Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) Program, 31664-31666 [2016-11847]

Download as PDF 31664 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices BURDEN BREAKDOWN—Continued [L/T = Lease Term, ROW = Right of Way] Non-hour cost burdens Citation 30 CFR 250 Subpart Q Reporting requirement Average number of annual responses Hour burden Annual burden hours (rounded) $622,652 non-hour cost burdens Total Burden ....... ............................................................................... 4,766 Responses ............. 29,318 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES $2,154,320 Non-Hour Cost Burdens Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Non-Hour Cost Burden: We have identified three non-hour paperwork cost burdens for this collection. Respondents pay cost recovery fees when removing a platform or other facility under § 250.1727 for $4,684, or for decommissioning a pipeline under § 250.1751(a)—L/T for $1,142 or a ROW for $2,170. The fees are required to recover the Federal Government’s processing costs, and we have not identified any others. We estimate a total reporting non-hour cost burden of $2,154,320 for this collection. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires each agency ‘‘. . . to provide notice . . . and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information . . .’’. Agencies must specifically solicit comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the collection is necessary or useful; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of technology. Agencies must also estimate the nonhour paperwork cost burdens to respondents or recordkeepers resulting from the collection of information. Therefore, if you have other than hour burden costs to generate, maintain, and disclose this information, you should comment and provide your total capital and startup cost components or annual operation, maintenance, and purchase of service components. For further information on this burden, refer to 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(1) and (2), or contact the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Bureau representative listed previously in this notice. We will summarize written responses to this notice and address them in our submission for OMB approval. As a result of your comments, we will make any necessary adjustments to the burden in our submission to OMB. Public Comment Procedures: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. BSEE Information Collection Clearance Officer: Nicole Mason, (703) 787–1607. Dated: May 13, 2016. Robert W. Middleton, Deputy Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–11829 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 is properly assessed. Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) [ED–GRANTS–112414–001]. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before July 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Christina Yancey, Chief Evaluation Office, OASP, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 31665 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Christina Yancey by email at ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The information collection activities described in this notice will provide data for a systems analysis, as well as implementation and outcome evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) Program. Through the first cohort of P3 grantees, five partnering Federal agencies—the Departments of Education (DOE), Labor (DOL), and Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)—are testing innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth. Disconnected youth are defined as low-income youth between the ages of 14 and 24 and are either homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, unemployed, or not enrolled in or at risk of dropping out of school. The Federal partners hope to learn more about whether allowing states, localities, and Indian tribes greater flexibility to pool funds and waive programmatic requirements will help them overcome significant hurdles they face in providing effective services to and improving outcomes for disconnected youth. In October 2015, nine competitively-awarded grantees were announced as the first cohort of P3. They received up to $700,000 in start-up funds and the flexibility to blend or braid existing discretionary funds from across programs to improve the outcomes of disconnected youth. This information collection covers the systems analysis, as well as implementation and outcomes study which will address four main research questions: (1) How do the pilots use the flexibility offered by P3 to implement P3 models and interventions to improve the outcomes of disconnected youth? (2) How has each pilot structured its P3 system and work across partners to provide effective services to disconnected youth? (3) What system change resulted from P3? and (4) Who are the youth who participate in P3, what services do they receive, and what are their outcomes? This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on three proposed data collection instruments that will be used in the P3 implementation evaluation: • Site visit protocols. The two site visits, anticipated to occur in 2017 and 2018, will include semi-structured interviews with grantee and partners administrators and staff and observations of program activities. Field researchers will use a modular interview guide, organized by major topics that can be adapted based on the respondent’s knowledge base, to prompt discussions on topics of interest to the study. • Focus group protocols. During each implementation study visit, the evaluation team will conduct three focus groups per site. Each round of site visits will also include focus groups with youth participants. The protocol will be used to learn about P3 participants, including their initial interest and enrollment in P3, their experiences in the program, and their expectations for the future. • Partner Survey. The survey will be administered during the two site visits to those partners working with the grantees. To better understand relationships of the partner entities within the pilot, the survey, a brief targeted tool, will explore the strength of relationships between the key entities (partners) involved in the P3 pilot. The short survey will systematically collect information on select elements of partner interactions (frequency of communication, level of collaboration, and service referrals). II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for the P3 program. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the following: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions; • 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— for example, permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions At this time, the Department of Labor is requesting clearance for the implementation site visit protocols, the focus group protocols, and a survey. Type of Review: New information collection request. OMB Control Number: 1205–0NEW. Affected Public: Staff of state and local government agencies, for-profit institutions, and not-for-profit institutions; and youth participants. Respondent groups identified include (1) administrators and staff of grantees and partners organizations and (2) youth participants. ESTIMATED TOTAL BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Average burden time per response (hours) Estimated total burden (hours) ........................ 135 ........................ 135 ........................ 1 ........................ 1 ........................ 1.25 ........................ 1.25 ........................ 168.75 ........................ 168.75 ........................ 72 ........................ ........................ 1 ........................ ........................ 1 ........................ ........................ 72 ........................ Estimated total respondents Respondents mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Semi-structured Interviews Round 1 P3 Administrators/Staff .................................................................................... Round 2 P3 Administrators/Staff .................................................................................... Site Visit Round 1 P3 Youth .......................................................................................................... Round 2 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 31666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices ESTIMATED TOTAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Average burden time per response (hours) Estimated total respondents Number of responses per respondent 72 1 1 72 Round 1 P3 Administrators/Staff .................................................................................... Round 2 P3 Administrators/Staff .................................................................................... ........................ 90 ........................ 90 ........................ 1 ........................ 1 ........................ .25 ........................ .25 ........................ 22.5 ........................ 22.5 Total .......................................................................................................... 594 ........................ ........................ 526.5 Respondents P3 Youth .......................................................................................................... Estimated total burden (hours) Partner Survey Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: May 11, 2016. Sharon Block, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–11847 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative have determined that renewal of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy is necessary and in the public interest. The Committee will be chartered pursuant to section 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2155(c)(1) and (2), as amended and Executive Order 11846 of March 27, 1975, 3 CFR, 1971–1975 Comp., p. 971 (which delegates certain Presidential responsibilities conferred in section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 to the United States Trade Representative). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy consults with and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative on general policy matters concerning labor and trade negotiations, operations of any trade agreement once entered into, and other matters arising in connection with the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 administration of the trade policy of the United States. The current Charter expires on May 25, 2016. The renewal of the charter of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy is necessary and in the public interest, as the Committee will provide information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The Committee shall provide its views to the Secretary of Labor and the Unites States Trade Representative through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Committee is to be comprised of no more than 30 members representing the labor community. The Committee will meet at irregular intervals at the call of the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne M. Zollner, Designated Federal Official and Division Chief, Trade Policy and Negotiations, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, Room S–5317, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–4890. Signed at Washington, DC, this day 13 of May 2016. Carol Pier, Deputy Undersecretary of the International Labor Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. 2016–11842 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 revision of the ‘‘Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.’’ 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 July 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, 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: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 24(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires the Secretary of Labor to develop and E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; National Evaluation of the Performance 
Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation 
Office, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance 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 is properly assessed.
    Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments 
concerning the collection of data about the National Evaluation of the 
Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) [ED-GRANTS-
112414-001]. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request 
(ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the 
addressee section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before July 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following 
methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: 
Christina Yancey, Chief Evaluation Office, OASP, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room S-2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB 
Control Number identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit 
their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail 
early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included 
in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Christina Yancey by email at 
ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The information collection activities described in this notice will 
provide data for a systems analysis, as well as implementation and 
outcome evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for 
Disconnected Youth (P3) Program. Through the first cohort of P3 
grantees, five partnering Federal agencies--the Departments of 
Education (DOE), Labor (DOL), and Health and Human Services (HHS), 
along with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS) and 
the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)--are testing 
innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for 
improving results for disconnected youth. Disconnected youth are 
defined as low-income youth between the ages of 14 and 24 and are 
either homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice 
system, unemployed, or not enrolled in or at risk of dropping out of 
school. The Federal partners hope to learn more about whether allowing 
states, localities, and Indian tribes greater flexibility to pool funds 
and waive programmatic requirements will help them overcome significant 
hurdles they face in providing effective services to and improving 
outcomes for disconnected youth. In October 2015, nine competitively-
awarded grantees were announced as the first cohort of P3. They 
received up to $700,000 in start-up funds and the flexibility to blend 
or braid existing discretionary funds from across programs to improve 
the outcomes of disconnected youth.
    This information collection covers the systems analysis, as well as 
implementation and outcomes study which will address four main research 
questions: (1) How do the pilots use the flexibility offered by P3 to 
implement P3 models and interventions to improve the outcomes of 
disconnected youth? (2) How has each pilot structured its P3 system and 
work across partners to provide effective services to disconnected 
youth? (3) What system change resulted from P3? and (4) Who are the 
youth who participate in P3, what services do they receive, and what 
are their outcomes? This Federal Register Notice provides the 
opportunity to comment on three proposed data collection instruments 
that will be used in the P3 implementation evaluation:
     Site visit protocols. The two site visits, anticipated to 
occur in 2017 and 2018, will include semi-structured interviews with 
grantee and partners administrators and staff and observations of 
program activities. Field researchers will use a modular interview 
guide, organized by major topics that can be adapted based on the 
respondent's knowledge base, to prompt discussions on topics of 
interest to the study.
     Focus group protocols. During each implementation study 
visit, the evaluation team will conduct three focus groups per site. 
Each round of site visits will also include focus groups with youth 
participants. The protocol will be used to learn about P3 participants, 
including their initial interest and enrollment in P3, their 
experiences in the program, and their expectations for the future.
     Partner Survey. The survey will be administered during the 
two site visits to those partners working with the grantees. To better 
understand relationships of the partner entities within the pilot, the 
survey, a brief targeted tool, will explore the strength of 
relationships between the key entities (partners) involved in the P3 
pilot. The short survey will systematically collect information on 
select elements of partner interactions (frequency of communication, 
level of collaboration, and service referrals).

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments 
concerning the above data collection for the P3 program. DOL is 
particularly interested in comments that do the following:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
     evaluate the accuracy of the agency's burden estimate of 
the proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions;
     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--for example, 
permitting electronic submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    At this time, the Department of Labor is requesting clearance for 
the implementation site visit protocols, the focus group protocols, and 
a survey.
    Type of Review: New information collection request.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0NEW.
    Affected Public: Staff of state and local government agencies, for-
profit institutions, and not-for-profit institutions; and youth 
participants. Respondent groups identified include (1) administrators 
and staff of grantees and partners organizations and (2) youth 
participants.

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                                                                                  Average burden
                                                     Estimated       Number of       time per        Estimated
                   Respondents                         total       responses per     response      total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent        (hours)         (hours)
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                                           Semi-structured Interviews
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Round 1                                           ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
P3 Administrators/Staff.........................             135               1            1.25          168.75
Round 2                                           ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
P3 Administrators/Staff.........................             135               1            1.25          168.75
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                                                   Site Visit
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Round 1                                           ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
P3 Youth........................................              72               1               1              72
Round 2                                           ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............

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P3 Youth........................................              72               1               1              72
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                                                 Partner Survey
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Round 1                                           ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
P3 Administrators/Staff.........................              90               1             .25            22.5
Round 2                                           ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
P3 Administrators/Staff.........................              90               1             .25            22.5
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    Total.......................................             594  ..............  ..............           526.5
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    Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: May 11, 2016.
Sharon Block,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of 
Labor.
[FR Doc. 2016-11847 Filed 5-18-16; 8:45 am]
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