Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 54416-54418 [2017-24996]

Download as PDF 54416 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices that the meeting will be concerned with matters the disclosure of which would seriously compromise the Government’s negotiating objectives or bargaining positions. Therefore, the meeting is exempt from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of sections 10 and 11 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, and public availability of documents). 5 U.S.C. app. Accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public. Signed at Washington, DC, the 14th day of November 2017. Martha E. Newton, Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–25011 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazard Communication Standard ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Hazard Communication Standard,’’ 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 December 18, 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=201706-1219-001 (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 to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–MSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Hazard Communication Standard information collection requirements codified in regulations 30 CFR part 47. The Standard requires a mine operator to use labels or other forms of warning necessary to inform miners of all hazards to which the miners are exposed, relevant symptoms and emergency treatment, and proper conditions of safety use or exposure. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 sections 101(a)(7) and 103(h) authorize this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 811(a)(7), 813(h). 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 1219–0133. 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 December 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 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2017 (82 FR 26955). 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 1219–0133. 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–MSHA. Title of Collection: Hazard Communication Standard. OMB Control Number: 1219–0133. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,910. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,253,295. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 182,835 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $11,108. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: November 13, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24994 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 54417 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments on the proposed revision of the ‘‘BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) Cooperative Agreement application package.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number.) (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The Secretary of Labor has delegated to the BLS the authority to collect, compile, and analyze statistical data on work-related injuries and illnesses, as authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–596). The Cooperative Agreement is designed to allow the BLS to ensure conformance with program objectives. The BLS has full authority over the financial operations of the statistical program. The existing collection of information allows Federal staff to negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the State Grant Agencies and monitor their financial and programmatic performance and adherence to administrative requirements imposed by the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) and other grant related regulations. The information collected also is used for planning and budgeting at the Federal level and in meeting Federal reporting requirements. The BLS requires financial reporting that will produce the information that is needed to monitor the financial activities of the BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics grantees. The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for approval is representative of the package sent every year to state agencies. The work statements included in the Cooperative Agreement application also are representative of what is included in the whole OSHS Cooperative Agreement package. The final Cooperative Agreement, including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year information collection burden changes they may contain. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the OSHS Cooperative Agreement application package. Two new forms, the OSHS Information collection Respondents Frequency Budget Variance form and the OSHS Federal Reconciliation Worksheet (FRW–B): Additional Activity to Maintain Currency (AAMC) form, are being included in this application package. The OSHS Budget Variance form will be used to request budget variances, or small movements of funds between the OSHS programs prior to closeout. The OSHS FRW–B: AAMC form will be used to reconcile OSHS AAMC expenditures and obligations as part of the closeout process. III. Desired Focus of Comments The BLS 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. • 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. Title of Collection: BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Cooperative Agreement Application Package. OMB Number: 1220–0149. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State Governments. Responses Time Total hours sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BLS–OSHS Work Statements .......................................... BLS–OSHS2 ..................................................................... BLS–OSHS TCF ............................................................... OSHS Budget Variance Request Form ............................ BLS–OSHS FRW–A: Base Programs .............................. BLS–OSHS FRW–B: AAMC ............................................. BLS–OSHS Property Listing ............................................. 56 56 56 0–40 56 0–10 0–56 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 56 224 56 0–40 56 0–10 0–56 2 hours ............. 1 hour ............... 5–10 minutes .... 5–25 minutes .... 20–30 minutes .. 20–30 minutes .. 20–30 minutes .. 112 224 4.7–9.3 0–16.7 18.7–28 0–5 0–28 Total ........................................................................... Average Totals ........................................................... 56 56 ........................ ........................ 392–498 445 ........................... ........................... 359.4–423 391 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 54418 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November 2017. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems. [FR Doc. 2017–24996 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. AGENCY: Notice of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension without change of a currently approved collection of the ‘‘Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement application package.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before JANUARY 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background The BLS enters into Cooperative Agreements with State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) annually to provide financial assistance to the SWAs for the production and operation of the following LMI statistical programs: Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, and Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. The Cooperative Agreement provides the basis for managing the administrative and financial aspects of these programs. The existing collection of information allows Federal staff to negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the SWAs and monitor their financial and programmatic performance and adherence to administrative requirements imposed by the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) and other grant related regulations. The information collected also is used for planning and budgeting at the Federal level and in meeting Federal reporting requirements. The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for approval is representative of the package sent every year to state agencies. The work statements included sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Information collection Respondents Work Statements ................................................................. BIF (LMI 1A) ........................................................................ BIF (LMI 1B) ........................................................................ Quarterly Automated Financial Reports .............................. Monthly Automated Financial Reports ................................ BLS Cooperative Statistics Financial Report (LMI 2A) ....... Quarterly Status Report (LMI 2B) ....................................... Budget Variance Request Form .......................................... Transmittal and Certification Form ...................................... FRW–A: Base Programs ..................................................... FRW–B: AAMC .................................................................... Property Listing .................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Frequency 54 54 0–30 48 48 7 0–30 0–54 54 54 0–30 0–54 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 1 1 4 8* 12 4 1 1 1 1 1 in the Cooperative Agreement application also are representative of what is included in the whole LMI Cooperative Agreement package. The final Cooperative Agreement, including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year information collection burden changes they may contain. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the LMI Cooperative Agreement application package. III. Desired Focus of Comments The BLS 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. • 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. Title of Collection: Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement Application Package. OMB Number: 1220–0079. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Frequency: Monthly, quarterly, annually. Responses 54 54 0–30 192 384 84 0–120 0–54 54 54 0–30 0–54 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM Time 1–2 hr ............ 1–6 hr ............ 1–6 hr ............ 10–50 min ...... 5–25 min ........ 1–5 hr ............ 1 hr ................ 5–25 min ........ 5–10 min ........ 20–30 min ...... 20–30 min ...... 20–30 min ...... 17NON1 Total hours 54–108 54–324 0–180 32–160 32–160 84–420 0–120 0–23 4.5–9 18–27 0–15 0–27

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995. 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting 
comments on the proposed revision of the ``BLS Occupational Safety and 
Health Statistics (OSHS) Cooperative Agreement application package.'' A 
copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
Addresses section of this notice on or before January 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also 
may be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
telephone number 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number.) (See 
ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Secretary of Labor has delegated to the BLS the authority to 
collect, compile, and analyze statistical data on work-related injuries 
and illnesses, as authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (Pub. L. 91-596). The Cooperative Agreement is designed to 
allow the BLS to ensure conformance with program objectives. The BLS 
has full authority over the financial operations of the statistical 
program. The existing collection of information allows Federal staff to 
negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the State Grant Agencies and 
monitor their financial and programmatic performance and adherence to 
administrative requirements imposed by the Uniform Administrative 
Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal 
Awards (2 CFR 200) and other grant related regulations. The information 
collected also is used for planning and budgeting at the Federal level 
and in meeting Federal reporting requirements. The BLS requires 
financial reporting that will produce the information that is needed to 
monitor the financial activities of the BLS Occupational Safety and 
Health Statistics grantees.
    The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for 
approval is representative of the package sent every year to state 
agencies. The work statements included in the Cooperative Agreement 
application also are representative of what is included in the whole 
OSHS Cooperative Agreement package. The final Cooperative Agreement, 
including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the 
Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year 
information collection burden changes they may contain.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
OSHS Cooperative Agreement application package. Two new forms, the OSHS 
Budget Variance form and the OSHS Federal Reconciliation Worksheet 
(FRW-B): Additional Activity to Maintain Currency (AAMC) form, are 
being included in this application package. The OSHS Budget Variance 
form will be used to request budget variances, or small movements of 
funds between the OSHS programs prior to closeout. The OSHS FRW-B: AAMC 
form will be used to reconcile OSHS AAMC expenditures and obligations 
as part of the closeout process.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The BLS 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.
     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.
    Title of Collection: BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics 
Cooperative Agreement Application Package.
    OMB Number: 1220-0149.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State Governments.

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             Information collection                Respondents      Frequency       Responses                      Time                     Total hours
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BLS-OSHS Work Statements.......................              56               1              56  2 hours................................             112
BLS-OSHS2......................................              56               4             224  1 hour.................................             224
BLS-OSHS TCF...................................              56               1              56  5-10 minutes...........................         4.7-9.3
OSHS Budget Variance Request Form..............            0-40               1            0-40  5-25 minutes...........................          0-16.7
BLS-OSHS FRW-A: Base Programs..................              56               1              56  20-30 minutes..........................         18.7-28
BLS-OSHS FRW-B: AAMC...........................            0-10               1            0-10  20-30 minutes..........................             0-5
BLS-OSHS Property Listing......................            0-56               1            0-56  20-30 minutes..........................            0-28
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    Total......................................              56  ..............         392-498  .......................................       359.4-423
    Average Totals.............................              56  ..............             445  .......................................             391
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    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November 2017.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems.
[FR Doc. 2017-24996 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
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