Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request, 42127-42128 [2015-17485]

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The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to 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 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is soliciting comments on its proposal to implement standard procedures for supply and service contractors seeking approval to develop affirmative action programs based on functional or business units. A copy of this information collection request (ICR), with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jul 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before September 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Control Number 1250– 0006, by either one of the following methods: Electronic comments: through the Federal eRulemaking portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C– 3325, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0104 (voice) or (202) 693–1337 (TTY). Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments using only one of the methods listed above. All submissions must include the name of the agency and the Control Number for this information collection, as identified above. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via the regulations.gov Web site or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record and will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. They will also be summarized or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 06/23/15 06/23/15 06/23/15 06/23/15 06/23/15 06/23/15 06/24/15 06/24/15 06/25/15 06/25/15 06/25/15 06/25/15 06/25/15 06/25/15 06/26/15 06/26/15 06/26/15 Date of petition 06/22/15 06/22/15 06/22/15 06/22/15 06/23/15 06/09/15 06/23/15 06/23/15 06/18/15 05/29/15 06/19/15 06/19/15 06/24/15 06/24/15 06/25/15 06/10/15 06/25/15 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0104 (voice) or (202) 693–1337 (TTY) (these are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0104 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may call (202) 693– 1337 (not a toll-free number) to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers three nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity laws. These authorities prohibit employment discrimination and require affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunities are made available by Federal contractors regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, religion, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or protected veteran status: • Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246); • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 793; and • The affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212. For purpose of this clearance, the regulations permit Federal supply and service contractors to develop affirmative action programs (AAPs) that are based on business function or E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 42128 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 136 / Thursday, July 16, 2015 / Notices business unit rather than AAPs based on establishments.1 Functional affirmative action programs (FAAPs) are designed to provide contractors with the option of creating AAPs that better fit their business needs. To develop and implement a FAAP, Federal contractors must receive written approval from the Director 2 of OFCCP. On December 17, 2012, OFCCP issued Directive Number 305, Functional Affirmative Action Programs, which replaced Directive 296. This Information Collection Request (ICR) addresses the recordkeeping and reporting requirements involved in the procedures for obtaining a FAAP agreement as well as updating, modifying and certifying an existing FAAP agreement. A separate ICR, approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB number 1250–0003, addresses developing establishmentbased AAPs and scheduling compliance evaluations for supply and service contractors with establishment-based AAPs. II. Desired Focus of Comments: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the compliance and enforcement 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: The Department of Labor seeks the approval for the renewal of OMB approval of this ICR so that it can enforce the antidiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the legal authorities it administers. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Type of Review: Revision of an existing OMB Control Number. 1 41 CFR 60–2.1(d)(4). ‘‘Director’’ was formerly known as the Deputy Assistant Secretary. 2 The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jul 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Title: Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs. OMB Control Number: 1250–0006. Agency Form Number: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 91. Frequency: Annual. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 91. Estimated Average Time per Response (approximation due to rounding): 14 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours (approximation due to rounding): 1,508 (or 503 hours annually). Total Estimated Annual Cost Burden: $89 (or $30 annually). Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: July 9, 2015. Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–17485 Filed 7–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information on Meetings With Outside Parties Pursuant to Executive Order 12866 Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing to collect information from members of the public who request a meeting with OIRA on rules under review at the time pursuant to E.O. 12866. The information collected would be subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and this notice announces and requests comment on OIRA’s proposal for such a collection. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods: • Email: Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov Please include in the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject line of the email, ‘‘Executive Order 12866 Information Collection.’’ • Fax: 202–395–5806. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Information on Meetings with Outside Parties Pursuant to Executive Order 12866. Abstract: E.O. 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ issued by President Clinton on September 30, 1993, establishes and governs the process under which OIRA reviews agency draft and proposed final regulatory actions. Consistent with the disclosure provisions of E.O. 12866, OIRA provides information about its work related to regulatory reviews on Reginfo.gov at www.Reginfo.gov and on OIRA’s Web site at https:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira. OIRA makes public all substantive communications with any party outside the Executive Branch concerning regulatory actions under review. If the OIRA Administrator or his/her designee meets with outside parties during a review, the subject, date, and participants of the meeting are disclosed on the Reginfo.gov Web site, as well as any materials distributed at such meetings. These meetings occur at the initiative and request of an outside party. Any member of the public may request a meeting about a regulatory action under OIRA review, and may invite other outside parties to attend. OIRA’s role in these meetings is limited to listening to feedback on the regulation under review. OIRA invites representatives from the agency or agencies issuing the regulatory action. OIRA and agency staff may ask clarifying questions, but do not take minutes. OIRA does, however, post on RegInfo.gov any written materials provided by outside parties, including the initial meeting request. E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 136 (Thursday, July 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42127-42128]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17485]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections 
of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA). 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to 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 Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs is soliciting comments on its proposal to 
implement standard procedures for supply and service contractors 
seeking approval to develop affirmative action programs based on 
functional or business units. A copy of this information collection 
request (ICR), with applicable supporting documentation; including 
among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed 
frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from 
the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or 
by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this 
Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before September 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Control Number 1250-
0006, by either one of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: through the Federal eRulemaking portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of 
Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance 
Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C-3325, Washington, DC 
20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0104 (voice) or (202) 693-1337 (TTY).
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments using only 
one of the methods listed above. All submissions must include the name 
of the agency and the Control Number for this information collection, 
as identified above. Because we continue to experience delays in 
receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly 
encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via the 
regulations.gov Web site or to submit them by mail early. Comments, 
including any personal information provided, become a matter of public 
record and will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. They will 
also be summarized or included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of 
Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance 
Programs, Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0104 (voice) or (202) 693-1337 (TTY) (these 
are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in 
alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon 
request, by calling (202) 693-0104 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD 
callers may call (202) 693-1337 (not a toll-free number) to obtain 
information or request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 
(OFCCP) administers three nondiscrimination and equal employment 
opportunity laws. These authorities prohibit employment discrimination 
and require affirmative action to ensure that equal employment 
opportunities are made available by Federal contractors regardless of 
race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, 
religion, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or 
protected veteran status:
     Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246);
     Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 
29 U.S.C. 793; and
     The affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era 
Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 
4212.
    For purpose of this clearance, the regulations permit Federal 
supply and service contractors to develop affirmative action programs 
(AAPs) that are based on business function or

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business unit rather than AAPs based on establishments.\1\ Functional 
affirmative action programs (FAAPs) are designed to provide contractors 
with the option of creating AAPs that better fit their business needs. 
To develop and implement a FAAP, Federal contractors must receive 
written approval from the Director \2\ of OFCCP. On December 17, 2012, 
OFCCP issued Directive Number 305, Functional Affirmative Action 
Programs, which replaced Directive 296. This Information Collection 
Request (ICR) addresses the recordkeeping and reporting requirements 
involved in the procedures for obtaining a FAAP agreement as well as 
updating, modifying and certifying an existing FAAP agreement.
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    \1\ 41 CFR 60-2.1(d)(4).
    \2\ The ``Director'' was formerly known as the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary.
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    A separate ICR, approved by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) under OMB number 1250-0003, addresses developing establishment-
based AAPs and scheduling compliance evaluations for supply and service 
contractors with establishment-based AAPs.
    II. Desired Focus of Comments: The Department of Labor is 
particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the compliance and enforcement 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: The Department of Labor seeks the approval 
for the renewal of OMB approval of this ICR so that it can enforce the 
anti-discrimination and affirmative action provisions of the legal 
authorities it administers.
    Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
    Type of Review: Revision of an existing OMB Control Number.
    Title: Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative 
Action Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1250-0006.
    Agency Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 91.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 91.
    Estimated Average Time per Response (approximation due to 
rounding): 14 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours (approximation due to rounding): 1,508 
(or 503 hours annually).
    Total Estimated Annual Cost Burden: $89 (or $30 annually).
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: July 9, 2015.
Debra A. Carr,
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-17485 Filed 7-15-15; 8:45 am]
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