Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 157-158 [2017-28291]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 2, 2018 / Notices 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Section 408(a) Prohibited Transaction Provisions Exemption Application Procedure ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Section 408(a) Prohibited Transaction Provisions Exemption Application Procedure,’’ 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 February 1, 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 website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201708-1210-003 (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–EBSA, 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– daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Dec 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Section 408(a) Prohibited Transaction Provisions Exemption Application Procedure information collection. This information collection provides the Secretary with information needed to grant an exemption for a transaction ERISA sections 406 and/or 407(a) would otherwise prohibit. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1108. 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 1210–0060. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and 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 May 22, 2017 (82 FR 23303). 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 1210–0060. 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; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 157 • 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–EBSA. Title of Collection: Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Section 408(a) Prohibited Transaction Provisions Exemption Application Procedure. OMB Control Number: 1210–0060. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 37. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 17,271. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,852 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,023,418. Seleda Perryman, Assistant Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–28266 Filed 12–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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 (PRA95). 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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 158 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 2, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES proposed request for a new OMB control number for the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Unemployment Insurance (UI) Non-Filer Supplement’’ to be conducted in May 2018 and September 2018. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) 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 March 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may also be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (This is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691– 7763. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A version of the CPS Unemployment Insurance (UI) Non-Filer Supplement was last collected in 2005 under an interagency agreement between the Department of Labor and the United States Census Bureau. The UI Non-Filer Supplement will gather information on people who are unemployed but also on a subset of those who are not in the labor force. Information will be collected about UI participation and reasons for not participating. The supplement also contains questions about people’s job search experience, such as information about jobs for which they have applied and whether they would accept a job similar to their last job but at lower pay. Additionally, this supplement contains questions about the job search process of unemployed individuals and the difficulties these seekers have in finding new employment. Because this supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on respondents to the supplement. Comparisons between UI filers and non-filers will be possible across characteristics such as sex, race and ethnicity, age, and educational attainment. UI benefits provide temporary financial assistance to the unemployed who meet certain eligibility criteria and can also help protect the economy during economic downturns. Work patterns have changed since the supplement was last collected in 2005, making updated information of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Dec 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 paramount importance. Data gathered in this supplement will help measure the effectiveness of current UI programs, identify possible shortcomings in existing UI programs, and assist policy makers in developing more effective policies. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for a new OMB control number for the CPS UN Non-Filer Supplement to the CPS. This collection is needed to provide the Nation with timely information about individuals who do not file for UI benefits and their reasons for not doing so. In addition, data from the supplement will provide a fuller picture about how the unemployed search for jobs and the hardships they face when doing so. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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 submissions of responses. Type of Review: New collection (Request for a new OMB control Number). Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: CPS UI Non-Filer Supplement. OMB Number: 1220–NEW. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 60,000. Frequency: Once. Total Responses: 60,000. Average Time per Response: 2 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 21st day of December 2017. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2017–28291 Filed 12–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Announcement of telephonic 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 January 30, 2018, via teleconference, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Comments and submissions of materials for the record, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, materials, and requests for special accommodations for the meetings by January 23, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Amy Louviere, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–1028, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–4672; email Louviere.Amy@DOL.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board will meet telephonically on January 30, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Advisory Board members will attend the meeting by teleconference. The teleconference number and other details for participating remotely will be posted on the Advisory Board’s website, http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/ compliance/AdvisoryBoard.htm 72 hours prior to the commencement of the first meeting date. Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. The Advisory Board is mandated by Section 3687 of EEOICPA. The Secretary of Labor established the Board under this authority and Executive Order 13699 (June 26, 2015). The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 2, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 157-158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-28291]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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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 (PRA95). 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 Bureau of Labor Statistics 
(BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the

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proposed request for a new OMB control number for the ``Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Unemployment Insurance (UI) Non-Filer 
Supplement'' to be conducted in May 2018 and September 2018. A copy of 
the proposed information collection request (ICR) 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 March 5, 2018.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202-
691-7763. (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    A version of the CPS Unemployment Insurance (UI) Non-Filer 
Supplement was last collected in 2005 under an interagency agreement 
between the Department of Labor and the United States Census Bureau.
    The UI Non-Filer Supplement will gather information on people who 
are unemployed but also on a subset of those who are not in the labor 
force. Information will be collected about UI participation and reasons 
for not participating. The supplement also contains questions about 
people's job search experience, such as information about jobs for 
which they have applied and whether they would accept a job similar to 
their last job but at lower pay. Additionally, this supplement contains 
questions about the job search process of unemployed individuals and 
the difficulties these seekers have in finding new employment.
    Because this supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed 
demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on 
respondents to the supplement. Comparisons between UI filers and non-
filers will be possible across characteristics such as sex, race and 
ethnicity, age, and educational attainment.
    UI benefits provide temporary financial assistance to the 
unemployed who meet certain eligibility criteria and can also help 
protect the economy during economic downturns. Work patterns have 
changed since the supplement was last collected in 2005, making updated 
information of paramount importance. Data gathered in this supplement 
will help measure the effectiveness of current UI programs, identify 
possible shortcomings in existing UI programs, and assist policy makers 
in developing more effective policies.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for a new 
OMB control number for the CPS UN Non-Filer Supplement to the CPS.
    This collection is needed to provide the Nation with timely 
information about individuals who do not file for UI benefits and their 
reasons for not doing so. In addition, data from the supplement will 
provide a fuller picture about how the unemployed search for jobs and 
the hardships they face when doing so.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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 submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: New collection (Request for a new OMB control 
Number).
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: CPS UI Non-Filer Supplement.
    OMB Number: 1220-NEW.
    Affected Public: Households.
    Total Respondents: 60,000.
    Frequency: Once.
    Total Responses: 60,000.
    Average Time per Response: 2 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,000 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    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 21st day of December 2017.
Kimberley Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2017-28291 Filed 12-29-17; 8:45 am]
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