Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2, Attestation for Employers Seeking To Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115-141, 61682-61683 [2018-26078]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 61682 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 231 / Friday, November 30, 2018 / Notices (‘‘Council’’), established by statute in the Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 section 206(a) (42 U.S.C. 5616(a)), will meet to carry out its advisory functions. Information regarding this meeting will be available on the Council’s web page at www.juvenilecouncil.gov. The meeting is open to the public, and available via online video conference, but prior registration is required (see below). In addition, meeting documents will be viewable via this website including meeting announcements, agendas, minutes and reports. Although designated agency representatives may attend in lieu of members, the Council’s formal membership consists of the following secretaries and/or agency officials; Attorney General (Chair), Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Vice Chair), Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Secretary of Labor (DOL), Secretary of Education (DOE), Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Nine additional members are appointed by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader and the President of the United States. Further agencies that take part in Council activities include, the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Interior and the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration of HHS. Council meeting agendas are available on www.juvenilecouncil.gov. Agendas will generally include: (a) Opening remarks and introductions; (b) Presentations and discussion of agency work; and (c) Council member announcements. For security purposes and because space is limited, members of the public who wish to attend must register in advance of the meeting online at www.juvenilecouncil.gov, no later than Friday December 14, 2018. Should issues arise with online registration, or to register by fax or email, the public should contact Sarah Wisniewski, Senior Program Manager/Federal Contractor (see above for contact information). If submitting registrations via fax or email, attendees should include all of the following: Name, Title, Organization/Affiliation, Full Address, Phone Number, Fax and Email. The meeting will also be available to join online via Webex, a video conferencing platform. Registration for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Nov 29, 2018 Jkt 247001 this is also found online at www.juvenilecouncil.gov. Note: Photo identification will be required to attend the meeting at the OJP 810 7th Street Building. Interested parties may submit written comments and questions in advance to Jeff Slowikowski (DFO) for the Council, at the contact information above. If faxing, please follow up with Sarah Wisniewski, Senior Program Manager/ Federal Contractor (contact information above) in order to assure receipt of submissions. All comments and questions should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday December 14, 2018. The Council will limit public statements if they are found to be duplicative. Written questions submitted by the public while in attendance will also be considered by the Council. Jeffrey Slowikowski, Senior Advisor, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–26096 Filed 11–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Form ETA–9142–B–CAA–2, Attestation for Employers Seeking To Employ H–2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115–141 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), titled, ‘‘Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H–2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115–141 (March 23, 2018),’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued 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 it receives on or before December 31, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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/PRAView ICR?ref_201811-1205-003 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice); by contacting Michel Smyth at 202–693–4129/TTY 202–693–8064 (these are not toll-free numbers); or by 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: 202–395–6881 (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. Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129/TTY 202–693–8064 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by sending an email to: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H–2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115–141 (March 23, 2018) information collection. On March 23, 2018, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. Division M, Section 205 of the Act authorized the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to increase the number of H–2B visas available to U.S. employers, notwithstanding the otherwise established statutory numerical limitation. This collection of information was required by the regulations that went into effect on May 31, 2018, implementing Section 205. The Secretary of Homeland Security increased the H–2B cap for Fiscal Year 2018 by up to 15,000 additional visas for American businesses that were likely to suffer irreparable harm (that is, permanent and severe financial loss) without the ability to employ before the end of FY 2018 the H–2B workers requested on their petition. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 231 / Friday, November 30, 2018 / Notices The exigency created by the Consolidated Appropriations Act to meet the high demand by American businesses for H–2B workers, and the short period of time remaining in the fiscal year for U.S. employers to avoid the economic harm this legislation was intended to prevent, required initial clearance of this information collection using expedited processes. As a result, initial clearance for this information collection was sought using Paperwork Reduction Act emergency procedures outlined in regulations at 5 CFR 1320.13, and the Department received a six-month approval. Subsequently, the Department has sought public comment to revise this information collection through the notice and comment process. Specifically, the Department proposes: to revise this collection to eliminate the now expired provisions for completing and submitting Form ETA–9142–B–CAA–2, Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H–2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115–141 (March 23, 2018). In accordance with the applicable regulations, the ICR would continue to require employers to retain the required supporting documentation for three years from the date the certification was issued. 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 Department obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205–0531. The current approval is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2018; however, the DOL notes that remaining information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2018, 83 FR 44305. • 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 the publication of this notice in the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Nov 29, 2018 Jkt 247001 Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205–0531. 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–ETA. Title of the Collection: Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H–2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115–141 (March 23, 2018). OMB Control Number: 1205–0531. Affected Public: Private Sector (businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions) and State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Annual Respondents: 5,177. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 5,177. Total Estimated Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,177 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: November 26, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–26078 Filed 11–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket 14–CRB–0010–CD/SD (2010–13)] Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds; Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61683 Final distribution determination. ACTION: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the final distribution of cable and satellite royalty funds for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The determination is a result of agreement among the participants that claim shares of the cable and satellite royalty funds to be allocated to the Program Suppliers Claimant category. The Judges issued their allocation determination relating to cable royalty funds for the relevant years to the participants on October 18, 2018. Allocation of satellite royalty funds is not yet determined. DATES: Applicable date: November 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: The final distribution order is also published in eCRB at https:// app.crb.gov/. Docket: For access to the docket to read submitted background documents, go to eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic filing and case management system, at https:// app.crb.gov/ and search for docket number 14–CRB–0010–CD/SD (2010– 13). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) received a joint motion of MPAArepresented Program Suppliers (MPAA) and Multigroup Claimants (MGC) for entry of a consent order adopting the distribution shares proposed by the MPAA and ordering a final distribution in conformity with those agreed shares of cable and satellite television royalty funds to be allocated to the Program Suppliers category for the 2010–13 cable and satellite royalty years. The Judges find that the parties’ agreement as to the final percentage distribution has ended any remaining controversy with regard to the subject funds over which the Judges have jurisdiction and that neither party now has a significant interest related to this proceeding as to the 2010–13 cable and satellite royalty funds. Accordingly, good cause exists for entry of a final distribution determination relating to the subject funds. Distribution of funds allocated to all other program categories, except the Devotional Programming category, was without controversy. Parties to the controversy relating to the Devotional category resolved that controversy by agreement and the Judges entered a final order with regard to the Devotional SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2, Attestation for 
Employers Seeking To Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 
of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 
115-141

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), titled, ``Attestation for Employers Seeking 
to Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115-141 (March 23, 
2018),'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval for continued 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 it receives on or 
before December 31, 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_201811-1205-003 (this link will only become active on 
the day following publication of this notice); by contacting Michel 
Smyth at 202-693-4129/TTY 202-693-8064 (these are not toll-free 
numbers); or by 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: 202-395-6881 (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 by sending 
an email to: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
revisions to the Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H-2B 
Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115-141 (March 23, 
2018) information collection. On March 23, 2018, the President signed 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. Division M, Section 205 of 
the Act authorized the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation 
with the Secretary of Labor, to increase the number of H-2B visas 
available to U.S. employers, notwithstanding the otherwise established 
statutory numerical limitation. This collection of information was 
required by the regulations that went into effect on May 31, 2018, 
implementing Section 205. The Secretary of Homeland Security increased 
the H-2B cap for Fiscal Year 2018 by up to 15,000 additional visas for 
American businesses that were likely to suffer irreparable harm (that 
is, permanent and severe financial loss) without the ability to employ 
before the end of FY 2018 the H-2B workers requested on their petition.

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    The exigency created by the Consolidated Appropriations Act to meet 
the high demand by American businesses for H-2B workers, and the short 
period of time remaining in the fiscal year for U.S. employers to avoid 
the economic harm this legislation was intended to prevent, required 
initial clearance of this information collection using expedited 
processes. As a result, initial clearance for this information 
collection was sought using Paperwork Reduction Act emergency 
procedures outlined in regulations at 5 CFR 1320.13, and the Department 
received a six-month approval. Subsequently, the Department has sought 
public comment to revise this information collection through the notice 
and comment process. Specifically, the Department proposes: to revise 
this collection to eliminate the now expired provisions for completing 
and submitting Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2, Attestation for Employers Seeking 
to Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115-141 (March 23, 
2018). In accordance with the applicable regulations, the ICR would 
continue to require employers to retain the required supporting 
documentation for three years from the date the certification was 
issued.
    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 Department obtains OMB approval for this information 
collection under Control Number 1205-0531. The current approval is 
scheduled to expire on November 30, 2018; however, the DOL notes that 
remaining information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2018, 83 FR 
44305.
     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 the publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1205-0531. 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-ETA.
    Title of the Collection: Attestation for Employers Seeking to 
Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Public Law 115-141 (March 23, 
2018).
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0531.
    Affected Public: Private Sector (businesses or other for-profits 
and not-for-profit institutions) and State, Local, and Tribal 
Governments.
    Total Estimated Annual Respondents: 5,177.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 5,177.
    Total Estimated Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,177 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

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

    Dated: November 26, 2018.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-26078 Filed 11-29-18; 8:45 am]
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