Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Information Collection for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation, New Collection, 43796-43798 [2015-18076]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 43796 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 141 / Thursday, July 23, 2015 / Notices to the OWCP to request payment of an additional rehabilitation maintenance amount to cover incidental costs of obtaining vocational rehabilitation services. For example, when a disabled worker attends a training program, Form OWCP–17 may be used to request reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs such as travel expenses. This information collection has been classified as a revision; several minor changes were made to Form OWCP–17 that should enhance recordkeeping, ease of use, and to reflect current administrative practices. The FECA and the LHWCA authorize this information collection. See 5 U.S.C. 8121 and 33 U.S.C. 939. 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 1240–0012. The current approval is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2015; 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 April 29, 2015 (80 FR 23823). 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 1240–0012. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Jul 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 Maintenance Certificate. OMB Control Number: 1240–0012. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 370. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,752. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 625 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: July 17, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–18068 Filed 7–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Information Collection for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation, New Collection ACTION: Notice The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general 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 (PRA95) [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 is properly assessed. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 listed in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before September 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Molly Irwin, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Irwin by telephone at 202–693– 5091 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at ChiefEvaluationOffice@ dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program is one of a handful of interventions that have demonstrated positive, sustained impacts on the educational attainment and labor market outcomes of youth who are not in school or the labor force. The goal of Youth ChalleNGe, a residential program, is to build confidence and maturity, teach practical life skills, and help youth obtain a high school diploma or GED. The program’s numerous activities address its eight core pillars: Leadership/followership, responsible citizenship, service to community, lifecoping skills, physical fitness, health and hygiene, job skills, and academic excellence. To build on the success of Youth ChalleNGe, the Employment and Training Administration issued $12 million in grants in early 2015 for three Youth ChalleNGe programs to: (1) Expand the program’s target population to include youth who have been involved with the courts and (2) add an occupational training component, known as Job ChalleNGe. The addition of the Job ChalleNGe component will expand the residential time by five months and offer the following activities: (1) Occupation skills training, (2) individualized career and academic counseling, (3) work-based learning opportunities, and (4) leadership development activities. The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office, will help policymakers and program administrators determine the impacts of expanding Youth ChalleNGe to courtinvolved youth and adding the Job ChalleNGe component to the existing Youth ChalleNGe model. The study will evaluate how these program E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 43797 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 141 / Thursday, July 23, 2015 / Notices enhancements are implemented and how effective they are, both for youth overall and for court-involved youth in particular. The study will address four research questions: (1) How were the programs implemented?, (2) What impacts did Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe have on the outcomes of participants?, (3) To what extent did participation in Job ChalleNGe change the overall impact of Youth ChalleNGe on program participants?, and (4) To what extent did impacts vary for selected subpopulations of participants? The first research question will be addressed through an implementation study of the three grantee demonstrations. The remaining three questions will be addressed through an impact study of the Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe programs. For the impact study, the feasibility of using randomized controlled trials to estimate program effectiveness will be assessed; if needed, a comparison group of youth from Youth ChalleNGe sites that did not receive grants will be included in the study. Only youth who agree to participate in the study will be allowed to participate in the Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe programs at the grantees included in the study; active consent will be obtained from youth 18 years of age or older and from a parent or guardian of youth under the age of 18. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on two the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the following: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate of the proposed information collection, 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 (for example, permitting electronic submissions of responses). proposed data collection instruments that will be used in the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe evaluation: (1) Baseline Information Form (BIF). A BIF will be included in the Youth ChalleNGe application packet and completed by youth. The form will collect demographic information as well as baseline measures of major outcome variables, including: Current employment, past delinquency, expectations about future education, work experience and other topics, and detailed contact information. (2) Site visit protocols. Site visits will occur twice. The first will occur early in the study period and will collect information about grantees’ plans and procedures, the backgrounds and experiences of youth served, the nature of employers’ involvement in the programs, and other topics. The second visit will occur later in the grant and evaluation periods and will collect information on whether and how plans and activities for the Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe programs have changed since the first visit. A future information collection request will include an 18-month follow up survey of youth in the Job ChalleNGe treatment and control or comparison groups. III. Current Actions II. Review Focus Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for the BIF and the site visit protocols. Type of Review: New collection. Title: National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation. OMB Number: OMB Control Number 1205–0NEW. ESTIMATED TOTAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden time per response (minutes) Total burden hours Baseline Information Forms Youth ................................................................................................................ a 4,050 1 15 1,013 c 113 1 1 1 60 60 60 113 3 42 1 1 1 30 60 60 104 6 42 ........................ 1,323 Site Visits b Visit 1: Staff .......................................................................................................... Employers ................................................................................................. Participants ............................................................................................... Visit 2: Staff .......................................................................................................... Employers ................................................................................................. Participants ............................................................................................... Total ................................................................................................... 3 42 c 104 6 42 4,360 ........................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES a This corresponds to 2,700 treatment and 1,350 control group youths across the Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe programs in the study. is based on visits to three sites. respondents will participate in interviews that last more than 1 hour. Therefore, the table provides an upper estimate of the number of separate respondents. b This c Some Affected Public: Youth applying for and/or participating in the Youth ChalleNGe program and the Job ChalleNGe program; Youth ChalleNGe VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Jul 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 and Job ChalleNGe program and partner staff; and employers. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Form(s): Total respondents: 4,050 youth; 113 program and partner staff, and 9 employers. E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 43798 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 141 / Thursday, July 23, 2015 / Notices Annual Frequency: One time for the BIF, one time for each site visit. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 13, 2015. Marybeth Maxwell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–18076 Filed 7–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors,’’ 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 August 24, 2015. 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=201504-1250-001 (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 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– OFCCP, Office of Management and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Jul 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 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 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors information collection codified in regulations 41 CFR parts 60–1, 60–2, 60–3, 60–4, and 60–50. Among other things, these regulations set forth information disclosure and reporting requirements for covered Federal contractors, subcontractors, and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors (collectively referred to as contractors). This information collection request supports the final rule published December 8, 2014, (79 FR 72703) implementing Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity (published September 28, 1965, 30 FR 12319) and Executive Order 13672, Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity (published July 23, 2014, 79 FR 42971). The final rule sets forth the following information disclosure and reporting requirements for covered Federal contractors: (1) Contractors must incorporate specific language into the equal opportunity clause used in covered subcontracts and purchase orders; (2) contractors are expressly to state in solicitations for employees that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin; and (3) contractors are to disclose when their employees or prospective employees are denied a visa of entry to a country in which or with which the contractors are doing business. Executive Order 11246, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Equal Employment Opportunity,’’ section 202; and Executive Order 13672, ‘‘Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government,’’ section 2 authorize this information collection. See E.O. 11246 section 202 (published September 28, 1965, 30 FR 12319) and E.O. 13672 section 2 (published July 23, 2014, 79 FR 42971). 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 1250–0009. 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 September 30, 2015. 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 final rule published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2014 (79 FR 72703). 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 1250–0009. 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; E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 141 (Thursday, July 23, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43796-43798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request for Information Collection for the National 
Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation, New Collection

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 preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general 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 (PRA95) [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 is properly assessed. A copy of 
the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before September 21, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following 
methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Molly 
Irwin, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Irwin by telephone at 202-693-
5091 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program is one of a handful of 
interventions that have demonstrated positive, sustained impacts on the 
educational attainment and labor market outcomes of youth who are not 
in school or the labor force. The goal of Youth ChalleNGe, a 
residential program, is to build confidence and maturity, teach 
practical life skills, and help youth obtain a high school diploma or 
GED. The program's numerous activities address its eight core pillars: 
Leadership/followership, responsible citizenship, service to community, 
life-coping skills, physical fitness, health and hygiene, job skills, 
and academic excellence.
    To build on the success of Youth ChalleNGe, the Employment and 
Training Administration issued $12 million in grants in early 2015 for 
three Youth ChalleNGe programs to: (1) Expand the program's target 
population to include youth who have been involved with the courts and 
(2) add an occupational training component, known as Job ChalleNGe. The 
addition of the Job ChalleNGe component will expand the residential 
time by five months and offer the following activities: (1) Occupation 
skills training, (2) individualized career and academic counseling, (3) 
work-based learning opportunities, and (4) leadership development 
activities.
    The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation, funded 
by the U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office, will help 
policymakers and program administrators determine the impacts of 
expanding Youth ChalleNGe to court-involved youth and adding the Job 
ChalleNGe component to the existing Youth ChalleNGe model. The study 
will evaluate how these program

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enhancements are implemented and how effective they are, both for youth 
overall and for court-involved youth in particular. The study will 
address four research questions: (1) How were the programs 
implemented?, (2) What impacts did Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe 
have on the outcomes of participants?, (3) To what extent did 
participation in Job ChalleNGe change the overall impact of Youth 
ChalleNGe on program participants?, and (4) To what extent did impacts 
vary for selected subpopulations of participants?
    The first research question will be addressed through an 
implementation study of the three grantee demonstrations. The remaining 
three questions will be addressed through an impact study of the Youth 
ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe programs. For the impact study, the 
feasibility of using randomized controlled trials to estimate program 
effectiveness will be assessed; if needed, a comparison group of youth 
from Youth ChalleNGe sites that did not receive grants will be included 
in the study. Only youth who agree to participate in the study will be 
allowed to participate in the Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe 
programs at the grantees included in the study; active consent will be 
obtained from youth 18 years of age or older and from a parent or 
guardian of youth under the age of 18.
    This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on 
two proposed data collection instruments that will be used in the 
National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe evaluation:
    (1) Baseline Information Form (BIF). A BIF will be included in the 
Youth ChalleNGe application packet and completed by youth. The form 
will collect demographic information as well as baseline measures of 
major outcome variables, including: Current employment, past 
delinquency, expectations about future education, work experience and 
other topics, and detailed contact information.
    (2) Site visit protocols. Site visits will occur twice. The first 
will occur early in the study period and will collect information about 
grantees' plans and procedures, the backgrounds and experiences of 
youth served, the nature of employers' involvement in the programs, and 
other topics. The second visit will occur later in the grant and 
evaluation periods and will collect information on whether and how 
plans and activities for the Youth ChalleNGe and Job ChalleNGe programs 
have changed since the first visit.
    A future information collection request will include an 18-month 
follow up survey of youth in the Job ChalleNGe treatment and control or 
comparison groups.

II. Review Focus

    Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data 
collection for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe 
Evaluation. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the 
following:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's burden estimate of 
the proposed information collection, 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 (for example, 
permitting electronic submissions of responses).

III. Current Actions

    At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for the BIF and the site 
visit protocols.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Title: National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Job ChalleNGe Evaluation.
    OMB Number: OMB Control Number 1205-0NEW.

                                          Estimated Total Burden Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                                    Number of       Number of       burden time    Total burden
                  Respondents                      respondents    responses per    per response        hours
                                                                    respondent       (minutes)
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                                           Baseline Information Forms
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Youth..........................................         a 4,050               1               15           1,013
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                                                  Site Visits b
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Visit 1:
    Staff......................................           c 113               1               60             113
    Employers..................................               3               1               60               3
    Participants...............................              42               1               60              42
Visit 2:
    Staff......................................           c 104               1               30             104
    Employers..................................               6               1               60               6
    Participants...............................              42               1               60              42
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        Total..................................           4,360  ...............  ..............           1,323
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a This corresponds to 2,700 treatment and 1,350 control group youths across the Youth ChalleNGe and Job
  ChalleNGe programs in the study.
b This is based on visits to three sites.
c Some respondents will participate in interviews that last more than 1 hour. Therefore, the table provides an
  upper estimate of the number of separate respondents.

    Affected Public: Youth applying for and/or participating in the 
Youth ChalleNGe program and the Job ChalleNGe program; Youth ChalleNGe 
and Job ChalleNGe program and partner staff; and employers.
    Form(s): Total respondents: 4,050 youth; 113 program and partner 
staff, and 9 employers.

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    Annual Frequency: One time for the BIF, one time for each site 
visit.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 13, 2015.
Marybeth Maxwell,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 2015-18076 Filed 7-22-15; 8:45 am]
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