Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Refiling Survey, 65250-65251 [2014-25997]

Download as PDF 65250 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On October 28, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Ross Incineration Services, Inc., Civil Action No. 12–01441. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Air Act. The United States’ complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of various provisions of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Hazardous Waste Combustors at defendant’s hazardous waste incinerator in Grafton, Ohio. The consent decree requires the defendant to perform injunctive relief and pay a civil penalty of $400,000. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Ross Incineration Services, Inc., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–10042. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ..... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ....... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ– ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $8.25 (25 cents per page VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 Maureen Katz, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2014–26001 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Refiling Survey ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Annual Refiling Survey,’’ 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 December 3, 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=201409-1220-002 (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 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request 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, Fax: 202–395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 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, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks OMB approval for revisions to the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS). The ARS is used in conjunction with the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. The primary purpose of the ARS is to verify or to correct the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to establishments as well as to obtain accurate mailing and physical location addresses of establishments. As a result, changes in the industrial and geographical compositions of the economy are captured in a timely manner and reflected in BLS statistical programs. The QCEW program provides data necessary to administer State Unemployment Insurance systems. QCEW data accurately reflect the extent of coverage of the State UI laws and are used for determining UI total and taxable wages rates and for other purposes. Federal, State, and local government officials as well as private researchers depend on accurate geographical and industrial coding based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System Manual. This ICR has been classified as a revision because of changes to the scope and frequency of the ARS and because of minor revisions to the notification letters and collection instruments. The DOL, in coordination with the OMB, curtailed the QCEW program through a permanent budget reduction of $4.8 million in FY 2014. As a part of the effort to develop a reduction strategy with minimal impact on data quality, the ARS is being reduced in scope and is changing approach. An analysis considered how frequently establishments changed their industry, location, and ownership. The analysis looked at these changes over three ARS cycles covering nine years, and it showed there were industries with low rates of change. Thus, certain NAICS industries exist that traditionally have low volatility based on factors such as infrastructure, intellectual property, or advanced degrees that make them unlikely candidates for transitioning from one industry to another. Rather than surveying onethird of businesses in these low-change industries every year, the QCEW program will survey one-sixth of these businesses each year, putting them on a six-year cycle. The six-year cycle preserves the ability to identify trends in these slow-changing industries, while reducing workload, postage, and other SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 212 / Monday, November 3, 2014 / Notices survey-related costs. The ARS will also exclude establishments with three or fewer employees starting in FY 2015. Nationwide, this will account for about 160,000 fewer units annually. The Act establishing the BLS and Wagner-Peyser Act section 15 authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1, 2, and 49l–2(a). 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 the OMB under the PRA approves it 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– 0032. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2016; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a monthto-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 July 23, 2013 (78 FR 44160). 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– 0032. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title of Collection: Annual Refiling Survey. OMB Control Number: 1220–0032. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, not-forprofit institutions, and farms. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 959,209. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 959,209. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 100,296. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: October 28, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25997 Filed 10–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,’’ 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 December 3, 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=201407-1220-001 (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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 395–5806 (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: 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. This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Consumer Expenditure Surveys Quarterly Interview and Diary information collection. The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to gather information on expenditures, income, and other related subjects. These data are used periodically to update the national Consumer Price Index. In addition, the data are used by a variety of researchers in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. The data are collected from a national probability sample of households designed to represent the total civilian non-institutional population. Proposed changes to this ICR include implementing a new sample, eliminating the bounding interview, and updating and deleting several questions to reflect the current marketplace. Additionally, the ICR seeks clearance for a proof of concept test for a new survey design. The Census Authorizing Statute and BLS Authorizing Statute authorize this information collection. See 13 U.S.C. 8b and 29 U.S.C. 2. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Office of the Secretary ACTION: 65251 E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Annual Refiling Survey

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, ``Annual Refiling Survey,'' 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 December 3, 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=201409-1220-002 (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 (this is not a toll-free 
number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request 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, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not 
required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 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, email: 
DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks OMB approval for revisions to 
the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS). The ARS is used in conjunction with 
the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. The 
primary purpose of the ARS is to verify or to correct the North 
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to 
establishments as well as to obtain accurate mailing and physical 
location addresses of establishments. As a result, changes in the 
industrial and geographical compositions of the economy are captured in 
a timely manner and reflected in BLS statistical programs. The QCEW 
program provides data necessary to administer State Unemployment 
Insurance systems. QCEW data accurately reflect the extent of coverage 
of the State UI laws and are used for determining UI total and taxable 
wages rates and for other purposes. Federal, State, and local 
government officials as well as private researchers depend on accurate 
geographical and industrial coding based on the 2012 North American 
Industry Classification System Manual.
    This ICR has been classified as a revision because of changes to 
the scope and frequency of the ARS and because of minor revisions to 
the notification letters and collection instruments. The DOL, in 
coordination with the OMB, curtailed the QCEW program through a 
permanent budget reduction of $4.8 million in FY 2014. As a part of the 
effort to develop a reduction strategy with minimal impact on data 
quality, the ARS is being reduced in scope and is changing approach.
    An analysis considered how frequently establishments changed their 
industry, location, and ownership. The analysis looked at these changes 
over three ARS cycles covering nine years, and it showed there were 
industries with low rates of change. Thus, certain NAICS industries 
exist that traditionally have low volatility based on factors such as 
infrastructure, intellectual property, or advanced degrees that make 
them unlikely candidates for transitioning from one industry to 
another. Rather than surveying one-third of businesses in these low-
change industries every year, the QCEW program will survey one-sixth of 
these businesses each year, putting them on a six-year cycle. The six-
year cycle preserves the ability to identify trends in these slow-
changing industries, while reducing workload, postage, and other

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survey-related costs. The ARS will also exclude establishments with 
three or fewer employees starting in FY 2015. Nationwide, this will 
account for about 160,000 fewer units annually. The Act establishing 
the BLS and Wagner-Peyser Act section 15 authorize this information 
collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1, 2, and 49l-2(a).
    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 the OMB under the PRA approves it 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 1220-0032. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on December 31, 2016; 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 July 23, 2013 (78 FR 44160).
    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 1220-0032. 
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-Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title of Collection: Annual Refiling Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 1220-0032.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits, 
not-for-profit institutions, and farms.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 959,209.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 959,209.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 100,296.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: October 28, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-25997 Filed 10-31-14; 8:45 am]
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