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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices —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: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Sequestered Juror Information Form. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number: Form USM–523A. Component: United States 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/households. Abstract: The United States Marshals Service is responsible for ensuring the security of federal courthouses, courtrooms, and federal jurist. This information assists Marshals Service personnel in the planning of, and response to, potential security needs of the court and jurors during the course of proceedings. The authority for collecting the information on this form is 28 U.S.C. 509, 510 and 561 et seq. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 14 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 4 minutes to complete the form. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 1 hour, which is equal to (14 (total # of annual responses) * 4 minutes = 56 minutes or 1 hour). (7) An Explanation of the Change in Estimates: The adjustments for this information collection are an increase in the number of respondents by 4,500, and an increase in the number of responses by 107,000. As a result of these increases, the annual burden hours has increased by 53,500 hours. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 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. 2018–23936 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Request for Comments; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary,’’ 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: The OMB will consider all written comments that 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=201806-1220-001 (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 or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–BLS, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55207 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 Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary information collection. The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to gather information on expenditures, income, and other related subjects. The data is updated periodically in the national Consumer Price Index. In addition, the data is used by a variety of researchers in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. The data is collected from a national probability sample of households designed to represent the total civilian non-institutional population. The Census Authorizing Statute and BLS Authorizing Statute authorize this information collection. See 13 U.S.C. 8b and 29 U.S.C. 2. This ICR has been characterized as a revision, because of several Quarterly Interview questions will be modified. These changes include collapsing the items codes for attachable campers and unattached campers into a single item code; regrouping the clothing sections for easier understanding by the respondent such as adding a swimwear category, regrouping items previously collected in the Swimwear, swim coverups, or swimwear accessories category, and renaming the outerwear section to Coats and Jackets; replacing questions on prepaid long distance calling cards with a question on prepaid cellular cards; and deleting the Miscellaneous expenses/souvenirs question in the trip section, as this has led to duplicate reports. Additionally, an extended recall section will be added on the point of purchase of items for consumer units (CUs) based on (1) the Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) in which the consumer unit resides (population group) and (2) whether the item was not reported by the consumer unit in the current reference period. Only a CU that does not report an expenditure for the item and resides in the PSU in which the extended recall section is being asked will receive these additional questions. In addition, a Consumer Expenditure Diary survey (CED) question will be added about the veteran status of each member of the E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 55208 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices consumer unit who is 17 and over. The pick-up window, or the time a Field Representative is allowed to pick up the completed CED will also be extended to ten (10) days. Finally, an additional column will be added to the CED for the respondent to record the point of purchase for the expenditure the respondent has recorded. 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. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1220–0050. The current approval is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2021; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the 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 May 15, 2018 (83 FR 22520). 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 1220–0050. The 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–BLS. Title of Collection: Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and Diary. OMB Control Number: 1220–0050. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,355. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 49,697. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 44,522 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–24009 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Intent To Award—Grant Awards for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Eligible Low-Income Clients Beginning January 1, 2019; Correction Legal Services Corporation. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) published a notice in the Federal Register on October 26, 2018 (83 FR 54148) announcing the estimated amounts of Basic Field Grants for 2019. The document incorrectly stated the basis for the estimates as the amounts awarded for Basic Field Grants in 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reginald Haley, Office of Program Performance, at (202) 295–1545, or haleyr@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of October 26, 2018, in FR Doc. 2018–23406, on page 54148, in the third column, revise the sentence reading ‘‘The amounts below are estimates based on the 2018 grant awards to each service area’’ to read ‘‘The amounts below are estimates based on the triennial census adjustment for Basic Field Grant allocations.’’ Dated: October 29, 2018. Stefanie Davis, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–24010 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures The ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures will hold a meeting on October 31, 2018, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Three White Flint North, 11601 Landsdown Street, Conference Rooms 1C3—1C5, North Bethesda, MD 20852. The meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, October 31, 2018—12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will discuss proposed ACRS activities and related matters. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Quynh Nguyen (Telephone 301–415–5844 or email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. The public bridgeline number for the meeting is 866–822–3032, passcode 8272423. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2017 (82 FR 46312). Information regarding changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Request for Comments; Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly 
Interview and Diary

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) 
revision titled, ``Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview 
and Diary,'' 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: The OMB will consider all written comments that 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=201806-1220-001 (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 or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
BLS, 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 Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly Interview and 
Diary information collection. The BLS uses the Consumer Expenditure 
Surveys to gather information on expenditures, income, and other 
related subjects. The data is updated periodically in the national 
Consumer Price Index. In addition, the data is used by a variety of 
researchers in academia, government agencies, and the private sector. 
The data is collected from a national probability sample of households 
designed to represent the total civilian non-institutional population. 
The Census Authorizing Statute and BLS Authorizing Statute authorize 
this information collection. See 13 U.S.C. 8b and 29 U.S.C. 2.
    This ICR has been characterized as a revision, because of several 
Quarterly Interview questions will be modified. These changes include 
collapsing the items codes for attachable campers and unattached 
campers into a single item code; regrouping the clothing sections for 
easier understanding by the respondent such as adding a swimwear 
category, regrouping items previously collected in the Swimwear, swim 
cover-ups, or swimwear accessories category, and renaming the outerwear 
section to Coats and Jackets; replacing questions on prepaid long 
distance calling cards with a question on prepaid cellular cards; and 
deleting the Miscellaneous expenses/souvenirs question in the trip 
section, as this has led to duplicate reports. Additionally, an 
extended recall section will be added on the point of purchase of items 
for consumer units (CUs) based on (1) the Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) 
in which the consumer unit resides (population group) and (2) whether 
the item was not reported by the consumer unit in the current reference 
period. Only a CU that does not report an expenditure for the item and 
resides in the PSU in which the extended recall section is being asked 
will receive these additional questions. In addition, a Consumer 
Expenditure Diary survey (CED) question will be added about the veteran 
status of each member of the

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consumer unit who is 17 and over. The pick-up window, or the time a 
Field Representative is allowed to pick up the completed CED will also 
be extended to ten (10) days. Finally, an additional column will be 
added to the CED for the respondent to record the point of purchase for 
the expenditure the respondent has recorded.
    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. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1220-0050. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on January 31, 2021; however, the DOL notes that existing 
information collection requirements submitted to the 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 May 15, 2018 (83 FR 22520).
    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 1220-0050. 
The 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-BLS.
    Title of Collection: Consumer Expenditure Surveys: Quarterly 
Interview and Diary.
    OMB Control Number: 1220-0050.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,355.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 49,697.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 44,522 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-24009 Filed 11-1-18; 8:45 am]
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