Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary, 86016-86017 [2016-28735]

Download as PDF 86016 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices • 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–ETA. Type of Review: Extension without change. Title of Collection: Job Corps Application Data. Form(s): ETA Form 652, ETA Form 655, ETA Form 682. OMB Control Number: 1205–0025. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 69,700. Frequency: Once. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 145,961. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,106. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: 0. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–28705 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 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=201607-1220-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, 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–BLS, 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: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary. The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to gather information on expenditures, income, and other related subjects. The data is updated periodically in the national Consumer Price Index. In addition, the data is used by a variety of researchers in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. The data is collected from a national probability sample of households designed to represent the total civilian non-institutional population. The purpose of this revision request is to make changes to the two Consumer Expenditure (CE) Surveys: The Quarterly Interview Survey (CEQ) and the Diary Survey (CED) as part of an ongoing effort to improve data quality, maintain or increase response rates, and reduce data collection costs. The Census Authorizing Statute and BLS Authorizing Statute authorize this information collection. See 13 U.S.C. 8b and 29 U.S.C. 2. The ICR has been characterized as a revision for several reasons. More PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 specifically, three major changes are proposed for the CED. (1) In an effort to alleviate burden and improve response rates, an alternative version of the paper CED has been developed. The new version consolidates the four main diary categories into two, facing, diary pages so that all expenses for a single day can be entered without flipping pages. An effort was also made to reduce the amount of instructions and examples so that respondents are not confused or intimidated. (2) The earliest placement date and last placement date restrictions for the Diary will be removed allowing Field Representatives to place the diary on any day within the collection month. (3) In order to simplify procedures and reduce costs, all Diaries will be double placed. As a result, the second Field Representative interview to pick up the Week 1 Diary and place the Week 2 Diary will be eliminated. Additionally, the CE will delete several tax questions that were deleted from CEQ in 2015 as data received from the IRS have enabled CE to calculate this data rather than collect it. Several changes will also be implemented in CEQ in order to keep the CEQ questionnaire current. These changes include changes to question wording, deletions, additions, and section restructurings. 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 1220–0050. The current approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2019; 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 published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2016 (81 FR 42731). 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 E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1220–0050. 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–BLS. Title of Collection: Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary. OMB Control Number: 1220–0050. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,927. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 57,732. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 56,718 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 22, 2016. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–28735 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. OSHA–2016–0001] National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of a NACOSH meeting. AGENCY: NACOSH will meet December 14, 2016, in Washington, DC. In SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 conjunction with that meeting, the NACOSH Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Professionals Pipeline Work Group will meet December 13, 2016. DATES: NACOSH meeting: NACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2016. NACOSH Work Group meeting: The NACOSH OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address NACOSH, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations for the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings by December 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings: NACOSH and the NACOSH Work Group will meet in Room N–4437, Conference Rooms A–D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Submission of comments, requests to speak and speaker presentations: You must submit comments and request to speak at the NACOSH meeting, identified by the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA–2016–0001), by one of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for making submissions. Facsimile: If your submission, including attachments, does not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger/courier service (hard copy): You may submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2016–0001, Room N– 3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (TTY (887) 889–5627). OSHA’s Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand deliveries, express mail, and messenger/ courier service) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. e.t., weekdays. Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for special accommodations to attend the NACOSH and NACOSH Work Group meetings by email, telephone, or hard copy to Ms. Michelle Walker, Director, OSHA Technical Data Center, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86017 Management, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (TTY (887) 889–5627); email walker.michelle@dol.gov. Instructions: Your submissions must include the Agency name and the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA–2016–0001). Due to security-related procedures, receipt of submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, or messenger/courier service. For additional information about submissions, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. OSHA will post in the NACOSH docket, without change, any comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information that you provide. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–1999 (TTY (877) 889–5627); email meilinger.francis2@ dol.gov. For general information: Ms. Michelle Walker, Director, OSHA Technical Data Center, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (TTY (877) 889–5627); email walker.michelle@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACOSH meeting: NACOSH will meet Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in Washington, DC. NACOSH meetings are open to the public. Some NACOSH members may attend the meeting by teleconference. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with and make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee of indefinite duration. NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102–3), and OSHA’s regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a). E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly 
Interview and Diary

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) 
revision titled, ``Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview 
and Diary,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before December 29, 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=201607-1220-002 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, 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-
BLS, 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: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an 
email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
revisions to the Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and 
Diary. The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to gather 
information on expenditures, income, and other related subjects. The 
data is updated periodically in the national Consumer Price Index. In 
addition, the data is used by a variety of researchers in academia, 
government agencies, and the private sector. The data is collected from 
a national probability sample of households designed to represent the 
total civilian non-institutional population. The purpose of this 
revision request is to make changes to the two Consumer Expenditure 
(CE) Surveys: The Quarterly Interview Survey (CEQ) and the Diary Survey 
(CED) as part of an ongoing effort to improve data quality, maintain or 
increase response rates, and reduce data collection costs. The Census 
Authorizing Statute and BLS Authorizing Statute authorize this 
information collection. See 13 U.S.C. 8b and 29 U.S.C. 2.
    The ICR has been characterized as a revision for several reasons. 
More specifically, three major changes are proposed for the CED. (1) In 
an effort to alleviate burden and improve response rates, an 
alternative version of the paper CED has been developed. The new 
version consolidates the four main diary categories into two, facing, 
diary pages so that all expenses for a single day can be entered 
without flipping pages. An effort was also made to reduce the amount of 
instructions and examples so that respondents are not confused or 
intimidated. (2) The earliest placement date and last placement date 
restrictions for the Diary will be removed allowing Field 
Representatives to place the diary on any day within the collection 
month. (3) In order to simplify procedures and reduce costs, all 
Diaries will be double placed. As a result, the second Field 
Representative interview to pick up the Week 1 Diary and place the Week 
2 Diary will be eliminated. Additionally, the CE will delete several 
tax questions that were deleted from CEQ in 2015 as data received from 
the IRS have enabled CE to calculate this data rather than collect it. 
Several changes will also be implemented in CEQ in order to keep the 
CEQ questionnaire current. These changes include changes to question 
wording, deletions, additions, and section restructurings.
    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 1220-0050. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on June 30, 2019; 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 published in the 
Federal Register on June 30, 2016 (81 FR 42731).
    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

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Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments 
should mention OMB Control Number 1220-0050.
    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-BLS.
    Title of Collection: Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly 
Interview and Diary.
    OMB Control Number: 1220-0050.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,927.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 57,732.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 56,718 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: November 22, 2016.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-28735 Filed 11-28-16; 8:45 am]
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