Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 66310-66311 [2018-27850]

Download as PDF 66310 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices mention ICR Reference Number 201811–1290–002. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Analysis Agency: DOL–WB. Type of Review: New Collection. Collection Title: National Database of Childcare Costs. ICR Reference Number: 201811–1290– 002. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 51. Annual Frequency: Once. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 51. Estimated Average Time per Response: 3 hours. Total Annual Burden Time: 153 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Dated: December 19, 2018. Patricia G. Greene, Director, Women’s Bureau. [FR Doc. 2018–27861 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HD–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, 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. 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Disability Supplement,’’ to be conducted in July 2019. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before February 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may also be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The July 2019 CPS Disability Supplement will be conducted at the request of the Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office. The Disability Supplement will provide information on the low labor force participation rates for people with disabilities; the use of and satisfaction with programs that prepare people with disabilities for employment; the work history, barriers to employment, and workplace PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accommodations reported by persons with a disability; and the effect of financial assistance programs on the likelihood of working. Since the supplement was last collected in 2012, work patterns have changed, policies have changed, and assistive technologies have advanced. Having updated information will be valuable in determining how employment barriers have changed for people with disabilities. Because the Disability Supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available about respondents to the supplement. Thus, comparisons will be possible across respondent characteristics, including sex, race, ethnicity, age, and educational attainment. It will also be possible to create estimates for those who are employed, unemployed, and not in the labor force. Because the CPS is a rich source of information on the employment status of the population, it will be possible to examine in detail the nature of various employment and unemployment situations. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the CPS Disability Supplement. These data are necessary to provide information about the labor market challenges facing persons with a disability and will contribute to improvements in policies and programs designed to assist these individuals. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. • 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. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices Title of Collection: CPS Disability Supplement. OMB Number: 1220–0186. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 55,000 respondents are expected to supply data for 106,000 individuals. Frequency: 1.93. Total Responses: 106,000. Average Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,833. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 18th day of December 2018. Mark Staniorski, Division Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2018–27850 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2009–0026] Curtis-Straus LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of CurtisStraus LLC for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency’s preliminary finding to grant the application. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before January 10, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at: https:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2009–0026, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2009–0026). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at https:// www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the https://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection at the OSHA Docket Office. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before January 10, 2019 to the Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693–1644. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66311 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that CurtisStraus LLC (CSL), is applying for expansion of recognition as a NRTL. CSL requests the addition of one test standard to the NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within the scope of recognition. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition includes (1) the type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by the applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have the technical capability to perform the product-testing and productcertification activities for test standards within the NRTL’s scope. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides a preliminary finding. In the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, including CSL, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. CSL currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with headquarters located at: Curtis-Straus LLC, One Distribution Circle, Suite #1, Littleton, MA 01460. A complete list of CSL’s scope of recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ csl.html. II. General Background on the Application CSL submitted an application, dated January 2, 2018 (OSHA–2009–0026– 0079), to expand recognition to include one additional test standard. OSHA staff E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66310-66311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27850]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, 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. 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ``Current 
Population Survey (CPS) Disability Supplement,'' to be conducted in 
July 2019. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) 
can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before February 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may 
also be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The July 2019 CPS Disability Supplement will be conducted at the 
request of the Department of Labor's Chief Evaluation Office. The 
Disability Supplement will provide information on the low labor force 
participation rates for people with disabilities; the use of and 
satisfaction with programs that prepare people with disabilities for 
employment; the work history, barriers to employment, and workplace 
accommodations reported by persons with a disability; and the effect of 
financial assistance programs on the likelihood of working. Since the 
supplement was last collected in 2012, work patterns have changed, 
policies have changed, and assistive technologies have advanced. Having 
updated information will be valuable in determining how employment 
barriers have changed for people with disabilities.
    Because the Disability Supplement is part of the CPS, the same 
detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available 
about respondents to the supplement. Thus, comparisons will be possible 
across respondent characteristics, including sex, race, ethnicity, age, 
and educational attainment. It will also be possible to create 
estimates for those who are employed, unemployed, and not in the labor 
force. Because the CPS is a rich source of information on the 
employment status of the population, it will be possible to examine in 
detail the nature of various employment and unemployment situations.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
CPS Disability Supplement. These data are necessary to provide 
information about the labor market challenges facing persons with a 
disability and will contribute to improvements in policies and programs 
designed to assist these individuals.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.
     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.

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    Title of Collection: CPS Disability Supplement.
    OMB Number: 1220-0186.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection 
for which approval has expired.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 55,000 respondents are expected to supply data 
for 106,000 individuals.
    Frequency: 1.93.
    Total Responses: 106,000.
    Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,833.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 18th day of December 2018.
Mark Staniorski,
Division Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2018-27850 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
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