provides information on establishments, wages, tax contributions and 
the number of employees subject to State UI laws and the Unemployment 
Compensation for the Federal Employees program. The consequences of not 
collecting QCEW data would be grave to the Federal statistical 
community. The BLS would not have a sampling frame for its 
establishment surveys; it would not be able to publish as accurate 
current estimates of employment for the U.S., States, and metropolitan 
areas; and it would not be able to publish quarterly census totals of 
local establishment counts, employment, and wages. The Bureau of 
Economic Analysis would not be able to publish as accurate personal 
income data in a timely manner for the U.S., States, and local areas. 
Finally, the Department of Labor's Employment Training Administration 
would not have the information it needs to administer the Unemployment 
Insurance Program.

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.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program.
    OMB Number: 1220-0012.
    Affected Public: State Governments.
    Total Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Responses: 212.
    Average Time per Response: 4,866 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,031,680 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    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 16th day of March 2011.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2011-6600 Filed 3-21-11; 8:45 am]
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