Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Work Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations., 53690-53691 [2021-20956]

Download as PDF 53690 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2021 (86 FR 32980). 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–OSHA. Title of Collection: Asbestos in Construction Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0134. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,104,261. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 41,566,376. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 4,199,335 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $66,912,658. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Crystal Rennie, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–21004 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Department of Labor (DOL). ACTION: Notice of virtual open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the ACVETEO. The ACVETEO will discuss the DOL core programs and services that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 will be an opportunity for individuals or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Gregory Green at ACVETEO@dol.gov. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, annual reports, meeting minutes, and meeting updates may be found at https://www.dol.gov/ agencies/vets/about/advisorycommittee. This notice also describes the functions of the ACVETEO. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. DATES: Thursday, October 14, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 12:00 p.m.(EDT). ADDRESSES: This ACVETEO meeting will be held via TEAMS and teleconference. Meeting information will be posted at the link below under the Meeting Updates tab. https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/about/ advisorycommittee. Notice of Intent To Attend the Meeting: All meeting participants should submit a notice of intent to attend by Friday, October 8, 2021, via email to Mr. Gregory Green at ACVETEO@dol.gov, subject line ‘‘October 2021 ACVETEO Meeting.’’ Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Friday, October 8, 2021 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green at ACVETEO@dol.gov. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory Green, Designated Federal Official for the ACVETEO, ACVETEO@ dol.gov, (202) 693–4734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACVETEO is a Congressionally mandated advisory committee authorized under Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 4110 and subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended. The ACVETEO is responsible for: assessing employment and training needs of veterans; determining the extent to which the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of Labor meet these needs; assisting to conduct outreach to employers seeking to hire veterans; making recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, with respect to PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 outreach activities and employment and training needs of veterans; and carrying out such other activities necessary to make required reports and recommendations. The ACVETEO meets at least quarterly. Agenda 9:00 a.m. Welcome and remarks, James Rodriguez, Acting Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service 9:10 a.m. Administrative Business, Gregory Green, Designated Federal Official 9:15 a.m. Service Delivery Subcommittee Discussion Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report Recommendations 10:00 a.m. Underserved Populations Subcommittee Discussion Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report Recommendations 10:45 a.m. Innovative Veteran Training Subcommittee Discussion Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report Recommendations 11:30 a.m. Public Forum, Gregory Green, Designated Federal Official 12:00 p.m. Adjourn Signed in Washington, DC, this 20th day of September 2021. James Rodriquez, Acting Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2021–20955 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–79–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Information Collections: Work Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations. Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (the Department) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension of the information collection request (ICR) titled ‘‘Work Study Programs of the Child Labor Regulations.’’ 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). The Department proposes to extend the approval of this existing information collection without change. 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. A copy of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices proposed information request may be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before November 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0024, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Rich Text Format (RTF) or text format (txt), a thumb drive, an MP3 file, large print, braille, audiotape, compact disc, or other accessible format), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial tollfree (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.. Section 3(l) of the Act establishes a minimum age of 16 years for most non-agricultural employment, but allows the employment of 14- and 15year olds in occupations other than manufacturing and mining if the Secretary of Labor determines such employment is confined to: (1) Periods VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 that will not interfere with the minor’s schooling; and (2) conditions that will not interfere with the minor’s health and well-being. FLSA section 11(c) requires all covered employers to make, keep, and preserve records of their employees’ wages, hours, and other conditions of employment. Section 11(c) authorizes the Secretary of Labor to prescribe the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for these records. The regulations set forth reporting requirements that include a Work Study Program application and written participation agreement. In order to use the child labor work study provisions, § 570.37(b) requires a local public or private school system to file with the Wage and Hour Division Administrator an application for approval of a Work Study Program as one that does not interfere with the schooling or health and well-being of the minors involved. The regulations also require preparation of a written participation agreement for each student participating in a Work Study Program and that the teacher-coordinator, employer, and student each sign the agreement. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; • 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; • 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: The Department of Labor seeks approval for an extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of Work Study programs. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Work Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations. OMB Control Number: 1235–0024. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53691 Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: WSP Applications: 10; Written Participation Agreements: 500. Total Annual Responses: WSP Applications: 10. Written Participation Agreements: 1,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,529. Estimated Time per Response: WSP Application: 121 minutes; Written Participation Agreements: 31 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Dated: September 20, 2021. Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2021–20956 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Determination of the Promotion of Economy and Efficiency in Federal Contracting Pursuant to Executive Order No. 14042 Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: The Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines that compliance by Federal contractors and subcontractors with the COVID–19workplace safety protocols detailed in the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance issued on September 24, 2021 will improve economy and efficiency by reducing absenteeism and decreasing labor costs for contractors and subcontractors working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract. DATES: September 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors on COVID–19 Workplace Safety is available at: https:// www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/new/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cristin Dorgelo, 725 17th Street N, Email address: Cristin.a.dorgelo@ omb.eop.gov, telephone number: (202) 456–4066. Because of delays in the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to use electronic communications. SUMMARY: As explained in Executive Order No. 14042 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Information Collections: Work Study Program of the Child Labor 
Regulations.

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (the Department) is soliciting 
comments concerning a proposed extension of the information collection 
request (ICR) titled ``Work Study Programs of the Child Labor 
Regulations.'' 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). The Department proposes to 
extend the approval of this existing information collection without 
change.
    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. A copy of the

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proposed information request may be obtained by contacting the office 
listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before November 29, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0024, by either one of the following methods: Email: 
[email protected]; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210.
    Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and 
Control Number identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit 
their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail 
early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included 
in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of 
the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Waterman, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not a toll-
free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative 
formats (Rich Text Format (RTF) or text format (txt), a thumb drive, an 
MP3 file, large print, braille, audiotape, compact disc, or other 
accessible format), upon request, by calling (202) 693-0023 (not a 
toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to 
obtain information or request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department 
of Labor administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 
201, et seq.. Section 3(l) of the Act establishes a minimum age of 16 
years for most non-agricultural employment, but allows the employment 
of 14- and 15-year olds in occupations other than manufacturing and 
mining if the Secretary of Labor determines such employment is confined 
to: (1) Periods that will not interfere with the minor's schooling; and 
(2) conditions that will not interfere with the minor's health and 
well-being. FLSA section 11(c) requires all covered employers to make, 
keep, and preserve records of their employees' wages, hours, and other 
conditions of employment. Section 11(c) authorizes the Secretary of 
Labor to prescribe the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for 
these records. The regulations set forth reporting requirements that 
include a Work Study Program application and written participation 
agreement. In order to use the child labor work study provisions, Sec.  
570.37(b) requires a local public or private school system to file with 
the Wage and Hour Division Administrator an application for approval of 
a Work Study Program as one that does not interfere with the schooling 
or health and well-being of the minors involved. The regulations also 
require preparation of a written participation agreement for each 
student participating in a Work Study Program and that the teacher-
coordinator, employer, and student each sign the agreement.
    II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly 
interested in comments which:
     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;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
     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;
     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: The Department of Labor seeks approval for an 
extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective 
administration of Work Study programs.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Work Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 1235-0024.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms, Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Total Respondents: WSP Applications: 10; Written Participation 
Agreements: 500.
    Total Annual Responses: WSP Applications: 10.
    Written Participation Agreements: 1,000.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,529.
    Estimated Time per Response: WSP Application: 121 minutes; Written 
Participation Agreements: 31 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.

    Dated: September 20, 2021.
Amy DeBisschop,
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation.
[FR Doc. 2021-20956 Filed 9-27-21; 8:45 am]
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