Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 50449-50450 [2013-20106]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 160 / Monday, August 19, 2013 / Notices (IEVS) for the exchange of information among State agencies administering specific programs, and subsequent regulations. Programs covered by the IEVS include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Medicaid; Food Stamps; Supplemental Security Income; Unemployment Compensation; and any State program approved under Social Security Act (SSA) titles I, X, XIV, or XVI. Under the DRA, participating programs must exchange information to the extent that it is useful and productive in verifying eligibility and benefit amounts that assist the child support program and the Secretary of Health and Human Services in verifying eligibility and benefit amounts under SSA titles II and XVI. On September 27, 2006, the ETA issued a final rule regarding the Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information. See 71 FR 56830. This rule supports and expands upon the requirements of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 and subsequent regulatory changes. States are required to use data sharing agreements when making disclosures, to provide some assurance that recipients of disclosed information follow safeguards protecting confidentiality; to provide an enforcement mechanism against any recipients that breach those safeguards; and to show that they have complied with the rule. State Workforce agencies are required to provide notice to both employers and claimants about the uses of information they provide the IEVS. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2013 (78 FR 16298). 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 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 that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205–0238. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2013. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Aug 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 requirements. It should also be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. 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 1205– 0238. 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–ETA. Title of Collection: Income and Eligibility Verification System Confidentiality. OMB Control Number: 1205–0238. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 918,861. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 18,903. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: August 6, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–19999 Filed 8–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50449 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 revision of the ‘‘Telephone Point of Purchase 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 October 18, 2013. 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, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The purpose of this survey is to develop and maintain a timely list of retail, wholesale, and service establishments where urban consumers shop for specified items. This information is used as the sampling universe for selecting establishments at which prices of specific items are collected and monitored for use in calculating the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The survey has been ongoing since 1980 and also provides expenditure data that allows items that are priced in the CPI to be properly weighted. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Telephone Point of Purchase Survey. Since 1997, the survey has been E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 50450 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 160 / Monday, August 19, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES administered quarterly via a computerassisted-telephone-interview. This survey is flexible and creates the possibility of introducing new products into the CPI in a timely manner. The data collected in this survey are necessary for the continuing construction of a current outlet universe from which locations are selected for the price collection needed for calculating the CPI. Furthermore, the TPOPS provides the weights used in selecting the items that are priced at these establishments. This sample design produces an overall CPI market basket that is more reflective of the prices faced and the establishments visited by urban consumers. Pursuant to the terms of the previous ICR, a cell phone frame was tested in the third quarter of 2011 and deployed in the second quarter of 2012. The cell phone frame was added to address a coverage issue associated with landline RDD surveys. According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the percentage of households without landline service is increasing as cell phone use becomes more widespread. Including a cell phone frame allows the survey to reach households with no landline service, but with cellular phone service. 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: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Telephone Point of Purchase Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0044. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Aug 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 Total Respondents: 26,653. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 53,839. Average Time per Response: 12.76 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,450 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 13th day of August 2013. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor, Statistics. [FR Doc. 2013–20106 Filed 8–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–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. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement’’ to be conducted in January 2014 and January 2016. 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before October 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may also be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (This is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CPS Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility supplement is conducted biennially and was last collected in January 2012. This supplement will gather information on workers who have lost or left their jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was insufficient work for them to do, or their position or shift was abolished. Data will be collected on the extent to which displaced workers received advance notice of job cutbacks or the closing of their plant or business. For those workers who have been reemployed, the supplement will gather data on the types of jobs they found and will compare current earnings with those from the lost job. The incidence and nature of occupational changes in the preceding year will be queried. The survey also probes for the length of time workers (including those who have not been displaced) have been with their current employer. Additional data to be collected include information on the receipt of unemployment compensation, the loss of health insurance coverage, and the length of time spent without a job. Because this supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on respondents to the supplement. Comparisons will be possible across characteristics such as sex, race and ethnicity, age, and educational attainment of the respondent. The information collected by this survey will be used to determine the size and nature of the population affected by job displacements and the needs and scope of programs serving adult displaced workers. It also will be used to assess employment stability by determining the length of time workers have been with their current employer and estimating the incidence of occupational change over the course of a year. Combining the questions on E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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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 revision of the ``Telephone Point of Purchase 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 October 18, 2013.

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, 
at 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The purpose of this survey is to develop and maintain a timely list 
of retail, wholesale, and service establishments where urban consumers 
shop for specified items. This information is used as the sampling 
universe for selecting establishments at which prices of specific items 
are collected and monitored for use in calculating the Consumer Price 
Index (CPI). The survey has been ongoing since 1980 and also provides 
expenditure data that allows items that are priced in the CPI to be 
properly weighted.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Telephone Point of Purchase Survey. Since 1997, the survey has been

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administered quarterly via a computer-assisted-telephone-interview. 
This survey is flexible and creates the possibility of introducing new 
products into the CPI in a timely manner. The data collected in this 
survey are necessary for the continuing construction of a current 
outlet universe from which locations are selected for the price 
collection needed for calculating the CPI. Furthermore, the TPOPS 
provides the weights used in selecting the items that are priced at 
these establishments. This sample design produces an overall CPI market 
basket that is more reflective of the prices faced and the 
establishments visited by urban consumers.
    Pursuant to the terms of the previous ICR, a cell phone frame was 
tested in the third quarter of 2011 and deployed in the second quarter 
of 2012. The cell phone frame was added to address a coverage issue 
associated with landline RDD surveys. According to the National Health 
Interview Survey (NHIS), the percentage of households without landline 
service is increasing as cell phone use becomes more widespread. 
Including a cell phone frame allows the survey to reach households with 
no landline service, but with cellular phone service.

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: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Telephone Point of Purchase Survey.
    OMB Number: 1220-0044.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Respondents: 26,653.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Responses: 53,839.
    Average Time per Response: 12.76 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,450 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 13th day of August 2013.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor, Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2013-20106 Filed 8-16-13; 8:45 am]
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