Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey-Basic Labor Force, 55396-55397 [2017-25111]

Download as PDF 55396 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES No. 337–TA–1023’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/ handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary at (202) 205–2000. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment unless the information has already been granted such treatment during the proceedings. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary of the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR part 210.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is sought will be treated accordingly. 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This action is taken under authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 16, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–25181 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act On November 14, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of New York in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Beazer East, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 17–1165. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The United States’ complaint names Beazer East, Inc., CBS Corporation, Chemung County, the City of Elmira, the Elmira Water Board, Hardinge Inc., Toshiba America Inc., the Town of Horseheads, and the Village of Horseheads, as defendants. The complaint requests recovery of costs and injunctive relief related to responding to releases of hazardous substances at or from the Fourth Operable Unit (‘‘OU4’’) of the Kentucky Avenue Wellfield Superfund Site located in the Village of Elmira Heights, the Town of Horseheads, and the Village of Horseheads, New York. Under the proposed Consent Decree, the nine Settling Defendants agree to perform the remedy selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’) for OU4 and pay the United States’ future response costs related to OU4. The Statement of Work, included as Appendix B to the Decree, provides the framework for implementation of the cleanup plan as set forth in the Record of Decision (‘‘ROD’’) signed by the Regional Administrator for Region 2 of EPA in September 2016. The State of New York concurred with respect to the selected remedy. The selected remedy calls for the construction of a nine-acre cap over the footprint of Koppers Pond, with the cap comprised of a geotextile membrane covered by a six-inch layer of soil and sand. Institutional controls will also be imposed to control activities and use at OU4 to preserve the integrity of the cap. The Remedial Design, Remedial Action, and Operations and Maintenance at OU4 are estimated to cost approximately $1.9 million and the Settling Defendants will pay any United States Future Response Costs related to OU4. The United States has provided all of the Settling Defendants with a covenant not to sue under Sections 106 and 107(a) of CERCLA, relating to OU4, subject to certain reservations. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States v. Beazer East, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 17–1165, D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–2–1224/2. 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 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 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 $22.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits the cost is $14.50. Robert E. Maher, Jr., Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–25147 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force,’’ 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 21, 2017. DATES: 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=201706-1220-002 (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–BLS, 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. ADDRESSES: 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. This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Current Population Survey (CPS)—Basic Labor Force information collection. The labor force data collected in the CPS help to determine the employment situation of specific population groups as well as general trends in employment and unemployment. The survey is the only source of monthly data on total employment and unemployment. The Employment Situation Report contains data from this survey, and it is designated a Principle Federal Economic Indicator; moreover, the survey also yields data on the basic status and characteristics of persons not in the labor force. CPS data are used monthly, in conjunction with data from other sources, to analyze the extent to which, and with what success, the various components of the American population are participating in the economic life of the nation. This asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 information collection is authorized by 13 U.S.C. 182 and 29 U.S.C. 2. 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 1220–0100. 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 published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2017 (82 FR 27873). 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 1220–0100. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55397 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–BLS. Title of Collection: Current Population Survey—Basic Labor Force. OMB Control Number: 1220–0100. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53,000. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 636,000. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 80,560 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: November 14, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25111 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Request for Comments on Labor Capacity-Building Efforts Under the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor and Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments from the public. AGENCY: This notice is a request for comments from the public to assist the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative in preparing a report on labor capacity-building efforts under Chapter 16 (‘‘the Labor Chapter’’) and Annex 16.5 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR’’). Comments are also welcomed on efforts made by the CAFTA–DR countries to implement the labor obligations under the Labor Chapter and the recommendations contained in a paper entitled, ‘‘The Labor Dimension in Central America and the Dominican Republic—Building on Progress: Strengthening Compliance and Enhancing Capacity’’ (the ‘‘White Paper’’). This report is required under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA–DR Implementation Act). The reporting function and the responsibility for soliciting public comments required under this Act were assigned to the Secretary of Labor in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey--Basic Labor Force

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) 
titled, ``Current Population Survey--Basic Labor Force,'' 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.

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DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before December 21, 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=201706-1220-002 (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-BLS, 
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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Current Population Survey (CPS)--Basic Labor Force information 
collection. The labor force data collected in the CPS help to determine 
the employment situation of specific population groups as well as 
general trends in employment and unemployment. The survey is the only 
source of monthly data on total employment and unemployment. The 
Employment Situation Report contains data from this survey, and it is 
designated a Principle Federal Economic Indicator; moreover, the survey 
also yields data on the basic status and characteristics of persons not 
in the labor force. CPS data are used monthly, in conjunction with data 
from other sources, to analyze the extent to which, and with what 
success, the various components of the American population are 
participating in the economic life of the nation. This information 
collection is authorized by 13 U.S.C. 182 and 29 U.S.C. 2.
    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 1220-0100.
    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 published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2017 (82 FR 
27873).
    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 1220-0100. 
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-BLS.
    Title of Collection: Current Population Survey--Basic Labor Force.
    OMB Control Number: 1220-0100.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 636,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 80,560 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

    Dated: November 14, 2017.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-25111 Filed 11-20-17; 8:45 am]
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