Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement, 62385-62386 [2018-26110]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2018 / Notices 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 April 24, 2018 (83 FR 17855). 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 1235–0016. 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–WHD. Title of Collection: Application for a Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration. OMB Control Number: 1235–0016. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,026. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 23,196. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 9,334 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $462,680. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: November 26, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–26109 Filed 11–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; H–2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement 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, ‘‘H–2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, 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 January 2, 2019. 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=201811-1205-002 (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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the H–2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement information collection. Under the foreign labor certification programs administered by ETA, the H–2A temporary labor certification program enables employers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural work of a temporary or seasonal nature as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a). The H–2A program also permits employers to employ foreign sheepherders and goatherders and those working in openrange production of livestock. In order to meet its statutory responsibilities under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Department must request information from employers seeking to hire and import foreign labor. The Department uses the information collected to determine whether employers engaging in sheep herding, goat herding, or open-range production of livestock have met their obligations under Federal law. This ICR pertains to program obligations for employers seeking to hire foreign temporary agricultural workers for job opportunities in herding or production of livestock on the open range. Among the issues addressed through this ICR are timekeeping requirements of employers. In order to determine eligibility for the program based on the amount of work performed on the range, this ICR requires employers to note whether employees spend days on the ranch or on the range. This ICR also requires employers to record the reason for the worker’s absence where the employer chooses to prorate the required wage. 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 1205–0519. The current approval is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2018; however, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 62385 E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 62386 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2018 / Notices additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2018 (83 FR 42697). 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 1205–0519. 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: H–2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement. OMB Control Number: 1205–0519. Affected Public: Private Sector— Farms. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 654. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 34,008. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 3,401 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: November 26, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–26110 Filed 11–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection Requests: Community Catalyst Initiative (CCI): The Roles of Libraries and Museums as Enablers of Community Vitality and Co-Creators of Positive Community Change Program Cohort Evaluation Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Submission for OMB review, comment request. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This 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. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a proposed cohort evaluation project related to the ‘‘Community Catalyst Initiative: Roles of Libraries and Museums as Enablers of Community Vitality and Co-Creators of Positive Community Change’’ grant program and document processes related to community engagement, partnerships, and associated outcomes for the benefit of the museum and library fields. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before December 31, 2018. OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • 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; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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). ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director of Grant Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions IMLS plays an essential role in ensuring that the public dollars invested in museums and libraries benefit the communities they serve. To remain vital to the communities they serve, museums and libraries are increasingly expected to contribute to community wellbeing through activities that promote community assets and address community needs. Making such contributions, however, requires knowledge and skills for community engagement that are not typically part of educational programs that prepare people for professions in these institutions. In addition, organizational structures and processes in museums and libraries are not typically set up to support and facilitate such engagement. In recognition of this capacitybuilding opportunity, IMLS designed E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement

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, ``H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping 
Requirement,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval for continued use, without change, 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 January 2, 2019.

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=201811-1205-002 (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 to extend PRA authority for 
the H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement information collection. 
Under the foreign labor certification programs administered by ETA, the 
H-2A temporary labor certification program enables employers to bring 
nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural work 
of a temporary or seasonal nature as defined in 8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a). The H-2A program also permits employers to 
employ foreign sheepherders and goatherders and those working in open-
range production of livestock.
    In order to meet its statutory responsibilities under the 
Immigration and Nationality Act, the Department must request 
information from employers seeking to hire and import foreign labor. 
The Department uses the information collected to determine whether 
employers engaging in sheep herding, goat herding, or open-range 
production of livestock have met their obligations under Federal law. 
This ICR pertains to program obligations for employers seeking to hire 
foreign temporary agricultural workers for job opportunities in herding 
or production of livestock on the open range. Among the issues 
addressed through this ICR are timekeeping requirements of employers. 
In order to determine eligibility for the program based on the amount 
of work performed on the range, this ICR requires employers to note 
whether employees spend days on the ranch or on the range. This ICR 
also requires employers to record the reason for the worker's absence 
where the employer chooses to prorate the required wage.
    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 1205-0519. The current approval is scheduled to expire 
on November 30, 2018; however, 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

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additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2018 (83 FR 
42697).
    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 1205-0519. 
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: H-2A Sheepherder Recordkeeping Requirement.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0519.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Farms.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 654.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 34,008.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 3,401 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

    Dated: November 26, 2018.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-26110 Filed 11-30-18; 8:45 am]
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