Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Transit Act Urban Program Transit Worker Protections, 16063-16064 [2017-06372]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Notices proper and efficient administration in order to certify a State payment. Among other duties, the Secretary must also ensure that State laws conform to Federal law and the State complies with them, in order for a subject employer within the State to be allowed to receive offset credit under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. The BTQ Program is one of the ways in which the ETA collects program operating information to meet this obligation. Furthermore, these reports provide data necessary to monitor state performance in UI administration, as mandated by the Secretary of Labor. Social Security Act section 503(a)(6) authorizes this information collection. See 42 U.S.C. 503(a)(6). 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 1205–0359. 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 March 31, 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 6, 2017 (81 FR 61254). 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 1205–0359. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Title of Collection: Benefits Timeliness and Quality Review System. OMB Control Number: 1205–0359. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 28,356. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 37,812 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: March 27, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06373 Filed 3–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Transit Act Urban Program Transit Worker Protections Office of the Secretary, Labor. Notice. AGENCY: On March 31, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Federal Transit Act Urban Program Transit Worker Protections,’’ 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 May 1, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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=201701-1245-003 (this link will only become active April 1, 2017) 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–OLMS, 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 by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. ADDRESSES: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authorization for the information collection requirements needed for the OLMS to administer Federal Transit Act Urban Program worker protections. See 49 U.S.C. 5333(b). The Federal Transit Act Urban Program provides that the DOL must ensure that a recipient of Federal funds used to acquire, improve, or operate a transit system establishes arrangements to protect the rights of affected transit employees. Federal law requires such an arrangement to be fair and equitable, and the DOL must certify the arrangement before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) can award certain funds to grantees. An employee protective arrangement must include provisions that may be necessary for the preservation of rights, privileges, and benefits under existing collective bargaining agreements or otherwise; the continuation of collective bargaining rights; the protection of individual employees against a worsening of their SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Office of the Secretary ACTION: 16063 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 16064 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Notices positions related to employment; assurances of employment to employees of acquired transportation systems; assurances of priority of reemployment of employees whose employment is ended or who are laid off; and paid training or retraining programs. See 49 U.S.C. 5333(b)(2). Pursuant to regulations 29 CFR part 215, upon receipt of copies of applications for Federal assistance subject to 49 U.S.C. 5333(b) from the FTA, together with a request for DOL certification of employee protective arrangements, the DOL processes those applications, which must be in final form. The FTA provides the DOL with information necessary to enable the DOL to process employee protections for certification of the project. Federal Transit Act section 13(c) authorizes this information collection. See 49 U.S.C. 5333(b). 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 1245–0006. 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 March 31, 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 January 30, 2017 (81 FR 8766). 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 1245–0006. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 • 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–OLMS. Title of Collection: Federal Transit Act Urban Program Transit Worker Protections. OMB Control Number: 1245–0006. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,873. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,873. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 14,984 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: March 27, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06372 Filed 3–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Labor. ACTION: Request for nominations to the BLS Technical Advisory Committee. AGENCY: The BLS is soliciting new members for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Five current membership terms expire on May 20, 2017. The TAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on technical aspects of data collection and the formulation of economic measures. On some technical issues there are differing views, and receiving feedback at public meetings provides BLS with the opportunity to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consider all viewpoints. The Committee will consist of 16 members and will be chosen from a cross-section of economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who represent a balance of expertise. DATES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be postmarked by April 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Nominations for the TAC membership should be sent to: Acting Commissioner Bill Wiatrowski, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Room 4040, Washington, DC 20212. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucy Eldridge, Associate Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Office of Productivity and Technology, Room 2180, Washington, DC 20212. Telephone: 202–691–5600. This is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BLS intends to renew memberships in the TAC for another three years. The Bureau often faces highly technical issues while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation and working conditions. These issues range from how to develop new measures to how to make sure that existing measures account for the ever-changing economy. The BLS presents issues and then draws on the specialized expertise of Committee members representing specialized fields within the academic disciplines of economics, statistics and survey design. Committee members are also invited to bring to the attention of BLS, issues that have been identified in the academic literature or in their own research. The TAC was established to provide advice to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics on technical topics selected by the BLS. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing comments on papers and presentations developed by BLS research and program staff, conducting research on issues identified by BLS on which an objective technical opinion or recommendation from outside of BLS would be valuable, recommending BLS conduct internal research projects to address technical problems with BLS statistics that have been identified in the academic literature, participating in discussions of areas where the types or coverage of economic statistics could be expanded or improved and areas where statistics are no longer relevant, and establishing working relationships with professional associations with an interest in BLS statistics, such as the American E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Federal Transit Act Urban Program Transit 
Worker Protections

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On March 31, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit 
the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Federal Transit Act Urban Program 
Transit Worker Protections,'' 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 May 1, 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=201701-1245-003 (this link will only become active 
April 1, 2017) 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-
OLMS, 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 by email 
at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authorization 
for the information collection requirements needed for the OLMS to 
administer Federal Transit Act Urban Program worker protections. See 49 
U.S.C. 5333(b). The Federal Transit Act Urban Program provides that the 
DOL must ensure that a recipient of Federal funds used to acquire, 
improve, or operate a transit system establishes arrangements to 
protect the rights of affected transit employees. Federal law requires 
such an arrangement to be fair and equitable, and the DOL must certify 
the arrangement before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal 
Transit Administration (FTA) can award certain funds to grantees. An 
employee protective arrangement must include provisions that may be 
necessary for the preservation of rights, privileges, and benefits 
under existing collective bargaining agreements or otherwise; the 
continuation of collective bargaining rights; the protection of 
individual employees against a worsening of their

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positions related to employment; assurances of employment to employees 
of acquired transportation systems; assurances of priority of 
reemployment of employees whose employment is ended or who are laid 
off; and paid training or retraining programs. See 49 U.S.C. 
5333(b)(2).
    Pursuant to regulations 29 CFR part 215, upon receipt of copies of 
applications for Federal assistance subject to 49 U.S.C. 5333(b) from 
the FTA, together with a request for DOL certification of employee 
protective arrangements, the DOL processes those applications, which 
must be in final form. The FTA provides the DOL with information 
necessary to enable the DOL to process employee protections for 
certification of the project. Federal Transit Act section 13(c) 
authorizes this information collection. See 49 U.S.C. 5333(b).
    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 1245-0006.
    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 March 31, 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 January 30, 2017 (81 FR 
8766).
    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 1245-0006. 
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-OLMS.
    Title of Collection: Federal Transit Act Urban Program Transit 
Worker Protections.
    OMB Control Number: 1245-0006.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,873.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,873.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 14,984 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

     Dated: March 27, 2017.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-06372 Filed 3-30-17; 8:45 am]
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