Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 54418-54419 [2017-24997]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices Information collection Respondents Total .............................................................................. Average Totals ............................................................. 54 54 Frequency ........................ ........................ Responses 876–1,164 1,020 Time ........................ ........................ 54419 Total hours 278.5–1573 925.75 * Reports are not received for end-of-quarter months, i.e., December, March, June, and September. Mine Safety and Health Administration Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. • Hand Delivery: USDOL—Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 4th floor via the East elevator. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at MSHA.information.collections@dol.gov (email); (202) 693–9440 (voice); or (202) 693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [OMB Control No. 1219–0066] I. Background Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Permissible Equipment Testing Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811, authorizes the Secretary of Labor to develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal or other mines. MSHA is responsible for the inspection, testing approval and certification, and quality control of mining equipment and components, materials, instruments, and explosives used in both underground and surface coal, metal, and nonmetal mines. Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations parts 6 through 36 contain procedures by which manufacturers may apply for and have equipment approved as ‘‘permissible’’ for use in mines. 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. 2017–24997 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: 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 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Permissible Equipment Testing. DATES: All comments must be received on or before January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice may be sent by any of the methods listed below. • Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments for docket number MSHA– 2017–0034. • Regular Mail: Send comments to USDOL–MSHA, Office of Standards, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Permissible Equipment Testing. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Suggest methods to 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. The information collection request will be available on http:// www.regulations.gov. MSHA cautions the commenter against providing any information in the submission that should not be publicly disclosed. Full comments, including personal information provided, will be made available on www.regulations.gov and www.reginfo.gov. The public may also examine publicly available documents at USDOL—Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201 12th South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 4th floor via the East elevator. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. III. Current Actions This request for collection of information contains provisions for Permissible Equipment Testing. MSHA has updated the data with respect to the number of respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden costs supporting this information collection request. Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0066. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 139. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 296. Annual Burden Hours: 3,198 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $1,732,175. MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 2000–38, Electrically Operated Mining Equipment U.S. Department of Labor Field Approval Application (Coal Operator). E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 221 (Friday, November 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54418-54419]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24997]


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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 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.

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, 
at 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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 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.

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   Information collection       Respondents      Frequency       Responses           Time           Total hours
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Work Statements.............              54               1              54  1-2 hr............          54-108
BIF (LMI 1A)................              54               1              54  1-6 hr............          54-324
BIF (LMI 1B)................            0-30               1            0-30  1-6 hr............           0-180
Quarterly Automated                       48               4             192  10-50 min.........          32-160
 Financial Reports.
Monthly Automated Financial               48              8*             384  5-25 min..........          32-160
 Reports.
BLS Cooperative Statistics                 7              12              84  1-5 hr............          84-420
 Financial Report (LMI 2A).
Quarterly Status Report (LMI            0-30               4           0-120  1 hr..............           0-120
 2B).
Budget Variance Request Form            0-54               1            0-54  5-25 min..........            0-23
Transmittal and                           54               1              54  5-10 min..........           4.5-9
 Certification Form.
FRW-A: Base Programs........              54               1              54  20-30 min.........           18-27
FRW-B: AAMC.................            0-30               1            0-30  20-30 min.........            0-15
Property Listing............            0-54               1            0-54  20-30 min.........            0-27
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    Total...................              54  ..............       876-1,164  ..................      278.5-1573
    Average Totals..........              54  ..............           1,020  ..................          925.75
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* Reports are not received for end-of-quarter months, i.e., December, March, June, and September.

    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. 2017-24997 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-24-P