Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 56843-56844 [2019-23068]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2019 / Notices Families Initiative (SWFI) Grant Programs. The evaluation includes both implementation and impact components. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify whether the grants help low wage workers obtain employment in, and advance in, H–1B industries and occupations and, if so, which strategies are most helpful. This is for an 18-month participant follow-up survey. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 authorizes this information collection. See Public Law 114–113. This proposed 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 the OMB, under the PRA, approves it 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2019 (84 FR 8119). 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 ICR Reference Number 201905–1290–001. 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–CEO. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 Title of Collection: TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Programs Evaluation— 18-Month Follow-Up Survey. OMB ICR Reference Number: 201905– 1290–001. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses, other for-profits, and notfor-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 454. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 454. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 227 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: October 2, 2019. Frederick Licari, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–23067 Filed 10–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–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 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 ‘‘Report on Occupational Employment and Wages.’’ 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: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before December 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, Division SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56843 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, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a Federal/State establishment survey of wage and salary workers designed to produce data on current detailed occupational employment and wages for each Metropolitan Statistical Area and Metropolitan Division as well as by detailed industry classification. OES survey data assist in the development of employment and training programs established by the Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1998 and the WagnerPeyser Act. The OES program operates a periodic mail survey of a sample of non-farm establishments conducted by all fifty States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Over three-year periods, data on occupational employment and wages are collected by industry at the fourand five-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels. The Department of Labor uses OES data in the administration of the Foreign Labor Certification process under the Immigration Act of 1990. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the OES program. Occupational employment data obtained by the OES survey are used to develop information regarding current and projected employment needs and job opportunities. These data assist in the development of State vocational education plans. OES wage data provide a significant source of information to support a number of different Federal, State, and local efforts. As part of an ongoing effort to reduce respondent burden, OES has several electronic submission options which are available to respondents. Respondents have the ability to submit data by email, or fillable online forms. In many cases, a respondent can submit existing payroll records and would not need to submit a survey form. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 56844 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2019 / Notices 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 of Collection: Report on Occupational Employment and Wages. OMB Number: 1220–0042. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 266,489. Frequency: Semi-annually. Total Responses: 266,489. Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 133,245. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $00.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $00.00. 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, on October 16, 2019. Mark Staniorski, Division Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (19–071)] [Notice (19–072)] Earth Science Advisory Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. SUMMARY: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. DATES: This meeting will take place telephonically. Any interested person must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may call the USA toll free number 1–800–475–0212 or toll number 1–517–308–9094, passcode 6749647. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: KarShelia Henderson, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–2355, fax (202) 358–2779, or khenderson@ nasa.gov. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topic: —Earth Science program annual performance review according to the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA). It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–23101 Filed 10–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P [FR Doc. 2019–23068 Filed 10–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Name of Information Collection: NASA Astronaut Candidate Selection (ASCAN) Qualifications Inquiry National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection—renewal of existing information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DATES: Comments are due by December 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Claire Little, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Claire Little, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or email claire.a.little@ nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This collection of information supports the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended, to create opportunities to improve processes associated with the evaluation and selection of individuals to participate in the NASA Astronaut Candidate Selection Program. The NASA Astronaut Selection Office (ASO) located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas is responsible for selecting astronauts for the various United States Space Exploration programs. In evaluating an applicant for the Astronaut Candidate Program, it is important that the ASO have the benefit of qualitative and quantitative information and recommendations from persons who have been directly associated with the applicant over the course of their career. This information will be used by the NASA ASO and Human Resources (HR) personnel, during the candidate selection process (approx. 2 year duration), to gain insight into the candidates’ work ethic and E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56843-56844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23068]


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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 revision of the ``Report on 
Occupational Employment and Wages.'' 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: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before December 23, 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, at 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a Federal/
State establishment survey of wage and salary workers designed to 
produce data on current detailed occupational employment and wages for 
each Metropolitan Statistical Area and Metropolitan Division as well as 
by detailed industry classification. OES survey data assist in the 
development of employment and training programs established by the 
Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1998 and the Wagner-Peyser Act.
    The OES program operates a periodic mail survey of a sample of non-
farm establishments conducted by all fifty States, the District of 
Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Over three-
year periods, data on occupational employment and wages are collected 
by industry at the four- and five-digit North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) levels. The Department of Labor uses OES 
data in the administration of the Foreign Labor Certification process 
under the Immigration Act of 1990.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
OES program. Occupational employment data obtained by the OES survey 
are used to develop information regarding current and projected 
employment needs and job opportunities. These data assist in the 
development of State vocational education plans. OES wage data provide 
a significant source of information to support a number of different 
Federal, State, and local efforts.
    As part of an ongoing effort to reduce respondent burden, OES has 
several electronic submission options which are available to 
respondents. Respondents have the ability to submit data by email, or 
fillable online forms. In many cases, a respondent can submit existing 
payroll records and would not need to submit a survey form.

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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 of Collection: Report on Occupational Employment and Wages.
    OMB Number: 1220-0042.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: 266,489.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    Total Responses: 266,489.
    Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 133,245.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $00.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $00.00.
    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, on October 16, 2019.
Mark Staniorski,
Division Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2019-23068 Filed 10-22-19; 8:45 am]
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