Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Self-Certification Medical Statement, 68555-68556 [2020-23925]

Download as PDF 68555 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 210 Thursday, October 29, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES October 26, 2020. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding; whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by November 30, 2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Regulations, Part 275—Quality Control. OMB Control Number: 0584–0303. Summary of Collection: Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, provides the legislative basis for the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control system. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), as administrator of the SNAP, requires each State agency to implement a quality control system to provide basis for determining each State agency’s error rates through review of a sample of SNAP cases. Each State agency is responsible for the design and selection of the quality control samples and must submit a quality control sampling plan for approval to FNS. However, State agencies are required to maintain case records for three years to ensure compliance with provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. In addition, the date of an administrative closure could cause the case to be kept more than three years after the initial case review. This particularly impacts the arbitration component of this collection. Need and Use of the Information: The quality control sampling plan is necessary for FNS to monitor State operations and is essential to the determination of a State agency’s error rate and corresponding entitlement to increased Federal share of its administrative costs or liability for sanctions. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,136. Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–23934 Filed 10–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0090] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; SelfCertification Medical Statement Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations permitting applicants to self-certify certain medical statements when applying for positions with the Federal Government. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0090. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0090, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0090 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1620 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations related to the use of a self-certification medical statement, contact Ms. Beverly Cassidy, Human Resources Policy Specialist, Human Resources Division, MRPBS, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 68556 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Notices APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 21, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851– 2914. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Self-Certification Medical Statement. OMB Control Number: 0579–0196. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and protect the health of domestic animal and plant resources. Resource management and administrative services, including human resources management, for MRP agencies are provided by the MRP Business Services (MRPBS) unit of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). MRP agencies are authorized by 5 CFR 339 and 29 CFR 1630 to obtain medical information from applicants and employees for positions that have approved medical standards due to duties that are arduous or hazardous, or require a certain level of health status or fitness. These agencies have positions with duties that extend beyond sedentary and require specific medical standards and/or physical requirements to be performed successfully and safely. The medical qualifications standards for appointment to the covered positions listed in the MRP Medical Examination Requirements Charts are justified on the basis that the duties are arduous or hazardous and require a certain level of health status and fitness, and the nature of the positions involves a high degree of responsibility toward the public. This information collection is necessary for making a preliminary determination regarding a candidate’s physical fitness and ability to perform the duties of a covered position. MRP uses the Self-Certification Medical Statement for positions requiring verification of fitness and ability for duty. Applicants may also submit a request for waiver of standards and requirements. Inability to collect this information would adversely affect the MRP agencies’ ability to make employment decisions and determinations regarding an applicant’s physical fitness to safely and efficiently perform assigned duties. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 collection activities, as described, for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.167 hours per response. Respondents: Private citizens. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,826. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,827. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 306 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of October 2020 . Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–23925 Filed 10–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the New Jersey Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (FACA), that four meetings of the New Jersey Advisory Committee to the Commission will each convene by conference call. Each will be a briefing to be held on the following dates and times: Thursday, November 12 at 3:15 p.m. (ET); Tuesday, November 17 at 2:15 p.m. (ET); Wednesday, November 18 2:15 p.m. (ET); and Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. (ET). Each briefing will hear from a panel of invited experts on the collateral consequences that a criminal record has on either asset forfeiture or access to employment-occupational licenses in New Jersey. DATES: • Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. (ET). Topic: Criminal Records and Access to Employment & Occupational Licenses in New Jersey; • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. (ET). Topic: Legal Process of Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey; • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. (ET). Topic: Criminal Records: Civil Rights Impacts on Access to Employment-Occupational Licenses in New Jersey; • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. (ET). Topic: Civil Rights Testimonials on Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy L. Davis, at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Call-In Information for All Briefings: Conference call number: 1– 800–667–5617 and conference call ID number: 7386659. Virtual Platform Information: Please contact Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov at least five calendar days before each scheduled meeting to determine if video conference will be available for that particular meeting. Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following toll-free conference call number: 1–800–667–5617 and conference call ID number: 7386659. Please be advised that before placing them into the conference calls, the conference call operator may ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations, if any, and email addresses, so that callers may be notified of the Committee’s future meetings and activities. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number herein. Individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing may also follow the E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0090]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Self-Certification Medical Statement

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information 
collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with the regulations permitting 
applicants to self-certify certain medical statements when applying for 
positions with the Federal Government.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
December 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0090.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0090, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-
0090 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1620 of the USDA 
South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. 
Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, 
please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations 
related to the use of a self-certification medical statement, contact 
Ms. Beverly Cassidy, Human Resources Policy Specialist, Human Resources 
Division, MRPBS,

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APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 21, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 851-
2914. For information on the information collection process, contact 
Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Self-Certification Medical Statement.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0196.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture facilitate the domestic and international 
marketing of U.S. agricultural products and protect the health of 
domestic animal and plant resources. Resource management and 
administrative services, including human resources management, for MRP 
agencies are provided by the MRP Business Services (MRPBS) unit of the 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
    MRP agencies are authorized by 5 CFR 339 and 29 CFR 1630 to obtain 
medical information from applicants and employees for positions that 
have approved medical standards due to duties that are arduous or 
hazardous, or require a certain level of health status or fitness. 
These agencies have positions with duties that extend beyond sedentary 
and require specific medical standards and/or physical requirements to 
be performed successfully and safely. The medical qualifications 
standards for appointment to the covered positions listed in the MRP 
Medical Examination Requirements Charts are justified on the basis that 
the duties are arduous or hazardous and require a certain level of 
health status and fitness, and the nature of the positions involves a 
high degree of responsibility toward the public.
    This information collection is necessary for making a preliminary 
determination regarding a candidate's physical fitness and ability to 
perform the duties of a covered position. MRP uses the Self-
Certification Medical Statement for positions requiring verification of 
fitness and ability for duty. Applicants may also submit a request for 
waiver of standards and requirements. Inability to collect this 
information would adversely affect the MRP agencies' ability to make 
employment decisions and determinations regarding an applicant's 
physical fitness to safely and efficiently perform assigned duties.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities, as described, for 
an additional 3 years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.167 hours per response.
    Respondents: Private citizens.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,826.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,827.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 306 hours. (Due to 
averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of 
the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per 
response.)
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of October 2020 .
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-23925 Filed 10-28-20; 8:45 am]
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