Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 60930-60931 [2011-25166]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 60930 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2011 / Notices confronted with allegations of misconduct (Gov’t Ex. 13 at 6), behavior which weighs in Respondent’s favor. See Karen A. Kruger, M.D., 69 FR 7016, 7017–18 (DEA 2004) (timely cooperation with investigators when questioned on past misconduct held a significant consideration in granting subsequent application for registration). Respondent’s abstinence from drug abuse since 2006, and her efforts at rehabilitation have been consistent, substantial, and successful. The uncontroverted evidence of rehabilitation shows that Respondent: successfully completed a seven-week outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program (Gov’t Ex. 6); successfully completed a one-year dependency aftercare program (Gov’t Ex. 7); successfully participated in a Nursing Diversion Program for twenty-two months (Resp’t Ex. 1 at 4); regularly attended AA and NA meetings (Resp’t Ex. 7 at 5–6; Resp’t Ex. 8 at 2); regularly attended nurse-to-nurse meetings (Resp’t Ex. 1 at 4); and has had sustained sobriety since December 2006, as evidenced by repeated negative random drug tests (see Resp’t Ex. 1 at 4), inter alia. Credible and unrebutted testimony even reveals that Respondent went as far as avoiding medically indicated pain medication in 2010, just to avoid any potential for relapse. (Tr. 79.) In addition to the foregoing, the record is replete with credible evidence from family, friends, colleagues, students, treating sources and mentors, all consistently attesting to Respondent’s sustained recovery and abstinence from prescription drug abuse. In light of the significant evidence of rehabilitation and ongoing monitoring by the California BRN, I find Respondent has sustained her burden in accepting responsibility and demonstrated that she has taken the necessary steps to avoid a repeat of her mistakes. Granting Respondent’s application for a COR, subject to conditions, is fully consistent with the public interest. Accordingly, I recommend that Respondent’s application for DEA COR be granted, subject to the following conditions: (1) Respondent shall comply with all of the terms and conditions specified in the December 28, 2010 Order of the California BRN (see Gov’t Br. at Gov’t Ex. 17); and (2) for one (1) year following the issuance of a final order in this proceeding, Respondent shall upon request, submit to the nearest Field Division Office of DEA, copies of the results of any random or directed drug screening tests involving Respondent. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Sep 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: February 4, 2011. Timothy D. Wing, Administrative Law Judege. [FR Doc. 2011–25238 Filed 9–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–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 concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Mass Layoff Statistics 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 November 29, 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, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 309(2)(15)(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) states that the Secretary of Labor shall oversee development, maintenance, and continuous improvements of the PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 program to measure the incidence of, industrial and geographical location of, and number of workers displaced by, permanent layoffs and plant closings. Prior to the WIA, Section 462(e) of Public Law 97–300, the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), provided that the Secretary of Labor develop and maintain statistical data relating to permanent mass layoffs and plant closings and issue an annual report. The report includes, at a minimum, the number of plant closings and mass layoffs, and the number of workers affected. The data are summarized by geographic area and industry. The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program uses a standardized, automated approach to identify, describe, and track the impact of major job cutbacks. The program utilizes, to the greatest degree possible, existing Unemployment Insurance (UI) records and computerized data files, supplemented by direct employer contact. Its major features include: • The identification of major layoffs and closings through initial UI claims filed against the identified employer; • The use of existing files on claimants to obtain basic demographic and economic characteristics on the individual; • The telephone contact of those employers meeting mass layoff criteria to obtain specific information on the nature of the layoff and characteristics of the establishment; • The identification of the continuing impact of the mass layoff on individuals by matching affected initial claimants with persons in claims status; • The measurement of the incidence of the exhaustion of regular state UI benefits by affected workers; • The identification and quantifying the effects that extended mass layoffs have on the movement of work; and, • The identification of business functions within establishments which are affected by mass layoffs. In the program, State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) submit one report each quarter and a preliminary, summary report each month. These computerized reports contain information from State administrative files and information obtained from those employers meeting the program criteria of a mass layoff. Congress provided for the implementation of the MLS program by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) through the Fiscal Years 1984–1992 appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. The program was not operational in Fiscal Years 1993 and 1994. Program operation E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2011 / Notices resumed in Fiscal Year 1995 with funds provided by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Beginning in fiscal year 2004, funding for the MLS program became part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics permanent budget. Also in 2004, the scope of the MLS program was redefined to cover only the private nonfarm economy for extended mass layoffs due to budget constraints. At the present time, all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are participating in the program. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) Program. In addition to the BLS uses of MLS data, such data are used by Congress, the Executive Branch, the business, labor, and academic communities, SWAs, and the U.S. Department of Labor for both macro- and microeconomic analysis, including specific labor market studies geared towards manpower assistance and development. Congress used these data in conjunction with the findings from a supplemental study of layoff actions in the development of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which was enacted in August 1988. A Congressionally mandated use of mass layoff data includes the WIA, which replaces Title III of the JTPA. Section 133 of the WIA encourages the use of MLS data in substate allocations relating to dislocated worker employment and training activities. State agencies use the MLS data in various ways, including the identification of geographic areas in need of special manpower services; ailing or troubled industries; specific employers needing assistance; outreach activities for the unemployed; and workers in need of temporary health care services. There is no other comprehensive source of statistics on either establishments or workers affected by mass layoffs and plant closings; therefore, none of the aforementioned data requirements could be fulfilled if this data collection did not occur. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: Total respondents Form Frequency 60931 • 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: Mass Layoff Statistics Program. OMB Number: 1220–0090. Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total responses Average time per response Estimated total burden Employers ........................................................................ States ............................................................................... 21,000 53 On Occasion ........ Monthly; Quarterly 21,000 848 10 minutes 84.76 hours 3,500 71,880 Totals ........................................................................ ........................ .............................. 21,848 ..................... 75,380 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 26th day of September 2011. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2011–25166 Filed 9–29–11; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Sep 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. ACTION: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before October 31, 2011. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare appraisal memorandums that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. These, too, may be requested and will be provided once the appraisal is completed. Requesters will be given 30 days to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Management Services (ACNR) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACNR), 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001 E-mail: request.schedule@nara.gov. Fax: 301–837–3698. Requesters must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency which submitted the schedule, and must provide a mailing address. Those who DATES: E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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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 ``Mass Layoff Statistics 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 November 29, 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, at 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 309(2)(15)(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Workforce Investment Act 
(WIA) states that the Secretary of Labor shall oversee development, 
maintenance, and continuous improvements of the program to measure the 
incidence of, industrial and geographical location of, and number of 
workers displaced by, permanent layoffs and plant closings. Prior to 
the WIA, Section 462(e) of Public Law 97-300, the Job Training 
Partnership Act (JTPA), provided that the Secretary of Labor develop 
and maintain statistical data relating to permanent mass layoffs and 
plant closings and issue an annual report. The report includes, at a 
minimum, the number of plant closings and mass layoffs, and the number 
of workers affected. The data are summarized by geographic area and 
industry.
    The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program uses a standardized, 
automated approach to identify, describe, and track the impact of major 
job cutbacks. The program utilizes, to the greatest degree possible, 
existing Unemployment Insurance (UI) records and computerized data 
files, supplemented by direct employer contact. Its major features 
include:
     The identification of major layoffs and closings through 
initial UI claims filed against the identified employer;
     The use of existing files on claimants to obtain basic 
demographic and economic characteristics on the individual;
     The telephone contact of those employers meeting mass 
layoff criteria to obtain specific information on the nature of the 
layoff and characteristics of the establishment;
     The identification of the continuing impact of the mass 
layoff on individuals by matching affected initial claimants with 
persons in claims status;
     The measurement of the incidence of the exhaustion of 
regular state UI benefits by affected workers;
     The identification and quantifying the effects that 
extended mass layoffs have on the movement of work; and,
     The identification of business functions within 
establishments which are affected by mass layoffs.
    In the program, State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) submit one report 
each quarter and a preliminary, summary report each month. These 
computerized reports contain information from State administrative 
files and information obtained from those employers meeting the program 
criteria of a mass layoff.
    Congress provided for the implementation of the MLS program by the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) through the Fiscal Years 1984-1992 
appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
Education, and related agencies. The program was not operational in 
Fiscal Years 1993 and 1994. Program operation

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resumed in Fiscal Year 1995 with funds provided by the Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA). Beginning in fiscal year 2004, funding 
for the MLS program became part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
permanent budget. Also in 2004, the scope of the MLS program was 
redefined to cover only the private nonfarm economy for extended mass 
layoffs due to budget constraints.
    At the present time, all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto 
Rico, and the Virgin Islands are participating in the program.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) Program.
    In addition to the BLS uses of MLS data, such data are used by 
Congress, the Executive Branch, the business, labor, and academic 
communities, SWAs, and the U.S. Department of Labor for both macro- and 
microeconomic analysis, including specific labor market studies geared 
towards manpower assistance and development. Congress used these data 
in conjunction with the findings from a supplemental study of layoff 
actions in the development of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining 
Notification (WARN) Act, which was enacted in August 1988.
    A Congressionally mandated use of mass layoff data includes the 
WIA, which replaces Title III of the JTPA. Section 133 of the WIA 
encourages the use of MLS data in substate allocations relating to 
dislocated worker employment and training activities.
    State agencies use the MLS data in various ways, including the 
identification of geographic areas in need of special manpower 
services; ailing or troubled industries; specific employers needing 
assistance; outreach activities for the unemployed; and workers in need 
of temporary health care services.
    There is no other comprehensive source of statistics on either 
establishments or workers affected by mass layoffs and plant closings; 
therefore, none of the aforementioned data requirements could be 
fulfilled if this data collection did not occur.

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: Mass Layoff Statistics Program.
    OMB Number: 1220-0090.
    Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, or Tribal 
Governments.

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                                               Total                                              Total                                      Estimated
                  Form                      respondents               Frequency                 responses     Average time per response    total burden
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Employers...............................          21,000  On Occasion......................          21,000  10 minutes                            3,500
States..................................              53  Monthly; Quarterly...............             848  84.76 hours................          71,880
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    Totals..............................  ..............  .................................          21,848  ...........................          75,380
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    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 26th day of September 2011.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2011-25166 Filed 9-29-11; 8:45 am]
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