Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, 57981-57982 [2014-22938]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices revisions to the Rehabilitation Action Report, Form OWCP–44, which a contractor hired to provide vocational rehabilitation services submits to the OWCP. Form OWCP–44 gives prompt notification of key events that may require OWCP action in the vocational rehabilitation process. For example, when a disabled worker returns to work, benefits must be promptly adjusted to avoid an overpayment. All items are completed by the rehabilitation counselor from information in his or her records. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because of the deletion of a few data fields, such as the date wage-loss began and the date the rehabilitation case opened. Fields for specific rehabilitation counselor action items have also been either expanded or deleted. In addition, the Privacy Act Statement has been revised, and the form will now include an accommodation statement informing a claimant with a mental or physical limitation to contact the OWCP if further assistance is needed in the claims process. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act authorize this information collection. See 5 U.S.C. 8104(a), 8111(b) and 33 U.S.C. 908(g), 939(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 1240–0008. 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 this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2014 (79 FR 30183). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by October 30, 2014. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 comments should mention OMB Control Number 1240–0008. 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–OWCP. Title of Collection: Rehabilitation Action Report. OMB Control Number: 1240–0008. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,775. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 4,775. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 796 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: September 22, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–22936 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P 57981 without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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=201402-1235-002 (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, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 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–WHD, 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 by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act information collection. These third-party notifications and recordkeeping requirements help to ensure polygraph examinees receive the protections and rights provided by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, which also authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 2001, et seq. 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, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57982 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices 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 1235–0005. 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 October 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 1, 2014 (79 FR 18319). 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 1235–0005. 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–WHD. Title of Collection: Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. OMB Control Number: 1235–0005. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 85,200. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Total Estimated Number of Responses: 757,400. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 68,739 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: September 22, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–22938 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Request for nominations to the BLS Technical Advisory Committee. ACTION: The BLS is soliciting new members for the BLS Technical Advisory Committee (BLSTAC). The Committee presents advice and makes recommendations to the BLS on technical aspects of the collection and formulation of economic measures. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body to the BLS, on technical topics selected by the BLS. The Committee consists of approximately sixteen members who serve as Special Government Employees. Members are appointed by the BLS and are approved by the Secretary of Labor. Committee members are economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists and are chosen to achieve a balanced membership across those disciplines. They are prominent experts in their fields and recognized for their professional achievements and objectivity. BLS invites nominations for consideration for committee membership. Interested persons may nominate themselves or may submit the name of another person who they believe to be interested in and qualified to serve on the BLSTAC. Nominations may also be submitted by organizations. DATES: Nominations for the BLSTAC membership should be postmarked by October 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Nominations for the BLSTAC membership should be sent to: Commissioner Erica Groshen, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Fieldhouse, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of Productivity and Technology, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Room 2150. Washington, DC 20212. Telephone: (202) 691–5025. This is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to appoint members to threeyear terms. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation and working conditions. These issues range from how to develop new measures to how to make sure that existing measures account for the ever changing economy. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the specialized expertise of Committee members representing specialized fields within the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and survey design. Nominations: BLS is looking for committed BLSTAC members who have significant knowledge of BLS data. The economists will have research experience with technical issues related to BLS data and will be familiar with employment and unemployment statistics, price index numbers, compensation measures, productivity measures, occupational and health statistics, or other topics relevant to BLS data series. The statisticians will be familiar with sample design, data analysis, computationally intensive statistical methods, non-sampling errors or other areas which are relevant to BLS work. The behavioral scientists will be familiar with questionnaire design, usability or other areas of survey development. The members of the panel will collectively provide a balance of expertise in all of these areas. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective, and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees of all age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. Nominations should include the name, address, and telephone number of the candidate. Each nomination should include a summary of the candidate’s training or experience relating to BLS data. BLS will conduct a basic background check of candidates before their appointment to the BLSTAC. The background check will involve accessing publicly available, Internet based sources. Authority: This notice was prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Application of the Employee Polygraph 
Protection Act

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) titled, 
``Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act,'' 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. 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=201402-1235-002 (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, TTY 202-693-8064, 
(these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
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-
WHD, 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 by email 
at DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act information 
collection. These third-party notifications and recordkeeping 
requirements help to ensure polygraph examinees receive the protections 
and rights provided by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, which 
also authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 2001, et 
seq.
    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,

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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 1235-0005.
    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 October 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 1, 2014 (79 FR 
18319).
    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 1235-0005. 
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-WHD.
    Title of Collection: Application of the Employee Polygraph 
Protection Act.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0005.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits, 
farms, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 85,200.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 757,400.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 68,739 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: September 22, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-22938 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
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