Comment Request for Information Collection for O*NET Data Collection Program, Extension of Currently Approved Collection With Minor Revisions, 70569-70570 [2014-27970]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices result from different experience rating systems. Used in conjunction with other data, the ETA 204 assists in determining the effects of certain factors (e.g., stabilization, expansion, or contraction in employment, etc.) on the unemployment experience of various groups of employers. The data also provide an early signal for potential solvency problems and are useful in analyzing factors which give rise to these potential problems and permit an evaluation of the effectiveness of the various approaches available to correct the detected problems. The report collects annual information about the taxation efforts in states relative to both taxable and total wages and allows comparison between states. Further, the data are key components to the Significant Tax Measures Report. The Significant Tax Measures Report provides the information necessary to evaluate and compare state UI tax systems. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Review Focus The Department 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 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without change. Title: Experience Rating Report. OMB Number: 1205–0164. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13 Hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–28033 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for O*NET Data Collection Program, Extension of Currently Approved Collection With Minor Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the O*NET (Occupational Information Network) Data Collection Program (expires June 30, 2015). A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.onetcenter.org/ ombclearance.html SUMMARY: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before January 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Lauren Fairley Wright, Division of National Programs, Tools and Technical Assistance, Room C4526, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3731 (this DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70569 is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693– 3015. Email: wright.lauren@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), you may email the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The O*NET Data Collection Program is an ongoing effort to collect and maintain current information on the detailed characteristics of occupations and skills for more than 900 occupations. The resulting database provides the most comprehensive standardized source of occupational and skills information in the nation. O*NET information is used by a wide range of audiences, including individuals making career decisions, public agencies and schools providing career exploration services or education and training programs, and businesses making staffing and training decisions. The O*NET system provides a common language, framework and database to meet the administrative needs of various federal programs, including workforce investment and training programs supported by funding from the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the ‘‘development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide workforce and labor market information system’’ which shall include, among other components, ‘‘skill trends by occupation and industry.’’ The O*NET database provides: D Detailed information for more than 900 occupations. D Descriptive information using standardized descriptors for skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, work values, education, training, work context, and work activities. D Occupational coding based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. Several minor questionnaire changes for the Knowledge Questionnaire and the Background Questionnaire are pending in this submission. These changes are described in detail in Appendix A of the proposed Information Collection Request. These changes do not represent an increase in respondent burden. The O*NET electronic database and related O*NET products and tools have E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70570 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices been incorporated into numerous public and private sector products and resources, summarized at http:// www.onetcenter.org/paw.html. These products in turn serve millions of customers. II. Review Focus mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension with minor revisions. Title: O*NET Data Collection Program. OMB Number: 1205–0421. Affected Public: private sector (forprofit businesses and not-for-profit organizations); state, local and tribal governments; federal government; individuals. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 28,866. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 28,866. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,537. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: 0. We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; they will also become a matter of public record. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–27970 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor 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 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 submissions of responses. VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Jkt 235001 Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 30 CFR part 44, govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before December 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: 202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209– 3939, Attention: Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Facsimile). [These are not toll-free numbers.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other mine if the Secretary of Labor determines that: 1. An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or 2. That the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification. II. Petitions for Modification Docket Numbers: M–2014–037–C. Petitioner: Jesse Creek Mining, LLC, 1615 Kent Dairy Road, Alabaster, Alabama 35007. Mine: Clark No. 1 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 01–03422, located in Shelby County, Alabama. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.364(b)(2) (Weekly examinations). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of having a certified person take air quantity and quality measurements at evaluation points EP–1, EP–2 and EP– 3. The petitioner states that: (1) Multiple roof falls have blocked travel in the Main West Area left side return at survey spads 40 and 41 for approximately three crosscuts, making it unsafe for mine examiners to travel and the roof falls are impractical to rehabilitate. (2) Three evaluation points (EP–1, EP–2 and EP–3) will allow effective evaluation of airflow through the air split used to ventilate the Main West Area left side return air courses at the inaccessible roof falls. Evaluation points EP–2 and EP–3 will be established to monitor the air inby the roof fall. Evaluation point EP–1 will monitor the air outby the roof fall. (3) Signs will be posted in an adjacent travel entry showing the safe travel route to each evaluation point. The evaluation points and routes of travel to the evaluation points will be kept free of water accumulations. Prior to October 14, 2014, a water pump was being used to maintain the water level in the West Mains Area. The power has been removed from the pump and all water from this area will gravity drain to a location that will be safe for a fire boss to examine. The water being gravity drained will be done in a manner so that no water accumulations prevent safe travel in any area traveled by persons or equipment. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70569-70570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27970]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for O*NET Data 
Collection Program, Extension of Currently Approved Collection With 
Minor Revisions

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the 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. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that 
respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with 
minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection 
instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection 
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension of the O*NET (Occupational 
Information Network) Data Collection Program (expires June 30, 2015). A 
copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section 
of this notice or by accessing: http://www.onetcenter.org/ombclearance.html

DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses 
section below on or before January 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Lauren Fairley Wright, Division of 
National Programs, Tools and Technical Assistance, Room C4526, 
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-
693-3731 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or 
speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-
5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-693-3015. Email: wright.lauren@dol.gov. To 
obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), you 
may email the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The O*NET Data Collection Program is an ongoing effort to collect 
and maintain current information on the detailed characteristics of 
occupations and skills for more than 900 occupations. The resulting 
database provides the most comprehensive standardized source of 
occupational and skills information in the nation. O*NET information is 
used by a wide range of audiences, including individuals making career 
decisions, public agencies and schools providing career exploration 
services or education and training programs, and businesses making 
staffing and training decisions. The O*NET system provides a common 
language, framework and database to meet the administrative needs of 
various federal programs, including workforce investment and training 
programs supported by funding from the Departments of Labor, Education, 
and Health and Human Services.
    Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 
requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the ``development, 
maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide workforce and 
labor market information system'' which shall include, among other 
components, ``skill trends by occupation and industry.'' The O*NET 
database provides:
    [ssquf] Detailed information for more than 900 occupations.
    [ssquf] Descriptive information using standardized descriptors for 
skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, work values, education, 
training, work context, and work activities.
    [ssquf] Occupational coding based on the 2010 Standard Occupational 
Classification (SOC) system.
    Several minor questionnaire changes for the Knowledge Questionnaire 
and the Background Questionnaire are pending in this submission. These 
changes are described in detail in Appendix A of the proposed 
Information Collection Request. These changes do not represent an 
increase in respondent burden.
    The O*NET electronic database and related O*NET products and tools 
have

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been incorporated into numerous public and private sector products and 
resources, summarized at http://www.onetcenter.org/paw.html. These 
products in turn serve millions of customers.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor 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 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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension with minor revisions.
    Title: O*NET Data Collection Program.
    OMB Number: 1205-0421.
    Affected Public: private sector (for-profit businesses and not-for-
profit organizations); state, local and tribal governments; federal 
government; individuals.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 28,866.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 28,866.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,537.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: 0.
    We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of 
the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-27970 Filed 11-25-14; 8:45 am]
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