Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Form USM-234, District/Aviation Security Officers (DSO/ASO) Personal Qualifications Statement, 56995-56996 [2017-25879]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices address one or more of the following four points: 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; Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Approval of a new collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory Division Survey of Forensic Science Services. (3) Agency form number: The form is unnumbered. (3) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: This form will be utilized by the FBI Laboratory Division to collect feedback from state and local law enforcement agencies that have used the FBI Laboratory Division for forensic science examinations. The results of this survey will inform a five year forensic discipline portfolio projection for the Laboratory Division. The Laboratory Division is using this survey as a tool to answer questions about what their specific forensic science priorities are and how they value each forensic discipline; whether the Laboratory Division is servicing these specific needs; what they perceive as strengths and weaknesses of the FBI LD, and if they’ve identified trends in criminal investigations that a laboratory should be addressing. (4) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 1000 respondents will respond. We estimate the form will be completed within approximately 30 minutes. (5) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 500 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: November 28, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–25893 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE U.S. Marshals Service [OMB Number 1105–XXXX] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Form USM–234, District/Aviation Security Officers (DSO/ASO) Personal Qualifications Statement U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until January 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, particularly with respect to the estimated public burden or associated response time, have suggestions, need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or desire any additional information, please contact Nicole Timmons either by mail at CG–3, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20530–0001, by email at Nicole.Timmons@usdoj.gov, or by telephone at 202–236–2646. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56995 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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83): New collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Form USM–234, District/Aviation Security Officers (DSO/ASO) Personal Qualifications Statement 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: • Form number (if applicable): USM– 234 • Component: U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: District/Aviation Security Officers Job Applicants Abstract: This form will primarily be used to collect applicant reference information. Reference checking is an objective evaluation of an applicant’s past job performance based on information collected from key individuals (e.g., supervisors, peers, subordinates) who have known and worked with the applicant. Reference checking is a necessary supplement to the evaluation of resumes and other descriptions of training and experience, and allows the selecting official to hire applicants with a strong history of performance. The questions on this form have been developed following the OPM, MSPB, and DOJ ‘‘Best Practice’’ guidelines for reference checking. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 1000 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 60 minutes to complete the form. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 56996 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 1000 hours, which is equal to 1000 (total # of annual responses) * 60 minutes. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of section 3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for California and Virgin Islands for 2017. Therefore, employers in California and Virgin Islands will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2017. As a result of having passed eight consecutive January 1’s with an outstanding Title XII advances and not having repaid the balance as of November 10, 2017, both California and Virgin Islands are subject to a FUTA credit reduction of 2.1 percent. Dated: November 28, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. Nancy M. Rooney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–25879 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2017–25923 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–04–P BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Office of the Secretary Notice of Decisions on States’ Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2017 Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 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) revision titled, ‘‘Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 2, 2018. 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/PRAView ICR?ref_nbr=201607-1220-002 (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 sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of SUMMARY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for such years. Section 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions. California and Virgin Islands were potentially liable for the additional credit reduction and applied for a waiver of the 2017 additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of FUTA. It has been determined that each one met all of the criteria of that section SUMMARY: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Request for Comments; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary. The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to gather information on expenditures, income, and other related subjects. The data is updated periodically in the national Consumer Price Index. In addition, the data is used by a variety of researchers in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. The data is collected from a national probability sample of households designed to represent the total civilian non-institutional population. The purpose of this revision request is to make changes to the two Consumer Expenditure (CE) Surveys: The Quarterly Interview Survey (CEQ) and the Diary Survey (CED) as part of an ongoing effort to improve data quality, maintain or increase response rates, and reduce data collection costs. The Census Authorizing Statute and BLS Authorizing Statute authorize this information collection. See 13 U.S.C. 8b and 29 U.S.C. 2. The ICR has been characterized as a revision for several reasons. More specifically, three major changes are proposed for the CED. (1) In an effort to alleviate burden and improve response rates, an alternative version of the paper CED has been developed. The new version consolidates the four main diary categories into two, facing, diary pages so that all expenses for a single day can be entered without flipping pages. An effort was also made to reduce the amount of instructions and examples so that respondents are not confused or intimidated. (2) The earliest placement date and last placement date restrictions for the Diary will be removed allowing E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 230 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56995-56996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25879]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

U.S. Marshals Service

[OMB Number 1105-XXXX]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Form USM-
234, District/Aviation Security Officers (DSO/ASO) Personal 
Qualifications Statement

AGENCY: U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), 
will submit the following information collection request to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
January 30, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, 
particularly with respect to the estimated public burden or associated 
response time, have suggestions, need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions, or desire any 
additional information, please contact Nicole Timmons either by mail at 
CG-3, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20530-0001, by email at 
Nicole.Timmons@usdoj.gov, or by telephone at 202-236-2646.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of 
information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of 
the following four points:

--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;
--Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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.

Overview of This Information Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83): 
New collection.
    2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Form USM-234, District/
Aviation Security Officers (DSO/ASO) Personal Qualifications Statement
    3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the Department sponsoring the collection:
     Form number (if applicable): USM-234
     Component: U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Department of 
Justice.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: District/Aviation Security Officers Job Applicants
    Abstract: This form will primarily be used to collect applicant 
reference information. Reference checking is an objective evaluation of 
an applicant's past job performance based on information collected from 
key individuals (e.g., supervisors, peers, subordinates) who have known 
and worked with the applicant. Reference checking is a necessary 
supplement to the evaluation of resumes and other descriptions of 
training and experience, and allows the selecting official to hire 
applicants with a strong history of performance. The questions on this 
form have been developed following the OPM, MSPB, and DOJ ``Best 
Practice'' guidelines for reference checking.
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 1000 
respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent 
approximately 60 minutes to complete the form.

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    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with 
this collection is 1000 hours, which is equal to 1000 (total # of 
annual responses) * 60 minutes.
    If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: November 28, 2017.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-25879 Filed 11-30-17; 8:45 am]
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