Submission for Review: Establishment Information Form, DD 1918, Wage Data Collection Form, DD 1919, Wage Data Collection Continuation Form, DD 1919C, 3206-0036, 57588-57589 [2014-22888]

Download as PDF 57588 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 186 / Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Notices meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained from the Web site cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: September 17, 2014. Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2014–22852 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures will hold a meeting on October 1, 2014, Room T–2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will be open to public attendance with the exception of a portion that may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, October 1, 2014–12 p.m. Until 1 p.m. The Subcommittee will discuss proposed ACRS activities and related matters. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Quynh Nguyen (Telephone 301–415–5844 or Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Sep 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2013 (78 CFR 67205– 67206). Information regarding changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with the DFO if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. After registering with security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (240–888–9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: September 18, 2014. Cayetano Santos, Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2014–22848 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Establishment Information Form, DD 1918, Wage Data Collection Form, DD 1919, Wage Data Collection Continuation Form, DD 1919C, 3206–0036 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206–0036, Establishment Information Form (DD 1918), Wage Data Collection Form (DD 1919), and Wage Data Collection Continuation Form (DD 1919C). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 24, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Employee Services, Pay and Leave Policy, 1900 E Street NW., Room 7H31, Washington, DC 20415– 8200, Attention: Brenda L. Roberts, Acting Deputy Associate Director for Pay and Leave, or sent via electronic mail to pay-leave-policy@opm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Employee Services, Pay and Leave Policy, 1900 E Street NW., Room 7H31, Washington, DC 20415–8200, Attention: Brenda L. Roberts, Acting Deputy Associate Director for Pay and Leave, or sent via electronic mail to pay-leave-policy@ opm.gov. DATES: The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. 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; 2. 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; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. 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. The Federal Wage System (FWS) is the pay system established under 5 U.S.C. 5341 et seq. for prevailing rate employees who work in trade, craft, and laboring occupations. The FWS establishes rates of pay for Federal prevailing rate employees through local wage surveys of private sector employers. The FWS includes 132 appropriated fund and 118 nonappropriated fund local wage areas. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 186 / Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Notices The Establishment Information Form, the Wage Data Collection Form, and the Wage Data Collection Continuation Form are wage survey forms developed by OPM based on recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee for use by the Department of Defense to establish prevailing wage rates for FWS employees Governmentwide. Analysis Agency: Employee Services, Pay and Leave Policy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Title: Establishment Information Form (DD 1918), Wage Data Collection Form (DD 1919), and Wage Data Collection Continuation Form (DD 1919C) OMB Number: 3260–0036 Frequency: Annually Affected Public: Private Sector Establishments Number of Respondents: 21,760 Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.5 hours Total Burden Hours: 32,640 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Katherine Archuleta, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–22888 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Civil Service Retirement System and Federal Employees Retirement System; Notice to Surviving Same-Sex Spouses of Deceased Federal Annuitants, Employees, or Former Employees Who Died Prior to June 26, 2013 Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On August 2, 2013, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published notice in the Federal Register informing annuitants that they had an extended opportunity (until June 26, 2015), to elect survivor annuity benefits for their same-sex spouses if they had been married prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013), on June 26, 2013, and were prevented by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 1 U.S.C. 7(3)(1996), from making a timely election. See 78 FR 47018 (Aug. 2, 2013). Similarly, because annuitants, employees, or former employees in same-sex marriages may have died prior to the Windsor decision (i.e. prior to June 26, 2013), and because the samesex spouses of those deceased mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Sep 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 annuitants, employees, and former employees may not have applied for death benefits because of DOMA, or may have applied for death benefits but were denied benefits because of DOMA, OPM is publishing this notice to inform those surviving same-sex spouses that they may apply (or re-apply) for death benefits so that OPM can evaluate whether or not those same-sex spouses may now be entitled to survivor annuity or lump-sum death benefits. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxann Johnson, (202) 606–0299. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court (the Supreme Court) held in United States v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013), that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 1 U.S.C. 7(3)(1996), was unconstitutional. Section 3 of DOMA provided that, when used in a federal law, the term ‘‘marriage’’ would mean only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and that the term ‘‘spouse’’ referred only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. Therefore, as a result of DOMA, OPM was not permitted to accept survivor annuity elections for same-sex spouses from retirees from September 21, 1996, until June 25, 2013. OPM also denied eligible same-sex surviving spouses monthly survivor annuity and/ or lump-sum death benefits, and/or may have discouraged employees, annuitants, and/or surviving spouses from electing a survivor annuity benefit and/or applying for benefits during that period. After the U.S. Supreme Court held that DOMA was unconstitutional, however, OPM was able to extend benefits to surviving same-sex spouses of deceased federal annuitants, employees, and former employees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), even if the annuitants, employees, and former employees had died before June 26, 2013. Therefore, in order to ensure that surviving same-sex spouses of deceased federal annuitants, employees, or former employees who died prior to the Windsor decision on June 26, 2013, are able to exercise their rights and interests as ‘‘widows’’ and ‘‘widowers’’ under CSRS and FERS, OPM is providing this notice to inform those surviving samesex spouses how they may apply for survivor annuities and/or lump-sum death benefits. OPM also wants to make clear that surviving same-sex spouses of deceased annuitants who died prior to June 26, 2013, may apply for benefits even if the annuitants did not attempt PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57589 to elect survivor annuity benefits for their spouses prior to death, and/or even if OPM has previously denied applications for benefits from surviving spouses as a result of DOMA. How To Apply For Benefits: If you are a same-sex spouse of a deceased federal employee or annuitant whose spouse died before June 26, 2013, you may submit an application for death benefits (Standard Form (SF) 2800 for CSRS and SF 3104 for FERS) to OPM at this address: Office of Personnel Management, Survivor Benefits Windsor Decision, P.O. Box 45, Boyers, PA 16017–0045. Surviving spouses may download these applications from OPM’s Web site at http://www.opm.gov/forms/standardforms/, or may call OPM’s Retirement Information Office at 1–(888)–767–6738, or may send an email to retire@opm.gov to request an application for benefits. Please include ‘‘Survivor Benefits Windsor Decision’’ in the subject line of the email. When a same-sex surviving spouse submits an application for death benefits or contacts OPM for information regarding eligibility for benefits, the surviving spouse should inform OPM that s/he is a same-sex spouse of a deceased annuitant, federal employee or former federal employee who died prior to June 26, 2013. The surviving spouse should also send OPM a copy of the couple’s marriage certificate and a copy of the annuitant’s death certificate if OPM has not already received these documents. Additionally, the surviving spouse should provide OPM with the deceased federal employee’s name, date of birth, and the annuitant’s CSA/CSF number or social security number to expedite processing of the claim. Office of Personnel Management. Katherine Archuleta, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–22895 Filed 9–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Notice Response to Comments and Notice of Final Action Regarding the United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern On February 22, 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a 60-day public notice in the Federal Register (Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36, Docket No. 2013–04127) to invite public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 186 (Thursday, September 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57588-57589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Submission for Review: Establishment Information Form, DD 1918, 
Wage Data Collection Form, DD 1919, Wage Data Collection Continuation 
Form, DD 1919C, 3206-0036

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the 
general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on 
an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206-0036, 
Establishment Information Form (DD 1918), Wage Data Collection Form (DD 
1919), and Wage Data Collection Continuation Form (DD 1919C). As 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-
106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 24, 
2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management, Employee Services, Pay and Leave Policy, 1900 E Street NW., 
Room 7H31, Washington, DC 20415-8200, Attention: Brenda L. Roberts, 
Acting Deputy Associate Director for Pay and Leave, or sent via 
electronic mail to pay-leave-policy@opm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the U.S. Office 
of Personnel Management, Employee Services, Pay and Leave Policy, 1900 
E Street NW., Room 7H31, Washington, DC 20415-8200, Attention: Brenda 
L. Roberts, Acting Deputy Associate Director for Pay and Leave, or sent 
via electronic mail to pay-leave-policy@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget is 
particularly interested in comments that:
    1. 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;
    2. 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;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. 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.

The Federal Wage System (FWS) is the pay system established under 5 
U.S.C. 5341 et seq. for prevailing rate employees who work in trade, 
craft, and laboring occupations. The FWS establishes rates of pay for 
Federal prevailing rate employees through local wage surveys of private 
sector employers. The FWS includes 132 appropriated fund and 118 
nonappropriated fund local wage areas.

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The Establishment Information Form, the Wage Data Collection Form, and 
the Wage Data Collection Continuation Form are wage survey forms 
developed by OPM based on recommendations of the Federal Prevailing 
Rate Advisory Committee for use by the Department of Defense to 
establish prevailing wage rates for FWS employees Governmentwide.

Analysis

    Agency: Employee Services, Pay and Leave Policy, U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management
    Title: Establishment Information Form (DD 1918), Wage Data 
Collection Form (DD 1919), and Wage Data Collection Continuation Form 
(DD 1919C)
    OMB Number: 3260-0036
    Frequency: Annually
    Affected Public: Private Sector Establishments
    Number of Respondents: 21,760
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.5 hours
    Total Burden Hours: 32,640

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Katherine Archuleta,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-22888 Filed 9-24-14; 8:45 am]
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