Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface; New Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request, 56635-56636 [2020-20105]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface; New Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 (PRA). The 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. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to implement the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP– VI). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice or by accessing it at https://www.regulations.gov/. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: The federal eRulemaking portal at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the instructions found on that website for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Tina Williams, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C–3325, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. For faster submission, we encourage commenters to transmit their comment electronically via the https:// www.regulations.gov/ website. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Comments that are mailed to the address provided above must be postmarked before the close of the comment period. All submissions must include OFCCP’s name for identification. Comments submitted in response to the notice, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record and will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov/. Comments will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Williams, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0103 (voice) or (202) 693– 1337 (TTY) (these are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, braille, audio recording) upon request by calling the numbers listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: OFCCP administers and enforces the three equal employment opportunity laws listed below. • Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246) • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA) These authorities prohibit employment discrimination by covered federal contractors and subcontractors and require that they provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Additionally, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers, subject to certain limitations. E.O. 11246’s basic coverage applies to federal contractors and subcontractors and to federally assisted construction contractors holding a government contract in excess of $10,000, or government contracts that have, or can reasonably be expected to have, an aggregate total value exceeding $10,000 in a 12-month period. E.O. 11246 also applies to government bills of lading, depositories of federal funds in any amount, and to financial institutions that are issuing and paying agents for U.S. Savings Bonds. E.O. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56635 11246’s Affirmative Action Program (AAP) requirements apply to federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000 or more. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of physical or mental disability and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to disability. Section 503 applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000, and its AAP coverage applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000 or more. VEVRAA prohibits employment discrimination against protected veterans and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to their status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more, and its AAP coverage applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract of $150,000 or more. This information collection request (ICR) seeks authorization for an annual Affirmative Action Program online certification process for federal contractors and for a secure method for federal contractors to submit AAPs electronically to OFCCP when they are scheduled for a compliance evaluation. II. Review Focus: OFCCP is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate the proposed frequency and level of information collection; • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the enforcement and compliance assistance functions of the agency that support the agency’s compliance mission, 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. III. Current Actions: OFCCP seeks approval of this new information collection in order to carry out its responsibilities to enforce the E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 56636 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three legal authorities it administers. Type of Review: New Collection. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Title: Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface. OMB Control Number: 1250–[NEW]. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit entities. Total Respondents: 116,898. Total Annual Respondents: 116,898. Average Time per Response: 0.3 hours for account creation. 0.2 hours for AAP Submission. 0.1 hours for SAM Cert Question. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 47,759 in the first year. 13,041 in subsequent years. Frequency: Annual. Total Other Burden Costs: $0. Signed in Washington, DC, this September 8, 2020. Harvey D. Fort, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2020–20105 Filed 9–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0133] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Hazard Communication— 30 CFR Part 47 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. 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 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Hazard Communication—30 CFR part 47. DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 13, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 You may submit comment as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments for docket number MSHA–2020–0026. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket, with no changes. Because your comment will be made public, you are responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as your or anyone else’s Social Security number or confidential business information. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission. Written/Paper Submissions: Submit written/paper submissions in the following way: • Mail/Hand Delivery: Mail or visit DOL–MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. • MSHA will post your comment as well as any attachments, except for information submitted and marked as confidential, in the docket at https:// www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: Roslyn Fontaine, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at MSHA.information.collections@dol.gov (email); (202) 693–9440 (voice); or (202) 693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), authorizes the Secretary of Labor to develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal or other mines. Section 101(a)(7) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a)(7), requires, in part, that mandatory standards prescribe the use of labels or other appropriate forms of PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 warning as are necessary to ensure that miners are apprised of all hazards to which they are exposed, relevant symptoms and appropriate emergency treatment, and proper conditions and precautions for safe use or exposure. MSHA’s hazardous communications standards in 30 CFR part 47 require mine operators to evaluate the hazards of chemicals they produce or use and to provide information to miners concerning chemical hazards by means of a written hazard communication program including a list of all hazardous chemicals known at the mine, labeling containers of hazardous chemicals, providing access to Material Safety Data Sheets, and administering initial miner training. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Hazard Communication—30 CFR part 47. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information has practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Suggest methods to 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. Background documents related to this information collection request are available at https://regulations.gov and in DOL–MSHA located at 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice from the previous collection of information. III. Current Actions This information collection request concerns provisions for Hazard Communication—30 CFR part 47. MSHA has updated the data with respect to the number of respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden costs supporting this information E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface; New 
Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 (PRA). The 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. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its 
proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to implement the Affirmative Action Program Verification 
Interface (AAP-VI). A copy of the proposed information collection 
request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice or by accessing 
it at https://www.regulations.gov/.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: The federal e-Rulemaking portal at https://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the instructions found on that website for 
submitting comments.
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Tina Williams, Director, 
Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C-3325, 
Washington, DC 20210.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. For faster submission, we encourage commenters to transmit 
their comment electronically via the https://www.regulations.gov/ 
website. Comments that are mailed to the address provided above must be 
postmarked before the close of the comment period. All submissions must 
include OFCCP's name for identification. Comments submitted in response 
to the notice, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record and will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov/. Comments will also be summarized and/or included 
in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Williams, Director, Division of 
Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance 
Programs, Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0103 (voice) or (202) 693-1337 (TTY) (these 
are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in 
alternative formats (large print, braille, audio recording) upon 
request by calling the numbers listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: OFCCP administers and enforces the three equal 
employment opportunity laws listed below.
     Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246)
     Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended 
(Section 503)
     Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, 
as amended (VEVRAA)
    These authorities prohibit employment discrimination by covered 
federal contractors and subcontractors and require that they provide 
equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, 
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, 
or status as a protected veteran. Additionally, federal contractors and 
subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants 
and employees for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing 
information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers, subject to 
certain limitations. E.O. 11246's basic coverage applies to federal 
contractors and subcontractors and to federally assisted construction 
contractors holding a government contract in excess of $10,000, or 
government contracts that have, or can reasonably be expected to have, 
an aggregate total value exceeding $10,000 in a 12-month period. E.O. 
11246 also applies to government bills of lading, depositories of 
federal funds in any amount, and to financial institutions that are 
issuing and paying agents for U.S. Savings Bonds. E.O. 11246's 
Affirmative Action Program (AAP) requirements apply to federal 
contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract 
of $50,000 or more. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination 
against applicants and employees because of physical or mental 
disability and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are 
treated without regard to disability. Section 503 applies to federal 
contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000, and 
its AAP coverage applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with 
50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000 or more. VEVRAA 
prohibits employment discrimination against protected veterans and 
requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without 
regard to their status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA applies to 
federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or 
more, and its AAP coverage applies to federal contractors and 
subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract of $150,000 or 
more. This information collection request (ICR) seeks authorization for 
an annual Affirmative Action Program online certification process for 
federal contractors and for a secure method for federal contractors to 
submit AAPs electronically to OFCCP when they are scheduled for a 
compliance evaluation.
    II. Review Focus: OFCCP is particularly interested in comments 
which:
     Evaluate the proposed frequency and level of information 
collection;
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the enforcement and compliance assistance functions of 
the agency that support the agency's compliance mission, 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.
    III. Current Actions: OFCCP seeks approval of this new information 
collection in order to carry out its responsibilities to enforce the

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nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three legal 
authorities it administers.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
    Title: Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface.
    OMB Control Number: 1250-[NEW].
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Total Respondents: 116,898.
    Total Annual Respondents: 116,898.
    Average Time per Response: 0.3 hours for account creation. 0.2 
hours for AAP Submission. 0.1 hours for SAM Cert Question.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 47,759 in the first year. 13,041 in 
subsequent years.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Total Other Burden Costs: $0.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this September 8, 2020.
Harvey D. Fort,
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of 
Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2020-20105 Filed 9-11-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-CM-P