Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension Without Change of an Existing Collection; Comments Request, 7178-7179 [2018-03427]

Download as PDF 7178 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. n. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. o. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. 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Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. 2, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization [FR Doc. 2018–03383 Filed 2–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. 2, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is March 5, 2018. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension Without Change of an Existing Collection; Comments Request Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commission announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a threeyear extension without change of the existing recordkeeping requirements under its regulations. The Commission is seeking public comments on the proposed extension. SUMMARY: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before April 23, 2018. DATES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six or fewer pages by facsimile (‘‘FAX’’) machine. This limitation is necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of the fax receiver is (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive Secretariat staff at (202) 663–4070 (voice) or (202) 663–4074 (TTD). (These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Instead of sending written comments to EEOC, you may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. All comments received through this portal will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide, except as noted below. The EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting comments, including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or endorse services or products. All comments received, including any personal information provided, also will be available for public inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC Headquarters Library, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. Upon request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be provided appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. To schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663–4630 (voice) or (202) 663–4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.) ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Acting Assistant Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507, (202) 663–4681 (voice) or (202) 663–4494 (TTY), or Erin Norris, Senior Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 129 W Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, (704) 954–6491 (voice). Requests for this notice in an alternative format should be made to the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663–4191 (voice) or (202) 663– 4494 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which collectively prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or genetic information. Section 709(c) of Title VII, section 107(a) of the ADA, and section 207(a) of GINA authorize the EEOC to issue recordkeeping and reporting regulations that are deemed reasonable, necessary or appropriate. EEOC has promulgated recordkeeping regulations under those authorities that are contained in 29 CFR part 1602 et seq. Those regulations do not require the creation of any particular records but generally require employers to preserve any personnel and employment records they make or keep for a period of one year. The EEOC seeks extension of the recordkeeping requirement in these regulations without change. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits public comment to enable it to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Feb 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Overview of Current Information Collection Collection Title: Recordkeeping under Title VII, the ADA, and GINA. OMB Number: 3046–0040. Description of Affected Public: Employers with 15 or more employees are subject to Title VII, the ADA, and GINA. Number of Respondents: 961,709. Number of Reports Submitted: 0. Estimated Burden Hours: 37,264 hours. Cost to Respondents: $0. Federal Cost: None. Number of Forms: None. Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e–8(c), section 1007(a) of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. 12117(a), and section 207(a) of GINA, 42 U.S.C. 2000ff–6(a), require the Commission to establish regulations pursuant to which employers subject to those Acts shall make and preserve certain records to assist the EEOC in assuring compliance with the Acts’ nondiscrimination in employment requirements. This is a recordkeeping requirement. Any of the records maintained which are subsequently disclosed to the EEOC during an investigation are protected from public disclosure by the confidentiality provisions of section 706(b) and 709(e) of Title VII which are also incorporated by reference into the ADA at section 107(a) and GINA at section 207(a). Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents subject to this recordkeeping requirement is 961,709 employers. An employer subject to the recordkeeping requirement in 29 CFR part 1602 must retain all personnel or employment records made or kept by that employer for one year, and must retain any records relevant to charges of discrimination filed under Title VII, the ADA, or GINA until final disposition of those matters, which may be longer than one year. This recordkeeping requirement does not require reports or the creation of new documents, but merely requires retention of documents that an employer has already made or kept in the normal course of its business operations. Thus, existing employers bear no burden under this analysis, because their systems for retaining personnel and employment records are already in place. Newly formed firms may incur a small burden when setting up their data collection and retention systems to ensure compliance with EEOC’s recordkeeping requirements. We assume some effort and time must be expended by employers to familiarize themselves with the Title VII, ADA, and PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7179 GINA recordkeeping requirements and explain those requirements to the appropriate staff. We estimate that 30 minutes would be needed for this onetime familiarization process. Using 2015 data from the Small Business Administration, we estimate that there are 74,528 firms that would incur this start-up burden.1 Assuming a 30-minute burden per firm, the total annual hour burden is 37,264 hours (.5 hour × 74,528 = 37,264). For the Commission. Dated: February 13, 2018. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair. [FR Doc. 2018–03427 Filed 2–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (3064– 0082) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 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. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2017, allowing for a 60-day comment period. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until March 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods: • https://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal. • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Please include the name and OMB control number of the relevant information collection in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Manny Cabeza, Counsel, Room MB–3007, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. SUMMARY: 1 Source: U.S. Small Business Administration: Statistics of U.S. Business, Release Date 1/2017. (https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/firm-size-data). Select U.S. Static Data, U.S. Data and combines estimates from private employment, public sector, colleges and universities, and referral unions. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7178-7179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension Without 
Change of an Existing Collection; Comments Request

AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Commission announces that it intends to submit to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension 
without change of the existing recordkeeping requirements under its 
regulations. The Commission is seeking public comments on the proposed 
extension.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
April 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Bernadette Wilson, Executive 
Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. As a convenience to 
commenters, the Executive Secretariat will accept comments totaling six 
or fewer pages by facsimile (``FAX'') machine. This limitation is 
necessary to assure access to the equipment. The telephone number of 
the fax receiver is (202) 663-4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) 
Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be acknowledged, except that the 
sender may request confirmation of receipt by calling the Executive 
Secretariat staff at (202) 663-4070 (voice) or (202) 663-4074 (TTD). 
(These are not toll-free telephone numbers.) Instead of sending written 
comments to EEOC, you may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments. All comments received through this portal will be posted 
without change, including any personal information you provide, except 
as noted below. The EEOC reserves the right to refrain from posting 
comments, including those that contain obscene, indecent, or profane 
language; that contain threats or defamatory statements; that contain 
hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, age, 
religion, disability, or genetic information; or that promote or 
endorse services or products. All comments received, including any 
personal information provided, also will be available for public 
inspection during normal business hours by appointment only at the EEOC 
Headquarters Library, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507. Upon 
request, individuals who require assistance viewing comments will be 
provided appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. To 
schedule an appointment, contact EEOC Library staff at (202) 663-4630 
(voice) or (202) 663-4641 (TTY). (These are not toll-free numbers.)

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Oram, Acting Assistant Legal 
Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20507, (202) 663-4681 
(voice) or (202) 663-4494 (TTY), or Erin Norris, Senior Attorney, 
Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 129 W 
Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, (704) 954-6491 (voice). Requests for 
this notice in an alternative format should be made to the Office of 
Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663-4191 (voice) or 
(202) 663-4494 (TTY).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
(EEOC) enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), 
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Title II of 
the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which 
collectively prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, 
religion, sex, national origin, disability, or genetic information. 
Section 709(c) of Title VII, section 107(a) of the ADA, and section 
207(a) of GINA authorize the EEOC to issue recordkeeping and reporting 
regulations that are deemed reasonable, necessary or appropriate. EEOC 
has promulgated recordkeeping regulations under those authorities that 
are contained in 29 CFR part 1602 et seq. Those regulations do not 
require the creation of any particular records but generally require 
employers to preserve any personnel and employment records they make or 
keep for a period of one year. The EEOC seeks extension of the 
recordkeeping requirement in these regulations without change.
    Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and OMB regulation 
5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the Commission solicits public comment to enable it 
to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the Commission's functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including the use of appropriate, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of Current Information Collection

    Collection Title: Recordkeeping under Title VII, the ADA, and GINA.
    OMB Number: 3046-0040.
    Description of Affected Public: Employers with 15 or more employees 
are subject to Title VII, the ADA, and GINA.
    Number of Respondents: 961,709.
    Number of Reports Submitted: 0.
    Estimated Burden Hours: 37,264 hours.
    Cost to Respondents: $0.
    Federal Cost: None.
    Number of Forms: None.
    Abstract: Section 709(c) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-8(c), section 1007(a) of the ADA, 42 
U.S.C. 12117(a), and section 207(a) of GINA, 42 U.S.C. 2000ff-6(a), 
require the Commission to establish regulations pursuant to which 
employers subject to those Acts shall make and preserve certain records 
to assist the EEOC in assuring compliance with the Acts' 
nondiscrimination in employment requirements. This is a recordkeeping 
requirement. Any of the records maintained which are subsequently 
disclosed to the EEOC during an investigation are protected from public 
disclosure by the confidentiality provisions of section 706(b) and 
709(e) of Title VII which are also incorporated by reference into the 
ADA at section 107(a) and GINA at section 207(a).
    Burden Statement: The estimated number of respondents subject to 
this recordkeeping requirement is 961,709 employers. An employer 
subject to the recordkeeping requirement in 29 CFR part 1602 must 
retain all personnel or employment records made or kept by that 
employer for one year, and must retain any records relevant to charges 
of discrimination filed under Title VII, the ADA, or GINA until final 
disposition of those matters, which may be longer than one year. This 
recordkeeping requirement does not require reports or the creation of 
new documents, but merely requires retention of documents that an 
employer has already made or kept in the normal course of its business 
operations. Thus, existing employers bear no burden under this 
analysis, because their systems for retaining personnel and employment 
records are already in place. Newly formed firms may incur a small 
burden when setting up their data collection and retention systems to 
ensure compliance with EEOC's recordkeeping requirements. We assume 
some effort and time must be expended by employers to familiarize 
themselves with the Title VII, ADA, and GINA recordkeeping requirements 
and explain those requirements to the appropriate staff. We estimate 
that 30 minutes would be needed for this one-time familiarization 
process. Using 2015 data from the Small Business Administration, we 
estimate that there are 74,528 firms that would incur this start-up 
burden.\1\ Assuming a 30-minute burden per firm, the total annual hour 
burden is 37,264 hours (.5 hour x 74,528 = 37,264).
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    \1\ Source: U.S. Small Business Administration: Statistics of 
U.S. Business, Release Date 1/2017. (https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/firm-size-data). Select U.S. Static Data, U.S. Data and combines 
estimates from private employment, public sector, colleges and 
universities, and referral unions.

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    For the Commission.

    Dated: February 13, 2018.
Victoria A. Lipnic,
Acting Chair.
[FR Doc. 2018-03427 Filed 2-16-18; 8:45 am]
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