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Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2015–33148 Filed 1–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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 (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 can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS),’’ to be conducted in August 2016, August 2017, and August 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Jan 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before March 7, 2016. DATES: Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). ADDRESSES: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691– 7763 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CPS has been the principal source of official Government statistics on employment and unemployment since 1940 (75 years). Collection of labor force data through the CPS is necessary to meet the requirements in Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1 and 2. The Veterans Supplement provides information on the labor force status of veterans with a service-connected disability, combat veterans, past or present National Guard and Reserve members, and recently discharged veterans. Also, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam veterans are identified by location of service. Data are provided by period of service and a range of demographic characteristics. The supplement also provides information on veterans’ participation in various transition and employment and training programs. The data collected through this supplement will be used by the Veterans Employment and Training Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine policies that better meet the needs of our Nation’s veteran population. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Veterans Supplement to the CPS. An extension without change of a currently approved collection is needed to continue to provide the Nation with timely information about the labor force status of veterans with a serviceconnected disability, combat veterans, past or present National Guard and Reserve members, recently discharged veterans, and veterans who have served in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Vietnam. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 253 III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. • 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. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Veterans Supplement to the CPS. OMB Number: 1220–0102. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 9,000. Frequency: Annually. Total Responses: 9,000. Average Time per Response: Approximately 2 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 300 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of December 2015. Kimberly D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2015–33143 Filed 1–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM Notice. 05JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/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 can be properly assessed. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed extension of the ``Veterans Supplement to the Current 
Population Survey (CPS),'' to be conducted in August 2016, August 2017, 
and August 2018.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses 
section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
Addresses section of this notice on or before March 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division 
of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 
Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also 
may be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202-
691-7763 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The CPS has been the principal source of official Government 
statistics on employment and unemployment since 1940 (75 years). 
Collection of labor force data through the CPS is necessary to meet the 
requirements in Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1 and 2. The 
Veterans Supplement provides information on the labor force status of 
veterans with a service-connected disability, combat veterans, past or 
present National Guard and Reserve members, and recently discharged 
veterans. Also, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam veterans are identified 
by location of service. Data are provided by period of service and a 
range of demographic characteristics. The supplement also provides 
information on veterans' participation in various transition and 
employment and training programs. The data collected through this 
supplement will be used by the Veterans Employment and Training Service 
and the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine policies that 
better meet the needs of our Nation's veteran population.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Veterans Supplement to the CPS. An extension without change of a 
currently approved collection is needed to continue to provide the 
Nation with timely information about the labor force status of veterans 
with a service-connected disability, combat veterans, past or present 
National Guard and Reserve members, recently discharged veterans, and 
veterans who have served in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Vietnam.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.
     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.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Veterans Supplement to the CPS.
    OMB Number: 1220-0102.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Total Respondents: 9,000.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Responses: 9,000.
    Average Time per Response: Approximately 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 300 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of December 2015.
Kimberly D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2015-33143 Filed 1-4-16; 8:45 am]
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