Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Reporting Process for Complaint of Employment Discrimination Used by Permanent Employees and Applicants for Employment at the Department of Commerce, 40134-40135 [2017-17979]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES 40134 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices Designated agencies are State or local governmental agencies or persons designated under the USGSA to provide official inspection services, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at locations other than export port locations. State and private agencies, as a requirement for delegation and/or designation, must comply with all regulations, procedures, and instructions in accordance with provisions established under the USGSA. FGIS field offices oversee the performance of these agencies and provide technical guidance as needed. Official services under the AMA are performed, upon request, on a fee basis for domestic and export shipments either by FGIS employees, individual contractors, or cooperators. Contractors are persons who enter into a contract with FGIS to perform specified sampling and inspection services. Cooperators are agencies or departments of the Federal Government which have an interagency agreement, State agencies, or other entities which have a reimbursable agreement with FGIS. Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (United States Grain Standards Act and Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946). OMB Number: 0580–0013. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2018. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The USGSA and the AMA authorize USDA to inspect, certify and identify the class, quality, quantity and condition of agricultural products shipped or received in interstate and foreign commerce. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .13 hours per response. Respondents: Grain producers, buyers, and sellers, elevator operators, grain merchandisers, and official grain inspection agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,610. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 144.30. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 158,144 hours. As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically requests comments on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to 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. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Randall D. Jones, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–17887 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Procedures for Acceptance or Rejection of a Rated Order. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0694–0092. Type of Review: Regular submission. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 21,380. Estimated Number of Respondents: 734,650. Estimated Time per Response: 1 to 15 minutes. Needs and Uses: This collection involves the exchange of rated order information between customers and suppliers. Recordkeeping is necessary for administration and enforcement of delegated authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061, et seq.) and the Selective Service Act of 1948 (50 U.S.C. App. 468). Any person (supplier) who receives a priority rated order under DPAS regulation (15 CFR 700) must notify the customer of acceptance or rejection of that order within a specified period of time. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov http:// PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.reginfo.gov/public/. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17972 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Reporting Process for Complaint of Employment Discrimination Used by Permanent Employees and Applicants for Employment at the Department of Commerce Office of the Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kathryn Anderson, 202– 482–3680, or KAnderson@doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations at 29 CFR 1614.106 require that a Federal employee or applicant for Federal employment alleging discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, or reprisal for protected activity must submit a signed statement that is E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices sufficiently precise to identify the actions or practices that form the basis of the complaint. Although complainants are not required to use the proposed form to file their complaints, the Office of Civil Rights strongly encourages its use to ensure efficient case processing and trend analyses of complaint activity. II. Method of Collection OMB Control Number: 0690–0015. Form Number(s): CD–498, CD–498A. Type of Review: Regular. Extension of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Households and Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 350. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. BILLING CODE 3510–BP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Office of the Secretary, Commerce. AGENCY: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: III. Data [FR Doc. 2017–17979 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Reporting Process for Complaint of Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Against the Department of Commerce ACTION: A paper form, signed by the complainant or his or her designated representative, must be submitted by mail or delivery service, email, in person, or by facsimile transmission. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Written comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 2017. DATES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kathryn Anderson, 202– 482–3680, or KAnderson@doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Pursuant to Executive Order 11478 and Department of Commerce Administrative Order (DAO) 215–11, an employee or applicant for employment with the Department of Commerce who alleges that he or she has been subjected to discriminatory treatment based on sexual orientation by the Department of Commerce or one of its sub-agencies, must submit a signed statement that is sufficiently precise to identify the actions or practices that form the basis of the complaint. The complainant is also required to provide an address and telephone number where the complainant or his or her representative may be contacted. Through use of the standardized form (CD–545), the Office of Civil Rights proposes to collect the information required by the Executive Order and DAO in a uniform manner that will increase the efficiency of complaint processing and trend analyses of complaint activity. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40135 II. Method of Collection A paper form, signed by the complainant or his/her designated representative, must be submitted by mail or delivery service, in person, or by facsimile transmission. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0690–0024. Form Number: CD–545. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17974 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–BP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Reporting 
Process for Complaint of Employment Discrimination Used by Permanent 
Employees and Applicants for Employment at the Department of Commerce

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at PRAcomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Kathryn Anderson, 202-482-3680, or 
KAnderson@doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations at 
29 CFR 1614.106 require that a Federal employee or applicant for 
Federal employment alleging discrimination based on race, color, sex, 
national origin, religion, age, disability, or reprisal for protected 
activity must submit a signed statement that is

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sufficiently precise to identify the actions or practices that form the 
basis of the complaint. Although complainants are not required to use 
the proposed form to file their complaints, the Office of Civil Rights 
strongly encourages its use to ensure efficient case processing and 
trend analyses of complaint activity.

II. Method of Collection

    A paper form, signed by the complainant or his or her designated 
representative, must be submitted by mail or delivery service, email, 
in person, or by facsimile transmission.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0690-0015.
    Form Number(s): CD-498, CD-498A.
    Type of Review: Regular. Extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Households and Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 700.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 350.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-17979 Filed 8-23-17; 8:45 am]
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