Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 16392-16393 [2021-06387]

Download as PDF 16392 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices comments on this collection of information was published on September 30, 2020 (85 FR 61767). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the BIA; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: The BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 U.S.C. 43, 36 Stat. 472, inter alia, and implementing regulations, at 25 CFR part 5, regarding verification of Indian preference for employment. The purpose of Indian preference is to encourage qualified Indian persons to seek employment with the BIA and the Indian Health Service (IHS) by offering preferential treatment to qualified candidates of Indian heritage. The BIA collects the information to ensure compliance with Indian preference hiring requirements. The information collection relates only to individuals applying for employment with the BIA and/or IHS. The tribe’s involvement is limited to verifying membership information submitted by the applicant. The collection of information allows certain persons who are of Indian descent to receive preference when appointments are made to vacancies in positions with the BIA and the IHS as well as in any unit that has been transferred intact from the BIA to a Bureau or office within the Department of the Interior or the Department of Health and Human Services and that continues to perform functions formerly performed as part of the BIA and the IHS. You are eligible for preference if (a) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 you are a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe; (b) you are a descendent of a member and you were residing within the present boundaries of any Indian reservation on June 1, 1934; (c) you are an Alaska native; or (d) you possess one-half degree Indian blood derived from tribes that are indigenous to the United States. Title of Collection: Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and the IHS. OMB Control Number: 1076–0160. Form Number: BIA 4432. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Qualified Indian persons who are seeking preference in employment with the BIA and the IHS. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 5,000 per year, on average. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,000 per year, on average. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,500 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: A response is required to obtain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $7,400. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–06404 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure; Meeting of the Judicial Conference Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure; revised notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure will hold a virtual meeting on June 22, 2021 rather than meeting in person. The meeting is open to the public. When a meeting is held virtually, members of the public may join by telephone or video SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conference to observe but not participate. An agenda and supporting materials will be posted at least 7 days in advance of the meeting at: http:// www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/ records-and-archives-rules-committees/ agenda-books. The announcement for this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2021. DATES: June 22, 2021, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Eastern). Julie Wilson, Esq., Acting Chief Counsel, Rules Committee Staff, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle NE, Suite 7–300, Washington, DC 20544, Phone (202) 502–1820, RulesCommittee_Secretary@ ao.uscourts.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2073.) Dated: March 23, 2021. Shelly L. Cox, Management Analyst, Rules Committee Staff. [FR Doc. 2021–06339 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘O*NET Data Collection Program.’’ 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: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by May 28, 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 Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693–3731 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at fairley.lauren@dol.gov or by accessing DATES: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices http://www.onetcenter.org/ ombclearance.html. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration—Division of National Programs Tools and Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 20210; by email: fairley.lauren@dol.gov; or by fax (202) 693–3015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693–3731 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at fairley.lauren@ dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. The O*NET Data Collection Program is an ongoing effort to collect and maintain current information on the detailed characteristics of occupations and skills for more than 900 occupations. Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) authorizes this collection and requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the ‘‘development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide workforce and labor market information system’’ which shall include, among other components, ‘‘skill trends by occupation and industry.’’ The resulting database provides the most comprehensive standardized source of occupational and skills information in the nation. O*NET information is used by a wide range of audiences, including individuals making career decisions, public agencies and schools providing career exploration services or education and training programs, and businesses making staffing and training decisions. The O*NET system provides a common language, framework and database to meet the administrative needs of various federal programs, including workforce investment and training programs supported by funding from the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. The O*NET database provides: D Detailed information for more than 900 occupations. D Descriptive information using standardized descriptors for skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, work values, education, training, work context, and work activities. D Occupational coding currently based on the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) taxonomy. The O*NET electronic database and related O*NET products and tools have been incorporated into numerous public and private sector products and resources, examples of O*NET use are presented in the O*NET Products at Work (PAW) document at http:// www.onetcenter.org/paw.html. These products in turn serve millions of customers. 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 it is approved by OMB under the PRA 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 Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control No. 1205–0421. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/ information in any comments. DOL 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, PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16393 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–ETA. Type of Review: Revision. Title of Collection: O*NET Data Collection Program. Form: N/A. OMB Control Number: 1205–0421. Affected Public: Private sector (forprofit businesses and not-for-profit organizations); State, local and tribal governments, Federal government, Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,942. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 40,942. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,446 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Suzan G. LeVine, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06387 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces changes in benefit period eligibility under the EB program that have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the States’ EB status: • Michigan has completed the mandatory 13-week ‘‘on’’ period stipulated by 20 CFR 615.11, and no longer meets the 8.0% threshold necessary to remain ‘‘on’’ a high E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 58 (Monday, March 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16392-16393]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``O*NET Data Collection Program.'' 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).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
May 28, 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 Lauren Fairley by telephone at (202) 693-3731 (this is not a 
toll-free number), TTY 1-877-889-5627 (this is not a toll-free number), 
or by email at [email protected] or by accessing

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http://www.onetcenter.org/ombclearance.html.
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration--Division of National Programs Tools and 
Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 
20210; by email: [email protected]; or by fax (202) 693-3015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Contact Lauren Fairley by telephone 
at (202) 693-3731 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation 
program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an 
opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly 
assessed.
    The O*NET Data Collection Program is an ongoing effort to collect 
and maintain current information on the detailed characteristics of 
occupations and skills for more than 900 occupations. Section 308 of 
the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) authorizes this 
collection and requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the 
``development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide 
workforce and labor market information system'' which shall include, 
among other components, ``skill trends by occupation and industry.'' 
The resulting database provides the most comprehensive standardized 
source of occupational and skills information in the nation. O*NET 
information is used by a wide range of audiences, including individuals 
making career decisions, public agencies and schools providing career 
exploration services or education and training programs, and businesses 
making staffing and training decisions. The O*NET system provides a 
common language, framework and database to meet the administrative 
needs of various federal programs, including workforce investment and 
training programs supported by funding from the Departments of Labor, 
Education, and Health and Human Services.
    The O*NET database provides:
    [ssquf] Detailed information for more than 900 occupations.
    [ssquf] Descriptive information using standardized descriptors for 
skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, work values, education, 
training, work context, and work activities.
    [ssquf] Occupational coding currently based on the 2018 Standard 
Occupational Classification (SOC) taxonomy.
    The O*NET electronic database and related O*NET products and tools 
have been incorporated into numerous public and private sector products 
and resources, examples of O*NET use are presented in the O*NET 
Products at Work (PAW) document at http://www.onetcenter.org/paw.html. 
These products in turn serve millions of customers.
    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 it is approved by OMB under the PRA 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 Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control No. 
1205-0421.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    DOL 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-ETA.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: O*NET Data Collection Program.
    Form: N/A.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0421.
    Affected Public: Private sector (for-profit businesses and not-for-
profit organizations); State, local and tribal governments, Federal 
government, Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,942.
    Frequency: Varies.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 40,942.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,446 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

Suzan G. LeVine,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-06387 Filed 3-26-21; 8:45 am]
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