Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 10550-10551 [2019-05346]

Download as PDF 10550 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2019 / Notices TA–W No. Subject firm Location 91,495 .......... 92,554 .......... 93,624 .......... Molycorp Metals and Alloys, Inc. ..................................................................................... Skiva Graphics Screen .................................................................................................... Georgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC .................................................................... Mountain Pass, CA ..... Carlsbad, CA ............... Camas, WA ................. The following revised determinations on reconsideration, certifying eligibility to apply for TAA, have been issued. The Subject firm Location 93,502 .......... 93,760 .......... KES Acquisition Company d/b/a Kentucky Electric Steel (KES) .................................... Radial South .................................................................................................................... Ashland, KY ................ Memphis, TN ............... Signed at Washington, DC this 6th day of March 2019. Hope D. Kinglock, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2019–05306 Filed 3–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Collection Activities; Comment Request concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages.’’ 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 May 20, 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, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: I. Background 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 The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program is a Federal/State cooperative effort which compiles monthly employment data, quarterly wages data, and business identification information from employers subject to State Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws. These data are collected from State Quarterly Contribution Reports (QCRs) submitted to State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The States send micro-level employment and wages data, supplemented with the names, addresses, and business identification information of these employers, to the BLS. The State data are used to create the BLS sampling frame, known as the longitudinal QCEW data. This file represents the best source of detailed industrial and geographical data on employers and is used as the sampling frame for most BLS surveys. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Mar 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2/19/2015 1/13/2016 3/8/2017 Articles or Services from a Foreign Country Path) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W No. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of January 1st 2019 through February 28th 2019. These determinations are available on the Department’s website https:// www.doleta.gov/tradeact/taa/taa_ search_form.cfm under the searchable listing determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888–365–6822. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (Shift in Production or Services to a Foreign Country Path or Acquisition of Impact date Impact Date 1/26/2017 4/24/2017 longitudinal QCEW data include the individual employers’ employment and wages data along with associated business identification information that is maintained by each State to administer the UI program as well as the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program. The QCEW Report, produced for each calendar quarter, is a summary of these employer (micro-level) data by industry at the county level. Similar data for Federal Government employees covered by the UCFE program also are included in each State’s report. These data are submitted by all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to the BLS which then summarizes these micro-level data to produce totals for the States and the Nation. The QCEW Report provides a virtual census of nonagricultural employees and their wages, with approximately 49 percent of the workers in agriculture covered as well. For employers having only a single physical location or worksite in the State and, thus, operating under a single industrial and geographical code, the data from the States’ UI accounting files are sufficient for statistical purposes. However, such data are not sufficient for statistical purposes for those employers having multiple establishments or engaging in different industrial activities within the State. In such cases, the employer’s QCR reflects only statewide employment and wages and is not disaggregated by establishment or worksite. Although data at these levels are sufficient for many purposes of the UI program, more detailed information is required to create a sampling frame and to meet the needs of several ongoing Federal/State statistical programs. The Multiple Worksite Report (MWR) is designed to supplement the QCR when more detailed information is needed. Because of the data captured by the MWR, improved establishment business identification data elements have been E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 10551 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2019 / Notices incorporated into and maintained by the longitudinal QCEW database. The MWR collects a physical location address, secondary name (trade name, division, subsidiary, etc.), and reporting unit description (store number, plant name or number, etc.) for each worksite of multi-establishment employers. Employers with more than one establishment reporting under the same UI account number within a State are requested to complete the MWR if the sum of the employment in all of their secondary establishments is 10 or greater. The primary worksite is defined as the establishment with the greatest number of employees. Upon receipt of the first MWR form, each employer is requested to supply business location identification information. Thereafter, this reported information appears on the MWR each quarter. The employer is requested to verify the accuracy of this business location identification information and to provide only the employment and wages for each worksite for that quarter. By using a standardized form, the reporting burden on many large employers, especially those engaged in multiple economic activities at various locations across numerous States, is reduced. The function of the Report of Federal Employment and Wages (RFEW) is to collect employment and wages data for Federal establishments covered under the UCFE program. The MWR and RFEW are essentially the same. The MWR/RFEW forms are designed to collect data for each establishment of a multi-establishment employer. No other standardized report is available to collect current establishment-level monthly employment and wages data by SWAs for statistical purposes each quarter from the private sector nor State and local governments. Also, no other standardized report currently is available to collect installation-level Federal monthly employment and wages data each quarter by SWAs for statistical purposes. Completion of the MWR is required by law in 31 States and territories. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension of the Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages. The BLS has taken steps to help reduce employer reporting burden by developing a standardized format for employers to use to send these data to the States in an electronic medium. The BLS established an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Collection Center to improve and expedite the MWR collection process. Employers who complete the MWR for multi-location businesses can submit employment and wages information on any electronic medium directly to the data collection center, rather than separately to each State agency. The data collection center then distributes the appropriate data to the respective States. In addition, the BLS developed a web-based system, MWRweb, to collect these data from small to medium-size businesses. The Total respondents amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Form number BLS continues to see much greater utilization of this reporting option. 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. Title: Multiple Worksite Report (MWR) and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages (RFEW). OMB Number: 1220–0134. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and the Federal Government. Average time per response (minutes) Total responses Frequency Total burden (hours) BLS 3020 (MWR/Federal) ................................................... BLS 3021 (RFEW/Non-Federal) .......................................... 144,509 2,630 4 4 578,036 10,520 22.2 22.2 213,873 3,892 Totals: ........................................................................... 147,139 4 588,556 ........................ 217,765 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. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of March, 2019. Mark Staniorski, Division Chief, Division of Management Systems Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Safety and Health State Plans; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements [FR Doc. 2019–05346 Filed 3–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0197] Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Mar 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Request for public comments. Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OSHA solicits public comments concerning its request to extend OMB’s approval of information collection regarding the State Plans program and regulations for the development and enforcement of state occupational safety and health standards. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the DATES: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 55 (Thursday, March 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10550-10551]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05346]


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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 extension of the ``Multiple Worksite 
Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages.'' 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 May 20, 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, 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program is a 
Federal/State cooperative effort which compiles monthly employment 
data, quarterly wages data, and business identification information 
from employers subject to State Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws. These 
data are collected from State Quarterly Contribution Reports (QCRs) 
submitted to State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The States send micro-
level employment and wages data, supplemented with the names, 
addresses, and business identification information of these employers, 
to the BLS. The State data are used to create the BLS sampling frame, 
known as the longitudinal QCEW data. This file represents the best 
source of detailed industrial and geographical data on employers and is 
used as the sampling frame for most BLS surveys. The longitudinal QCEW 
data include the individual employers' employment and wages data along 
with associated business identification information that is maintained 
by each State to administer the UI program as well as the Unemployment 
Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.
    The QCEW Report, produced for each calendar quarter, is a summary 
of these employer (micro-level) data by industry at the county level. 
Similar data for Federal Government employees covered by the UCFE 
program also are included in each State's report. These data are 
submitted by all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 
the Virgin Islands to the BLS which then summarizes these micro-level 
data to produce totals for the States and the Nation. The QCEW Report 
provides a virtual census of nonagricultural employees and their wages, 
with approximately 49 percent of the workers in agriculture covered as 
well.
    For employers having only a single physical location or worksite in 
the State and, thus, operating under a single industrial and 
geographical code, the data from the States' UI accounting files are 
sufficient for statistical purposes. However, such data are not 
sufficient for statistical purposes for those employers having multiple 
establishments or engaging in different industrial activities within 
the State. In such cases, the employer's QCR reflects only statewide 
employment and wages and is not disaggregated by establishment or 
worksite. Although data at these levels are sufficient for many 
purposes of the UI program, more detailed information is required to 
create a sampling frame and to meet the needs of several ongoing 
Federal/State statistical programs. The Multiple Worksite Report (MWR) 
is designed to supplement the QCR when more detailed information is 
needed.
    Because of the data captured by the MWR, improved establishment 
business identification data elements have been

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incorporated into and maintained by the longitudinal QCEW database. The 
MWR collects a physical location address, secondary name (trade name, 
division, subsidiary, etc.), and reporting unit description (store 
number, plant name or number, etc.) for each worksite of multi-
establishment employers.
    Employers with more than one establishment reporting under the same 
UI account number within a State are requested to complete the MWR if 
the sum of the employment in all of their secondary establishments is 
10 or greater. The primary worksite is defined as the establishment 
with the greatest number of employees. Upon receipt of the first MWR 
form, each employer is requested to supply business location 
identification information. Thereafter, this reported information 
appears on the MWR each quarter. The employer is requested to verify 
the accuracy of this business location identification information and 
to provide only the employment and wages for each worksite for that 
quarter. By using a standardized form, the reporting burden on many 
large employers, especially those engaged in multiple economic 
activities at various locations across numerous States, is reduced.
    The function of the Report of Federal Employment and Wages (RFEW) 
is to collect employment and wages data for Federal establishments 
covered under the UCFE program. The MWR and RFEW are essentially the 
same. The MWR/RFEW forms are designed to collect data for each 
establishment of a multi-establishment employer.
    No other standardized report is available to collect current 
establishment-level monthly employment and wages data by SWAs for 
statistical purposes each quarter from the private sector nor State and 
local governments. Also, no other standardized report currently is 
available to collect installation-level Federal monthly employment and 
wages data each quarter by SWAs for statistical purposes. Completion of 
the MWR is required by law in 31 States and territories.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an 
extension of the Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal 
Employment and Wages.
    The BLS has taken steps to help reduce employer reporting burden by 
developing a standardized format for employers to use to send these 
data to the States in an electronic medium. The BLS established an 
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Collection Center to improve and 
expedite the MWR collection process. Employers who complete the MWR for 
multi-location businesses can submit employment and wages information 
on any electronic medium directly to the data collection center, rather 
than separately to each State agency. The data collection center then 
distributes the appropriate data to the respective States. In addition, 
the BLS developed a web-based system, MWRweb, to collect these data 
from small to medium-size businesses. The BLS continues to see much 
greater utilization of this reporting option.

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.
    Title: Multiple Worksite Report (MWR) and the Report of Federal 
Employment and Wages (RFEW).
    OMB Number: 1220-0134.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions, not-
for-profit institutions, and the Federal Government.

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                                                                                   Average time
           Form number                 Total         Frequency         Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents                      responses       (minutes)        (hours)
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BLS 3020 (MWR/Federal)..........         144,509               4         578,036            22.2         213,873
BLS 3021 (RFEW/Non-Federal).....           2,630               4          10,520            22.2           3,892
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    Totals:.....................         147,139               4         588,556  ..............         217,765
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    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 14th day of March, 2019.
Mark Staniorski,
Division Chief, Division of Management Systems Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2019-05346 Filed 3-20-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-24-P