Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Database of Childcare Costs Submission for Review: National Database of Childcare Costs, 66309-66310 [2018-27861]

Download as PDF 66309 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden time per response (hours) Estimated burden hours Key informant interview protocol: state and local administrator, staff, and partners b ...................................................................................................... Survey: State and local staff and partners ...................................................... Program participant interview guide ................................................................ 60 60 20 1 1 1 1 0.17 1 60 10 20 Total .......................................................................................................... 140 ........................ ........................ 90 a The study is scheduled to take three years. b Assumes each visit will, on average, involve individual or group interviews with approximately 30 respondents. The team assumes the average burden time per response to be about 1 hour, although some meetings will be shorter and some will be longer. Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–27919 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Database of Childcare Costs Submission for Review: National Database of Childcare Costs Women’s Bureau, DOL. Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau (WB) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘National Database of Childcare Costs’’. This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). SUMMARY: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 25, 2019. DATES: 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 without charge by contacting the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, Room S–3002, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, (202)693–6710, Womens.Bureau@dol.gov. Comments in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 the comment period will not be accepted. Comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau, Room S–3002, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, contact Sarah Miller by telephone at (202)693–6716 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at miller.sarah@dol.gov. For technical questions, contact: Liana Christin Landivar by telephone at (202)693–6713 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at landivar.liana.c@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. This proposed information collection seeks to establish the National Database of Childcare Costs. State-administered Market Rate Surveys are conducted by state human services or workforce development offices as a requirement to receive Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG). The surveys establish a benchmark of the local prices of various types of care (e.g., center-based, home-based, familyprovided) by age of children (i.e., infants, preschool, and school-age children). These surveys are used to establish the maximum reimbursement rates for childcare subsidies. Market Rate Surveys sample all eligible centers and care providers and obtain the full market price of care. Because the state PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Market Rate Surveys establish the full market price of care in local areas, these data are ideal to examine local childcare prices. However, these data are not reported to the federal government and they are retained by the states. This information collection would request Market Rate Survey data from all states and reconcile measures for uniformity across the states. Metrics would be made comparable and geography would be standardized to be able to combine these data for analysis with county characteristics available from the American Community Survey. The database would be evaluated to protect respondent confidentiality, implementing proper disclosure avoidance techniques in counties with small samples. The database would be made available to the public as a research tool to understand childcare prices at the county level and changes in childcare prices over time. Section 2 of Public Law 66–259 that established the Women’s Bureau authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 13. 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. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 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

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[FR Doc No: 2018-27861]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
National Database of Childcare Costs Submission for Review: National 
Database of Childcare Costs

AGENCY: Women's Bureau, DOL.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau (WB) is 
soliciting comments concerning a proposed information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``National Database of Childcare Costs''. This 
comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 25, 
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 without charge 
by contacting the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Room S-
3002, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, (202)693-6710, 
Womens.Bureau@dol.gov. Comments in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
https://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via 
postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that 
comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the 
comment period will not be accepted. Comments submitted by postal mail 
or delivery should be addressed to U.S. Department of Labor, Women's 
Bureau, Room S-3002, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, contact Sarah Miller by telephone at (202)693-
6716 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
miller.sarah@dol.gov. For technical questions, contact: Liana Christin 
Landivar by telephone at (202)693-6713 (this is not a toll-free number) 
or by email at landivar.liana.c@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This 
program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. This proposed 
information collection seeks to establish the National Database of 
Childcare Costs. State-administered Market Rate Surveys are conducted 
by state human services or workforce development offices as a 
requirement to receive Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG). 
The surveys establish a benchmark of the local prices of various types 
of care (e.g., center-based, home-based, family-provided) by age of 
children (i.e., infants, preschool, and school-age children). These 
surveys are used to establish the maximum reimbursement rates for 
childcare subsidies. Market Rate Surveys sample all eligible centers 
and care providers and obtain the full market price of care. Because 
the state Market Rate Surveys establish the full market price of care 
in local areas, these data are ideal to examine local childcare prices. 
However, these data are not reported to the federal government and they 
are retained by the states.
    This information collection would request Market Rate Survey data 
from all states and reconcile measures for uniformity across the 
states. Metrics would be made comparable and geography would be 
standardized to be able to combine these data for analysis with county 
characteristics available from the American Community Survey. The 
database would be evaluated to protect respondent confidentiality, 
implementing proper disclosure avoidance techniques in counties with 
small samples. The database would be made available to the public as a 
research tool to understand childcare prices at the county level and 
changes in childcare prices over time. Section 2 of Public Law 66-259 
that established the Women's Bureau authorizes this information 
collection. See 29 U.S.C. 13.
    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.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should

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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.

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]
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