Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request, 62885-62886 [2016-21892]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by October 5, 2016, to be placed on the list of public speakers for the meeting. Written Statements: Written statements will be accepted throughout the advisory process; however, for timely consideration by Panel members, statements should be supplied to the DFO (preferably via email) at the contact information noted above by October 5, 2016. It is the SAB Staff Office general policy to post written comments on the Web page for advisory meetings. Submitters are requested to provide an unsigned version of each document because the SAB Staff Office does not publish documents with signatures on its Web sites. Members of the public should be aware that their personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted to the SAB Web site. Copyrighted material will not be posted without explicit permission of the copyright holder. Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Dr. Armitage at the contact information provided above. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Dr. Armitage preferably at least ten days prior to the meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Dated: September 7, 2016. Khanna Johnston, Acting Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office. [FR Doc. 2016–21989 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection—extension without change: Local Union Report (EEO–3). AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension without change of the Local Union Report (EEO–3) (Form 274). Pending OMB approval of an emergency extension request, to be effective after the current September 30, 2016 expiration date, a regular clearance request for OMB review and approval of Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 a three-year extension of the EEO–3 Report is beginning. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before November 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (‘‘FAX’’) machine. This limitation is necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of the fax receiver is (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663–4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTD). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Instead of sending written comments to EEOC, 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. All comments received through this portal will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide, except as noted below. The EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All comments received, including any personal information provided, also will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters’ Library, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663–4630 (voice) or (202) 663–4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Edwards, Director, Program Research and Surveys Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE., Room 4SW30F, Washington, DC 20507; (202) 663–4958 (voice) or (202) 663–7063 (TTY). Requests for this notice in an alternative PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62885 format should be made to the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663–4191 (voice) or (202) 663– 4494 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits public comment to enable it to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 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. Overview of Information Collection Collection Title: Local Union Report (EEO–3). OMB Number: 3046–0006. Frequency of Report: Biennial. Type of Respondent: Local referral unions with 100 or more members. Description of Affected Public: Local referral unions and independent or unaffiliated referral unions and similar labor organizations. Responses: 1,036. Biennial Reporting Hours: 2,123.8. Biennial Burden Hour Cost: $87,588.10. Biennial Federal Cost: $81,935. Number of Forms: 1. Form Number: EEOC Form 274. Abstract: Section 709(c) of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e–8(c), requires labor organizations to make and keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed and to produce reports from the data. The EEOC issued regulations requiring local referral unions with 100 or more members to submit EEO–3 reports. The individual reports are confidential. The EEOC uses EEO–3 data to investigate charges of discrimination and for research. Burden Statement: The EEOC has updated its methodology for calculating annual burden to reflect the different E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 62886 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices staff that are responsible for preparing and filing the EEO–3. The EEOC now accounts for time to be spent biennially on EEO–3 reporting by business agents and administrative staff, as well as time spent by attorneys who, in a few cases, may consult briefly during the reporting process. The estimated number of respondents included in the biennial EEO–3 survey is 1,036 referral unions, as this is the number of filers from the 2014 reporting cycle. The estimated hour burden per report will be 2.05 hours, and the estimated total biennial respondent burden hours will be 2,123.8. Burden hour cost was calculated using median hourly wage rates for administrative staff and legal counsel, and average hourly wage rates for labor union business agents.1 The burden hour cost per report will be $84.54, and the estimated total biennial burden hour cost will be $87,588.10. (See Table 1 for calculations.) TABLE 1—UPDATED ESTIMATE OF BURDEN FOR EEO–3 REPORT Hourly wage rate Local referral union staff Hours per local Cost per local Total burden hours Total burden hour cost Secretaries and administrative assistants ........................... Business agent .................................................................... Corporate legal counsel ....................................................... $17.55 64.21 55.69 1 1 0.05 $17.55 64.21 2.7845 1036 1036 51.8 $18,181.80 66,521.56 2,884.74 Total .............................................................................. ........................ 2.05 84.5445 2,123.8 87,588.10 These estimates are based on an assumption of paper reporting. However, the EEOC has made electronic filing much easier for respondents required to file the EEO–3 Report. As a result, more respondents are using this filing method. This development, along with the greater availability of human resource information software, is expected to significantly reduce the actual burden of reporting. The Commission continues to develop more reliable estimates of reporting burdens given the significant increase in electronic filing and explore new approaches to make such reporting even less burdensome. In order to help reduce survey burden, respondents are encouraged to report data electronically whenever possible. Dated: September 2, 2016. For the Commission. Jenny R. Yang, Chair. [FR Doc. 2016–21892 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [GN Docket No. 12–268; AU Docket No. 14– 252; WT Docket No. 12–269; DA 16–990] Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Clearing Target of 114 Megahertz Set for Stage 2 of the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction; Stage 2 Bidding in the Reverse Auction Will Start on September 13, 2016 Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 1 Median hourly wage rates for administrative staff and legal counsel were obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (see U.S. Dept. of Labor, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Incentive Auction Task Force and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announce the spectrum clearing target of 114 megahertz and band plan for Stage 2 of the incentive auction and that bidding in Stage 2 of the reverse auction is scheduled to begin on September 13, 2016. Also announces details and dates regarding bidding and the availability of educational and informational materials for reverse and forward auction bidders eligible to participate in Stage 2; the availability of Stage 2 bidding and timing information in the Incentive Auction Public Reporting System; and the importance of bidder contingency plans and reminds each reverse and forward auction applicant of its continuing obligations under the FCC’s rules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division: For general auction questions, contact Linda Sanderson at (717) 338–2868. For reverse auction or forward auction legal questions, refer to the contact information listed in the Incentive Auction Stage 2 Clearing Target Public Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Incentive Auction Stage 2 Clearing Target Public Notice, GN Docket No. 12–268, AU Docket No. 14– 252, WT Docket No. 12–269, DA 16– 990, released August 31, 2016. The complete text of the Incentive Auction Stage 2 Clearing Target Public Notice is available for public inspection and copying from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Monday through Thursday or from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET on Fridays in the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. The complete text is also available on the Commission’s Web site at http:// wireless.fcc.gov, the Auction 1000 Web site at http://www.fcc.gov/auctions/ 1000, or by using the search function on the ECFS Web page at http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Alternative formats are available to persons with disabilities by sending an email to FCC504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). 1. The Incentive Auction Task Force (Task Force) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) announce the 114 megahertz spectrum clearing target that has been set by the Auction System’s optimization procedure and the associated band plan for Stage 2 of the incentive auction, as well as the number of Category 1 and Category 2 generic license blocks in each Partial Economic Area (PEA) that will be offered in Stage 2 of the forward auction. The Task Force and Bureau also provide details and specific dates regarding bidding and the availability of educational materials and remind reverse and forward auction applicants of their continuing obligations. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www/bls.gov/ooh/) and the average hourly wage rate for a labor union business agent was obtained from salaryexpert.com (see https://www.salaryexpert.com/salarysurveydata/ job=labor-union-business-agent/salary). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Stage 2 Clearing Target and Band Plan 2. Auction System’s clearing target determination procedure has set a spectrum clearing target of 114 megahertz for Stage 2 of the incentive auction. Under the band plan associated with this spectrum clearing target, 90 megahertz, or 90 paired blocks, of licensed spectrum will be offered in the E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 177 (Tuesday, September 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62885-62886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21892]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Request

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice of information collection--extension without change: 
Local Union Report (EEO-3).

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) announces that 
it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request for a three-year extension without change of the Local Union 
Report (EEO-3) (Form 274). Pending OMB approval of an emergency 
extension request, to be effective after the current September 30, 2016 
expiration date, a regular clearance request for OMB review and 
approval of a three-year extension of the EEO-3 Report is beginning.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
November 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Acting 
Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission, 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to 
commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six 
or fewer pages by facsimile (``FAX'') machine. This limitation is 
necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of 
the fax receiver is (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) 
Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the 
sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive 
Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 (TTD). 
(These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Instead of sending written 
comments to EEOC, 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. All comments received through this portal will be posted 
without change, including any personal information you provide, except 
as noted below. The EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting 
libelous or otherwise inappropriate comments including those that 
contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or 
defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, 
color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic 
information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All 
comments received, including any personal information provided, also 
will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by 
appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters' Library, 131 M Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance 
viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids such as readers or 
print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library 
staff at (202) 663-4630 (voice) or (202) 663-4641 (TTY). (These are not 
toll-free numbers.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Edwards, Director, Program 
Research and Surveys Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 
131 M Street NE., Room 4SW30F, Washington, DC 20507; (202) 663-4958 
(voice) or (202) 663-7063 (TTY). Requests for this notice in an 
alternative format should be made to the Office of Communications and 
Legislative Affairs at (202) 663-4191 (voice) or (202) 663-4494 (TTY).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the 
Commission solicits public comment to enable it to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the Commission's functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including 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.

Overview of Information Collection

    Collection Title: Local Union Report (EEO-3).
    OMB Number: 3046-0006.
    Frequency of Report: Biennial.
    Type of Respondent: Local referral unions with 100 or more members.
    Description of Affected Public: Local referral unions and 
independent or unaffiliated referral unions and similar labor 
organizations.
    Responses: 1,036.
    Biennial Reporting Hours: 2,123.8.
    Biennial Burden Hour Cost: $87,588.10.
    Biennial Federal Cost: $81,935.
    Number of Forms: 1.
    Form Number: EEOC Form 274.
    Abstract: Section 709(c) of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), requires labor organizations to 
make and keep records relevant to a determination of whether unlawful 
employment practices have been or are being committed and to produce 
reports from the data. The EEOC issued regulations requiring local 
referral unions with 100 or more members to submit EEO-3 reports. The 
individual reports are confidential. The EEOC uses EEO-3 data to 
investigate charges of discrimination and for research.
    Burden Statement: The EEOC has updated its methodology for 
calculating annual burden to reflect the different

[[Page 62886]]

staff that are responsible for preparing and filing the EEO-3. The EEOC 
now accounts for time to be spent biennially on EEO-3 reporting by 
business agents and administrative staff, as well as time spent by 
attorneys who, in a few cases, may consult briefly during the reporting 
process. The estimated number of respondents included in the biennial 
EEO-3 survey is 1,036 referral unions, as this is the number of filers 
from the 2014 reporting cycle. The estimated hour burden per report 
will be 2.05 hours, and the estimated total biennial respondent burden 
hours will be 2,123.8. Burden hour cost was calculated using median 
hourly wage rates for administrative staff and legal counsel, and 
average hourly wage rates for labor union business agents.\1\ The 
burden hour cost per report will be $84.54, and the estimated total 
biennial burden hour cost will be $87,588.10. (See Table 1 for 
calculations.)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ Median hourly wage rates for administrative staff and legal 
counsel were obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (see U.S. 
Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook 
Handbook, http://www/bls.gov/ooh/) and the average hourly wage rate 
for a labor union business agent was obtained from salaryexpert.com 
(see https://www.salaryexpert.com/salarysurveydata/job=labor-union-business-agent/salary).

                              Table 1--Updated Estimate of Burden for EEO-3 Report
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Hourly wage     Hours  per       Cost  per     Total burden    Total burden
   Local referral union staff          rate            local           local           hours         hour cost
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Secretaries and administrative            $17.55               1          $17.55            1036      $18,181.80
 assistants.....................
Business agent..................           64.21               1           64.21            1036       66,521.56
Corporate legal counsel.........           55.69            0.05          2.7845            51.8        2,884.74
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................  ..............            2.05         84.5445         2,123.8       87,588.10
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    These estimates are based on an assumption of paper reporting. 
However, the EEOC has made electronic filing much easier for 
respondents required to file the EEO-3 Report. As a result, more 
respondents are using this filing method. This development, along with 
the greater availability of human resource information software, is 
expected to significantly reduce the actual burden of reporting. The 
Commission continues to develop more reliable estimates of reporting 
burdens given the significant increase in electronic filing and explore 
new approaches to make such reporting even less burdensome. In order to 
help reduce survey burden, respondents are encouraged to report data 
electronically whenever possible.

    Dated: September 2, 2016.

    For the Commission.
Jenny R. Yang,
Chair.
[FR Doc. 2016-21892 Filed 9-12-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6570-01-P