Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Equal Access to Justice Act, 48770-48771 [2014-19441]

Download as PDF 48770 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 159 / Monday, August 18, 2014 / Notices This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/Tagout) information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.147. The Standard specifies several information collection requirements, including those related to documenting energy-control procedure; providing protective materials; and developing, maintaining, and disclosing periodic inspection, training, and communication records. Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 6(b)(7) and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(7) and 657(c). 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 1218–0150. 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 August 31, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on April 2, 2014 (79 FR 18583). 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 thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218–0150. 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; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 • 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–OSHA. Title of Collection: Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/Tagout). OMB Control Number: 1218–0150. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 730,706. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 72,337,270. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,646,702 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,426,421. Dated: August 12, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–19487 Filed 8–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Equal Access to Justice Act ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection request (ICR) for applicants to obtain awards in administrative proceedings subject to the Equal Access to Justice Act. DATES: Written comments must be submitted by October 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by mail to the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of the Solicitor Attn: Raymond E. Mitten, Jr., 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N– 2420, Washington, DC 20210. Comments also may be sent by email to DOL_PRA_Public@dol.gov. Written comments limited to 10 pages or fewer may be transmitted by facsimile to (202) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 693–5538 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Raymond E. Mitten, Jr., Counsel for FOIA Appeals, Paperwork Reduction Act, & Federal Records Act, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, Office of the Solicitor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–5523 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of the referenced ICR are available in Room N– 1301, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. A copy of the ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained free of charge by calling the Michel Smyth at (202) 693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_Public@ dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Equal Access to Justice Act provides for the award of fees and expenses to certain parties involved in administrative proceedings with the United States. The statute requires, at 5 U.S.C. sec. 504(a)(2), that a party seeking an award of fees and other expenses in a covered administrative proceeding must submit to the agency an application which shows that the party is the prevailing party and is eligible to receive an award under the Act. DOL regulations implementing the Equal Access to Justice Act contain a subpart specifying the contents of applications for an award, 29 CFR part 16, subpart B. The DOL is currently proposing no changes to the information collection requirements. II. Desired Focus of Comments: The DOL, 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 (44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A)). The 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 the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The DOL is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 159 / Monday, August 18, 2014 / Notices 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the final information collection request that will be accessible through the Internet. The DOL encourages commenters not to include sensitive personal information (e.g., a social security number), confidential business data (e.g., a bank account number or trade secret), or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. III. Current Action: This notice requests an extension of the current OMB approval of the paperwork requirements for the contents of applications for an award under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Agency: DOL–DM. Title: Equal Access to Justice Act. OMB Control Number: 1225–0013. Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-forprofit institutions; and State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 10. Frequency: On occasion. Total responses: 10. Average time per response: 5 hours. Estimated total burden hours: 50 hours. Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total annualized costs (operation and maintenance): $0. Dated: August 11, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Office. [FR Doc. 2014–19441 Filed 8–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 48771 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Information for Stakeholder Act into law on July 22, 2014. The Act Engagement for the Workforce is designed to help job seekers access Innovation and Opportunity Act employment, education, training, and Implementation support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the AGENCY: Employment and Training skilled workers they need to compete in Administration, Labor. the global economy. Congress passed ACTION: Announcement of meetings. the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years SUMMARY: The Employment and of the public workforce system. Training Administration (ETA) of the Every year the key programs that form U.S. Department of Labor (Department the pillars of the Workforce Innovation or DOL) issues this notice to announce a series of Webinars to engage the public and Opportunity Act help tens of millions of job seekers and workers to in implementation of the Workforce connect to good jobs and acquire the Innovation and Opportunity Act (the Workforce Act or the Act). Additionally, skills and credentials needed to obtain them. The enactment of this law the Department has established a provides opportunity for reforms to Resource Page that contains resource ensure the American Job Center system information on the Workforce Act, including implementation timelines and is job-driven—responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers for questions and answers. DATES: The Webinar dates and topics are jobs that are available now and in the future. as follows. All webinars will begin at The Workforce Innovation and 2:00 p.m. eastern time and last for 1 Opportunity Act supersedes the hour. Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and • Thursday, August 21— amends the Adult Education and Family Strengthening the One Stop System. Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, • Friday, August 22—Job-Driven and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments Training for Adults and Dislocated of 1998. In general, the Act takes effect Workers. on July 1, 2015, the first full program • Monday, August 25—Integrated year after enactment, unless otherwise Performance Reporting and the ETPL. noted. • Tuesday, August 26—Consultation More information about the with Consumers, Advocacy Groups, and Direct Service Providers on Services for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, key implementation timelines, and Individuals with Disabilities. • Thursday, August 28—The Migrant frequently asked questions can be found at http://www.doleta.gov/WIOA. and Seasonal Farmworker Program. • Tuesday, September 2—Services to Input from state and local workforce Individuals with Disabilities. leaders and practitioners, workforce • Friday, September 5—Services to system partners, customers, and other Disconnected Youth. stakeholders, is critical to successful • Thursday, September 11—Strategic implementation of this new law. These Program Alignment and Unified Webinars provide an opportunity for the Planning. Department to hear your input on the • Friday, September 12—WIOA and following key implementation topics: Registered Apprenticeship. • Thursday, August 21— • Monday, September 15—The Indian Strengthening the One Stop System. and Native American Program. • Friday, August 22—Job-Driven ADDRESSES: To register to participate in Training for Adults and Dislocated one or more webinars, please visit Workers. http://www.doleta.gov/WIOA. • Monday, August 25—Integrated Performance Reporting and the ETPL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: • Tuesday, August 26—Consultation Dorjan Chaney, ETA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., with Consumers, Advocacy Groups, and Direct. Service Providers on Services for Room, Washington, DC 20210; Individuals with Disabilities. Telephone (202) 693–3656; email: • Thursday, August 28—The Migrant DOL.WIOA@dol.gov. Individuals with and Seasonal Farmworker Program. hearing or speech impairments may • Tuesday, September 2—Services to access the telephone number above via Individuals with Disabilities. TTY by calling the toll-free Federal • Friday, September 5—Services to Information Relay Service at 1– Disconnected Youth. (877)889–5627 (TTY/TDD). PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 159 (Monday, August 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48770-48771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19441]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Equal Access to Justice Act

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments 
concerning the proposed extension of the information collection request 
(ICR) for applicants to obtain awards in administrative proceedings 
subject to the Equal Access to Justice Act.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted by October 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by mail to the U.S. Department of 
Labor/Office of the Solicitor Attn: Raymond E. Mitten, Jr., 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2420, Washington, DC 20210. Comments 
also may be sent by email to DOL_PRA_Public@dol.gov. Written comments 
limited to 10 pages or fewer may be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 
693-5538 (this is not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Raymond E. Mitten, Jr., 
Counsel for FOIA Appeals, Paperwork Reduction Act, & Federal Records 
Act, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, Office 
of the Solicitor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210, 
telephone (202) 693-5523 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of 
the referenced ICR are available in Room N-1301, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. A copy of the 
ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained free of 
charge by calling the Michel Smyth at (202) 693-4129 (this is not a 
toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_Public@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Equal Access to Justice Act provides for the 
award of fees and expenses to certain parties involved in 
administrative proceedings with the United States. The statute 
requires, at 5 U.S.C. sec. 504(a)(2), that a party seeking an award of 
fees and other expenses in a covered administrative proceeding must 
submit to the agency an application which shows that the party is the 
prevailing party and is eligible to receive an award under the Act. DOL 
regulations implementing the Equal Access to Justice Act contain a 
subpart specifying the contents of applications for an award, 29 CFR 
part 16, subpart B. The DOL is currently proposing no changes to the 
information collection requirements.
    II. Desired Focus of Comments: The DOL, 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 (44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A)). The 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 the 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The 
DOL is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including

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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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will become a matter 
of public record. They will also be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the final 
information collection request that will be accessible through the 
Internet. The DOL encourages commenters not to include sensitive 
personal information (e.g., a social security number), confidential 
business data (e.g., a bank account number or trade secret), or other 
sensitive statements/information in any comments.
    III. Current Action: This notice requests an extension of the 
current OMB approval of the paperwork requirements for the contents of 
applications for an award under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Agency: DOL-DM.
    Title: Equal Access to Justice Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1225-0013.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector--
businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit 
institutions; and State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total responses: 10.
    Average time per response: 5 hours.
    Estimated total burden hours: 50 hours.
    Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total annualized costs (operation and maintenance): $0.

    Dated: August 11, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-19441 Filed 8-15-14; 8:45 am]
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