Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Site Visits, 44157-44158 [2013-17524]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Notices Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205– 2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. A redacted nonconfidential version of the document must also be filed simultaneously with the any confidential filing. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of sections 201.10 and 210.50 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.50). By order of the Commission. Issued: July 17, 2013. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–17571 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Site Visits ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), seeks comment on the proposed information collection request titled ‘‘Generic Clearance for Site Visits’’ as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and conducts a preclearance 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). This program helps to ensure that required 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. A copy of the proposed ICR with applicable supporting documentation ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before September 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: Javar.Janet.O@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified below for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Javar by telephone at 202–693– 5959 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Javar.Janet.O@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) within the Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for implementing, managing, and coordinating DOL’s evaluation program. CEO works closely with agency staff to design, fund, and implement program evaluations. The results from evaluations inform policy, advance DOL’s mission, and improve its performance-based management initiatives in support of the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010. CEO’s efforts also support the President’s goal of building a transparent, high-performance government, as stated in the President’s Budget as well as the OMB memo (M– 09–20) on Building a High-Performance Government. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) packages submitted under this generic clearance will identify all relevant legal or administrative requirements that are specific to the study and data collection. This generic information request on site visits supports timely evaluation data collection necessary to answer key PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44157 research questions. Qualitative information collected from site visits is a critical data source that can: (1) describe program implementation issues, the context in which the program was implemented, program services, program management and costs; (2) describe the experiences of service providers at each of the study sites, including site perspectives on implementation challenges and intervention effects; (3) describe the experiences and responses of individuals participating in the program; (4) document the extent to which the program model was implemented as planned; and (5) understand the extent to which treatment and control or comparison groups received their intended services. To obtain critical information, many DOL-sponsored evaluations require that the evaluator conduct the initial site visit within a short timeframe after sites have been recruited or have implemented a program or intervention. This generic clearance process on site visits, which DOL intends to request a period of 36 months, would help facilitate the quick launch and collection of this critical data in a timely manner while still allowing a meaningful opportunity for public engagement on the overall parameters of the information to be collected. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for a generic clearance on site visits. DOL 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 information collection on those who are to respond, including 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. III. Current Actions: At this time, the Department of Labor is developing a generic information request for site visits. E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 44158 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Notices Type of review: New information collection request. OMB Control Number: 1205–0NEW Name: Department of Labor Generic Clearance for Site Visits Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; and State, local, and Tribal governments Frequency: Approximately 40 studies a year Average Annual Respondents: Approximately 13,600 to 27,200 responses a year Average Time per Response: Range, 60 to 120 minutes, 90 minutes anticipated midpoint. Average Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 47,200 to 94,400 hours a year over three years. Average Annual Other Burden Cost: $0 Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval; they will also become a matter of public record. James H. Moore, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–17524 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary of Labor Notice of Final Determination Revising the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor Pursuant to Executive Order 13126 Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Final Determination. AGENCY: This final determination is the fourth revision of the list required by Executive Order 13126 (‘‘Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor’’), in accordance with the ‘‘Procedural Guidelines for the Maintenance of the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor Under 48 CFR Subpart 22.15 and E.O. 13126.’’ This notice revises the list by adding six products, identified by their countries of origin, Cattle from South Sudan, Dried Fish from Bangladesh, Fish from Ghana, Garments from Vietnam, and Gold and Wolframite from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that the Departments of Labor, State and ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Homeland Security have a reasonable basis to believe might have been mined, produced or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor. Under a final rule of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Councils, published January 18, 2001, which also implements Executive Order 13126, federal contractors who supply products which appear on this list are required to certify, among other things, that they have made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce or manufacture the item. DATES: This document is effective immediately upon publication of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Revised List of Products On September 27, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL), in consultation and cooperation with the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), published a Notice of Initial Determination in the Federal Register proposing to revise the List of Products Requiring Federal Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor (‘‘the EO List’’) (77 FR 59418). The notice invited public comment through November 27, 2012. The initial determination can be accessed on the Internet at http:// www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/ 20120927EO13126FRN.pdf or can be obtained from: Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Room S–5317, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–4843; fax: (202) 693–4830. Of the five public comments that were received during the comment period, three comments—two of them from the same source—disagreed with the listing of Garments from Vietnam, but did not provide sufficient information to negate the basis for this proposed revision. The remaining comments did not discuss the revisions proposed in the initial determination. Accordingly, based on recent, credible, and appropriately corroborated information from various sources, DOL, DOS, and DHS have concluded that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the following products, identified by their countries of origin, might have been mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor: Product Cattle ......................... Dried Fish .................. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Country South Sudan. Bangladesh. Sfmt 4703 Product Country Fish ........................... Garments .................. Gold ........................... Ghana. Vietnam. Democratic Republic of Congo. Democratic Republic of Congo. Wolframite ................. The bibliographies providing the basis for the three agencies’ decisions on each product are available on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/ILAB/regs/eo13126/ main.htm. II. Background The first EO List was published on January 18, 2001 (66 FR 5353). The EO List was subsequently revised on July 20, 2010 (75 FR 42164); again on May 31, 2011 (76 FR 31365); and again on April 3, 2012 (77 FR 20051). This final determination is the fourth revision to the EO List. EO 13126, which was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 1999 64 FR 32383), declared that it was ‘‘the policy of the United States Government . . . that the executive agencies shall take appropriate actions to enforce the laws prohibiting the manufacture or importation of goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced or manufactured wholly or in part by forced or indentured child labor.’’ Pursuant to EO 13126, and following public notice and comment, DOL published in the January 18, 2001 Federal Register a list of products, identified by their country of origin, that DOL, in consultation and cooperation with DOS and the Department of the Treasury [relevant responsibilities now within DHS] had a reasonable basis to believe might have been mined, produced or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor (66 FR 5353). Pursuant to Section 3 of EO 13126, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 18, 2001 providing, amongst other requirements, that federal contractors who supply products that appear on the EO List must certify to the contracting officer that the contractor, or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor, has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of child labor (48 CFR Subpart 22.15). DOL also published on January 18, 2001 ‘‘Procedural Guidelines for the Maintenance of the List of Products E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Site Visits

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), seeks comment on the proposed 
information collection request titled ``Generic Clearance for Site 
Visits'' as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, and conducts a preclearance 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). This 
program helps to ensure that required 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.
    A copy of the proposed ICR with applicable supporting documentation 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden can be obtained free of charge 
by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before September 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following 
methods: Email: Javar.Janet.O@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your 
comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the 
agency name and OMB Control Number identified below for this 
information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in 
receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly 
encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to 
submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information 
provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the 
information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Janet Javar by telephone at 202-693-
5959 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
Javar.Janet.O@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: The Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) within the 
Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for implementing, managing, 
and coordinating DOL's evaluation program. CEO works closely with 
agency staff to design, fund, and implement program evaluations. The 
results from evaluations inform policy, advance DOL's mission, and 
improve its performance-based management initiatives in support of the 
Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010. CEO's 
efforts also support the President's goal of building a transparent, 
high-performance government, as stated in the President's Budget as 
well as the OMB memo (M-09-20) on Building a High-Performance 
Government. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) packages submitted under this 
generic clearance will identify all relevant legal or administrative 
requirements that are specific to the study and data collection.
    This generic information request on site visits supports timely 
evaluation data collection necessary to answer key research questions. 
Qualitative information collected from site visits is a critical data 
source that can: (1) describe program implementation issues, the 
context in which the program was implemented, program services, program 
management and costs; (2) describe the experiences of service providers 
at each of the study sites, including site perspectives on 
implementation challenges and intervention effects; (3) describe the 
experiences and responses of individuals participating in the program; 
(4) document the extent to which the program model was implemented as 
planned; and (5) understand the extent to which treatment and control 
or comparison groups received their intended services.
    To obtain critical information, many DOL-sponsored evaluations 
require that the evaluator conduct the initial site visit within a 
short timeframe after sites have been recruited or have implemented a 
program or intervention. This generic clearance process on site visits, 
which DOL intends to request a period of 36 months, would help 
facilitate the quick launch and collection of this critical data in a 
timely manner while still allowing a meaningful opportunity for public 
engagement on the overall parameters of the information to be 
collected.
    II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Department of Labor 
is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for a 
generic clearance on site visits. DOL 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 information collection on those who 
are to respond, including 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.
    III. Current Actions: At this time, the Department of Labor is 
developing a generic information request for site visits.

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    Type of review: New information collection request.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0NEW
    Name: Department of Labor Generic Clearance for Site Visits
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector--
businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; and 
State, local, and Tribal governments
    Frequency: Approximately 40 studies a year
    Average Annual Respondents: Approximately 13,600 to 27,200 
responses a year
    Average Time per Response: Range, 60 to 120 minutes, 90 minutes 
anticipated midpoint.
    Average Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 47,200 to 94,400 hours a 
year over three years.
    Average Annual Other Burden Cost: $0
    Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval; they will also become a matter of public record.

James H. Moore, Jr.,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2013-17524 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]
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