Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 8803-8804 [2021-02622]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until March 11, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: National Prisoner Statistics program: Coronavirus Pandemic Supplement (NPS–CPan). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number is NPS–CPan. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Office of Justice Programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Respondents will be staff from state departments of correction and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The NPS– CPan survey will request information on the prison response to the coronavirus disease (COVID–19) between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021, including: Monthly counts of admissions and stock populations in all publicly and privately operated facilities within each state, the total number of persons who received expedited release from prison due to the COVID–19 pandemic and criteria for deciding which prisoners received expedited release, the number of tests performed on prisoners, the number of unique prisoners testing positive for COVID–19, the sex and race/Hispanic origin distributions of prisoners testing positive for COVID–19, the age, sex, and race/Hispanic origin of prisoners dying from COVID–19, the number of pregnant female prisoners who died from COVID–19, the date of first vaccination of either staff or prisoners by the department of corrections, the number of staff and prisoners receiving at least one dose of the COVID–19 vaccine as of February 28, 2021, the number of prison staff who tested positive for or died from COVID–19, and policy questions on the use of common mitigation tactics in facilities to identify persons with the disease and prevent its spread, and to prioritize vaccinations. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: BJS estimates that responding to the NPS–CPan survey will require an average of 2.5 hours, based on feedback from respondents to a cognitive test of the data collection. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There is an estimated 127.5 total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: February 4, 2021. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2021–02663 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8803 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 extension of the ‘‘Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program’’. 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 April 12, 2021. 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 email to BLS_PRA_ Public@bls.gov. 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 BLS has been charged by Congress (29 U.S.C. Sections 1 and 2) with the responsibility of collecting and publishing monthly information on employment, the average wage received, and the hours worked by area and industry. The process for developing residency-based employment and unemployment estimates is a cooperative Federal-State program which uses employment and E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 8804 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices unemployment inputs available in State Workforce Agencies. The labor force estimates developed and issued in this program are used for economic analysis and as a tool in the implementation of Federal economic policy in such areas as employment and economic development under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (that supplanted the Workforce Investment Act of 1998) and the Public Works and Economic Development Act, among others. The estimates also are used in economic analysis by public agencies and private industry, and for State and area funding allocations and eligibility determinations according to legal and administrative requirements. Implementation of current policy and legislative authorities could not be accomplished without collection of the data. The reports and manual covered by this request are integral parts of the LAUS program insofar as they ensure and measure the timeliness, quality, consistency, and adherence to program directions of the LAUS estimates and related research. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension of the information collection request that makes up the LAUS program. All aspects of the information collection are conducted electronically. All data are entered directly into BLSprovided systems. The BLS, as part of its responsibility to develop concepts and methods by which States prepare estimates under the LAUS program, developed a manual for use by the States. The manual explains the conceptual framework for the State and area estimates of employment and unemployment, specifies the procedures to be used, provides input information, and discusses the theoretical and empirical basis for each procedure. This manual is updated on a regular schedule. With this request, the LAUS program will be implementing the 5th Generation of LAUS State Models. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: Total respondents LAUS 3040 .................................................................. Frequency Total responses Average time per response (hours) Estimated total burden (hours) 13 94,939 1.5 142,409 LAUS 8 ........................................................................ LAUS 15 ...................................................................... LAUS 16 ...................................................................... 52 respondents with 7303 reporting units. 52 ........................... 6 ............................. 52 ........................... 11 1 1 572 6 52 1 2 1 572 12 52 Totals .................................................................... ................................ ........................ 95,569 ........................ 143,045 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 February 3, 2021. Mark Staniorski, Chief, Division of Management Systems. Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Insurance Claim Form Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Health Insurance Claim Form.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4510–24–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Consideration will be given to all written comments received by April 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at (202) 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Room S–3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: suggs.anjanette@ dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Anjanette Suggs by telephone at (202) 354–9660 (this is not a toll-free DATES: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [FR Doc. 2021–02622 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information continues to 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: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program. OMB Number: 1220–0017. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State governments. E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 9, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8803-8804]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02622]


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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 extension of the ``Local Area 
Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program''. 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 April 12, 2021.

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 email to [email protected].

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 BLS has been charged by Congress (29 U.S.C. Sections 1 and 2) 
with the responsibility of collecting and publishing monthly 
information on employment, the average wage received, and the hours 
worked by area and industry. The process for developing residency-based 
employment and unemployment estimates is a cooperative Federal-State 
program which uses employment and

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unemployment inputs available in State Workforce Agencies.
    The labor force estimates developed and issued in this program are 
used for economic analysis and as a tool in the implementation of 
Federal economic policy in such areas as employment and economic 
development under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 
(that supplanted the Workforce Investment Act of 1998) and the Public 
Works and Economic Development Act, among others.
    The estimates also are used in economic analysis by public agencies 
and private industry, and for State and area funding allocations and 
eligibility determinations according to legal and administrative 
requirements. Implementation of current policy and legislative 
authorities could not be accomplished without collection of the data.
    The reports and manual covered by this request are integral parts 
of the LAUS program insofar as they ensure and measure the timeliness, 
quality, consistency, and adherence to program directions of the LAUS 
estimates and related research.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an 
extension of the information collection request that makes up the LAUS 
program. All aspects of the information collection are conducted 
electronically. All data are entered directly into BLS-provided 
systems.
    The BLS, as part of its responsibility to develop concepts and 
methods by which States prepare estimates under the LAUS program, 
developed a manual for use by the States. The manual explains the 
conceptual framework for the State and area estimates of employment and 
unemployment, specifies the procedures to be used, provides input 
information, and discusses the theoretical and empirical basis for each 
procedure. This manual is updated on a regular schedule. With this 
request, the LAUS program will be implementing the 5th Generation of 
LAUS State Models.

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 continues to 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: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) 
Program.
    OMB Number: 1220-0017.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State governments.

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                                                                                                                           Average  time     Estimated
                                                           Total respondents                 Frequency         Total       per  response   total burden
                                                                                                             responses        (hours)         (hours)
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LAUS 3040....................................  52 respondents with 7303 reporting units.              13          94,939             1.5         142,409
LAUS 8.......................................  52.......................................              11             572               1             572
LAUS 15......................................  6........................................               1               6               2              12
LAUS 16......................................  52.......................................               1              52               1              52
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    Totals...................................  .........................................  ..............          95,569  ..............         143,045
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    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 February 3, 2021.
Mark Staniorski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems.
[FR Doc. 2021-02622 Filed 2-8-21; 8:45 am]
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