Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as Amended, 48850-48851 [2017-22816]

Download as PDF 48850 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices enforcement, probation, service providers, and other partners to ensure that non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, and violations of protection orders are held accountable. The Tribal Jurisdiction Program encourages the coordinated involvement of the entire tribal criminal justice system and victim service providers to incorporate systemic change that ensures victim safety and offender accountability. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that it will take the 20 respondents (Tribal Jurisdiction Program grantees) approximately one hour to complete a semi-annual progress report. The semiannual progress report is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities that grantees may engage in (i.e. victim services, training, prosecutions, law enforcement activities) and grantees will be expected to provide information only in connection with those activities supported by OVW funding. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the annual progress report is 40 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E, 405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 17, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–22762 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE srobinson on DSKBC5CHB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On October 5, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in the lawsuit entitled United States v. The Atlas-Lederer Company, et al., Civil Action No. 3: 91–CV–309. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Oct 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 (CERCLA). The complaint seeks recovery of costs incurred or to be incurred in connection with the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at the United Scrap Lead Superfund Site in Concord Township, Miami County, Ohio. Two defendants are parties to the proposed Consent Decree: Ace Iron & Metal Company and Alan Levine. Ace Iron & Metal Company and Alan Levine collectively agree to pay $410,000 of the United States’ response costs on an ability-to-pay basis. In return, the United States agrees not to sue the defendants under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. The AtlasLederer Company, et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3–279B. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $5.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Randall M. Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–22778 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as Amended Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension of the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended.’’ 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). This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before December 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0003, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection request. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices srobinson on DSKBC5CHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Smith, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. 2601, requires private sector employers who employ 50 or more employees, all public and private elementary schools, and all public agencies to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during any 12-month period to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons for birth of a son or daughter and to care for the newborn child; for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care; to care for the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health condition; because of a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of the employee’s job; and to address qualifying exigencies arising out of the deployment of the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent to covered active duty in the military), and up to 26 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave during a single 12month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin to the employee. The Wage Hour Division (WHD) created optional use forms: WHD Publication 1420, WH–380–E, WH–380– F, WH–381, WH–382, WH–384, WH– 385, and WH–385–V to assist employers and employees in meeting their FMLA third-party notification obligations. WHD Publication 1420 allows employers to satisfy the general notice requirement. See § 825.300(a). Form WH–380–E allows an employee requesting FMLA leave for his or her own serious health condition to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, appropriate certification (including a second or third opinion and recertification) to support the need for leave for the employee’s own serious health condition. See § 825.305(a). Form WH–380–F allows an employee requesting FMLA-leave for a family VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Oct 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 member’s serious health condition to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, appropriate certification (including a second or third opinion and recertification) to support the need for leave for the family member’s serious health condition. See § 825.305(a). Form WH–381 allows an employer to satisfy the regulatory requirement to provide employees taking FMLA leave with written notice detailing specific expectations and obligations of the employee and explaining any consequences of a failure to meet these obligations. See § 825.300(b) and (c). Form WH–382 allows an employer to meet its obligation to designate leave as FMLA-qualifying. See § 825.301(a). Form WH–384 allows an employee requesting FMLA leave based on a qualifying exigency to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, appropriate certification to support leave for a qualifying exigency. See § 825.309. Form WH–385 allows an employee requesting FMLA leave based on an active duty covered servicemember’s serious injury or illness to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, a medical certification from an authorized health care provider. See § 825.310. Form WH– 385–V allows an employee requesting leave based on a veteran’s serious injury or illness to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer’s request, a medical certification from an authorized health care provider. See § 825.310. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; • 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; • 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks an approval for the PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48851 extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended. OMB Control Number: 1235–0003. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 6,888,800. Total Annual Responses: 79,357,654. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,973,602. Estimated Time per Response: Varies with type of request (1.25–20 minutes): Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operation/ maintenance): $193,532,818. Dated: October 12, 2017. Melissa Smith, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2017–22816 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. ACTION: Announcement of meeting of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health (Advisory Board) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). AGENCY: The Advisory Board will meet November 16–17, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Comments, requests to speak, submissions of materials for the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address the Advisory Board, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations for the meetings by November 9, 2017. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone 505–992–5800. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 202 (Friday, October 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22816]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Information Collections: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as 
Amended

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments 
concerning a proposed extension of the information collection request 
(ICR) titled, ``The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended.'' 
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).
    This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly 
assessed. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before December 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0003, by either one of the following methods: Email: 
WHDPRAComments@dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your 
comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the 
agency name and Control Number identified above for this information 
collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail 
in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to 
transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by 
mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, 
become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or 
included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of the information collection request.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Smith, Director, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not a toll-
free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative 
formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by 
calling (202) 693-0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may 
dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or request 
materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), 29 
U.S.C. 2601, requires private sector employers who employ 50 or more 
employees, all public and private elementary schools, and all public 
agencies to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave 
during any 12-month period to eligible employees for certain family and 
medical reasons for birth of a son or daughter and to care for the 
newborn child; for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for 
adoption or foster care; to care for the employee's spouse, son, 
daughter, or parent with a serious health condition; because of a 
serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the 
functions of the employee's job; and to address qualifying exigencies 
arising out of the deployment of the employee's spouse, son, daughter, 
or parent to covered active duty in the military), and up to 26 weeks 
of unpaid, job protected leave during a single 12-month period to care 
for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness who is the 
spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin to the employee.
    The Wage Hour Division (WHD) created optional use forms: WHD 
Publication 1420, WH-380-E, WH-380-F, WH-381, WH-382, WH-384, WH-385, 
and WH-385-V to assist employers and employees in meeting their FMLA 
third-party notification obligations. WHD Publication 1420 allows 
employers to satisfy the general notice requirement. See Sec.  
825.300(a). Form WH-380-E allows an employee requesting FMLA leave for 
his or her own serious health condition to satisfy the statutory 
requirement to furnish, upon the employer's request, appropriate 
certification (including a second or third opinion and recertification) 
to support the need for leave for the employee's own serious health 
condition. See Sec.  825.305(a). Form WH-380-F allows an employee 
requesting FMLA-leave for a family member's serious health condition to 
satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, upon the employer's 
request, appropriate certification (including a second or third opinion 
and recertification) to support the need for leave for the family 
member's serious health condition. See Sec.  825.305(a). Form WH-381 
allows an employer to satisfy the regulatory requirement to provide 
employees taking FMLA leave with written notice detailing specific 
expectations and obligations of the employee and explaining any 
consequences of a failure to meet these obligations. See Sec.  
825.300(b) and (c). Form WH-382 allows an employer to meet its 
obligation to designate leave as FMLA-qualifying. See Sec.  825.301(a). 
Form WH-384 allows an employee requesting FMLA leave based on a 
qualifying exigency to satisfy the statutory requirement to furnish, 
upon the employer's request, appropriate certification to support leave 
for a qualifying exigency. See Sec.  825.309. Form WH-385 allows an 
employee requesting FMLA leave based on an active duty covered 
servicemember's serious injury or illness to satisfy the statutory 
requirement to furnish, upon the employer's request, a medical 
certification from an authorized health care provider. See Sec.  
825.310. Form WH-385-V allows an employee requesting leave based on a 
veteran's serious injury or illness to satisfy the statutory 
requirement to furnish, upon the employer's request, a medical 
certification from an authorized health care provider. See Sec.  
825.310.
    II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly 
interested in comments which:
     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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
     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;
     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 submissions of responses.
    III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks an approval for 
the extension of this information collection in order to ensure 
effective administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 
As Amended.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0003.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 6,888,800.
    Total Annual Responses: 79,357,654.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,973,602.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies with type of request (1.25-20 
minutes):
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operation/maintenance): $193,532,818.

    Dated: October 12, 2017.
Melissa Smith,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation.
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