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[FR Doc. 2013–05411 Filed 3–5–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests National Mediation Board. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Director, Office of Administration, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 3, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Director, Office of Administration, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Record keeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Currently, the National Mediation Board is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute and is interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14841 agency; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the agency enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the agency minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated: March 4, 2013. June D. W. King, Director, Office of Administration, National Mediation Board. Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute Type of Review: Extension. Title: Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute. OMB Number: 3140–0001. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Carrier and Union Officials, and employees of railroads and airlines. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden Responses: 68 annually. Burden Hours: 17.00. 1. Abstract: When a dispute arises among a carrier’s employees as to who will be their bargaining representative, the National Mediation Board (NMB) is required by Section 2, Ninth, to investigate the dispute, to determine who is the authorized representative, if any, and to certify such representative. The NMB’s duties do not arise until its services have been invoked by a party to the dispute. The Railway Labor Act is silent as to how the invocation of a representation dispute is to be accomplished and the NMB has not promulgated regulations requiring any specific vehicle. Nonetheless, 29 CFR 1203.2, provides that applications for the services of the NMB under Section 2, Ninth, to investigate representation disputes may be made on printed forms secured from the NMB’s Office of Legal Affairs or on the Internet at http:// www.nmb.gov/representation/ rapply.html. The application requires the following information: the name of the carrier involved; the name or description of the craft or class involved; the name of the petitioning organization or individual; the name of the organization currently representing the employees, if any; the names of any other organizations or representatives involved in the dispute; and the estimated number of employees in the craft or class involved. This basic information is essential in providing the NMB with the details of the dispute so that it can determine what resources E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14842 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2013 / Notices will be required to conduct an investigation. 2. The application form provides necessary information to the NMB so that it can determine the amount of staff and resources required to conduct an investigation and fulfill its statutory responsibilities. Without this information, the NMB would have to delay the commencement of the investigation, which is contrary to the intent of the Railway Labor Act. 3. There is no improved technological method for obtaining this information. The burden on the parties is minimal in completing the ‘‘Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute.’’ 4. There is no duplication in obtaining this information. 5. Rarely are representation elections conducted for small businesses. Carriers/employers are not permitted to request our services regarding representation investigations. The labor organizations, which are the typical requesters, are national in scope and would not qualify as small businesses. Even in situations where the invocation comes from a small labor organization, we believe the burden in completing the application form is minimal and that no reduction in burden could be made. 6. The NMB is required by Section 2, Ninth, to investigate the dispute, to determine who is the authorized representative, if any, and to certify such representative. The NMB has no ability to control the frequency, technical, or legal obstacles, which would reduce the burden. 7. The information requested by the NMB is consistent with the general information collection guidelines of CFR 1320.6. The NMB has no ability to control the data provided or timing of the invocation. The burden on the parties is minimal in completing the ‘‘Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute.’’ 8. No payments or gifts have been provided by the NMB to any respondents of the form. 9. There are no questions of a sensitive nature on the form. 10. The total time burden on respondents is 17.00 hours annually— this is the time required to collect information. After consulting with a sample of people involved with the collection of this information, the time to complete this information collection is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including gathering the data needed and completion and review of the information. Number of respondents per year: 68 Estimated time per respondent: 15 minutes VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:43 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Total Burden hours per year: 17 (68 × .25) 11. The total collection and mail cost burden on respondents is estimated at $494.36 annually ($463.08 time cost burden + $31.28 mail cost burden.) a. The respondents will not incur any capital costs or start up costs for this collection. b. Cost burden on respondents— detail: The total time burden annual cost is $463.08 Time Burden Basis: The total hourly burden per year, upon respondents, is 17 Staff cost = $463.08 $27.24 per hour—based on mid level clerical salary $27.24 × 17 hours per year = $463.08 We are estimating that a mid-level clerical person, with an average salary of $27.24 per hour, will be completing the ‘‘Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute’’ form. The total burden is estimated at 17 hours, therefore, the total time burden cost is estimated at $463.08 per year. The total annual mailing cost to respondents is $31.28 Number of applications mailed by Respondents per year: 68 Total estimated cost: $31.28 (68 × .46 stamp) The collection of this information is not mandatory; it is a voluntary request from airline and railroad carrier employees seeking to invoke an investigation of a representation dispute. After consulting with a sample of people involved with the collection of this information, the time to complete this information collection is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including gathering the data needed and completion and review of the information. However, the estimated hour burden costs of the respondents may vary due to the complexity of the specific question in dispute. The application form is available from the NMB’s Office of Legal Affairs and is also available on the Internet at http:// www.nmb.gov/representation/ rapply.html. 12. The total annualized Federal cost is $551.21. This includes the costs of printing and mailing the forms upon request of the parties. The completed applications are maintained by the Office of Legal Affairs. a. Printing cost: $ 80.00. b. Mailing costs: $ 8.13. Basis (mail cost): Forms are requested approximately 3 times per year and it takes 5 minutes to prepare the form for mail. Postage cost = $1.38 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 (times per year) × .46 (cost of postage) Staff cost = $6.75 $.45 per minute (GS 9/10 $56,857 = $27.24 per hr. ÷ 60) $.45 × 5 minutes per mailing = $2.25 $2.25 × 3 times per year = $6.75 Total Mailing Costs = $8.13 13. Item 13—no change in annual reporting and recordkeeping hour burden. 14. The information collected by the application will not be published. 15. The NMB will display the OMB expiration date on the form. 16(a)—the form does not reduce the burden on small entities; however, the burden is minimized and voluntary. 16 (b)—the form does not indicate the retention period for record keeping requirements. 16 (c)—the form is not part of a statistical survey. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from www.nmb.gov or should be addressed to Denise Murdock, NMB, 1301 K Street NW., Suite 250 E, Washington, DC 20005 or addressed to the email address murdock@nmb.gov or faxed to 202–692–5081. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to June D. W. King at 202–692–5010 or via internet address king@nmb.gov Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD/TDY) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14841-14842]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-05337]


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NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: National Mediation Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Director, Office of Administration, invites comments on 
the proposed information collection requests as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 3, 2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The Director, Office of Administration, 
publishes that notice containing proposed information collection 
requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed 
information collection contains the following: (1) Type of review 
requested, e.g. new, revision extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) 
Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, 
and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of 
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Record keeping burden. OMB invites 
public comment.
    Currently, the National Mediation Board is soliciting comments 
concerning the proposed extension of the Application for Investigation 
of Representation Dispute and is interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the agency; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the agency enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
agency minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: March 4, 2013.
June D. W. King,
Director, Office of Administration, National Mediation Board.

Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute.
    OMB Number: 3140-0001.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Carrier and Union Officials, and employees of 
railroads and airlines.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden

    Responses: 68 annually.
    Burden Hours: 17.00.
    1. Abstract: When a dispute arises among a carrier's employees as 
to who will be their bargaining representative, the National Mediation 
Board (NMB) is required by Section 2, Ninth, to investigate the 
dispute, to determine who is the authorized representative, if any, and 
to certify such representative. The NMB's duties do not arise until its 
services have been invoked by a party to the dispute. The Railway Labor 
Act is silent as to how the invocation of a representation dispute is 
to be accomplished and the NMB has not promulgated regulations 
requiring any specific vehicle. Nonetheless, 29 CFR 1203.2, provides 
that applications for the services of the NMB under Section 2, Ninth, 
to investigate representation disputes may be made on printed forms 
secured from the NMB's Office of Legal Affairs or on the Internet at 
http://www.nmb.gov/representation/rapply.html. The application requires 
the following information: the name of the carrier involved; the name 
or description of the craft or class involved; the name of the 
petitioning organization or individual; the name of the organization 
currently representing the employees, if any; the names of any other 
organizations or representatives involved in the dispute; and the 
estimated number of employees in the craft or class involved. This 
basic information is essential in providing the NMB with the details of 
the dispute so that it can determine what resources

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will be required to conduct an investigation.
    2. The application form provides necessary information to the NMB 
so that it can determine the amount of staff and resources required to 
conduct an investigation and fulfill its statutory responsibilities. 
Without this information, the NMB would have to delay the commencement 
of the investigation, which is contrary to the intent of the Railway 
Labor Act.
    3. There is no improved technological method for obtaining this 
information. The burden on the parties is minimal in completing the 
``Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute.''
    4. There is no duplication in obtaining this information.
    5. Rarely are representation elections conducted for small 
businesses. Carriers/employers are not permitted to request our 
services regarding representation investigations. The labor 
organizations, which are the typical requesters, are national in scope 
and would not qualify as small businesses. Even in situations where the 
invocation comes from a small labor organization, we believe the burden 
in completing the application form is minimal and that no reduction in 
burden could be made.
    6. The NMB is required by Section 2, Ninth, to investigate the 
dispute, to determine who is the authorized representative, if any, and 
to certify such representative. The NMB has no ability to control the 
frequency, technical, or legal obstacles, which would reduce the 
burden.
    7. The information requested by the NMB is consistent with the 
general information collection guidelines of CFR 1320.6. The NMB has no 
ability to control the data provided or timing of the invocation. The 
burden on the parties is minimal in completing the ``Application for 
Investigation of Representation Dispute.''
    8. No payments or gifts have been provided by the NMB to any 
respondents of the form.
    9. There are no questions of a sensitive nature on the form.
    10. The total time burden on respondents is 17.00 hours annually--
this is the time required to collect information. After consulting with 
a sample of people involved with the collection of this information, 
the time to complete this information collection is estimated to 
average 15 minutes per response, including gathering the data needed 
and completion and review of the information.

Number of respondents per year: 68
Estimated time per respondent: 15 minutes
Total Burden hours per year: 17 (68 x .25)

    11. The total collection and mail cost burden on respondents is 
estimated at $494.36 annually ($463.08 time cost burden + $31.28 mail 
cost burden.)
    a. The respondents will not incur any capital costs or start up 
costs for this collection.
    b. Cost burden on respondents--detail:

The total time burden annual cost is $463.08
Time Burden Basis: The total hourly burden per year, upon respondents, 
is 17
Staff cost = $463.08
$27.24 per hour--based on mid level clerical salary
$27.24 x 17 hours per year = $463.08

    We are estimating that a mid-level clerical person, with an average 
salary of $27.24 per hour, will be completing the ``Application for 
Investigation of Representation Dispute'' form. The total burden is 
estimated at 17 hours, therefore, the total time burden cost is 
estimated at $463.08 per year.

The total annual mailing cost to respondents is $31.28
Number of applications mailed by Respondents per year: 68
Total estimated cost: $31.28 (68 x .46 stamp)
    The collection of this information is not mandatory; it is a 
voluntary request from airline and railroad carrier employees seeking 
to invoke an investigation of a representation dispute. After 
consulting with a sample of people involved with the collection of this 
information, the time to complete this information collection is 
estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including gathering the 
data needed and completion and review of the information. However, the 
estimated hour burden costs of the respondents may vary due to the 
complexity of the specific question in dispute. The application form is 
available from the NMB's Office of Legal Affairs and is also available 
on the Internet at http://www.nmb.gov/representation/rapply.html.
    12. The total annualized Federal cost is $551.21. This includes the 
costs of printing and mailing the forms upon request of the parties. 
The completed applications are maintained by the Office of Legal 
Affairs.
    a. Printing cost: $ 80.00.
    b. Mailing costs: $ 8.13.
    Basis (mail cost): Forms are requested approximately 3 times per 
year and it takes 5 minutes to prepare the form for mail.

Postage cost = $1.38
3 (times per year) x .46 (cost of postage)
Staff cost = $6.75
$.45 per minute (GS 9/10 $56,857 = $27.24 per hr. / 60)
$.45 x 5 minutes per mailing = $2.25
$2.25 x 3 times per year = $6.75
Total Mailing Costs = $8.13

    13. Item 13--no change in annual reporting and recordkeeping hour 
burden.
    14. The information collected by the application will not be 
published.
    15. The NMB will display the OMB expiration date on the form.
    16(a)--the form does not reduce the burden on small entities; 
however, the burden is minimized and voluntary.
    16 (b)--the form does not indicate the retention period for record 
keeping requirements.
    16 (c)--the form is not part of a statistical survey.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from www.nmb.gov or should be addressed to Denise 
Murdock, NMB, 1301 K Street NW., Suite 250 E, Washington, DC 20005 or 
addressed to the email address murdock@nmb.gov or faxed to 202-692-
5081. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to June D. W. King at 202-692-5010 or 
via internet address king@nmb.gov Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD/TDY) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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