Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 3426-3427 [2020-00842]

Download as PDF 3426 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on September 20, 2019 (84 FR 49559). 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 1219–0016. 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–MSHA. Title of Collection: Ventilation Plan and Main Fan Maintenance Record. OMB Control Number: 1219–0016. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 197. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 206. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 4,762 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: January 14, 2020. Frederick Licari, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–00847 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 new collection of the ‘‘QCEW Business Supplement.’’ 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 March 23, 2020. 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: SUMMARY: I. Background The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) intends to implement a new collection for a QCEW Business Supplement (QBS). Through the QBS, the BLS will be able to capture information on the US economy in a more efficient and timely manner than is currently possible. The QBS will allow BLS to quickly collect information so that stakeholders and data users can understand the impact of specific events on the US economy as PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 they occur, improving the relevancy of the data. The BLS will use the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) as a platform for conducting the QBS. Each year, the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program conducts the ARS by reaching out to approximately 1.2 million establishments requesting verification of their main business activity, and their mailing and physical location addresses. The fully web-based ARS allows for an accelerated timeframe for collection and provides a low-cost platform for conducting the quick, short surveys of the QBS. The QBSs accompanying the ARS will have little data collection overhead, leveraging the respondent contact process undertaken as part of the production ARS. QBS Respondents already logged into the ARS secure website would be directed to a QBS and asked to answer a limited number of additional survey questions after completing the ARS. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the QCEW Business Supplement (QBS). The QBS, based on the ARS data collection platform, will allow BLS to leverage the multitude of information already known about the sample units to allow for targeted sampling. It also will permit BLS to target only the units meeting the specific set of characteristics desired allowing BLS to delve into specific areas of economic interest without burdening establishments which do not meet the specific targeted features. The QBS is designed to encourage a fast response and minimize respondent burden on the public by limiting the number of questions on each survey and by asking questions that respondents should be able to answer without research or referring to records. In this manner, BLS can provide information that is needed quickly and is not collected elsewhere. The QBS is designed to incorporate new questionnaires as the need for data arises, as frequently as twice a year. The BLS plans to conduct multiple small surveys under the QBS clearance. The initial survey will focus on the ways employers contract for services with other employers, or individuals. For example, employers may use the services of other companies or individuals to maintain their computers or networks, manufacture their products, for customer outreach activities, or facilities maintenance rather than their own employees. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / 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: QCEW Business Supplement. OMB Number: 1220–NEW. Type of Review: New Collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and farms. Total Respondents: 45,000. Frequency: One time. Total Responses: 45,000. Average Time per Response: Five minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,750 hours. 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, January 14, 2020. Mark Staniorski, Division Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2020–00842 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 19–CRB–0014–AU (Slacker, Inc.)] Notice of Intent to Audit Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2016, 2017, and 2018 statements of account submitted by licensee Slacker, Inc. concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses. ADDRESSES: Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, go to eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic filing and case management system, at https:// app.crb.gov/ and search for docket number 19–CRB–0014–AU (Slacker, Inc.). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, grants to sound recordings copyright owners the exclusive right to publicly perform sound recordings by means of certain digital audio transmissions, subject to limitations. Specifically, the performance right is limited by the statutory license in section 114, which allows nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services, eligible nonsubscription services, pre-existing subscription services, and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services to perform publicly sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). In addition, a statutory license in section 112 allows a service to make necessary ephemeral reproductions to facilitate the digital transmission of the sound recording. 17 U.S.C. 112(e). Licensees may operate under these licenses provided they pay the royalty fees and comply with the terms set by the Copyright Royalty Judges. The rates and terms for the section 112 and 114 licenses are set forth in 37 CFR parts 380 and 382 through 384. As part of the terms for these licenses, the Judges designated SoundExchange, Inc., as the Collective, i.e., the organization charged with collecting royalty payments and statements of account submitted by eligible licensees and with distributing royalties to the copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them under the section 112 and 114 licenses. See, e.g., 37 CFR 380.2(a). As the Collective, SoundExchange may, only once a year, conduct an audit of a licensee for any or all of the prior three calendar years in order to verify royalty payments. SoundExchange must first file with the Judges a notice of intent to audit a licensee and deliver the notice to the licensee. See, e.g., 37 CFR 380.6(b)–(c). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3427 On December 20, 2019, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice of intent to audit commercial webcaster Slacker, Inc., for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018. The Judges must publish notice in the Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the Collective’s intent to conduct an audit. See 37 CFR 380.6(c). Today’s notice fulfills this requirement with respect to SoundExchange’s notice of intent to audit filed December 20, 2019. Dated: January 15, 2020. Jesse M. Feder, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2020–00857 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 19–CRB–0016–AU (Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.)] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2016, 2017, and 2018 statements of account submitted by the Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses. ADDRESSES: Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, go to eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic filing and case management system, at https:// app.crb.gov/ and search for docket number 19–CRB–0016–AU (Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, grants to sound recordings copyright owners the exclusive right to publicly perform sound recordings by means of certain digital audio transmissions, subject to limitations. Specifically, the performance right is limited by the statutory license in section 114, which allows nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services, eligible nonsubscription services, pre-existing subscription services, and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services to perform publicly sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). In SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3426-3427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00842]


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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 new collection of the ``QCEW Business 
Supplement.'' 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 March 23, 2020.

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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) intends to implement a new 
collection for a QCEW Business Supplement (QBS). Through the QBS, the 
BLS will be able to capture information on the US economy in a more 
efficient and timely manner than is currently possible. The QBS will 
allow BLS to quickly collect information so that stakeholders and data 
users can understand the impact of specific events on the US economy as 
they occur, improving the relevancy of the data.
    The BLS will use the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) as a platform for 
conducting the QBS. Each year, the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment 
and Wages (QCEW) Program conducts the ARS by reaching out to 
approximately 1.2 million establishments requesting verification of 
their main business activity, and their mailing and physical location 
addresses. The fully web-based ARS allows for an accelerated timeframe 
for collection and provides a low-cost platform for conducting the 
quick, short surveys of the QBS. The QBSs accompanying the ARS will 
have little data collection overhead, leveraging the respondent contact 
process undertaken as part of the production ARS. QBS Respondents 
already logged into the ARS secure website would be directed to a QBS 
and asked to answer a limited number of additional survey questions 
after completing the ARS.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
QCEW Business Supplement (QBS).
    The QBS, based on the ARS data collection platform, will allow BLS 
to leverage the multitude of information already known about the sample 
units to allow for targeted sampling. It also will permit BLS to target 
only the units meeting the specific set of characteristics desired 
allowing BLS to delve into specific areas of economic interest without 
burdening establishments which do not meet the specific targeted 
features.
    The QBS is designed to encourage a fast response and minimize 
respondent burden on the public by limiting the number of questions on 
each survey and by asking questions that respondents should be able to 
answer without research or referring to records. In this manner, BLS 
can provide information that is needed quickly and is not collected 
elsewhere.
    The QBS is designed to incorporate new questionnaires as the need 
for data arises, as frequently as twice a year. The BLS plans to 
conduct multiple small surveys under the QBS clearance. The initial 
survey will focus on the ways employers contract for services with 
other employers, or individuals. For example, employers may use the 
services of other companies or individuals to maintain their computers 
or networks, manufacture their products, for customer outreach 
activities, or facilities maintenance rather than their own employees.

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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: QCEW Business Supplement.
    OMB Number: 1220-NEW.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions, not-
for-profit institutions, and farms.
    Total Respondents: 45,000.
    Frequency: One time.
    Total Responses: 45,000.
    Average Time per Response: Five minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,750 hours.
    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, January 14, 2020.
Mark Staniorski,
Division Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2020-00842 Filed 1-17-20; 8:45 am]
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