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Download as PDF 46805 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2011 / Notices There are four vessel pumpout facilities available in the Jamaica Bay. Three of those are land-based pumpout facilities operated by NYCDEP, and the fourth is a 24-foot sewage pumpout vessel operated by New York/New Jersey Baykeeper, that serves vessels docked or anchored throughout the Bay. All four facilities provide the pumpout services free of charge. Given that approximately 1,500 recreational vessels use the Bay, the pumpout-to-vessel ratio for those vessels is 1:375 (i.e., 4 facilities for 1,500 boats). Therefore, the pumpout facilities in Jamaica Bay satisfy the Clean Vessel Act criterion of 1 pumpout per 300–600 vessels. A list of the facilities, phone numbers, locations, hours of operation, water depth and fee is provided as follows: LIST OF PUMPOUTS IN THE JAMAICA BAY NDZ PROPOSED AREA AVAILABLE FOR RECREATIONAL VESSELS Number Name Location 1 .......... Paerdegat Basin ......... 2 .......... Hudson River Yacht Club. Coney Island WWTP ... Shellbank Creek .......... 3 .......... Rockaway WWTP ....... Jamaica Bay ............... 4 .......... NY/NJ Baykeeper’s 24 foot sewagepumpout vessel. Jamaica Bay ................ Based on the above, EPA hereby proposes to make an affirmative determination that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are available for the open waters and tributaries of the Jamaica Bay of the New York City metropolitan area. A 30-day period for public comment has been established on this matter, and EPA invites any comments relevant to its proposed determination. Dated: July 21, 2011. Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator, Region 2. Dates/days/hours of operation Contact information 718–251–9791; nel 71. 718–743–0990; nel 13. 718–474–3663; nel 68. 732–337–9262; nel 9. ChanChanChanChan- May 1–Oct 31; daily, 10 AM–5 PM. May 1–Oct 31 15; 24 hrs a day. May 1–Oct 31 15; 24 hrs a day. Memorial Day to Labor Day; Sunrise to sunset. announcing the adoption by reference with no modifications. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VelRey Lozano, EPA Region 8, telephone number: (303) 312–6128; e-mail address: lozano.velrey@epa.gov or Clark Burgess, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF), telephone number: (801) 538–7188; e-mail address: cburgess@utah.gov. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. (1996). Dated: July 21, 2011. James B. Martin, Regional Administrator, Region 8. [FR Doc. 2011–19697 Filed 8–2–11; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2011–19681 Filed 8–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9447–8] Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Notice of Utah Adoption by Reference of the Pesticide Container Containment Rule AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice is provided to formally acknowledge the State of Utah’s adoption by reference of the federal Pesticide Container Containment (PCC) Rule regulations. In accordance with State of Utah Agricultural Code, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food adopted the applicable portions of 40 CFR part 152, subpart A, § 152.3, and Part 165, subparts A through E. The State did not request any modification to the federal PCC rules, and with this notice, the EPA Region 8, is formally srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Aug 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection—Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures— Extension Without Change. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission gives notice of its intent to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the information collection described below. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before October 3, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Water depth (feet) Cost 10–14 Free. 8–10 Free. 10–14 Free. N/A Free. • By mail to Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, NE., Washington, DC 20507. • By facsimile (‘‘FAX’’) machine to (202) 663–4114. (There is no toll free FAX number.) Only comments of six or fewer pages will be accepted via FAX transmittal, in order to assure access to the equipment. Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663– 4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTD). (These are not toll free numbers). • By the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. After accessing this Web site, follow its instructions for submitting comments. Comments need be submitted in only one of the above-listed formats, not all three. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Copies of the received comments also will be available for inspection in the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, by advance appointment only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, from October 3, 2011. Persons who schedule an appointment in the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, and need assistance to view the comments will be provided with appropriate aids upon request, such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment to inspect the comments at the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, contact the EEOC Library by calling (202) 663–4630 (voice) or (202) 663–4641 (TTY). (These are not toll free numbers). E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 46806 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2011 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Senior Attorney, at (202) 663–4681 (voice), or Thomas J. Schlageter, Assistant Legal Counsel, (202) 663–4668 (voice) or (202) 663– 7026 (TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) gives notice of its intent to submit the recordkeeping requirements contained in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (UGESP or Uniform Guidelines) 1 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a three-year extension without change under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the EEOC invites public comments that will enable the agency to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collectEion of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 submission of responses. Overview of Collection Collection Title: Recordkeeping Requirements of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR part 60–3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300. OMB Number: 3046–0017. Type of Respondent: Businesses or other institutions; Federal Government; State or local governments and farms. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: Multiple. Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC): Multiple. Description of Affected Public: Any employer, Government contractor, labor 1 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR part 60–3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Aug 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 organization, or employment agency covered by the Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Respondents: 899,580. Responses: 899,580. Recordkeeping Hours: 10,783,687 per year. Number of Forms: None. Form Number: None. Frequency of Report: None. Abstract: The Uniform Guidelines provide fundamental guidance for all Title VII-covered employers about the use of employment selection procedures. The records addressed by UGESP are used by respondents to assure that they are complying with Title VII and Executive Order 11246; by the Federal agencies that enforce Title VII and Executive Order 11246 to investigate, conciliate, and litigate charges of employment discrimination; and by complainants to establish violations of Federal equal employment opportunity laws. While there is no data available to quantify these benefits, the collection of accurate applicant flow data enhances each employer’s ability to address any deficiencies in recruitment and selection processes, including detecting barriers to equal employment opportunity. Burden Statement: There are no reporting requirements associated with UGESP. The burden being estimated is the cost of collecting and storing a job applicant’s gender, race, and ethnicity data. The only paperwork burden derives from this recordkeeping. Only employers covered under Title VII and Executive Order 11246 are subject to UGESP. For the purpose of burden calculation, employers with 15 or more employees are counted. The number of such employers is estimated at 899,580, which combines estimates from private employment,2 the public sector,3 colleges and universities,4 and referral unions.5 This burden assessment is based on an estimate of the number of job 2 ‘‘Employer Firms, Establishments, Employment, Annual Payroll and Receipts for Small Firm Size Classes, 2007 (http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/ data.html#us). 3 ‘‘Government Employment & Payroll’’ (statistics on number of federal, state, and local government civilian employees and their gross payrolls for March 2008); ‘‘2008 State & Local Government’’ (data for 50 state governments and all local governments); Individual Government Data File (http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/indes.html2010). The number of government entities was adjusted to only include those with 15 or more employees. 4 Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2007; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2006–07; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2006–07, (http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/ pubsinfo.spp?pubid=2008159rev). 5 EEO–3 Reports filed by referral unions in 2008 with EEOC. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applications submitted to all Title VIIcovered employers in one year, including paper-based and electronic applications. The total number of job applications submitted every year to covered employers is estimated to be 1,294,042,500, which is based on a National Organizations Survey 6 average of approximately 35 applications for every hire and a Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimate of 36,731,900 annual hires.7 It includes 161,300 applicants for union membership reported on the EEO–3 form for 2008. The employer burden associated with collecting and storing applicant demographic data is based on the following assumptions: Applicants would need to be asked to provide three pieces of information—sex, race/ ethnicity, and an identification number (a total of approximately 13 keystrokes); the employer would need to transfer information received to a database either manually or electronically; and the employer would need to store the 13 characters of information for each applicant. Recordkeeping costs and burden are assumed to be the cost of entering 13 keystrokes. Assuming that the required recordkeeping takes 30 seconds per record, and assuming a total of 1,294,042,500 paper and electronic applications per year (as calculated above), the resulting UGESP burden hours would be 10,783,687. Based on a wage rate of $13.65 per hour for the individuals entering the data, the collection and storage of applicant demographic data would come to approximately $147,197,332 per year for Title VII-covered employers. We expect that the foregoing assumptions are overinclusive, because many employers have electronic job application processes that should be able to capture applicant flow data automatically. While the burden hours and costs for the UGESP recordkeeping requirement seem very large, the average burden per employer is quite small. We estimate that UGESP applies to 899,580 employers, approximately 822,000 of which are small firms (entities with 15– 500 employees) according to data provided by the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.8 If we assume that a firm with 250 6 The National Organizations Survey is a survey of business organizations across the United States in which the unit of analysis is the actual workplace, (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ ICPSR/studies/04074). 7 Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey—2010—(http:// www.bls.gov/jlt/data.htm) adjusted to only include hires by firms with 15 or more employees. 8 See Firm Size Data at http://sba.gov/advo/ research/data.html#us. E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2011 / Notices employees (in the mid-range of the 822,000 small employers) has 20 job openings per year and receives an average of 35 applications per job opening, the burden hours to collect and store applicants’ sex and race/ethnicity data would be 5.8 hours per year, and the costs would be $79.11 per year. Similarly, if we assume that an employer with 1,500 employees has 125 job openings to fill each year, and receives 35 applications per opening, the burden hours would be 36.5 hours per year and the annual costs would be $498.23. Dated: July 28, 2011. Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–19642 Filed 8–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB SUMMARY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Acting Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Cynthia Ayouch—Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202– 452–3829). Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202–263–4869), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Aug 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 OMB Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed— Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: Report title: Notifications Related to Community Development and Public Welfare Investments of State Member Banks. Agency form number: FR H–6. OMB control number: 7100–0278. Frequency: Event-generated. Reporters: State member banks. Estimated annual reporting hours: 11 hours. Estimated average hours per response: Post Notification, 2 hours; Application (Prior Approval) 2 hours; and Extension of divestiture period, 5 hours. Number of respondents: Post Notification, 2; Application (Prior Approval), 1; and Extension of divestiture period, 1. General description of report: This information collection is required to obtain a benefit (12 U.S.C. 338a, and 12 CFR 208.22). Individual respondent data generally are not regarded as confidential, but information that is proprietary or concerns examination ratings would be considered confidential pursuant to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Exemption 8. In addition, if the respondent can establish the potential for substantial competitive harm, such information would be protected from disclosure pursuant to FOIA Exemption 4. The confidentiality status would be determined on a caseby-case basis. Abstract: Regulation H requires state member banks that want to make community development or public welfare investments to comply with the Regulation H notification requirements: (1) If the investment does not require prior Board approval, a written notice must be sent to the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank; (2) if certain criteria are not met, a request for approval must be sent to the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank; and, (3) if the Board orders divestiture but the bank cannot divest within the established time limit, a request or requests for extension of the divestiture period must be submitted to the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank. Current Actions: On May 10, 2011, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 27054) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the FR H–6. The comment period for PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46807 this notice expired on July 11, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. 2. Report title: Application for Membership in the Federal Reserve System. Agency form number: FR 2083, 2083A, 2083B, and 2083C. OMB control number: 7100–0046. Frequency: On occasion. Reporters: Newly organized banks that seek to become state member banks, or existing banks or savings institutions that seek to convert to state member bank status. Estimated annual reporting hours: 168 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 4 hours. Number of respondents: 42 General description of report: This information collection is authorized by Section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 321, 322, and 333) and is required to obtain or retain a benefit. Most individual respondent data are not considered confidential. Applicants may, however, request that parts of their membership applications be kept confidential, but in such cases the Applicant must justify its request by demonstrating how an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is satisfied. The confidentiality status of the information submitted will be judged on a case-by-case basis Abstract: The application for membership is a required one-time submission that collects the information necessary for the Federal Reserve to evaluate the statutory criteria for admission of a new or existing state bank into membership in the Federal Reserve System. The application collects managerial, financial, and structural data. Current Actions: On May 10, 2011, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 27054) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the FR 2083, 2083A, 2083B and FR 2083C. The comment period for this notice expired on July 11, 2011. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. 3. Report title: Applications for Subscription to, Adjustment in the Holding of, and Cancellation of Federal Reserve Bank Stock. Agency form number: FR 2030, FR 2030a, FR 2056, FR 2086, FR 2086a, FR 2087. OMB control number: 7100–0042. Frequency: On occasion. Reporters: National, state member, and nonmember banks. Estimated annual reporting hours: FR 2030: 10 hours; FR 2030a: 16 hours; FR E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Submission 
for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection--Uniform Guidelines on 
Employee Selection Procedures--Extension Without Change.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission gives notice of its intent to 
submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for 
renewal of the information collection described below.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
October 3, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     By mail to Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive 
Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, 
NE., Washington, DC 20507.
     By facsimile (``FAX'') machine to (202) 663-4114. (There 
is no toll free FAX number.) Only comments of six or fewer pages will 
be accepted via FAX transmittal, in order to assure access to the 
equipment. Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except 
that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the 
Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 
(TTD). (These are not toll free numbers).
     By the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. After accessing this Web site, follow its 
instructions for submitting comments.

    Comments need be submitted in only one of the above-listed formats, 
not all three. All comments received will be posted without change to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you 
provide. Copies of the received comments also will be available for 
inspection in the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, by advance 
appointment only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
legal holidays, from October 3, 2011. Persons who schedule an 
appointment in the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading Room, and need assistance 
to view the comments will be provided with appropriate aids upon 
request, such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an 
appointment to inspect the comments at the EEOC Library, FOIA Reading 
Room, contact the EEOC Library by calling (202) 663-4630 (voice) or 
(202) 663-4641 (TTY). (These are not toll free numbers).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Senior Attorney, at 
(202) 663-4681 (voice), or Thomas J. Schlageter, Assistant Legal 
Counsel, (202) 663-4668 (voice) or (202) 663-7026 (TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) 
gives notice of its intent to submit the recordkeeping requirements 
contained in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures 
(UGESP or Uniform Guidelines) \1\ to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for a three-year extension without change under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
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    \1\ 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR part 60-3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR 
part 300.
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Request for Comments

    Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the EEOC invites public 
comments that will enable the agency to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the collectEion of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) 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 
submission of responses.

Overview of Collection

    Collection Title: Recordkeeping Requirements of the Uniform 
Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, 29 CFR part 1607, 41 CFR 
part 60-3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300.
    OMB Number: 3046-0017.
    Type of Respondent: Businesses or other institutions; Federal 
Government; State or local governments and farms.
    North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: 
Multiple.
    Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC): Multiple.
    Description of Affected Public: Any employer, Government 
contractor, labor organization, or employment agency covered by the 
Federal equal employment opportunity laws.
    Respondents: 899,580.
    Responses: 899,580.
    Recordkeeping Hours: 10,783,687 per year.
    Number of Forms: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Frequency of Report: None.
    Abstract: The Uniform Guidelines provide fundamental guidance for 
all Title VII-covered employers about the use of employment selection 
procedures. The records addressed by UGESP are used by respondents to 
assure that they are complying with Title VII and Executive Order 
11246; by the Federal agencies that enforce Title VII and Executive 
Order 11246 to investigate, conciliate, and litigate charges of 
employment discrimination; and by complainants to establish violations 
of Federal equal employment opportunity laws. While there is no data 
available to quantify these benefits, the collection of accurate 
applicant flow data enhances each employer's ability to address any 
deficiencies in recruitment and selection processes, including 
detecting barriers to equal employment opportunity.
    Burden Statement: There are no reporting requirements associated 
with UGESP. The burden being estimated is the cost of collecting and 
storing a job applicant's gender, race, and ethnicity data. The only 
paperwork burden derives from this recordkeeping.
    Only employers covered under Title VII and Executive Order 11246 
are subject to UGESP. For the purpose of burden calculation, employers 
with 15 or more employees are counted. The number of such employers is 
estimated at 899,580, which combines estimates from private 
employment,\2\ the public sector,\3\ colleges and universities,\4\ and 
referral unions.\5\
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    \2\ ``Employer Firms, Establishments, Employment, Annual Payroll 
and Receipts for Small Firm Size Classes, 2007 (http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/data.html#us).
    \3\ ``Government Employment & Payroll'' (statistics on number of 
federal, state, and local government civilian employees and their 
gross payrolls for March 2008); ``2008 State & Local Government'' 
(data for 50 state governments and all local governments); 
Individual Government Data File (http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/indes.html-2010). The number of government entities was adjusted to 
only include those with 15 or more employees.
    \4\ Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2007; 
Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2006-07; and 12-Month 
Enrollment: 2006-07, (http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.spp?pubid=2008159rev).
    \5\ EEO-3 Reports filed by referral unions in 2008 with EEOC.
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    This burden assessment is based on an estimate of the number of job 
applications submitted to all Title VII-covered employers in one year, 
including paper-based and electronic applications. The total number of 
job applications submitted every year to covered employers is estimated 
to be 1,294,042,500, which is based on a National Organizations Survey 
\6\ average of approximately 35 applications for every hire and a 
Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimate of 36,731,900 annual hires.\7\ 
It includes 161,300 applicants for union membership reported on the 
EEO-3 form for 2008.
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    \6\ The National Organizations Survey is a survey of business 
organizations across the United States in which the unit of analysis 
is the actual workplace, (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/04074).
    \7\ Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover 
Survey--2010--(http://www.bls.gov/jlt/data.htm) adjusted to only 
include hires by firms with 15 or more employees.
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    The employer burden associated with collecting and storing 
applicant demographic data is based on the following assumptions: 
Applicants would need to be asked to provide three pieces of 
information--sex, race/ethnicity, and an identification number (a total 
of approximately 13 keystrokes); the employer would need to transfer 
information received to a database either manually or electronically; 
and the employer would need to store the 13 characters of information 
for each applicant. Recordkeeping costs and burden are assumed to be 
the cost of entering 13 keystrokes.
    Assuming that the required recordkeeping takes 30 seconds per 
record, and assuming a total of 1,294,042,500 paper and electronic 
applications per year (as calculated above), the resulting UGESP burden 
hours would be 10,783,687. Based on a wage rate of $13.65 per hour for 
the individuals entering the data, the collection and storage of 
applicant demographic data would come to approximately $147,197,332 per 
year for Title VII-covered employers. We expect that the foregoing 
assumptions are over-inclusive, because many employers have electronic 
job application processes that should be able to capture applicant flow 
data automatically.
    While the burden hours and costs for the UGESP recordkeeping 
requirement seem very large, the average burden per employer is quite 
small. We estimate that UGESP applies to 899,580 employers, 
approximately 822,000 of which are small firms (entities with 15-500 
employees) according to data provided by the Small Business 
Administration Office of Advocacy.\8\ If we assume that a firm with 250

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employees (in the mid-range of the 822,000 small employers) has 20 job 
openings per year and receives an average of 35 applications per job 
opening, the burden hours to collect and store applicants' sex and 
race/ethnicity data would be 5.8 hours per year, and the costs would be 
$79.11 per year. Similarly, if we assume that an employer with 1,500 
employees has 125 job openings to fill each year, and receives 35 
applications per opening, the burden hours would be 36.5 hours per year 
and the annual costs would be $498.23.
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    \8\ See Firm Size Data at http://sba.gov/advo/research/data.html#us.

    Dated: July 28, 2011.
Jacqueline A. Berrien,
Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
[FR Doc. 2011-19642 Filed 8-2-11; 8:45 am]
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