Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report, 57577-57578 [2014-22819]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 186 / Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Notices 57577 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER—Continued Name Position title STEHLIK, NOREENE C ..................................................... SULLIVAN, JOHN .............................................................. WEAVER, JAMES E .......................................................... LARSON, KARI .................................................................. IHLO, JENNIFER ............................................................... DALY, MARK ..................................................................... WARD, RICHARD .............................................................. DAVIS, NANETTE .............................................................. SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY. SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY. SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY. SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY. SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY. SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY. CHIEF, CIVIL TRIAL SECTION WESTERN REGION. SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY. 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MUSEL, DAVID F .............................................................. DESOUSA, NEIL K ............................................................ VARGO, BRUCE E ............................................................ BEAL, KIMBERLY .............................................................. DOUGLAS, NOELLE ......................................................... [FR Doc. 2014–22872 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–NW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report,’’ 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.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before October 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Sep 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 GENERAL COUNSEL. DEPUTY DIRECTOR. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, JPATS. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, TRAINING. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OFFICE OF INSPECTION. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, WITNESS SECURITY. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PRISONER OPERATIONS. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL SERVICES. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES. DEPUTY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT. SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR FINANCIAL SYSTEMS. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATION. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, TACTICAL OPERATIONS. SENIOR ADVISOR. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ASSET FORFEITURE DIVISION. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, JUDICIAL SECURITY. may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201407-1293-001 (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–VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (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. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report. The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, (VEVRAA), generally requires a covered Federal contractor or subcontractor to report annually on the total number of its employees who belong to the categories of VEVRAA protected veterans and the total number of those employees who were hired during the period covered by the report. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because a Final Rule published elsewhere today in the Federal Register rescinds regulatory provisions in 41 CFR part 61–250 that prescribe reporting requirements applicable to Government contracts and subcontracts entered into before December 1, 2003, and require contractors and subcontractors to the Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report VETS–100 (VETS– 100 Report). The part 61–250 regulations are now obsolete, and maintaining the VETS–100 Report no longer has practical utility. The Final Rule also revises the regulations in 41 CFR part 61–300 that prescribe the reporting requirements applicable to Government contracts and subcontracts of $100,000 or more entered into or modified after December SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57578 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 186 / Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Notices 1, 2003. The part 61–300 regulations require contractors to use the Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report VETS–100A (VETS–100A Report) to provide information on veterans’ employment. The Final Rule revises the manner in which Federal contractors report on their employment of protected veterans and renames the annual report required under the part 61–300 regulations the Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report VETS–4212 (VETS–4212). The new VETS–4212 Report reflects the new regulatory requirements. Contractors and subcontractors will have to comply with the reporting requirements in the Final Rule and use the VETS–4212 Report beginning with the annual report filed in 2015. Consequently, the ICR maintains the existing VETS–100A Report during the transition period. The DOL will submit a request to discontinue the VETS–100A Report once contractors begin using the new VETS–4212 Report. The VEVRAA authorizes this information collection. See 38 U.S.C. 4212. 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 1293–0005. The current approval is scheduled to expire on September 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 the subject information collection requirements, see the related Final Rule published elsewhere in today’s issue of the Federal Register. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Sep 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 1293–0005. 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–VETS. Title of Collection: Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report. OMB Control Number: 1393–0005. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 315,000. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 164,350 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,080. Dated: September 18, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–22819 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before October 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=201405-1240-006 (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– OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by fax: 202–395–5806 (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: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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. Office of the Secretary SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4510–79–P Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Report of Changes That May Affect Your Black Lung Benefits, Forms CM–623 and CM–623S, information collection. These forms help determine continuing eligibility of primary beneficiaries receiving black lung benefits. The primary beneficiary is required to verify and update certain information that may affect entitlement to benefits; including changes to income, marital status, receipt of State Worker’s Compensation benefits, and dependent status. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because of minor clarifications to Forms CM–929 and CM–929P intended to help claimants better E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Veterans' 
Employment and Training Service (VETS) sponsored information collection 
request (ICR) revision titled, ``Federal Contractor Veterans' 
Employment Report,'' 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.). Public comments on the ICR 
are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before October 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?refnbr=201407-1293-001 (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 
DOLPRAPUBLIC@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-
VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRAsubmission@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: 
DOLPRAPUBLIC@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 DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
revisions to the Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report. The 
Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 
(VEVRAA), generally requires a covered Federal contractor or 
subcontractor to report annually on the total number of its employees 
who belong to the categories of VEVRAA protected veterans and the total 
number of those employees who were hired during the period covered by 
the report. This information collection has been classified as a 
revision, because a Final Rule published elsewhere today in the Federal 
Register rescinds regulatory provisions in 41 CFR part 61-250 that 
prescribe reporting requirements applicable to Government contracts and 
subcontracts entered into before December 1, 2003, and require 
contractors and subcontractors to the Federal Contractor Veterans' 
Employment Report VETS-100 (VETS-100 Report). The part 61-250 
regulations are now obsolete, and maintaining the VETS-100 Report no 
longer has practical utility.
    The Final Rule also revises the regulations in 41 CFR part 61-300 
that prescribe the reporting requirements applicable to Government 
contracts and subcontracts of $100,000 or more entered into or modified 
after December

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1, 2003. The part 61-300 regulations require contractors to use the 
Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report VETS-100A (VETS-100A 
Report) to provide information on veterans' employment. The Final Rule 
revises the manner in which Federal contractors report on their 
employment of protected veterans and renames the annual report required 
under the part 61-300 regulations the Federal Contractor Veterans' 
Employment Report VETS-4212 (VETS-4212). The new VETS-4212 Report 
reflects the new regulatory requirements. Contractors and 
subcontractors will have to comply with the reporting requirements in 
the Final Rule and use the VETS-4212 Report beginning with the annual 
report filed in 2015. Consequently, the ICR maintains the existing 
VETS-100A Report during the transition period. The DOL will submit a 
request to discontinue the VETS-100A Report once contractors begin 
using the new VETS-4212 Report. The VEVRAA authorizes this information 
collection. See 38 U.S.C. 4212.
    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 1293-0005. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on September 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 the subject information collection requirements, see 
the related Final Rule published elsewhere in today's issue of the 
Federal Register.
    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 1293-0005. 
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-VETS.
    Title of Collection: Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment 
Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1393-0005.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits 
and not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 315,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 164,350 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,080.

    Dated: September 18, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-22819 Filed 9-24-14; 8:45 am]
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