New Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request, 50410-50411 [2018-21727]

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The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure has been canceled: Appellate Rules Hearing on October 26, 2018, in Washington DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules Committee Secretary, Rules Committee Staff, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Announcements for this hearing were previously published in 83 FR 39463 and 83 FR44305. DATES: SUMMARY: Dated: October 2, 2018. Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules Committee Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–21715 Filed 10–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs New Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 (PRA). The program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to implement the Excellence in Disability Inclusion award. OFCCP will be sharing the information with the Office of Disability Employment Policy for the purpose of partnering with them in support of the award. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: The federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions found on that website for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Harvey D. Fort, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C–3325, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. For faster submission, we encourage commenters to transmit their comment electronically via the www.regulations.gov website. Comments that are mailed to the address provided above must be postmarked before the close of the comment period. All submissions must include OFCCP’s name for identification. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record and will be posted on www.regulations.gov. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harvey D. Fort, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0103 (voice) or (202) 693– 1337 (TTY) (these are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, braille, audio recording) upon request by calling the numbers listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: OFCCP administers and enforces the three nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity laws listed below. • Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246) • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA) E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2018 / Notices These authorities prohibit employment discrimination by covered federal contractors and subcontractors and require that they provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Additionally, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 applies to federal contractors and subcontractors and to federally assisted construction contractors holding a Government contract in excess of $10,000, or Government contracts which have, or can reasonably be expected to have, an aggregate total value exceeding $10,000 in a 12-month period. E.O. 11246 also applies to government bills of lading, depositories of federal funds in any amount, and to financial institutions that are issuing and paying agents for U.S. Savings Bonds. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of physical or mental disability and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to disability. Section 503 applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000. VEVRAA prohibits employment discrimination against protected veterans and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to their status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more. This collection will implement the Excellence in Disability Inclusion award that will recognize federal contractor and subcontractor establishments that ensure equal employment opportunity, foster employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and have achieved a level of excellence in their compliance with Section 503. II. Review Focus: OFCCP is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the compliance and enforcement 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Oct 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: OFCCP seeks approval of this new information collection in order to carry out and enhance its responsibilities to enforce the anti-discrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three legal authorities it administers. Type of Review: New Request. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Title: Contractor Recognition Program—Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award. OMB Number: 1250–[NEW]. Agency Number: Affected Public: Business or other forprofit entities. Total Respondents: 100. Total Annual Responses: 100 biennially. Average Time per Response: 27 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,700. Frequency: Biennially. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection request and become a matter of public record. Harvey D. Fort, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–21727 Filed 10–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [Docket Number DOL–2018–0006] Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Forced or Indentured Child Labor in the Production of Goods in Foreign Countries and Efforts by Certain Foreign Countries To Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor The Bureau of International Labor Affairs, United States Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice: Request for information and invitation to comment. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50411 This notice is a request for information and/or comment on three reports issued by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) regarding child labor and forced labor in certain foreign countries. Relevant information submitted by the public will be used by the Department of Labor (DOL) in preparing its ongoing reporting as required under Congressional mandates and a Presidential directive. The 2017 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor report (TDA report), published on September 20, 2018, discusses efforts of 132 countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor over the course of 2017 and assesses whether countries made significant, moderate, minimal, or no advancement during that year. It also suggests actions foreign countries can take to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement, coordination, policies, and social programs. The 2018 edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (TVPRA List), also published on September 20, 2018, makes available to the public a list of goods from countries that ILAB has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards. Finally, the List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (E.O. 13126 List), provides a list of products, identified by country of origin, that DOL, in consultation and cooperation with the Departments of State (DOS) and Homeland Security (DHS), has a reasonable basis to believe might have been mined, produced, or manufactured with forced or indentured child labor. Relevant information submitted by the public will be used by DOL in preparing the next edition of the TDA report, to be published in 2019; the next edition of the TVPRA List, to be published in 2020; and for possible updates to the E.O. 13126 List as needed. DATES: Submitters of information are requested to provide their submission to DOL’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) at the email or physical address below by 5 p.m. on January 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Information submitted to the Department of Labor should be submitted directly to OCFT, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor. Comments, identified as ‘‘Docket No. DOL–2018– 0006,’’ may be submitted by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: You may submit electronic comments to: http://www.regulations.gov. The portal includes instructions for submitting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 194 (Friday, October 5, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50410-50411]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21727]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


New Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 (PRA). The program helps to ensure that requested 
data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and 
financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly 
understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents 
can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its 
proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to implement the Excellence in Disability Inclusion award. OFCCP 
will be sharing the information with the Office of Disability 
Employment Policy for the purpose of partnering with them in support of 
the award. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice or by accessing it at 
www.regulations.gov.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before December 4, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: The federal eRulemaking portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions found on that website for 
submitting comments.
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Harvey D. Fort, Acting 
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C-3325, 
Washington, DC 20210.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. For faster submission, we encourage commenters to transmit 
their comment electronically via the www.regulations.gov website. 
Comments that are mailed to the address provided above must be 
postmarked before the close of the comment period. All submissions must 
include OFCCP's name for identification. Comments, including any 
personal information provided, become a matter of public record and 
will be posted on www.regulations.gov. They will also be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harvey D. Fort, Acting Director, 
Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs, Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0103 (voice) or (202) 693-
1337 (TTY) (these are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may 
be obtained in alternative formats (large print, braille, audio 
recording) upon request by calling the numbers listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: OFCCP administers and enforces the three 
nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity laws listed below.

 Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246)
 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended 
(Section 503)
 Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as 
amended (VEVRAA)


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These authorities prohibit employment discrimination by covered federal 
contractors and subcontractors and require that they provide equal 
employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, 
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or 
status as a protected veteran. Additionally, federal contractors and 
subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants 
and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information 
about their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 applies to 
federal contractors and subcontractors and to federally assisted 
construction contractors holding a Government contract in excess of 
$10,000, or Government contracts which have, or can reasonably be 
expected to have, an aggregate total value exceeding $10,000 in a 12-
month period. E.O. 11246 also applies to government bills of lading, 
depositories of federal funds in any amount, and to financial 
institutions that are issuing and paying agents for U.S. Savings Bonds. 
Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and 
employees because of physical or mental disability and requires 
affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to 
disability. Section 503 applies to federal contractors and 
subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000. VEVRAA prohibits 
employment discrimination against protected veterans and requires 
affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to 
their status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA applies to federal 
contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more. This 
collection will implement the Excellence in Disability Inclusion award 
that will recognize federal contractor and subcontractor establishments 
that ensure equal employment opportunity, foster employment 
opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and have achieved a 
level of excellence in their compliance with Section 503.
    II. Review Focus: OFCCP is particularly interested in comments 
which:

 Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the compliance and enforcement functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
 Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
 Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
 Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.
    III. Current Actions: OFCCP seeks approval of this new information 
collection in order to carry out and enhance its responsibilities to 
enforce the anti-discrimination and affirmative action provisions of 
the three legal authorities it administers.

    Type of Review: New Request.
    Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
    Title: Contractor Recognition Program--Excellence in Disability 
Inclusion Award.
    OMB Number: 1250-[NEW].
    Agency Number:
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Total Respondents: 100.
    Total Annual Responses: 100 biennially.
    Average Time per Response: 27 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,700.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection request and become a matter of public record.

Harvey D. Fort,
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of 
Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-21727 Filed 10-4-18; 8:45 am]
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