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Download as PDF 2216 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 16, 2018 / Notices The company plans to manufacture the listed controlled substances in bulk for either internal use or for sale to its customers. Thebaine (9333) will be used to manufacture other controlled substances for sale in bulk to its customers. Dated: January 4, 2018. Susan A. Gibson, Deputy Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–00506 Filed 1–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Virtual Meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and its implementing regulations, notice is hereby given to announce a virtual meeting of the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The Task Force will convene its second meeting virtually; information on how to access this meeting is provided below and will be prominently posted on the Task Force’s homepage: https://www.dol.gov/ apprenticeship/task-force.htm. The Task Force is a FACA committee established by Presidential Executive Order that is charged with identifying strategies and proposals to promote and expand apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship programs are insufficient. The Task Force is solely advisory in nature, and will consider reports, comments, research, evidence, and existing practices as appropriate to develop recommendations for inclusion in its final report to the President. A virtual meeting of the Task Force provides cost savings to the government while still offering a venue that allows for public participation and transparency, as required by FACA. To achieve its mission, the Task Force will likely convene four meetings between February and May 2018; two meetings will convene virtually and two meetings will convene in person. DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, and adjourn at approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will convene virtually. Any updates to the agenda daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:48 Jan 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 and meeting logistics will be posted on the Task Force homepage at: https:// www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/taskforce.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Diane A. Jones, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693–2700 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Virtual Meeting Log-In Instructions In order to promote openness and increase public participation, webinar and audio conference technology will be used throughout the meeting. Webinar and audio instructions will be prominently posted on the Task Force homepage at: https://www.dol.gov/ apprenticeship/task-force.htm. II. Task Force Meeting Schedule The Task Force is charged with identifying strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship programs are insufficient. Upon completion of its work, the Task Force shall submit to the President of the United States a final report detailing these strategies and proposals. To achieve its mission, the Task Force will likely convene four meetings between February and May 2018. The remaining meeting dates for the 2018 calendar year will be posted on the Task Force homepage and subsequent Federal Register Notices will be published. III. Task Force Subcommittees Pursuant to the Executive Order and the Task Force Charter, the final report must specifically address the following four topics: (1) Federal initiatives to promote apprenticeships; (2) administrative and legislative reforms that would facilitate the formation and success of apprenticeship programs; (3) the most effective strategies for creating industry-recognized apprenticeships; and (4) the most effective strategies for amplifying and encouraging privatesector initiatives to promote apprenticeships. In order to accomplish this goal, Secretary R. Alexander Acosta established the following four subcommittees. 1. Expanding Access, Equity and Career Awareness Subcommittee 2. Administrative and Regulatory Strategies to Expand Apprenticeship Subcommittee 3. Attracting Business to Apprenticeship Subcommittee 4. 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The tentative agenda for this meeting includes the following: • Updates Since November 2017 Meeting • Overview and Status Report on the Work of the Subcommittees • Taking Apprenticeship to Scale • Next Meeting and Next Steps Also in the interest of increasing public participation, any member of the public who wishes to provide a written statement should send it via electronic mail to Apprenticeshiptaskforce@ dol.gov, subject line ‘‘Public Comment February 2018 Virtual Task Force Meeting.’’ The agenda and meeting logistics may be updated between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the Task Force meeting. All meeting updates will be posted to the Task Force website: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/ task-force.htm. Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–00565 Filed 1–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cognitive and Psychological Research 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, ‘‘Cognitive and Psychological Research,’’ to the Office of Management SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 16, 2018 / Notices 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 15, 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=201708-112201004 (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 Cognitive and Psychological Research information collection. The BLS Behavioral Science Research Center (BSRC) conducts psychological research focusing on the design and execution of the data collection process in order to improve the quality of data collected by the Bureau. The research is aimed at improving data collection quality by assessing questionnaire/form management and administration, as well as issues that relate to interviewer training and interaction with respondents during the interview process. BSRC staff work closely with economists and/or program specialists responsible for defining the concepts to VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:48 Jan 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 be measured by BLS collection programs. This laboratory research enhances BLS survey data quality. Improvements are made by examining psychological and cognitive aspects of BLS data collection procedures, including questionnaire design, interviewing procedures, collection modalities, and administrative technology. The BLS Authorizing Statute authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1, 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 1220–0141. 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 April 30, 2018. 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 August 1, 2017 (82 FR 35826). 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 1220–0141. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2217 • 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: Cognitive and Psychological Research. OMB Control Number: 1220–0141. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and Individuals and Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,300. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 18,300. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 6,300 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: January 8, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–00556 Filed 1–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ‘‘Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program’’. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Cognitive and Psychological Research

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, ``Cognitive and Psychological Research,'' to the Office of 
Management

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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 15, 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=201708-112201-004 (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 [email protected].
    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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected].

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 [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Cognitive and Psychological Research information collection. The 
BLS Behavioral Science Research Center (BSRC) conducts psychological 
research focusing on the design and execution of the data collection 
process in order to improve the quality of data collected by the 
Bureau. The research is aimed at improving data collection quality by 
assessing questionnaire/form management and administration, as well as 
issues that relate to interviewer training and interaction with 
respondents during the interview process. BSRC staff work closely with 
economists and/or program specialists responsible for defining the 
concepts to be measured by BLS collection programs. This laboratory 
research enhances BLS survey data quality. Improvements are made by 
examining psychological and cognitive aspects of BLS data collection 
procedures, including questionnaire design, interviewing procedures, 
collection modalities, and administrative technology. The BLS 
Authorizing Statute authorizes this information collection. See 29 
U.S.C. 1, 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 1220-0141.
    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 April 30, 2018. 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 August 1, 2017 (82 FR 
35826).
    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 1220-0141. 
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: Cognitive and Psychological Research.
    OMB Control Number: 1220-0141.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits 
and Individuals and Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,300.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 18,300.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 6,300 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

    Dated: January 8, 2018.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-00556 Filed 1-12-18; 8:45 am]
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