Proposed Renewal of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request, 66572-66573 [2015-27580]

Download as PDF 66572 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 209 / Thursday, October 29, 2015 / Notices [FR Doc. 2015–27597 Filed 10–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–C DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Proposed Renewal of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). The 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 concerning its proposal to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Non-construction Supply and Service Information Collection. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice or by accessing it at https:// www.regulations.gov. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Control Number 1250– 0003, by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: The Federal eRulemaking portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to 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. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:37 Oct 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Commenters are strongly encouraged to submit their comments electronically via the regulations.gov Web site or well in advance of the deadline if submitting by mail to account for potential delays. Comments, including personal information provided, become a matter of public record and will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB 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) 693–0103 (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 recording), upon request, by calling the numbers listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers and enforces the three nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity laws listed below. • Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246). • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 793 (Section 503). • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA). Generally, these authorities prohibit employment discrimination and require affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunities are available regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran by Federal contractors. Additionally, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from, discriminating against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers. This clearance request covers aspects of the EO 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA nonconstruction supply and service program, particularly the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. OFCCP is not proposing to collect new information with this renewal. Instead, OFCCP is seeking to clarify the information collection that is the subject PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of this renewal. To view this current supply and service information collection, go to https:// www.regulations.gov. E.O. 11246 applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors and to federally assisted construction contractors holding a Government contract in excess of $10,000, or Government contracts which have, or can reasonably be expected to have, an aggregate total value exceeding $10,000 in a 12-month period. EO 11246 also applies to government bills of lading, depositories of Federal funds in any amount, and to financial institutions that are issuing and paying agents for U.S. Savings Bonds. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of physical or mental disability and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to disability. Section 503 applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000. 1 VEVRAA prohibits employment discrimination against protected veterans and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to their status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more. 2 The ICR addresses EO 11246, Section 503 and VEVRAA supply and service program components subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). II. Review Focus: 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 1 Effective October 1, 2010, the coverage threshold under Section 503 increased from $10,000 to $15,000, in accordance with the inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908. 2 Effective October 1, 2015, the coverage threshold under VEVRAA increased from $100,000 to $150,000, in accordance with the inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 209 / Thursday, October 29, 2015 / Notices 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: DOL seeks the approval of the revision of this information in order to carry out its responsibility to enforce the antidiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three legal authorities it administers. Type of Review: Revision of OMB 1250–0003. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Title: Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply and Service. OMB Number: 1250–0003. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 104,545. Total Annual responses: 104,545. Average Time per Response (approximation due to rounding): 91 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours (approximation due to rounding): 9,559,739. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $140,263. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this ICR and become a matter of public record. Dated: October 22, 2015. Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–27580 Filed 10–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Agricultural Recruitment System Forms Affecting Migratory Farm Workers ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Agricultural Recruitment System Forms Affecting SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:37 Oct 28, 2015 Migratory Farm Workers,’’ 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 November 30, 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 https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201509-1205-006 (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–ETA, 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: 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. Jkt 238001 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Agricultural Recruitment System Forms Affecting Migratory Farm Workers information collection. Employers and farm labor contractors complete forms ETA–790 (the Agricultural and Food Processing Clearance Order) and ETA– 795 (the Agricultural Food and Food Processing Clearance Memorandum) to recruit agricultural workers in compliance with the regulations at 20 CFR 653.500. These same forms are also used by State Workforce Agencies and American Job Centers to recruit workers SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66573 from outside the local commuting area. Wagner-Peyser Act section 12 authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 49k. 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 1205–0134. 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 on October 31, 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 notice published in the Federal Register on June 26, 2015 (80 FR 36855). 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 1205–0134. 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 E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


Proposed Renewal of Information Collection Requirements; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department of 
Labor.

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/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA). 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). The 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 
concerning its proposal to renew the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval of the Non-construction Supply and Service Information 
Collection. A copy of the proposed information collection request can 
be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses 
section of this Notice or by accessing it at https://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before December 28, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Control Number 1250-
0003, by any of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: The Federal eRulemaking portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to 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.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and 
Control Number identified above for this information collection. 
Commenters are strongly encouraged to submit their comments 
electronically via the regulations.gov Web site or well in advance of 
the deadline if submitting by mail to account for potential delays. 
Comments, including personal information provided, become a matter of 
public record and will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. They 
will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB 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) 693-0103 (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 recording), upon 
request, by calling the numbers listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs 
(OFCCP) administers and enforces the three nondiscrimination and equal 
employment opportunity laws listed below.
     Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246).
     Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 
29 U.S.C. 793 (Section 503).
     Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, 
as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA).
    Generally, these authorities prohibit employment discrimination and 
require affirmative action to ensure that equal employment 
opportunities are available regardless of race, color, religion, sex, 
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or 
status as a protected veteran by Federal contractors. Additionally, 
federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from, 
discriminating against applicants and employees for asking about, 
discussing, or sharing information about their pay or the pay of their 
co-workers. This clearance request covers aspects of the EO 11246, 
Section 503, and VEVRAA non-construction supply and service program, 
particularly the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. OFCCP is not 
proposing to collect new information with this renewal. Instead, OFCCP 
is seeking to clarify the information collection that is the subject of 
this renewal. To view this current supply and service information 
collection, go to https://www.regulations.gov.
    E.O. 11246 applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors and to 
federally assisted construction contractors holding a Government 
contract in excess of $10,000, or Government contracts which have, or 
can reasonably be expected to have, an aggregate total value exceeding 
$10,000 in a 12-month period. EO 11246 also applies to government bills 
of lading, depositories of Federal funds in any amount, and to 
financial institutions that are issuing and paying agents for U.S. 
Savings Bonds.
    Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants 
and employees because of physical or mental disability and requires 
affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to 
disability. Section 503 applies to Federal contractors and 
subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000. \1\
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    \1\ Effective October 1, 2010, the coverage threshold under 
Section 503 increased from $10,000 to $15,000, in accordance with 
the inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908.
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    VEVRAA prohibits employment discrimination against protected 
veterans and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are 
treated without regard to their status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA 
applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of 
$150,000 or more. \2\
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    \2\ Effective October 1, 2015, the coverage threshold under 
VEVRAA increased from $100,000 to $150,000, in accordance with the 
inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908.
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    The ICR addresses EO 11246, Section 503 and VEVRAA supply and 
service program components subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA).
    II. Review Focus: 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

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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: DOL seeks the approval of the revision of 
this information in order to carry out its responsibility to enforce 
the anti-discrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three 
legal authorities it administers.
    Type of Review: Revision of OMB 1250-0003.
    Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
    Title: Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, Supply and 
Service.
    OMB Number: 1250-0003.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Respondents: 104,545.
    Total Annual responses: 104,545.
    Average Time per Response (approximation due to rounding): 91 
hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours (approximation due to rounding): 
9,559,739.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $140,263.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this ICR and become 
a matter of public record.

    Dated: October 22, 2015.
Debra A. Carr,
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-27580 Filed 10-28-15; 8:45 am]
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