Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 36296-36297 [2012-14742]

Download as PDF 36296 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 117 / Monday, June 18, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cadmium in Construction Standard ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Cadmium in Construction Standard,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before July 18, 2012. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–6929/Fax: 202–395–6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cadmium in Construction Standard requires covered employers to monitor worker exposure to cadmium, to provide medical surveillance to workers, to train workers about the hazards of cadmium in the workplace, and to establish and maintain accurate worker and exposure records. Employers, workers, physicians, and the government use these records to ensure workers are not being harmed by exposure to cadmium. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Jun 15, 2012 Jkt 226001 information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1218–0186. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012; however, it should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2012 (77 FR 13357). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218– 0186. The OMB 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; and • 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. Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Cadmium in Construction Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0186. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 261,889. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 37,231. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,930,703. Dated: June 12, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–14801 Filed 6–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–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 ‘‘Consumer Price Index Housing Survey.’’ 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. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before August 17, 2012. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 117 / Monday, June 18, 2012 / Notices I. Background The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the timeliest instrument compiled by the U.S. Government that is designed to measure changes in the purchasing power of the urban consumer’s dollar. The CPI is used most widely as a measure of inflation, and is used in the formulation of economic policy. It also is used as a deflator of other economic series, that is, to adjust other series for price changes and to translate these series into inflation-free dollars. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the CPI Housing Survey. This request addresses both the ongoing collection activities associated with compilation of the shelter component of the Consumer Price Index and the replacement of the base sample, selected using 1990 Census data. The on-going replacement of sample requires the creation of new segments of rental dwellings in all 87 Primary Sampling Units (PSUs). This action assures the ongoing activities of rent data collection and updates the sample such that the estimates are sufficient and less likely to be biased. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: CPI Housing Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0163. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 172,240. Frequency: Semi-annually. Total Responses: 154,937. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Jun 15, 2012 Jkt 226001 Average Time per Response: 5.6826 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 14,674 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 12th day of June 2012. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2012–14742 Filed 6–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes an extension of an approved information collection, Independent Researcher Listing Application, NA Form 14115, used by independent researchers to provide their contact information. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 17, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740– 6001; or faxed to 301–713–7409; or electronically mailed to tamee.fechhelm@nara.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collections and supporting statements should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694 or fax number 301–713–7409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The comments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36297 and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of information technology; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by this collection. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the NARA request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collections: Title: Independent Researcher Listing Application. OMB number: 3095–0054. Agency form numbers: NA Form 14115. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Individuals or households. Estimated number of respondents: 458. Estimated time per response: 10 minutes. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total annual burden hours: 76. Abstract: In the past, the National Archives has made use of various lists of independent researchers who perform freelance research for hire in the Washington, DC, area. We have sent these lists upon request to researchers who could not travel to the metropolitan area to conduct their own research. To better accommodate both the public and NARA staff, the Customer Services Division (RD–DC) of the National Archives maintains a listing of independent researchers for the public. All interested independent researchers provide their contact information via this form. Collecting contact and other key information from each independent researcher and providing such information to the public when deemed appropriate will only increase business. This form is not a burden in any way to any independent researcher who voluntarily submits a completed form. Inclusion on the list will not be viewed or advertised as an endorsement by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The listing is compiled and disseminated as a service to the public. E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 117 (Monday, June 18, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-14742]


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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 ``Consumer Price Index Housing Survey.'' 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 August 17, 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, 
telephone 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Background

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the timeliest instrument compiled 
by the U.S. Government that is designed to measure changes in the 
purchasing power of the urban consumer's dollar. The CPI is used most 
widely as a measure of inflation, and is used in the formulation of 
economic policy. It also is used as a deflator of other economic 
series, that is, to adjust other series for price changes and to 
translate these series into inflation-free dollars.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
CPI Housing Survey. This request addresses both the ongoing collection 
activities associated with compilation of the shelter component of the 
Consumer Price Index and the replacement of the base sample, selected 
using 1990 Census data. The on-going replacement of sample requires the 
creation of new segments of rental dwellings in all 87 Primary Sampling 
Units (PSUs). This action assures the ongoing activities of rent data 
collection and updates the sample such that the estimates are 
sufficient and less likely to be biased.

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.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: CPI Housing Survey.
    OMB Number: 1220-0163.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit.
    Total Respondents: 172,240.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    Total Responses: 154,937.
    Average Time per Response: 5.6826 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 14,674 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 12th day of June 2012.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2012-14742 Filed 6-15-12; 8:45 am]
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