Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sharing Agreement Program, 3495-3496 [2019-01947]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / Notices not adversely affect the wages of similarly employed U.S. workers. The proposed form changes include the reorganization of the form to better correspond with related forms for the temporary and permanent employment certification programs and the revision of the form to collect attorney or agent information and to collect alternative requirements in a standardized format. The proposed revisions will better align information collection requirements with the Department’s current regulatory framework, provide greater clarity to employers on regulatory and procedural requirements, standardize and streamline information collection to reduce the employer’s time and burden when preparing applications, and promote greater efficiency and transparency in prevailing wages determinations. The proposed changes to the instructions accompanying the form also provide more precise explanations of terminology to ensure the form is properly completed. ETA is seeking comments on proposed revisions to Form ETA–9141 and the instructions accompanying this form. Also, ETA is seeking comments on its proposed implementation of a new appendix to the Form ETA–9141. The proposed Appendix A, Request for Additional Worksite(s), will provide employers with a standardized format to request prevailing wage determinations for additional worksites. Appendix A will enable ETA to more efficiently determine prevailing wages for job opportunities with additional worksites. For details regarding the proposed revisions to this ICR, contact the office listed in the ADDRESSES section above. II. Review Focus The Department 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, and the agency’s estimates associated with the annual burden cost incurred by respondents and the government cost associated with this collection of information; • 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions This revision request will allow ETA to meet its responsibilities under the INA pertaining to prevailing wages for job opportunities for which employers seek to hire and bring foreign workers into the United States to work under the H–1B, H–1B1, E–3, H–2B, and PERM programs. 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. The Department obtains OMB approval for this information collection under control number 1205–0508. Title of Collection: Application for Prevailing Wage Determination. Type of Review: Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. OMB Control Number: 1205–0508. Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Private Sector (businesses or other for-profit institutions), Not-forprofit Institutions, Federal Government, and State, Local, and Tribal governments. Form(s): ETA–9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination; ETA– 9141—Appendix A, Request for Additional Worksite(s). Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 88,599. Annual Frequency: On Occasion. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 320,850. Estimated Time per Response: Various. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 143,194 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: February 4, 2019. Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–01941 Filed 2–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3495 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sharing Agreement Program Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ‘‘Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sharing Agreement Program,’’ 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 March 14, 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=201805-1220-004 (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–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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 3496 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / Notices revisions to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data Sharing Agreement Program. Disseminating the maximum amount of information possible to the public is an important aspect of the BLS mission; however, not all data are publicly available, because of the importance of maintaining BLS data confidential. The BLS has opportunities available, on a limited basis, for eligible researchers to access confidential data for purposes of conducting valid statistical analyses that further the mission of the BLS, as permitted by the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). In order to provide access to confidential data, the BLS must determine that the researcher’s project will be exclusively statistical in nature and that the researcher is eligible based on guidelines set out in the CIPSEA, OMB implementation guidance on the CIPSEA, and BLS policy. This information collection provides the vehicle through which the BLS will obtain the necessary details to ensure all researchers and projects comply with appropriate laws and policies. This information collection has been classified as a revision, because of minor changes to the form. The BLS Authorizing Statute authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1, 2. 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 1220–0180. 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 August 17, 2018 (83 FR 41112). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1220–0180. 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: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sharing Agreement Program. OMB Control Number: 1220–0180. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 161. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 161. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 81 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01947 Filed 2–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 revision of the ‘‘National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997.’’ 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 April 15, 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 also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7268 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) is a nationally representative sample of persons who were born in the years 1980 to 1984. These respondents were ages 12–17 when the first round of annual interviews began in 1997; starting with round sixteen, the NLSY97 is conducted on a biennial basis. Round nineteen interviews will occur from September 2019 to June 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) contracts with a vendor to conduct the NLSY97. The primary objective of the survey is to study the transition from schooling to the establishment of careers and families. The longitudinal focus of this survey requires information to be collected from the same individuals over many years in order to trace their education, training, work experience, fertility, income, and program participation. One of the goals of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to produce and disseminate timely, accurate, and relevant information about the U.S. labor force. The BLS contributes to this goal by gathering information about the labor force and labor market and E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sharing 
Agreement Program

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics sponsored information collection request (ICR) 
revision titled, ``Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sharing Agreement 
Program,'' 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 March 14, 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=201805-1220-004 (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-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 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

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revisions to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data Sharing 
Agreement Program. Disseminating the maximum amount of information 
possible to the public is an important aspect of the BLS mission; 
however, not all data are publicly available, because of the importance 
of maintaining BLS data confidential. The BLS has opportunities 
available, on a limited basis, for eligible researchers to access 
confidential data for purposes of conducting valid statistical analyses 
that further the mission of the BLS, as permitted by the Confidential 
Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA).
    In order to provide access to confidential data, the BLS must 
determine that the researcher's project will be exclusively statistical 
in nature and that the researcher is eligible based on guidelines set 
out in the CIPSEA, OMB implementation guidance on the CIPSEA, and BLS 
policy. This information collection provides the vehicle through which 
the BLS will obtain the necessary details to ensure all researchers and 
projects comply with appropriate laws and policies.
    This information collection has been classified as a revision, 
because of minor changes to the form. The BLS Authorizing Statute 
authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 1, 2.
    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 1220-0180. 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 
August 17, 2018 (83 FR 41112).
    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 1220-0180. 
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: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Sharing 
Agreement Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1220-0180.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 161.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 161.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 81 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
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