Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 11593 [2012-4370]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2012 / Notices connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA’s Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/ grants/ or on https://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation. DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is May 24, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Abdullah, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3346. Signed February 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. Donna Kelly, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–4258 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–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 ‘‘General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts.’’ 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 April 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Feb 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) awards funds to State agencies in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘States’’) in order to jointly conduct BLS/State Labor Market Information and Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical programs, which themselves have been approved by OMB separately, as follows: Current Employment Statistics ... Local Area Unemployment Statistics ....................................... Occupational Employment Statistics ....................................... Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Report ......... Annual Refiling Survey ............... Labor Market Information Cooperative Agreement ................... Multiple Worksite Report ............ Mass Layoff Statistics ................. Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses .............. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries ........................................ BLS/OSHS Federal State Cooperative Agreement ................... 1220–0011 1220–0017 1220–0042 1220–0012 1220–0032 1220–0079 1220–0134 1220–0090 1220–0045 1220–0133 1220–0149 To ensure the timely flow of information and to be able to evaluate and improve the BLS/State cooperative programs management and operations, it is necessary to conduct ongoing communications between the BLS and its State partners. Whether information requests deal with program deliverables, program enhancements, operations, or administrative issues, questions and dialogue are crucial to the successful implementation of these programs. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. Information collected under this clearance is used to support the administrative and programmatic needs of jointly conducted BLS/State Labor Market Information and Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical programs. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 11593 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: General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. OMB Number: 1220–0168. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 54. Frequency: As needed. Total Responses: 23,890. Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,927. 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 21st day of February 2012. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2012–4370 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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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 ``General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts.'' 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 April 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, 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: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) awards funds to State agencies 
in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the 
Virgin Islands, hereinafter referred to as the ``States'') in order to 
jointly conduct BLS/State Labor Market Information and Occupational 
Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical programs, which 
themselves have been approved by OMB separately, as follows:

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Current Employment Statistics...............................   1220-0011
Local Area Unemployment Statistics..........................   1220-0017
Occupational Employment Statistics..........................   1220-0042
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Report.............   1220-0012
Annual Refiling Survey......................................   1220-0032
Labor Market Information Cooperative Agreement..............   1220-0079
Multiple Worksite Report....................................   1220-0134
Mass Layoff Statistics......................................   1220-0090
Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses........   1220-0045
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.......................   1220-0133
BLS/OSHS Federal State Cooperative Agreement................   1220-0149
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    To ensure the timely flow of information and to be able to evaluate 
and improve the BLS/State cooperative programs management and 
operations, it is necessary to conduct ongoing communications between 
the BLS and its State partners. Whether information requests deal with 
program deliverables, program enhancements, operations, or 
administrative issues, questions and dialogue are crucial to the 
successful implementation of these programs.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. Information collected under 
this clearance is used to support the administrative and programmatic 
needs of jointly conducted BLS/State Labor Market Information and 
Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical 
programs.

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: General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts.
    OMB Number: 1220-0168.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 54.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Total Responses: 23,890.
    Average Time per Response: 40 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,927.
    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 21st day of February 2012.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2012-4370 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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