Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 23431-23432 [2021-09205]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 83 / Monday, May 3, 2021 / Notices 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–BLS. Title of Collection: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program. OMB Control Number: 1220–0017. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 52. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 95,569. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 143,045 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: April 26, 2021. Mara Blumenthal, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–09204 Filed 4–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Medical Travel Refund Request Department of Labor. Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of the Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)-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 June 2, 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:34 Apr 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: Form OWCP–957 is used to request reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred when traveling to medical providers for covered medical testing or treatment. Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. 901, Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA) 42 U.S.C. 7384, and the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), 5 U.S.C. 8101 authorize this information collection. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2021 (86 FR 8805). 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–OWCP. Title of Collection: Medical Travel Refund Request. OMB Control Number: 1240–0037. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 34,703. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23431 Total Estimated Number of Responses: 333,528. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 55,366 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $193,446. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: April 23, 2021. Mara Blumenthal, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–09209 Filed 4–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P 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. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement without change of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS) Unemployment Insurance (UI) NonFiler Supplement’’ to be conducted in February 2022 and May 2022. 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 July 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may also be transmitted by email to BLS_PRA_ Public@bls.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 23432 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 83 / Monday, May 3, 2021 / Notices Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691– 7763 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Background The February and May 2022 CPS Unemployment Insurance (UI) NonFiler Supplement will be conducted at the request of the Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office. The supplement was last collected in May and September of 2018. The UI Non-Filer Supplement will gather information on people who are unemployed as well as on a subset of those who are not in the labor force. Information will be collected about UI participation and reasons for not participating. The supplement also contains questions about people’s job search experience, such as information about jobs for which they have applied and whether they would accept a job similar to their last job but at lower pay. Additionally, this supplement contains questions about the job search process of unemployed individuals and the difficulties these seekers have in finding new employment. Because this supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on respondents to the supplement. Comparisons between UI filers and non-filers will be possible across characteristics such as sex, race and ethnicity, age, and educational attainment. UI benefits provide temporary financial assistance to the unemployed who meet certain eligibility criteria and can also help protect the economy during economic downturns. Unemployment increased dramatically in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID– 19) pandemic, making updated information of paramount importance. Data gathered in this supplement will help measure the effectiveness of current UI programs, identify possible shortcomings in existing UI programs, and assist policy makers in developing more effective policies. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the CPS UI Non-Filer Supplement. This collection is needed to provide the Nation with timely information about individuals who do not file for UI benefits and their reasons for not doing so. In addition, data from the supplement will provide a fuller picture about how the unemployed search for jobs and the hardships they face when doing so. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:34 Apr 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 III. Desired Focus of Comments DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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 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. • 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: CPS UI Non-Filer Supplement. OMB Number: 1220–0193. Type of Review: Reinstatement without change. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Respondents: 45,000. Frequency: Once. Total Responses: 45,000. Average Time per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,250 hours. 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. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Signed at Washington, DC, on April 26, 2021. Eric Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems. [FR Doc. 2021–09205 Filed 4–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P PO 00000 [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0066] Vertical Tandem Lifts (VTLs) for Marine Terminals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Vertical Tandem Lifts (VTLs) Standard. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by July 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2011–0066) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). OSHA will place all comments, including personal information, in the public docket, which may be made available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 83 (Monday, May 3, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23431-23432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-09205]


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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. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement without 
change of the ``Current Population Survey (CPS) Unemployment Insurance 
(UI) Non-Filer Supplement'' to be conducted in February 2022 and May 
2022. 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 July 2, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, Division 
of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 
Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212. Written comments may 
also be transmitted by email to [email protected].

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, 202-
691-7763 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The February and May 2022 CPS Unemployment Insurance (UI) Non-Filer 
Supplement will be conducted at the request of the Department of 
Labor's Chief Evaluation Office. The supplement was last collected in 
May and September of 2018.
    The UI Non-Filer Supplement will gather information on people who 
are unemployed as well as on a subset of those who are not in the labor 
force. Information will be collected about UI participation and reasons 
for not participating. The supplement also contains questions about 
people's job search experience, such as information about jobs for 
which they have applied and whether they would accept a job similar to 
their last job but at lower pay. Additionally, this supplement contains 
questions about the job search process of unemployed individuals and 
the difficulties these seekers have in finding new employment.
    Because this supplement is part of the CPS, the same detailed 
demographic information collected in the CPS will be available on 
respondents to the supplement. Comparisons between UI filers and non-
filers will be possible across characteristics such as sex, race and 
ethnicity, age, and educational attainment.
    UI benefits provide temporary financial assistance to the 
unemployed who meet certain eligibility criteria and can also help 
protect the economy during economic downturns. Unemployment increased 
dramatically in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, making 
updated information of paramount importance. Data gathered in this 
supplement will help measure the effectiveness of current UI programs, 
identify possible shortcomings in existing UI programs, and assist 
policy makers in developing more effective policies.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
CPS UI Non-Filer Supplement.
    This collection is needed to provide the Nation with timely 
information about individuals who do not file for UI benefits and their 
reasons for not doing so. In addition, data from the supplement will 
provide a fuller picture about how the unemployed search for jobs and 
the hardships they face when doing so.

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 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.
     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: CPS UI Non-Filer Supplement.
    OMB Number: 1220-0193.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement without change.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Respondents: 45,000.
    Frequency: Once.
    Total Responses: 45,000.
    Average Time per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,250 hours.
    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 April 26, 2021.
Eric Molina,
Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems.
[FR Doc. 2021-09205 Filed 4-30-21; 8:45 am]
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