Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 61868-61869 [2013-24311]

Download as PDF 61868 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2013 / Notices Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $10.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Robert Brook, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2013–24270 Filed 10–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121–0330] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested; Extension of Currently Approved Collection: Bureau of Justice Assistance Application Form; Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 30-Day Notice. The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, will be submitting the following information collection request for review to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register, Volume 78, Number 146, pages 45971–45972, on July 30, 2013, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until November 4, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10 If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Chris Casto at 202–353–7193, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 or by email at Chris.Casto@ usdoj.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Oct 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of information collection: Extension of currently approved collection. (2) The title of the form/collection: Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: None. Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: BJA’s CBOB Office will use the CBOB application information to confirm the eligibility of applicants to be considered for the CBOB, and forward the application as appropriate to the Federal or the State and Local CBOB Board for their further consideration. In General—A Federal/ State and Local agency head many nominate for a Federal/State and Local Law Enforcement Badge and individual—(1) who is a Federal/State and Local law enforcement officer working within the agency of the Federal/State and Local agency head making the nomination; and (2) who— (A)(i) sustained a physical injury while—(I) engaged in the lawful duties of the individual; and (II) performing an act characterized as bravery by the Federal/State and Local agency head making the nomination; and (ii) put the individual at personal risk when the injury described in clause (i) occurred; or (B) while not injured, performed and act characterized as bravery by the Federal/State and Local agency head making the nomination that placed the individual at risk of serious physical injury or death. The U.S. Department of PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance has been authorized to administer the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) Program. Others: None. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time needed for an average respondent to respond is as follows: Over the first three years of this program, and average of 184 applications were submitted annually. Each application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection is 61 hours. Total Annual Reporting Burden: 184 × 20 minutes per application = 3680 minutes/by 60 minutes per hour = 61 hours. If additional information is required, please contact Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: September 30, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–24300 Filed 10–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–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 revision of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS).’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2013 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 below on or before December 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, 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 tollfree number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government statistics on employment and unemployment for over 70 years. The labor force information gathered through the survey is of paramount importance in keeping track of the economic health of the Nation. The survey is the only source of monthly data on total employment and unemployment. The Employment Situation news release contains data from this survey and is designated as a Principal Federal Economic Indicator (PFEI). Moreover, the survey also yields data on the characteristics of persons not in the labor force. The CPS data are used monthly, in conjunction with data from other sources, to analyze the extent to which, and with what success, the various components of the American population are participating in the economic life of the Nation. The labor force data gathered through the CPS are provided to users in the greatest detail possible, in conjunction with the demographic information obtained in the survey. In brief, the labor force data can be broken down by sex, age, race, ethnicity, marital status, family composition, educational level, disability status, and other characteristics. Through such breakdowns, one can focus on the employment situation of specific population groups as well as on general trends in employment and unemployment. Information of this type can be obtained only through demographically oriented surveys such as the CPS. The basic CPS data also are used as an important platform on which to base the data derived from the various supplemental questions that are VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Oct 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 administered in conjunction with the survey. By coupling the basic data from the monthly survey with the special data from the supplements, one can get valuable insights on the behavior of American workers and on the social and economic health of their families. There is wide interest in the monthly CPS data among Government policymakers, legislators, economists, the media, and the general public. While the data from the CPS are used in conjunction with data from other surveys in assessing the economic health of the Nation, they are unique in various ways. Specifically, they are the basis for much of the monthly Employment Situation report, a PFEI. They provide a monthly, nationally representative measure of total employment, including farm work, selfemployment, and unpaid family work; other surveys are generally restricted to the nonagricultural wage and salary sector, or provide less timely information. The CPS provides data on all job seekers, and on all persons outside the labor force, while payrollbased surveys cannot, by definition, cover these sectors of the population. Finally, the CPS data on employment, unemployment, and on persons not in the labor force can be linked to the demographic characteristics of the many groups that make up the Nation’s population, while the data from most other surveys are devoid of demographic information. Many groups, both in the government and in the private sector, are eager to analyze this wealth of demographic and labor force data. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Current Population Survey (CPS). A revision of a currently approved collection is needed to provide the Nation with timely information about the labor force status of the population. The CPS sample has been redesigned based on information from the 2010 decennial census, in accordance with usual practice. Historically, the CPS sample has been redesigned after each decennial census. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61869 • 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: Current Population Survey (CPS). OMB Number: 1220–0100. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 55,000 per month. Frequency: Monthly. Total Responses: 660,000. Average Time per Response: 7.5 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 82,500 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 30th day of September, 2013. Eric Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2013–24311 Filed 10–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD Notice of Procedures To Be Followed in the Event Board Offices Are Closed Due to a Lapse in Appropriated Funds AGENCY: National Labor Relations Board. The National Labor Relations Board is issuing this notice to advise the public of procedures to be followed in the event that Board offices are closed, in compliance with the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. 1341, et seq., due to a lapse in appropriated funds. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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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 ``Current Population Survey (CPS).'' A copy of 
the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained

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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 below on or before December 3, 2013.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government 
statistics on employment and unemployment for over 70 years. The labor 
force information gathered through the survey is of paramount 
importance in keeping track of the economic health of the Nation. The 
survey is the only source of monthly data on total employment and 
unemployment. The Employment Situation news release contains data from 
this survey and is designated as a Principal Federal Economic Indicator 
(PFEI). Moreover, the survey also yields data on the characteristics of 
persons not in the labor force. The CPS data are used monthly, in 
conjunction with data from other sources, to analyze the extent to 
which, and with what success, the various components of the American 
population are participating in the economic life of the Nation.
    The labor force data gathered through the CPS are provided to users 
in the greatest detail possible, in conjunction with the demographic 
information obtained in the survey. In brief, the labor force data can 
be broken down by sex, age, race, ethnicity, marital status, family 
composition, educational level, disability status, and other 
characteristics. Through such breakdowns, one can focus on the 
employment situation of specific population groups as well as on 
general trends in employment and unemployment. Information of this type 
can be obtained only through demographically oriented surveys such as 
the CPS.
    The basic CPS data also are used as an important platform on which 
to base the data derived from the various supplemental questions that 
are administered in conjunction with the survey. By coupling the basic 
data from the monthly survey with the special data from the 
supplements, one can get valuable insights on the behavior of American 
workers and on the social and economic health of their families.
    There is wide interest in the monthly CPS data among Government 
policymakers, legislators, economists, the media, and the general 
public. While the data from the CPS are used in conjunction with data 
from other surveys in assessing the economic health of the Nation, they 
are unique in various ways. Specifically, they are the basis for much 
of the monthly Employment Situation report, a PFEI. They provide a 
monthly, nationally representative measure of total employment, 
including farm work, self-employment, and unpaid family work; other 
surveys are generally restricted to the nonagricultural wage and salary 
sector, or provide less timely information. The CPS provides data on 
all job seekers, and on all persons outside the labor force, while 
payroll-based surveys cannot, by definition, cover these sectors of the 
population. Finally, the CPS data on employment, unemployment, and on 
persons not in the labor force can be linked to the demographic 
characteristics of the many groups that make up the Nation's 
population, while the data from most other surveys are devoid of 
demographic information. Many groups, both in the government and in the 
private sector, are eager to analyze this wealth of demographic and 
labor force data.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Current Population Survey (CPS). A revision of a currently approved 
collection is needed to provide the Nation with timely information 
about the labor force status of the population. The CPS sample has been 
redesigned based on information from the 2010 decennial census, in 
accordance with usual practice. Historically, the CPS sample has been 
redesigned after each decennial census.

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: Current Population Survey (CPS).
    OMB Number: 1220-0100.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Total Respondents: 55,000 per month.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Total Responses: 660,000.
    Average Time per Response: 7.5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 82,500 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 30th day of September, 2013.
Eric Molina,
Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2013-24311 Filed 10-3-13; 8:45 am]
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