OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2016, 971-972 [2016-87]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2016 / Notices The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs,’’ 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 February 8, 2016. 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=201511–1250–001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Seleda Perryman by telephone at 202–693–4131, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to 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 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 Seleda Perryman by telephone at 202– 693–4131, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs. The regulations implementing Executive Order 11246 permit Federal supply and service contractors to develop affirmative action programs (AAPs) that are based on business functions or asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:40 Jan 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 business units rather than AAPs based on establishments. Functional affirmative action programs (FAAPs) are designed to provide contractors with the option of creating AAPs that better fit their business needs. To develop and implement a FAAP, Federal contractors must receive written approval from the Director of OFCCP. This Information Collection Request (ICR) addresses the collection of information associated with the process for obtaining, modifying, updating, and renewing an agreement that allows contractors to develop and use functional AAPs. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because OFCCP is requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of 1,427 hours (9.5 hour per contractor) in reporting burden for its approval process to allow contractors to develop function based affirmative action programs. This is an increase over the previous request of 926 hours (7.6 hours per contractor). The increase is primarily attributed to the addition of a certification requirement. Additionally, in response to contractor comments, OFCCP removed the requirement in the previous directive that contractors requesting to use functional or business unit affirmative action programs provide a copy of a Federal contract. There are no recordkeeping or third party disclosure burdens associated with this Information Collection Request. Those requirements are accounted for under 1250–0003. 41 CFR 60–2.1(d)(4) authorizes this information collection. 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 1250–0006. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 971 published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2015 (80 FR 42127). 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 1250–0006. 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–OFCCP. Title of Collection: Agreement Approval Process for Use of Functional Affirmative Action Programs. OMB Control Number: 1250–0006. Affected Public: Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 150. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,427 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $89. Dated: December 31, 2015. Linda Watts Thomas, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–168 Filed 1–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2016 Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1 972 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2016 / Notices Notice of availability of the OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for FY 2016. ACTION: OMB is issuing its Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for FY 2016 to report on compliance of enacted 2016 discretionary appropriations legislation with the discretionary caps. The report finds that enacted appropriations are within the current law defense and nondefense discretionary limits for 2016; therefore, a sequestration of discretionary budget authority is not required. DATES: Effective Date: January 4, 2016. Section 254 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue its Final Sequestration Report 15 calendar days after the end of a congressional session. With regard to this final report and to each of the three required sequestration reports, section 254(b) specifically states the following: SUMMARY: SUBMISSION AND AVAILABILITY OF REPORTS.—Each report required by this section shall be submitted, in the case of CBO, to the House of Representatives, the Senate and OMB and, in the case of OMB, to the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the President on the day it is issued. On the following day a notice of the report shall be printed in the Federal Register. The OMB Sequestration Reports to the President and Congress is available on-line on the OMB home page at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/legislative_reports/sequestration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Tobasko, 6202 New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, Email address: ttobasko@omb.eop.gov, telephone number: (202) 395–5745, FAX number: (202) 395–4768. Because of delays in the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to use electronic communications. ADDRESSES: Shaun Donovan, Director. [FR Doc. 2016–87 Filed 1–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Science Foundation. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:40 Jan 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by March 8, 2016 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the information collection and requests for copies of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton on (703) 292–7556 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Antarctic emergency response plan and environmental protection information. OMB Approval Number: 3145–0180. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2016. Abstract: The NSF, pursuant to the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.) (‘‘ACA’’) regulates certain non-governmental activities in Antarctica. The ACA was amended in 1996 by the Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act. On September 7, 2001, NSF published a final rule in the Federal Register (66 FR 46739) implementing certain of these statutory amendments. The rule requires nongovernmental Antarctic expeditions using non-U.S. flagged vessels to ensure that the vessel owner has an emergency response plan. The rule also requires persons organizing a non-governmental expedition to provide expedition members with information on their environmental protection obligations under the Antarctic Conservation Act. Expected Respondents. Respondents may include non-profit organizations and small and large businesses. The majority of respondents are anticipated to be U.S. tour operators, currently estimated to number fifteen. Burden on the Public. The Foundation estimates that a one-time paperwork and recordkeeping burden of 40 hours or less, at a cost of $500 to $1400 per PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondent, will result from the emergency response plan requirement contained in the rule. Presently, all respondents have been providing expedition members with a copy of the Guidance for Visitors to the Antarctic (prepared and adopted at the Eighteenth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting as Recommendation XVIII–1). Because this Antarctic Treaty System document satisfies the environmental protection information requirements of the rule, no additional burden shall result from the environmental information requirements in the proposed rule. Dated: January 5, 2016. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2016–137 Filed 1–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permit applications received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at title 45 part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by February 8, 2016. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at the above address or ACApermits@ nsf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541), as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has developed regulations for the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 5 (Friday, January 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 971-972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-87]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for 
Fiscal Year 2016

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and 
Budget.

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ACTION: Notice of availability of the OMB Final Sequestration Report to 
the President and Congress for FY 2016.

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SUMMARY: OMB is issuing its Final Sequestration Report to the President 
and Congress for FY 2016 to report on compliance of enacted 2016 
discretionary appropriations legislation with the discretionary caps. 
The report finds that enacted appropriations are within the current law 
defense and non-defense discretionary limits for 2016; therefore, a 
sequestration of discretionary budget authority is not required.

DATES: Effective Date: January 4, 2016. Section 254 of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, requires 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue its Final 
Sequestration Report 15 calendar days after the end of a congressional 
session. With regard to this final report and to each of the three 
required sequestration reports, section 254(b) specifically states the 
following:

    SUBMISSION AND AVAILABILITY OF REPORTS.--Each report required by 
this section shall be submitted, in the case of CBO, to the House of 
Representatives, the Senate and OMB and, in the case of OMB, to the 
House of Representatives, the Senate, and the President on the day 
it is issued. On the following day a notice of the report shall be 
printed in the Federal Register.


ADDRESSES: The OMB Sequestration Reports to the President and Congress 
is available on-line on the OMB home page at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/legislative_reports/sequestration

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Tobasko, 6202 New Executive 
Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, Email address: 
ttobasko@omb.eop.gov, telephone number: (202) 395-5745, FAX number: 
(202) 395-4768. Because of delays in the receipt of regular mail 
related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to use 
electronic communications.

Shaun Donovan,
Director.
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