Data Users Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations, 11657-11658 [2017-03630]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices 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 1218–0216. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2017. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2016 (81 FR 67006). 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 1218–0216. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Aerial Lifts Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0216. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 10. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1 hour. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: February 17, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03668 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor. ACTION: Request for nominations to the BLS Data Users Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The BLS is soliciting new members for its Data Users Advisory Committee (DUAC). The current membership expires on January 15, 2018. The DUAC provides advice to the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the points of view of data users from various sectors of the U.S. economy, including the labor, business, research, academic, and government communities, on matters related to the analysis, dissemination, and use of the Bureau’s statistics, on its published reports, and on gaps between or the need for new Bureau statistics. The Committee will consist of 20 members and will be chosen from a cross-section of individuals who represent a balance of expertise across a broad range of BLS program areas, including employment and unemployment statistics, occupational safety and health statistics, compensation measures, price indexes, and productivity measures; or other areas related to the subject matter of BLS programs. BLS invites persons interested in serving on the DUAC to submit their names for consideration for committee membership. DATES: Nominations for the DUAC membership should be postmarked by March 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: Nominations for the DUAC membership should be sent to: Acting Commissioner William Wiatrowski, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11657 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Mele, Deputy Associate Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE. Office of Publications and Special Studies, Room 2850, Washington, DC 20212. Telephone: (202)691–6102. This is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to renew membership in the DUAC for another three years. The BLS operates over two dozen surveys that measure employment and unemployment, compensation, worker safety, productivity, and consumer and producer price movements. BLS provides a wealth of economic data and analyses to support public and private decision making. The DUAC was established to provide advice to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics on the priorities of data users, suggestions concerning the addition of new programs, changes in emphasis of existing programs or cessation of obsolete programs, and advice on potential innovations in data analysis, dissemination, and presentation. Nominations: BLS is looking for committed DUAC members who have a strong interest in, and familiarity with, BLS data. The Agency is looking for nominees who use and have a comprehensive understanding of economic statistics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective, and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from all races, gender, age, and disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested persons may nominate themselves or may submit the name of another person who they believe to be interested in and qualified to serve on the DUAC. Nominations may also be submitted by organizations. Nominations should include the name, address, and telephone number of the candidate. Each nomination should include a summary of the candidate’s training or experience relating to BLS data specifically, or economic statistics more generally. BLS will conduct a basic background check of candidates before their appointment to the DUAC. The background check will involve accessing publicly available, Internet based sources. Authority: This notice was prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended,5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Secretary of Labor has determined that the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11658 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices imposed upon the Commissioner of Labor Statistics by 29 U.S.C. 1 and 2. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of February 2017. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2017–03630 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0040] Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Concrete and Masonry Construction. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by April 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: Electronically: 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. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2010–0040, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 docket number (OSHA–2010–0040) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The warning signs/barriers required by paragraph 1926.701(c)(2) reduce exposure of non-essential workers to the hazards of post-tensioning operations, principally a failed rope or wire striking a worker and causing serious injury. The requirements for lockout and tag ejection systems and other hazardous equipment (e.g., compressors, mixers, screens or pumps used for concrete and masonry construction) specified by paragraphs 1926.702(a)(2), (j)(1), and (j)(2) warn equipment operators not to activate their equipment if another worker enters the equipment to perform a task (e.g., cleaning, inspecting, maintaining, repairing), thereby preventing injury or death. Construction contractors and workers use the drawings, plans, and designs required by paragraph 1926.703(a)(2) to provide specific instructions on how to construct, erect, brace, maintain, and remove shores and formwork if they pour concrete at the job site. Paragraph 1926.705(b) requires employers to mark the rated capacity of jacks and lifting units. This requirement prevents overloading and subsequent collapse of jacks and lifting units, as well as their loads, thereby sparing exposed workers from serious injury or death. I. Background OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Special Issues for Comment III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard. The Agency is requesting to retain its current burden hours of 12,771 burden hours. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 36 (Friday, February 24, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-03630]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Data Users Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor.

Action: Request for nominations to the BLS Data Users Advisory 
Committee.

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Summary: The BLS is soliciting new members for its Data Users Advisory 
Committee (DUAC). The current membership expires on January 15, 2018. 
The DUAC provides advice to the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the 
points of view of data users from various sectors of the U.S. economy, 
including the labor, business, research, academic, and government 
communities, on matters related to the analysis, dissemination, and use 
of the Bureau's statistics, on its published reports, and on gaps 
between or the need for new Bureau statistics. The Committee will 
consist of 20 members and will be chosen from a cross-section of 
individuals who represent a balance of expertise across a broad range 
of BLS program areas, including employment and unemployment statistics, 
occupational safety and health statistics, compensation measures, price 
indexes, and productivity measures; or other areas related to the 
subject matter of BLS programs. BLS invites persons interested in 
serving on the DUAC to submit their names for consideration for 
committee membership.

Dates: Nominations for the DUAC membership should be postmarked by 
March 3, 2017.

Addresses: Nominations for the DUAC membership should be sent to: 
Acting Commissioner William Wiatrowski, U.S. Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 
20212.

For Further Information contact: Kathy Mele, Deputy Associate 
Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue 
NE. Office of Publications and Special Studies, Room 2850, Washington, 
DC 20212. Telephone: (202)691-6102. This is not a toll free number.

Supplementary Information: BLS intends to renew membership in the DUAC 
for another three years. The BLS operates over two dozen surveys that 
measure employment and unemployment, compensation, worker safety, 
productivity, and consumer and producer price movements. BLS provides a 
wealth of economic data and analyses to support public and private 
decision making. The DUAC was established to provide advice to the 
Commissioner of Labor Statistics on the priorities of data users, 
suggestions concerning the addition of new programs, changes in 
emphasis of existing programs or cessation of obsolete programs, and 
advice on potential innovations in data analysis, dissemination, and 
presentation.
    Nominations: BLS is looking for committed DUAC members who have a 
strong interest in, and familiarity with, BLS data. The Agency is 
looking for nominees who use and have a comprehensive understanding of 
economic statistics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is committed 
to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective, and experience 
to its advisory committees. Nominees from all races, gender, age, and 
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested persons may nominate 
themselves or may submit the name of another person who they believe to 
be interested in and qualified to serve on the DUAC. Nominations may 
also be submitted by organizations. Nominations should include the 
name, address, and telephone number of the candidate. Each nomination 
should include a summary of the candidate's training or experience 
relating to BLS data specifically, or economic statistics more 
generally. BLS will conduct a basic background check of candidates 
before their appointment to the DUAC. The background check will involve 
accessing publicly available, Internet based sources.

    Authority: This notice was prepared in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as 
amended,5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Secretary of Labor has determined that 
the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee is in 
the public interest in connection with the performance of duties

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imposed upon the Commissioner of Labor Statistics by 29 U.S.C. 1 and 
2. This determination follows consultation with the Committee 
Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of February 2017.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2017-03630 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]
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