Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas, 13139-13140 [2017-04686]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Notices only for the remainder of that term. Members of the WIAC will serve on a voluntary and generally uncompensated basis, but will be reimbursed for travel expenses to attend WIAC meetings, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by the Federal travel regulations. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Nominations Process To fill the vacancy for the state LMI director category, which is type (ii) listed in the section above, section 15(d)(2)(B) requires nominations may only be received from State workforce and labor market information directors. 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Mar 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy of the nominations and supporting materials to the following address: Workforce Information Advisory Council Nominations, Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room C–4526, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service are accepted by the Office of Workforce Investment during the hours of 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday. Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. Facsimile: The Department will not accept nominations submitted by fax. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Rietzke, Division of National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance, Office of Workforce Investment (address above); (202) 693– 3912; or use the email address for the WIAC, WIAC@dol.gov. Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–04685 Filed 3–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by May 8, 2017. 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 by contacting Samuel Wright by telephone at 202– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13139 693–2879, TTY 1–877–889–5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; by email: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov; or by Fax 202–693–3015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Donald Haughton by telephone at 202–693–2784 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at haughton.donald.w@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 654, the Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs and disseminate this information for the use of all Federal agencies. This information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including procurement decisions, food stamp waiver decisions, certain small business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting the criteria are classified as LSAs. Department regulations specify that the Department can add other areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance criteria. Such additions are based on information contained in petitions submitted by the state workforce agencies (SWAs) to ETA’s national office. These petitions contain specific economic information about an area to provide ample justification for adding the area to the LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. The petitions submitted by the SWAs concern various aspects of unemployment and the economic condition for a specific area in order to provide justification for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13140 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Notices adding the area to the LSA list under the exceptional circumstances criteria. Under these criteria, an area may be determined eligible for classification as a LSA if it is experiencing a high rate of unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which was not adequately reflected in the unemployment data for the two-year reference period. Instructions designed to assist SWAs in the preparation of such petitions are currently contained on the ETA Web site: http:// www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm. 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. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 1205– 0207. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the Internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Mar 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 changes. Title of Collection: Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas. Form: Not applicable. OMB Control Number: 1205–0207. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3. Frequency: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3. Estimated Average Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–04686 Filed 3–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines) ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines),’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before April 10, 2017. 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=201702-1219-001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 by email at 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– MSHA, 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: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines) information collection requirements codified in regulations 30 CFR 71.403, 71.404, 75.1712–4, and 75.1712–5. MSHA regulations require a covered coal mine operator to provide bathing facilities, clothing change rooms, and sanitary flush toilet facilities in a location that is convenient for use of the miners. See CFR 71.400 through 71.402 and 75.1712–1 through .1712–3. The regulations allow an operator that is unable to meet any or all of the requirements to apply for a waiver. See 30 CFR 71.403, 71.404, 75.1712–4, and 75.1712–5. The coal mine operator files the application with the MSHA District Manager for the district in which the mine is located. The application must contain the name and address of the mine operator, name and location of the mine, and a detailed statement of the grounds on which the waiver is requested. At the same time the application is sent to the MSHA District Manager, the operator must forward a copy to the appropriate Regional Program Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and a post copy showing the addresses of the appropriate District Manager and Regional Program Director for at least E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 45 (Thursday, March 9, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13139-13140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-04686]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.'' 
This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
May 8, 2017.

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 by 
contacting Samuel Wright by telephone at 202-693-2879, TTY 1-877-889-
5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
wright.samuel.e@dol.gov.
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
wright.samuel.e@dol.gov; or by Fax 202-693-3015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Donald Haughton by telephone 
at 202-693-2784 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
haughton.donald.w@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This 
program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed.
    Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 
654, the Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs and 
disseminate this information for the use of all Federal agencies. This 
information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including 
procurement decisions, food stamp waiver decisions, certain small 
business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the 
agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each 
year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting 
the criteria are classified as LSAs.
    Department regulations specify that the Department can add other 
areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance 
criteria. Such additions are based on information contained in 
petitions submitted by the state workforce agencies (SWAs) to ETA's 
national office. These petitions contain specific economic information 
about an area to provide ample justification for adding the area to the 
LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. The petitions 
submitted by the SWAs concern various aspects of unemployment and the 
economic condition for a specific area in order to provide 
justification for

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adding the area to the LSA list under the exceptional circumstances 
criteria. Under these criteria, an area may be determined eligible for 
classification as a LSA if it is experiencing a high rate of 
unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which was not 
adequately reflected in the unemployment data for the two-year 
reference period. Instructions designed to assist SWAs in the 
preparation of such petitions are currently contained on the ETA Web 
site: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm.
    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.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 
1205-0207.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the Internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    The DOL 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-ETA.
    Type of Review: Extension without changes.
    Title of Collection: Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.
    Form: Not applicable.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0207.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

Byron Zuidema,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-04686 Filed 3-8-17; 8:45 am]
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