Comment Request for Information Collections in the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment-Based Visa Program (OMB Control Number 1205-0509), Extension, 39801-39802 [2015-16874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 132 / Friday, July 10, 2015 / Notices Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview of this information collection: 1. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Applications for Special Deputation. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form numbers are USM–3A and USM–3C. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the U.S. Marshals Service. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal government and State/local government. Form USM–3A Application for Special Deputation/Sponsoring Federal Agency Information; Form USM–3C Group Special Deputation Request. The collection of information for these forms is authorized by 28 U.S.C. 562. The USMS is authorized to deputize selected persons to perform the functions of a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal whenever the law enforcement needs of the USMS so require and as designated by the Associate Attorney General pursuant to 28 CFR 0.19(a)(3). USMS Special Deputation files serve as a centralized record of the special deputations granted by the USMS to assist in tracking, controlling and monitoring the Special Deputation Program. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Jul 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 6,000 respondents will complete a 15 minute form (Form USM–3A) and 5,500 respondents will complete a 10 minute form (Form USM–3C). The following factors were considered when creating the burden estimate: Based on testing, it takes an average of 15 minutes between the sponsor/applicant to complete a Form USM–3A and 10 minutes to complete a Form USM–3C. The estimated range of burden for USM–3A applicants is expected to be between 10 and 20 minutes for completion. The USM–3C range of burden varies greatly since it is meant for groups of applicants for short term operations while the USM–3A is for only one applicant. Taking that into consideration, we estimate that the range of burden for a USM–3C is between 5 and 15 minutes in the most common scenarios of between 1 and 10 applicants. USMS estimates that approximately 6,000 applicants will complete Form USM–3A and 5,500 applicants will complete Form USM–3C. The following factors were considered when created the burden estimate: The estimated total number of active task force officers, the number of federal agencies requesting Special Deputation and their activity, the number of applications processed by the U.S. Marshals Service during the last five fiscal years by agency, upcoming regularly scheduled National Security Special Events that require large numbers of Special Deputy U.S. Marshals, Presidential Inaugurations, Special Operations, and unforeseen emergencies and natural disasters. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 2,417 hours. It is estimated that applicants will take 15 minutes to complete a Form USM–3A and 10 minutes to complete a Form USM–3C. In order to calculate the public burden for Form USM–3A, USMS multiplied 15 by 6,000 and divided by 60 (the number of minutes in an hour), which equals 1,500 total annual burden hours. In order to calculate the public burden for Form USM–3C, USMS multiplied 10 by 5,500 and divided by 60 (the number of minutes in an hour), which equals 917 total annual burden hours. In sum there are an estimated 2,417 total annual public burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39801 Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: July 7, 2015. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2015–16877 Filed 7–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–04–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collections in the H–2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment-Based Visa Program (OMB Control Number 1205–0509), Extension Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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)). This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the information collections in the H–2B temporary non-agricultural employment-based visa program, which includes Form ETA–9142B, H–2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification; Appendix B; Form ETA– 9155 H–2B Registration; and the Seafood Industry Attestation. These forms all expire on October 31, 2015. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before September 8, 2015. DATES: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 39802 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 132 / Friday, July 10, 2015 / Notices Submit written comments to Brian Pasternak, National Director of Temporary Programs, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Room C–4312, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202– 693–3010 (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: 202–693–2768. Email: ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: ETA–9142B. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: I. Background The information collection is required by sections 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) and 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1011(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) and 1184(c)) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6). Before an employer may petition for any temporary skilled or unskilled foreign workers, it must submit a request for certification to the Secretary of Labor containing the elements prescribed by the INA and the Department of Labor’s (Department) implementing regulations, which differ depending on the visa program under which the foreign workers are sought. The H–2B visa program enables employers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform nonagricultural work of a temporary or seasonal nature as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b). For purposes of the H–2B program, the INA and governing federal regulations require the Secretary of Labor to certify, among other things, that any foreign worker seeking to enter the United States on a temporary basis for the purpose of performing nonagricultural services or labor will not, by doing so, adversely affect wages and working conditions of U.S. workers who are similarly employed. In addition, the Secretary must certify that qualified U.S. workers are not available to perform such temporary labor or services. (8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(i)(A), (iii)(A).) The Form ETA–9142B H–2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification is used to collect information to permit the Department to meet its statutory responsibilities for administering the H–2B nonimmigrant temporary non-agricultural employment-based visa program. Appendix B of the Form ETA–9142B is used by employers to attest that they VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Jul 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 will comply with all of the terms, conditions, and obligations of the H–2B program. The Form ETA–9155 H–2B Registration is a new form required by the regulations that went into effect April 29, 2015. Once its use is fully implemented, it will allow the Department to make a preliminary determination with respect to an employer’s temporary need, and issue to the employer an H–2B Registration to be used in connection with subsequent labor certification applications for a period of up to three consecutive years. Once the ETA–9155 registration form is implemented, an H–2B employer will have to register with the Department prior to submitting its request for labor certification. The Seafood Industry Attestation is an attestation used specifically by employers in the seafood industry who would like to avail themselves of the staggered entry provision for H–2B workers recently enacted by Congress in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, Public Law 113–235. II. Review Focus DOL 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension. Title: H–2B Temporary Nonagriculrural Employment Certification Program. OMB Number: 1205–0509. Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Private Sector—businesses or other for profits, Government, State, Local and Tribal Governments. Form(s): ETA–9142B, H–2B Application for Temporary Employment PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certification; Appendix B; ETA–9155, H–2B Registration; and Seafood Industry Attestation. Total Annual Respondents: 7,355. Annual Frequency: On Occasion. Total Annual Responses: 184,442. Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 47,992. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $3,668,029. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Commenters are encouraged not to submit sensitive information (e.g., confidential business information or personally identifiable information such as a social security number). Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collections in the H-2B Temporary 
Non-Agricultural Employment-Based Visa Program (OMB Control Number 
1205-0509), Extension

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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)). This program helps ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the information collections in the H-2B 
temporary non-agricultural employment-based visa program, which 
includes Form ETA-9142B, H-2B Application for Temporary Employment 
Certification; Appendix B; Form ETA-9155 H-2B Registration; and the 
Seafood Industry Attestation. These forms all expire on October 31, 
2015. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed below in the 
addressee section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before September 8, 2015.

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ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Brian Pasternak, National 
Director of Temporary Programs, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, 
Room C-4312, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone 
number: 202-693-3010 (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: 202-693-2768. Email: 
ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: ETA-9142B. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained free of charge by 
contacting the office listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The information collection is required by sections 
101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) and 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(INA) (8 U.S.C. 1011(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) and 1184(c)) and 8 CFR 
214.2(h)(6). Before an employer may petition for any temporary skilled 
or unskilled foreign workers, it must submit a request for 
certification to the Secretary of Labor containing the elements 
prescribed by the INA and the Department of Labor's (Department) 
implementing regulations, which differ depending on the visa program 
under which the foreign workers are sought.
    The H-2B visa program enables employers to bring nonimmigrant 
foreign workers to the U.S. to perform nonagricultural work of a 
temporary or seasonal nature as defined in 8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b). For purposes of the H-2B program, the INA and 
governing federal regulations require the Secretary of Labor to 
certify, among other things, that any foreign worker seeking to enter 
the United States on a temporary basis for the purpose of performing 
non-agricultural services or labor will not, by doing so, adversely 
affect wages and working conditions of U.S. workers who are similarly 
employed. In addition, the Secretary must certify that qualified U.S. 
workers are not available to perform such temporary labor or services. 
(8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(i)(A), (iii)(A).)
    The Form ETA-9142B H-2B Application for Temporary Employment 
Certification is used to collect information to permit the Department 
to meet its statutory responsibilities for administering the H-2B 
nonimmigrant temporary non-agricultural employment-based visa program. 
Appendix B of the Form ETA-9142B is used by employers to attest that 
they will comply with all of the terms, conditions, and obligations of 
the H-2B program.
    The Form ETA-9155 H-2B Registration is a new form required by the 
regulations that went into effect April 29, 2015. Once its use is fully 
implemented, it will allow the Department to make a preliminary 
determination with respect to an employer's temporary need, and issue 
to the employer an H-2B Registration to be used in connection with 
subsequent labor certification applications for a period of up to three 
consecutive years. Once the ETA-9155 registration form is implemented, 
an H-2B employer will have to register with the Department prior to 
submitting its request for labor certification.
    The Seafood Industry Attestation is an attestation used 
specifically by employers in the seafood industry who would like to 
avail themselves of the staggered entry provision for H-2B workers 
recently enacted by Congress in the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriations Act of 2015, Public Law 113-235.

II. Review Focus

    DOL 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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: H-2B Temporary Nonagriculrural Employment Certification 
Program.
    OMB Number: 1205-0509.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Private Sector--
businesses or other for profits, Government, State, Local and Tribal 
Governments.
    Form(s): ETA-9142B, H-2B Application for Temporary Employment 
Certification; Appendix B; ETA-9155, H-2B Registration; and Seafood 
Industry Attestation.
    Total Annual Respondents: 7,355.
    Annual Frequency: On Occasion.
    Total Annual Responses: 184,442.
    Average Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 47,992.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $3,668,029.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record. Commenters are 
encouraged not to submit sensitive information (e.g., confidential 
business information or personally identifiable information such as a 
social security number).

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2015-16874 Filed 7-9-15; 8:45 am]
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