Construction Scheduling Letter; Proposed Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request, 84002-84003 [2020-28266]

Download as PDF 84002 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices To submit comments: Send them to: By e-mail ........ pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ........... During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $22.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Patricia McKenna, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2020–28439 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Construction Scheduling Letter; Proposed Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. 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 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) for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 proposed information collection that covers OFCCP’s construction scheduling letter. 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 www.regulations.gov. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: The federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions found on that website for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Tina T. 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 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 www.regulations.gov. Comments will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. Tina T. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background OFCCP administers and enforces three equal employment opportunity laws listed below. • Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246) PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 take affirmative action to 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 asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 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 financial institutions that are issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of physical or mental disability and requires contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 503 applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000. VEVRAA requires contractors to take affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified protected veterans. VEVRAA applies to federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more. This proposed information collection request (ICR) seeks to implement a construction scheduling letter for construction contractors to notify them that they have been selected for a compliance review. This way of scheduling construction contractors will be similar to the way OFCCP currently schedules supply and service contractors, and will provide certainty and consistency between the two types of compliance evaluations. Like supply and service evaluations, OFCCP will go to the contractor’s establishment and work sites for an onsite review only if the agency needs to investigate further after reviewing the information E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices provided in response to the scheduling letter. Office of the Secretary II. Review Focus OFCCP is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES OFCCP seeks approval of this new information collection in order to carry out and enhance its responsibilities to enforce the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three legal authorities it administers. Type of Review: Regular. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Title: Construction Scheduling Letter. OMB Number: 1250–New. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit entities. Total Respondents: 500 construction contractors. Total Annual Responses: 500 construction contractors. Average Time per Response: 29 hours, direct federal construction contractors; 16 hours, federally assisted construction contractors. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,900 hours. Frequency: Upon selection for a compliance evaluation. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $4,358. Tina Williams, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2020–28266 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Jkt 253001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Alien Claims Activities Report Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Employment and Training Administration (ETA)sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to 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. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mara Blumenthal by telephone at 202– 693–8538, or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1137(d) and (e) of the Social Security Act (SSA) authorize this information collection. This information collection permits DOL to comply with its responsibilities under the SSA to gather information from state agencies concerning alien claimant activities. The ETA 9016 report allows DOL to determine the number of aliens filing for unemployment insurance (UI), the PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 84003 number of benefit issues detected, and the numbers of denials resulting from use of the USCIS SAVE system. From these data, DOL can determine the extent to which state agencies use the system, and the overall effectiveness and cost efficiency of the USCIS SAVE verification system. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2020 (85 FR 28037). This 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 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 that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: Alien Claims Activities Report. OMB Control Number: 1205–0268. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 212. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 212 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: December 17, 2020. Mara Blumenthal, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–28264 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 84002-84003]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28266]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs


Construction Scheduling Letter; Proposed Approval of Information 
Collection Requirements; Comment Request

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 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) for the proposed information collection that covers OFCCP's 
construction scheduling letter. 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 www.regulations.gov.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before February 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronic comments: The federal eRulemaking portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions found on that website for 
submitting comments.
    Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Addressed to Tina T. 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 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 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 T. 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 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 take 
affirmative action to 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 asking about, 
discussing, or sharing information about their pay or, in certain 
circumstances, the pay of their co-workers.
    E.O. 11246 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 
financial institutions that are issuing and paying agents for U.S. 
savings bonds. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against 
applicants and employees because of physical or mental disability and 
requires contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to 
employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with 
disabilities. Section 503 applies to federal contractors and 
subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000. VEVRAA requires 
contractors to take affirmative action to employ, and advance in 
employment, qualified protected veterans. VEVRAA applies to federal 
contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more.
    This proposed information collection request (ICR) seeks to 
implement a construction scheduling letter for construction contractors 
to notify them that they have been selected for a compliance review. 
This way of scheduling construction contractors will be similar to the 
way OFCCP currently schedules supply and service contractors, and will 
provide certainty and consistency between the two types of compliance 
evaluations. Like supply and service evaluations, OFCCP will go to the 
contractor's establishment and work sites for an onsite review only if 
the agency needs to investigate further after reviewing the information

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provided in response to the scheduling letter.

II. Review Focus

    OFCCP is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the 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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    OFCCP seeks approval of this new information collection in order to 
carry out and enhance its responsibilities to enforce the 
nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the three legal 
authorities it administers.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
    Title: Construction Scheduling Letter.
    OMB Number: 1250-New.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Total Respondents: 500 construction contractors.
    Total Annual Responses: 500 construction contractors.
    Average Time per Response: 29 hours, direct federal construction 
contractors; 16 hours, federally assisted construction contractors.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,900 hours.
    Frequency: Upon selection for a compliance evaluation.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $4,358.

Tina Williams,
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2020-28266 Filed 12-22-20; 8:45 am]
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