Comment Request for Information Collection for Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, Extension Without Revisions, 78772-78773 [2015-31712]

Download as PDF 78772 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES i. The number of job applications received; ii. the name of each applicant; iii. the position applied for; iv. the final employment determination for each applicant or job candidate; and v. for each U.S. job applicant not hired, a description of the specific, lawful, job-related reason for rejecting the applicant for employment, which includes a comparison of the job applicant’s skills and experience against the terms listed in the original job posting. Contractors may provide much of this information in the form of a table or spreadsheet, so that instead of a narrative style the contractor need only check an appropriate box or provide a phrase, number or date (e.g., to indicate whether an individual reported for an interview or not, or lacked specific qualifications). II. Public Burden Statement The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the Department’s request to extend the information collection (OMB Control Number 1205– 0484) for three years, expiring October 31, 2018. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number (1205–0484). The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at three hours per job order, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Further information on this ICR can be accessed using control number 1205– 0484 at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. To do this, use the following instructions: 1. Go to the first ‘‘Select Agency’’ box and click on the drop-down arrow, and then select ‘‘Department of Labor.’’ Then, click on the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the box. 2. Each entry lists the OMB Control Number at the top of the entry. Scroll down the screen until 1205–0484 appears (the entries are in numerical order). 3. Once you reach 1205–0484, click on the number immediately below that, the ICR Reference Number (not the Control Number itself). 4. To see the Information Collection notices themselves, click on ‘‘View Information Collection (IC) List’’ near the top of the page on the left. To see the Report to Congress, the MOU, the ICR Supporting Statement and other relevant documents, click on ‘‘View VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ near the top of the page on the right. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2015–31713 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, Extension Without Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the information collection request (ICR) to collect data about title 29 CFR 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, Complaint Form—Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, ETA—9030, which expires on May 31, 2016. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205– 0224. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before February 16, 2016. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit written comments to Greg Wilson, Office of Apprenticeship, Room C–5317, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–2954 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693– 3799. Email: wilson.greg1@dol.gov. To obtain a free copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden, please contact the person listed above. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (Act), section 50 (29 U.S.C. 50), authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) ‘‘to formulate and promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, to extend the application of such standards by encouraging the inclusion thereof in contracts of apprenticeship, to bring together employers and labor for the formulation of programs of apprenticeship, to cooperate with state agencies engaged in the formulation and promotion of standards of apprenticeship, and to cooperate with the Secretary of Education in accordance with Section 17 of Title 20.’’ Section 50a of the Act authorizes the Secretary to ‘‘publish information relating to existing and proposed labor standards of apprenticeship,’’ and to ‘‘appoint national advisory committees * * *’’ (29. U.S.C. 50a). Title 29 CFR part 30 sets forth policies and procedures to promote the equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with the Department and recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies. These policies and procedures apply to recruitment and selection of apprentices, and to all conditions of employment and training during apprenticeship. The procedures provide for registering apprenticeship programs, for reviewing apprenticeship programs, for processing complaints, and for deregistering non-complying apprenticeship programs. This part also provides policies and procedures for continuation or withdrawal of recognition of state agencies which E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Notices registered apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes. The Complaint Form—Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, ETA Form 9039, is used by applicants and/or apprentices to file a complaint of discrimination with the Department. Since this form expires on May 31, 2016, ETA is seeking an extension of this form without revisions. II. Review Focus asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions D Agency: DOL–ETA. D Type of Review: Extension without changes of currently approved collection. D Title of Collection: Title 29 CFR part 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs. D Form: Complaint Form—Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, ETA Form 9039. D OMB Control Number: 1205–0224. D Affected Public: Applicants, Apprentices, Sponsors, State Apprenticeship Agencies, and Tribal Governments. D Estimated Number of Respondents: 19,277 (19,200 program sponsors + 27 State Apprenticeship Agencies + 50 Applicants/Apprentices). D Frequency: 1-time basis. D Total Estimated Annual Responses: 34,490. D Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes for applicants/ apprentices to complete and submit the complaint form. D Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,219 hours. 16:53 Dec 16, 2015 Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–31712 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. VerDate Sep<11>2014 D Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.00. We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; they will also become a matter of public record. Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2012–0031] The Standard on 4, 4′— Methylenedianiline (MDA) in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on 4,4’— Methylenedianiline (MDA) in Construction (29 CFR 1926.60). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0031, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78773 Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2012–0031) for this Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Equal Employment 
Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, Extension Without Revisions

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal 
agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that 
respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with 
minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection 
instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection 
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the information 
collection request (ICR) to collect data about title 29 CFR 30, Equal 
Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, Complaint Form--
Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, ETA--9030, 
which expires on May 31, 2016.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1205-0224.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before February 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Greg Wilson, Office of 
Apprenticeship, Room C-5317, Employment and Training Administration, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210. Telephone number: 202-693-2954 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone 
number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-693-3799. Email: 
wilson.greg1@dol.gov. To obtain a free copy of this ICR with applicable 
supporting documentation; including a description of the likely 
respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total 
burden, please contact the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (Act), section 50 (29 
U.S.C. 50), authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
``to formulate and promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary 
to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, to extend the application of 
such standards by encouraging the inclusion thereof in contracts of 
apprenticeship, to bring together employers and labor for the 
formulation of programs of apprenticeship, to cooperate with state 
agencies engaged in the formulation and promotion of standards of 
apprenticeship, and to cooperate with the Secretary of Education in 
accordance with Section 17 of Title 20.'' Section 50a of the Act 
authorizes the Secretary to ``publish information relating to existing 
and proposed labor standards of apprenticeship,'' and to ``appoint 
national advisory committees * * *'' (29. U.S.C. 50a).
    Title 29 CFR part 30 sets forth policies and procedures to promote 
the equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with 
the Department and recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies. These 
policies and procedures apply to recruitment and selection of 
apprentices, and to all conditions of employment and training during 
apprenticeship. The procedures provide for registering apprenticeship 
programs, for reviewing apprenticeship programs, for processing 
complaints, and for deregistering non-complying apprenticeship 
programs. This part also provides policies and procedures for 
continuation or withdrawal of recognition of state agencies which

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registered apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes.
    The Complaint Form--Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship 
Programs, ETA Form 9039, is used by applicants and/or apprentices to 
file a complaint of discrimination with the Department. Since this form 
expires on May 31, 2016, ETA is seeking an extension of this form 
without revisions.

II. Review Focus

    The Department is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    [ssquf] Agency: DOL-ETA.
    [ssquf] Type of Review: Extension without changes of currently 
approved collection.
    [ssquf] Title of Collection: Title 29 CFR part 30, Equal Employment 
Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs.
    [ssquf] Form: Complaint Form--Equal Employment Opportunity in 
Apprenticeship Programs, ETA Form 9039.
    [ssquf] OMB Control Number: 1205-0224.
    [ssquf] Affected Public: Applicants, Apprentices, Sponsors, State 
Apprenticeship Agencies, and Tribal Governments.
    [ssquf] Estimated Number of Respondents: 19,277 (19,200 program 
sponsors + 27 State Apprenticeship Agencies + 50 Applicants/
Apprentices).
    [ssquf] Frequency: 1-time basis.
    [ssquf] Total Estimated Annual Responses: 34,490.
    [ssquf] Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes for 
applicants/apprentices to complete and submit the complaint form.
    [ssquf] Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,219 hours.
    [ssquf] Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.00.
    We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of 
the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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