Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, 54942-54943 [2018-23866]

Download as PDF 54942 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 212 / Thursday, November 1, 2018 / Notices 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 ................................................................................................................................................................... During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the 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 $17.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Randall Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2018–23915 Filed 10–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE U.S. Marshals Service [OMB Number 1105–0097] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; Leased/Charter/ Contract Personnel Expedited Clearance Request U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until December 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments, particularly with respect to the estimated public burden or associated response time, have suggestions, need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Oct 31, 2018 Jkt 247001 or desire any additional information, please contact Nicole Timmons either by mail at CG–3, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20530–0001, by email at Nicole.Timmons@usdoj.gov, or by telephone at 202–236–2646. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. Overview of this information collection: 1. Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83): Extension of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Leased/Charter/Contract Personnel Expedited Clearance Request. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number (if applicable): USM– 271. Component: U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Abstract: This form is to be completed by people applying to become contract PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 personnel. It is required so that USMS can perform an expedited background check before workers may be hired to transport USMS and Bureau of Prisons prisoners. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 180 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 5 minutes to complete the form. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 15 hours. It is estimated that applicants will take 5 minutes to complete a Form USM–271. In order to calculate the public burden for Form USM–271, USMS multiplied 5 by 180 and divided by 60 (the number of minutes in an hour), which equals 15 total annual burden hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 29, 2018. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2018–23895 Filed 10–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Foreign Labor SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 212 / Thursday, November 1, 2018 / Notices Certification Quarterly Activity Report,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: OMB will consider all written comments that the agency receives on or before December 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201810-1205-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor–OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, information collection. Under the foreign labor certification programs administered by ETA, State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) are funded through annually reimbursable grants. These grants fund certain activities that support the processing of applications for temporary labor certification filed by U.S. employers in order to hire foreign workers in the H–2B or H–2A visa categories to perform nonagricultural or agricultural services or labor. Under the grant agreements, SWAs must review and transmit, through the intrastate and interstate systems, job orders submitted VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Oct 31, 2018 Jkt 247001 by employers in order to recruit U.S. workers prior to filling the job openings with foreign workers. In order to monitor the administration of foreign labor certification activities by the SWAs effectively, the Department requires SWAs to report their workloads related to these activities on a quarterly basis. This collection of information is conducted through Form ETA–9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report. This report is critical for ensuring accountability and for future program management, including budget and workload management. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because of the proposed (1) elimination of a question referencing union contacts made by the SWAs; (2) elimination of a question located in both the H–2A and H–2B sections that prompts SWAs to list the most common deficiencies on the job order; and (3) modification of the Form ETA–9127 instructions in order to promote clarity as a result of some confusion expressed by SWAs. Immigration and Nationality Act section 218 authorizes this information collection. See 8 U.S.C. 1188. 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 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. DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205–0457. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2018 (83 FR 28866). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205–0457. OMB is particularly interested in comments that: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54943 • 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. Title of Collection: Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report. OMB Control Number: 1205–0457. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 54. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 216. Average Time per Response: 1 hour 45 minutes. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 378 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: October 26, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–23866 Filed 10–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative, New Collection Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity 
Report

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is submitting the 
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Foreign Labor

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Certification Quarterly Activity Report,'' to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are 
invited.

DATES: OMB will consider all written comments that the agency receives 
on or before December 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201810-1205-002 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to [email protected].
    Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-ETA, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: [email protected]. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20210; or by email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an 
email to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
revisions to the Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, 
information collection. Under the foreign labor certification programs 
administered by ETA, State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) are funded through 
annually reimbursable grants. These grants fund certain activities that 
support the processing of applications for temporary labor 
certification filed by U.S. employers in order to hire foreign workers 
in the H-2B or H-2A visa categories to perform nonagricultural or 
agricultural services or labor. Under the grant agreements, SWAs must 
review and transmit, through the intrastate and interstate systems, job 
orders submitted by employers in order to recruit U.S. workers prior to 
filling the job openings with foreign workers.
    In order to monitor the administration of foreign labor 
certification activities by the SWAs effectively, the Department 
requires SWAs to report their workloads related to these activities on 
a quarterly basis. This collection of information is conducted through 
Form ETA-9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report. 
This report is critical for ensuring accountability and for future 
program management, including budget and workload management. This 
information collection has been classified as a revision, because of 
the proposed (1) elimination of a question referencing union contacts 
made by the SWAs; (2) elimination of a question located in both the H-
2A and H-2B sections that prompts SWAs to list the most common 
deficiencies on the job order; and (3) modification of the Form ETA-
9127 instructions in order to promote clarity as a result of some 
confusion expressed by SWAs. Immigration and Nationality Act section 
218 authorizes this information collection. See 8 U.S.C. 1188.
    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 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. DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under 
Control Number 1205-0457. The DOL notes that existing information 
collection requirements submitted to OMB receive a month-to-month 
extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take 
effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about 
this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on 
June 21, 2018 (83 FR 28866).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205-0457. 
OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-ETA.
    Title of Collection: Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity 
Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0457.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 54.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 216.
    Average Time per Response: 1 hour 45 minutes.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 378 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

    Dated: October 26, 2018.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
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