Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Form BC-170, U.S. Census Employment Application and Form BC-171, Additional Applicant Information, 15356-15358 [2018-07260]

Download as PDF 15356 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, faxed to (202) 376–7548, or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376– 7533. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at https://facadatabase.gov/committee/ meetings.aspx?cid=272 and clicking on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Eastern Regional Office at the above phone number, email or street address. Tentative Agenda Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. I. Welcome and Introductions II. Briefing Panel One: Government Officials Panel Two: Advocates Panel Three: Professionals and Academicians III. Open Session— IV. Adjournment Dated: April 5, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–07354 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meetings of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Arkansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12pm Central time. The Committee will discuss next steps in their study of civil rights and criminal justice in the state. DATES: The meeting will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12 p.m. Central. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Call Information: Dial: 888– 505–4368, Conference ID: 6273516. Members of the public can listen to these discussions. These meetings are available to the public through the above call in numbers. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. 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Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Corrine Sanders at csanders@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Arkansas Advisory Committee link (https://www.facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=236). Click on ‘‘meeting details’’ and then ‘‘documents’’ to download. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Civil Rights in Arkansas: Criminal Justice Future Plans and Actions Public Comment Adjournment Dated: April 5, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–07254 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Form BC–170, U.S. Census Employment Application and Form BC–171, Additional Applicant Information U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC– 2018–0004, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 15357 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Michael A. DeFrank, Chief, Management Services Branch. Mr. DeFrank can be reached by telephone on 301–763–2864 or by email at fld.decennial.oversight@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Census Bureau proposes consolidating the contents of the four forms used to collect information on job applicants into two new forms: The BC– 170, U.S. Census Employment Application and the BC–171, Additional Applicant Information forms. Currently, the Census Bureau uses the BC–170A, BC–170B, and BC–170D forms to collect applicant information such as personal data and work experience. Selecting officials review the applicant information indicated on these forms to evaluate the eligibility and quality of an applicant for employment at the Census Bureau. In addition, the Census Bureau uses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) common use form 3046–0046, Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment, to collect voluntary applicant data. All of these forms are available online in a PDF fillable format for applicants to complete and submit to the Regional Office. Paper forms of the BC–170A, B and D are available as a secondary option under some circumstances (i.e., special request, lack of internet access). The Census Bureau currently uses the: • BC–170A to collect applicant information for temporary office and field positions for current surveys such as the Current Population Survey (CPS). • BC–170B to collect applicant information for temporary office and field positions for special censuses. • BC–170D to collect applicant information for temporary office and field positions for Decennial censuses. • EEOC common use form 3046– 0046, Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment, which asks about voluntary applicant information including Race, Hispanic Origin, and Disability. Because the Census Bureau uses three different BC–170 forms based on the specific applicant information required for each operation, applicants interested in multiple positions across operations often need to submit duplicative information on different forms, which causes unnecessary burden on the applicants. Consequently, selecting officials often need to assess multiple forms that comprise duplicate information from the same applicant, which causes unnecessary burden on the selecting officials. Additionally, voluntary applicant information is currently captured across the three BC– 170 forms and the EEOC common use form, Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment, adding to the undue burden on both the applicant and human resources staff. To address this issue, the Census Bureau intends to consolidate the contents of the four forms into two new forms, the BC–170, U.S. Census Employment Application and the BC– 171, Additional Applicant Information forms. The current EEOC common use form 3046–0046, Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment will be replaced by the BC–171. The BC–171 collects the same information as the EEOC common use form, including Race, Hispanic Origin, and Disability. In addition, the BC–171 contains the Education and Recruiting Sources questions needed to evaluate Census Bureau recruitment strategies. Upon receiving OMB approval for this submission, we would submit a ‘‘discontinue use’’ request for the EEOC common form. The Census Bureau conducted a thorough review of the three BC–170 forms and the EEOC common form to identify, assess, and eliminate redundant and/or nonessential collection of data that contributed to unnecessary burden on the applicant. Table A below includes additional information on how the four forms were consolidated into the BC–170 and BC– 171. TABLE A Old forms New forms Content BC–170A BC–170B BC–170D EEOC common use form BC–170 BC–171 X X X X X X .................... X X .................... .................... X daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES General Applicant Information ......................................... Voluntary Applicant Information ....................................... The specific changes made to consolidate the BC–170A, B, and D are as follows: 1. Rearranged the contents so that the general applicant information questions, regardless of position and operations, appear in the BC–170 (e.g., Name, Address); 2. Removed the Prior Work Experience and Education fields as the Census Bureau no longer requires them to determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant; 3. Removed the Driver’s License field as the Census Bureau does not use this to determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant; 4. Removed the Period of Service and Branch/Rank/Campaign Expeditionary VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 Badge or Award sub-fields in the Veterans’ Preference field as the Census Bureau already collects them elsewhere on the application through the DD–214 attachment; 5. Removed the Types of Work field as it is not needed to determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant; 6. Added a Selective Service Number sub-field in the Selective Service field in the BC–170 so that the Census Bureau could use this information to adjudicate the application since the OF–306 is not required from all applicants; 7. Added additional lines to the Additional Information section in the BC–170 to allow applicants to provide detailed information, as needed; PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8. Updated the Introduction section in the BC–170 with updated descriptions of the Types of Work, Duration of Work, Applicant Instructions, Eligibility, Pay, Training, Privacy Act Statement, and Assessment Instructions; 9. Updated the Availability field to capture general applicant availability broken down into Evenings, Weekends, and Weekdays in lieu of specific applicant availability broken down into Any Hours, Mornings, Afternoons, and Evenings segmented by days of the week; 10. Moved the Education question to the BC–171 to make it voluntary, as it is used to determine recruitment strategies and is not needed to E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 15358 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant; 11. Moved the Recruiting Sources question to the BC–171 to make it voluntary, as it is used to determine recruitment strategies and is not needed to determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant. The Census Bureau intends for applicants to access, complete, and submit both the BC–170 and BC–171 to human resources staff via the Census Schedule A Recruitment, Assessment, and Payroll System (C–SHARPS) online applicant system. The Census Bureau also intends for a paper form of the BC– 170 and BC–171 to be accessible to applicants under some circumstances (i.e., special request, lack of internet access) and all forms will be available electronically in PDF format for applicants to complete and submit to the Regional Office. Lastly, C–SHARPS, paper forms and the online PDF format forms will be available in Spanish for both stateside and Puerto Rico. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The main method of collection will be online using Census Schedule A Recruitment, Assessment, and Payroll System (C–SHARPS) accessible in English and Spanish for both stateside and Puerto Rico. The BC–170 and BC– 171 will also be available in English and Spanish for both stateside and Puerto Rico: • On paper as a secondary option under some circumstances (i.e., special request, lack of internet access), • Online in PDF format for applicants to complete and submit to the Regional Office. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–0139. Form Number(s): BC–170 and BC– 171. Type of Review: Change to a previous OMB approval. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000,000 persons (Note that on nonDecennial periods of data collection after 2020, the estimated number of respondents annually is approximately 12,000 persons). Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes (Note that this is based on calculations that determined 15 minutes for completing the BC–170 and 5 minutes for completing the BC–171. The combined total is 20 minutes for applicants completing both forms). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 333,334 annual hours on average. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Chapter 1, Subchapter II, Section 23 a and c.; Title 5 U.S.C., Part II, Chapter 13; Title 5 U.S.C. Part III, Chapter 33, Subchapter 1, Section 1 and 20. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–07260 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Miscellaneous Short Supply Activities. Form Number(s): None. OMB Control Number: 0694–0102. Type of Review: Regular submission. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 201. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 201 hours. Needs and Uses: This information collection is comprised of two rarely used short supply activities: ‘‘Registration of U.S. Agricultural Commodities for Exemption from Short Supply Limitations On Export’’, and PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Petitions for The Imposition of Monitoring or Controls On Recyclable Metallic materials; Public Hearings.’’ These activities are statutory in nature and, therefore, must remain a part of BIS’s information collection budget authorization. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–07358 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–53–2018] Foreign-Trade Zone 119—MinneapolisSt. Paul, Minnesota; Application for Subzone; AGCO Corporation, Jackson and Round Lake, Minnesota An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade Zone Commission, grantee of FTZ 119, requesting subzone status for the facilities of AGCO Corporation (AGCO), located in Jackson and Round Lake, Minnesota. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on April 5, 2018. The proposed subzone would consist of the following sites: Site 1 (196 acres) 202 Industrial Park, Jackson, Jackson County; Site 2 (31.42 acres) One Sather Plaza, Round Lake, Nobles County; Site 3 (6.34 acres) 170 Industrial Plaza, Jackson, Jackson County; and, Site 4 (5 acres) 136 550th Avenue, Jackson, Jackson County. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 119. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Form BC-170, 
U.S. Census Employment Application and Form BC-171, Additional 
Applicant Information

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before June 11, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet 
at [email protected]). You may also submit comments, identified by 
Docket Number USBC-2018-0004, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the 
public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov 
for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments 
will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable 
Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by 
the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential 
Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. 
You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, 
Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Michael A. DeFrank, Chief, Management Services 
Branch. Mr. DeFrank can be reached by telephone on 301-763-2864 or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Census Bureau proposes consolidating the contents of the four 
forms used to collect information on job applicants into two new forms: 
The BC-170, U.S. Census Employment Application and the BC-171, 
Additional Applicant Information forms.
    Currently, the Census Bureau uses the BC-170A, BC-170B, and BC-170D 
forms to collect applicant information such as personal data and work 
experience. Selecting officials review the applicant information 
indicated on these forms to evaluate the eligibility and quality of an 
applicant for employment at the Census Bureau. In addition, the Census 
Bureau uses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) common 
use form 3046-0046, Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal 
Employment, to collect voluntary applicant data. All of these forms are 
available online in a PDF fillable format for applicants to complete 
and submit to the Regional Office. Paper forms of the BC-170A, B and D 
are available as a secondary option under some circumstances (i.e., 
special request, lack of internet access).
    The Census Bureau currently uses the:
     BC-170A to collect applicant information for temporary 
office and field positions for current surveys such as the Current 
Population Survey (CPS).
     BC-170B to collect applicant information for temporary 
office and field positions for special censuses.
     BC-170D to collect applicant information for temporary 
office and field positions for Decennial censuses.
     EEOC common use form 3046-0046, Demographic Information on 
Applicants for Federal Employment, which asks about voluntary applicant 
information including Race, Hispanic Origin, and Disability.
    Because the Census Bureau uses three different BC-170 forms based 
on the specific applicant information required for each operation, 
applicants interested in multiple positions across operations often 
need to submit duplicative information on different forms, which causes 
unnecessary burden on the applicants. Consequently, selecting officials 
often need to assess multiple forms that comprise duplicate information 
from the same applicant, which causes unnecessary burden on the 
selecting officials. Additionally, voluntary applicant information is 
currently captured across the three BC-170 forms and the EEOC common 
use form, Demographic Information on Applicants for Federal Employment, 
adding to the undue burden on both the applicant and human resources 
staff.
    To address this issue, the Census Bureau intends to consolidate the 
contents of the four forms into two new forms, the BC-170, U.S. Census 
Employment Application and the BC-171, Additional Applicant Information 
forms. The current EEOC common use form 3046-0046, Demographic 
Information on Applicants for Federal Employment will be replaced by 
the BC-171. The BC-171 collects the same information as the EEOC common 
use form, including Race, Hispanic Origin, and Disability. In addition, 
the BC-171 contains the Education and Recruiting Sources questions 
needed to evaluate Census Bureau recruitment strategies. Upon receiving 
OMB approval for this submission, we would submit a ``discontinue use'' 
request for the EEOC common form.
    The Census Bureau conducted a thorough review of the three BC-170 
forms and the EEOC common form to identify, assess, and eliminate 
redundant and/or nonessential collection of data that contributed to 
unnecessary burden on the applicant. Table A below includes additional 
information on how the four forms were consolidated into the BC-170 and 
BC-171.

                                                     Table A
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                                                     Old forms                                 New forms
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           Content                                                       EEOC common
                                 BC-170A       BC-170B       BC-170D      use form       BC-170        BC-171
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General Applicant                       X             X             X   ............            X   ............
 Information................
Voluntary Applicant                     X             X             X             X   ............            X
 Information................
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    The specific changes made to consolidate the BC-170A, B, and D are 
as follows:
    1. Rearranged the contents so that the general applicant 
information questions, regardless of position and operations, appear in 
the BC-170 (e.g., Name, Address);
    2. Removed the Prior Work Experience and Education fields as the 
Census Bureau no longer requires them to determine eligibility and/or 
qualifications of an applicant;
    3. Removed the Driver's License field as the Census Bureau does not 
use this to determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an 
applicant;
    4. Removed the Period of Service and Branch/Rank/Campaign 
Expeditionary Badge or Award sub-fields in the Veterans' Preference 
field as the Census Bureau already collects them elsewhere on the 
application through the DD-214 attachment;
    5. Removed the Types of Work field as it is not needed to determine 
eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant;
    6. Added a Selective Service Number sub-field in the Selective 
Service field in the BC-170 so that the Census Bureau could use this 
information to adjudicate the application since the OF-306 is not 
required from all applicants;
    7. Added additional lines to the Additional Information section in 
the BC-170 to allow applicants to provide detailed information, as 
needed;
    8. Updated the Introduction section in the BC-170 with updated 
descriptions of the Types of Work, Duration of Work, Applicant 
Instructions, Eligibility, Pay, Training, Privacy Act Statement, and 
Assessment Instructions;
    9. Updated the Availability field to capture general applicant 
availability broken down into Evenings, Weekends, and Weekdays in lieu 
of specific applicant availability broken down into Any Hours, 
Mornings, Afternoons, and Evenings segmented by days of the week;
    10. Moved the Education question to the BC-171 to make it 
voluntary, as it is used to determine recruitment strategies and is not 
needed to

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determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant;
    11. Moved the Recruiting Sources question to the BC-171 to make it 
voluntary, as it is used to determine recruitment strategies and is not 
needed to determine eligibility and/or qualifications of an applicant.
    The Census Bureau intends for applicants to access, complete, and 
submit both the BC-170 and BC-171 to human resources staff via the 
Census Schedule A Recruitment, Assessment, and Payroll System (C-
SHARPS) online applicant system. The Census Bureau also intends for a 
paper form of the BC-170 and BC-171 to be accessible to applicants 
under some circumstances (i.e., special request, lack of internet 
access) and all forms will be available electronically in PDF format 
for applicants to complete and submit to the Regional Office. Lastly, 
C-SHARPS, paper forms and the online PDF format forms will be available 
in Spanish for both stateside and Puerto Rico.

II. Method of Collection

    The main method of collection will be online using Census Schedule 
A Recruitment, Assessment, and Payroll System (C-SHARPS) accessible in 
English and Spanish for both stateside and Puerto Rico. The BC-170 and 
BC-171 will also be available in English and Spanish for both stateside 
and Puerto Rico:
     On paper as a secondary option under some circumstances 
(i.e., special request, lack of internet access),
     Online in PDF format for applicants to complete and submit 
to the Regional Office.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-0139.
    Form Number(s): BC-170 and BC-171.
    Type of Review: Change to a previous OMB approval.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000,000 persons (Note that on 
non-Decennial periods of data collection after 2020, the estimated 
number of respondents annually is approximately 12,000 persons).
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes (Note that this is based on 
calculations that determined 15 minutes for completing the BC-170 and 5 
minutes for completing the BC-171. The combined total is 20 minutes for 
applicants completing both forms).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 333,334 annual hours on 
average.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C., Chapter 1, Subchapter II, Section 
23 a and c.; Title 5 U.S.C., Part II, Chapter 13; Title 5 U.S.C. Part 
III, Chapter 33, Subchapter 1, Section 1 and 20.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-07260 Filed 4-9-18; 8:45 am]
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