Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Worker Classification Survey, 67196-67197 [2013-26820]

Download as PDF 67196 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices information in your comment, you should be aware that we may make your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public view your personal identifying information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Information Collection Clearance Officer: Dave Alspach (202) 219–8526 Dated: September 27, 2013. Gregory J. Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Refiling Survey Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Annual Refiling Survey,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2013. 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 free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201307-1220-002 (this link will only become active 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–BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). BILLING CODE 4310–T2–P SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This ICR is to obtain OMB approval for changes to the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS), which is used in conjunction with the Unemployment Insurance tax reporting system in each State. The primary purpose of the ARS is to verify or to correct the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to establishments, as well as to obtain accurate mailing and physical location addresses of establishments. As a result, changes in the industrial and geographical compositions of the economy are captured in a timely manner and reflected in BLS statistical programs. Federal, State, and Local Governmental officials, as well as private researchers, depend on accurate geographical and industrial coding based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System Manual. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because of minor changes to the notification letters and collection instruments. 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 1220–0032. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2013–26638 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] ACTION: required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2013 (78 FR 44160). 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 1220– 0032. 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–BLS. Title of Collection: Annual Refiling Survey. OMB Control Number: 1220–0032. Affected Public: Private Sector— business or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,605,915. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,605,915. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 153,642. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 4, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26746 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Worker Classification Survey ACTION: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM Notice. 08NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ‘‘Worker Classification Survey,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2013. 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, http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain201303-1235-002 (this link will only become active 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–WHD, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–6929/Fax: 202–395–6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@ dol.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. SUMMARY: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). The DOL administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq. The FLSA generally requires covered employers to pay employees at least the Federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime premium pay of time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) in a workweek. However, the FLSA includes a number of exemptions from the minimum wage and overtime requirements, requiring employers to classify employees to ensure adherence to proper practices. The DOL intends to administer a survey to collect information about employment TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 experiences and worker knowledge as to basic employment laws in order to understand employee experiences with worker classification issues. More specifically, the DOL plans to compile an analytical research report on the findings and results of a nationally representative survey of workers. The DOL will also report on a qualitative study of employers that includes results from in-depth employer interviews. This proposed 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2013. 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 ICR Reference Number 201303–1235–002. 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–WHD. Title of Collection: Worker Classification Survey. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67197 OMB ICR Reference Number: 201303– 1235–002. Affected Public: Individuals or Households and Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,006. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 25,086. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,052. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 4, 2013. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26820 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for a Permit To Fire More Than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shotfiring Units; Posting Notices of Misfires,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2013. 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 free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201304-1219-004 (this link will only become active 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Worker Classification Survey

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour 
Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal 
titled, ``Worker Classification Survey,'' to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2013.

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, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain201303-1235-002 (this link will only become active 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-WHD, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, Telephone: 202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-
free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
to the U.S. Department of Labor--OASAM, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment Program, Room N1301, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.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.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL administers the Fair Labor Standards 
Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq. The FLSA generally requires covered 
employers to pay employees at least the Federal minimum wage for all 
hours worked and overtime premium pay of time and one-half the regular 
rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) in a workweek. 
However, the FLSA includes a number of exemptions from the minimum wage 
and overtime requirements, requiring employers to classify employees to 
ensure adherence to proper practices. The DOL intends to administer a 
survey to collect information about employment experiences and worker 
knowledge as to basic employment laws in order to understand employee 
experiences with worker classification issues. More specifically, the 
DOL plans to compile an analytical research report on the findings and 
results of a nationally representative survey of workers. The DOL will 
also report on a qualitative study of employers that includes results 
from in-depth employer interviews.
    This proposed 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid 
Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional 
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register 
on January 11, 2013.
    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 ICR Reference Number 201303-
1235-002. 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-WHD.
    Title of Collection: Worker Classification Survey.
    OMB ICR Reference Number: 201303-1235-002.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households and Private Sector--
businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,006.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 25,086.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,052.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: November 4, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-26820 Filed 11-7-13; 8:45 am]
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