Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey-Basic Labor Force, 4498 [2014-01548]

Download as PDF 4498 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 703. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $9. Dated: January 22, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01558 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before February 27, 2014. 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=201309-1220-001 (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, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier 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; by Fax: 202– 395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor–OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 This ICR seeks to revise the Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force information collection. The labor force data collected in the Current Population Survey (CPS) help to determine the employment situation of specific population groups as well as general trends in employment and unemployment. The survey is the only source of monthly data on total employment and unemployment. The Employment Situation report contains data from this survey and is designated a Principle Federal Economic Indicator; moreover, the survey also yields data on the basic status and characteristics of persons not in the labor force. 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. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because the CPS sample has been redesigned based on information from the 2010 decennial census, in accordance with usual practice. 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 1220–0100. The current approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014; 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 published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2013 (77 FR 61868). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VerDate Mar<15>2010 Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). BILLING CODE 4510–43–P ACTION: Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 0100. 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: Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force. OMB Control Number: 1220–0100. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 55,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 660,000. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 82,500. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: January 22, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01548 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey--Basic Labor Force

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) 
revision titled, ``Current Population Survey--Basic Labor Force,'' to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for 
use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 27, 2014.

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=201309-1220-001 (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, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier 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; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an 
email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to revise the Current 
Population Survey--Basic Labor Force information collection. The labor 
force data collected in the Current Population Survey (CPS) help to 
determine the employment situation of specific population groups as 
well as general trends in employment and unemployment. The survey is 
the only source of monthly data on total employment and unemployment. 
The Employment Situation report contains data from this survey and is 
designated a Principle Federal Economic Indicator; moreover, the survey 
also yields data on the basic status and characteristics of persons not 
in the labor force. 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. This ICR has been 
classified as a revision, because the CPS sample has been redesigned 
based on information from the 2010 decennial census, in accordance with 
usual practice.
    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 1220-0100. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on June 30, 2014; 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 published in the 
Federal Register on October 4, 2013 (77 FR 61868).
    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 1220-0100. 
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: Current Population Survey--Basic Labor Force.
    OMB Control Number: 1220-0100.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 55,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 660,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 82,500.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: January 22, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-01548 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]
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