Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Working Women, 52340-52341 [2015-21365]

Download as PDF 52340 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 167 / Friday, August 28, 2015 / Notices 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: 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). This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Demonstration and Evaluation of the Short-Time Compensation Program (STC) information collection. The STC program is an option within the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system that allows an employer to reduce the hours of workers, while permitting workers to receive partial UI benefits for the non-worked hours. The objective of STC is to avoid layoffs during periods of reduced labor demand and, thereby, allow businesses to maintain their operations, retain valued employees, and prevent company morale from deteriorating. The DOL seeks to conduct a rigorous demonstration and impact evaluation of STC programs in two states in order better to understand the reasons for low take-up of STC and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions designed to increase employer use. More specifically, the DOL seeks OMB approval under the PRA for an information collection to conduct (1) in-depth interviews with state agency officials and employers and (2) employer surveys. These information collections are essential elements of the implementation study and the rigorous impact evaluation of the demonstration of the STC program. Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 section 2166 authorizes this information collection. See 26 U.S.C. 3304 note. This proposed 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 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Aug 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15252). 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 ICR Reference Number 201204–1291–002. 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–OASAM. Title of Collection: Demonstration and Evaluation of the Short-Time Compensation Program. OMB ICR Reference Number: 201404– 1291–002. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,830. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,858. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 270 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: August 21, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Working Women ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ‘‘Survey of Working Women,’’ 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 September 28, 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=201506-1290-001 (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 (this is not a toll-free number) 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–OS, 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: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUMMARY: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Survey of Working Women to identify women’s current employment issues and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2015–21364 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 167 / Friday, August 28, 2015 / Notices challenges and how these issues and challenges relate to job and career decisions, particularly reasons for exiting the workforce. Understanding women’s perceptions about the workplace and their participation in the workforce—as well as their decisions relating to the intersection of work and family obligations—will allow the DOL to share valuable information and data with employers, advocates, and other stakeholders to foster greater collaboration and inform policies and practices that meet women’s changing needs; and foster greater public dialogue on these key issues impacting women in the current workforce. The Women’s Bureau Authorizing Statute authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 13. This proposed 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2015 (80 FR 10516). 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 ICR Reference Number 201506–1290–001. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Aug 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OS. Title of Collection: Survey of Working Women. OMB ICR Reference Number: 201506– 1290–001. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,700. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 675 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: August 21, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–21365 Filed 8–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–25–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 15–071] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20543. Attention: Desk Officer for NASA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF000, Washington, DC 20546, or Frances.C.Teel@NASA.gov SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52341 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract A federal grant is an award of financial assistance from a federal agency to a recipient to carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a law of the United States. The NASA Procurement Office supports NASA research, science, and education communities through the award of research/education/and training grants in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. NASA has a continuing commitment to identify and address inequities associated with its grant review and awards processes. To support that commitment, NASA is implementing a process to collect demographic data from grant applicants for the purpose of analyzing demographic differences associated with its award processes. Information collected will include name, gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, and citizenship status. Submission of the information is voluntary and is not a precondition of award. However, if the information is not submitted, it will undermine the usefulness of information received from others. II. Method of Collection Electronic. III. Data Title: Research and Related Personal Data OMB Number: 2700–XXXX. Type of review: New Information Collection Affected Public: Not-for-Profit Institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1000 Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83.3 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Survey of Working Women

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information 
collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Survey of Working Women,'' 
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 September 28, 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=201506-1290-001 (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 (this is not a toll-free 
number) 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-
OS, 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: 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 PRA authority for the Survey 
of Working Women to identify women's current employment issues and

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challenges and how these issues and challenges relate to job and career 
decisions, particularly reasons for exiting the workforce. 
Understanding women's perceptions about the workplace and their 
participation in the workforce--as well as their decisions relating to 
the intersection of work and family obligations--will allow the DOL to 
share valuable information and data with employers, advocates, and 
other stakeholders to foster greater collaboration and inform policies 
and practices that meet women's changing needs; and foster greater 
public dialogue on these key issues impacting women in the current 
workforce. The Women's Bureau Authorizing Statute authorizes this 
information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 13.
    This proposed 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid 
Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional 
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register 
on February 26, 2015 (80 FR 10516).
    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 ICR Reference Number 201506-
1290-001. 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-OS.
    Title of Collection: Survey of Working Women.
    OMB ICR Reference Number: 201506-1290-001.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,700.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 675 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

     Dated: August 21, 2015.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-21365 Filed 8-27-15; 8:45 am]
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