Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; O*NET Data Collection Program, 13787-13788 [2018-06414]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Notices (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Semiannual Progress Report for the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0006. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes 200 grantees from the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (ICJR Program) (also known as Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders) which encourages state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system. Eligible applicants are states and territories, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, coalitions, victim service providers and state, local, tribal, and territorial courts. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that it will take the approximately 200 respondents (ICJR Program grantees) approximately one hour to complete a semi-annual progress report. The semi-annual progress report is divided into sections that pertain to the different types of activities in which grantees may engage. An ICJR Program grantee will only be required to complete the sections of the form that pertain to its own specific activities (victim services, law enforcement, training, etc.). (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the data collection forms is 400 hours, that is 200 grantees completing a form twice a year with an estimated completion time for the form being one hour. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Deputy Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E, 405B, Washington, DC 20530. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: March 27, 2018. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2018–06453 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] 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 ........ BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act On March 26, 2018, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Settlement Agreement with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Iowa in the case entitled In re Wellman Dynamics Corporation, Case No. 16– 01825–als11 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa), DOJ #90–10–07797/2. The United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), filed a proof of claim on January 17, 2017, in this bankruptcy action, which asserts that Wellman Dynamics Corporation (‘‘WDC’’) is liable to the United States to comply with by the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (‘‘RCRA’’), 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq., applicable regulations, and to perform an Administrative Order on Consent (‘‘AOC’’), Docket No. RCRA– 07–2003–0167, which requires the Debtor to conduct an RCRA facility investigation and to complete a corrective measures study related to the Wellman Facility, located in Creston, Iowa. Under the Settlement Agreement, WDC Acquisition LLC has agreed to be responsible for fulfilling all obligations mandated by RCRA, the regulations, and for performing the AOC, as well as to perform various environmental obligations under the jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Department of Public Health at the Wellman facility in according with the schedule set forth in the Settlement Agreement. The United States also agrees to withdraw as moot the protective proof of claim filed by the EPA. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed Settlement Agreement. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to In re Wellman Dynamics Corporation, Case No. 16–01825-als-11 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa). All comments must be submitted no later than fifteen (15) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13787 Under Section 7003(d) of RCRA, a commenter may request an opportunity for a public meeting in the affected area. During the public comment period, the proposed Settlement Agreement may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed 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 $10.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas P. Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2018–06456 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; O*NET Data Collection Program Notice of information collection, request for comment. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘O*NET Data Collection Program’’ (expires September 30, 2018). This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by May 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; DATES: E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 13788 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Notices including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693–3731, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/ TDD), (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at fairley.lauren@dol.gov or by accessing: http:// www.onetcenter.org/ombclearance.html. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration—Division of National Programs Tools and Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 20210, by email: fairley.lauren@dol.gov or by Fax (202) 693–3015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693–3015 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at fairley.lauren@ dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES I. Background The O*NET Data Collection Program is an ongoing effort to collect and maintain current information on the detailed characteristics of occupations and skills for more than 900 occupations. The resulting database provides the most comprehensive standardized source of occupational and skills information in the nation. O*NET information is used by a wide range of audiences, including individuals making career decisions, public agencies and schools providing career exploration services or education and training programs, and businesses making staffing and training decisions. The O*NET system provides a common language, framework and database to meet the administrative needs of various federal programs, including workforce investment and training programs supported by funding from the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the ‘‘development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide workforce and labor market information system’’ which shall include, among other components, ‘‘skill trends by occupation and industry.’’ The O*NET database provides: D Detailed information for more than 900 occupations. D Descriptive information using standardized descriptors for skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, work values, education, training, work context, and work activities. D Occupational coding currently based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) taxonomies—and will be transitioning to the 2018 SOC taxonomy. The O*NET electronic database and related O*NET products and tools have been incorporated into numerous public and private sector products and resources, examples of O*NET use are presented in the O*NET Products at Work (PAW) document at http:// www.onetcenter.org/paw.html. These products in turn serve millions of customers. Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act authorizes this information collection. 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. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 1205– 0421. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL 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–ETA. Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title of Collection: O*NET Data Collection Program. Form: N/A. OMB Control Number: 1205–0421. Affected Public: Private sector (forprofit businesses and not-for-profit organizations); State, local and tribal governments, Federal government, Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28,494. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 28,494. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,293 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0 Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–06414 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 62 (Friday, March 30, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; O*NET 
Data Collection Program

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``O*NET Data Collection Program'' (expires 
September 30, 2018). This comment request is part of continuing 
Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
May 29, 2018.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation;

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including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by 
contacting Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693-3731, TTY 1-877-
889-5627 (TTY/TDD), (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
[email protected] or by accessing: http://www.onetcenter.org/ombclearance.html.
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration--Division of National Programs Tools and 
Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 
20210, by email: [email protected] or by Fax (202) 693-3015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Lauren Fairley by telephone at 
(202) 693-3015 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This 
program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed.

I. Background

    The O*NET Data Collection Program is an ongoing effort to collect 
and maintain current information on the detailed characteristics of 
occupations and skills for more than 900 occupations. The resulting 
database provides the most comprehensive standardized source of 
occupational and skills information in the nation. O*NET information is 
used by a wide range of audiences, including individuals making career 
decisions, public agencies and schools providing career exploration 
services or education and training programs, and businesses making 
staffing and training decisions. The O*NET system provides a common 
language, framework and database to meet the administrative needs of 
various federal programs, including workforce investment and training 
programs supported by funding from the Departments of Labor, Education, 
and Health and Human Services.
    Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 
requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the ``development, 
maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide workforce and 
labor market information system'' which shall include, among other 
components, ``skill trends by occupation and industry.'' The O*NET 
database provides:
    [ssquf] Detailed information for more than 900 occupations.
    [ssquf] Descriptive information using standardized descriptors for 
skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, work values, education, 
training, work context, and work activities.
    [ssquf] Occupational coding currently based on the 2010 Standard 
Occupational Classification (SOC) taxonomies--and will be transitioning 
to the 2018 SOC taxonomy.
    The O*NET electronic database and related O*NET products and tools 
have been incorporated into numerous public and private sector products 
and resources, examples of O*NET use are presented in the O*NET 
Products at Work (PAW) document at http://www.onetcenter.org/paw.html. 
These products in turn serve millions of customers. Section 308 of the 
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act authorizes this information 
collection.
    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.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 
1205-0421.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    The DOL 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-ETA.
    Type of Review: Extension without changes.
    Title of Collection: O*NET Data Collection Program.
    Form: N/A.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0421.
    Affected Public: Private sector (for-profit businesses and not-for-
profit organizations); State, local and tribal governments, Federal 
government, Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 28,494.
    Frequency: Varies.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 28,494.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,293 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0

Rosemary Lahasky,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-06414 Filed 3-29-18; 8:45 am]
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