Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 60293-60295 [2021-23730]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 208 / Monday, November 1, 2021 / Notices investigation on October 21, 2021. Comments should address whether issuance of the recommended remedial orders in this investigation, should the Commission find a violation, would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the recommended remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the recommended orders within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in the United States. Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business on November 20, 2021. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. The Commission’s paper filing requirements in 19 CFR 210.4(f) are currently waived. 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 337–TA–1224’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https:// www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf.). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment by marking each document with a header indicating that the document contains confidential information. This marking will be deemed to satisfy the request procedure set forth in Rules 201.6(b) and 210.5(e)(2) (19 CFR 201.6(b) & 210.5(e)(2)). Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. A redacted nonconfidential version of the document must also be filed simultaneously with any confidential filing. All information, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection on EDIS. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: October 26, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–23667 Filed 10–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Occupational Noise Exposure; Correction Notice of availability; Correction. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register on October 19, 2021. Subsequent to publication of the notice, the DOL discovered that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section was listed incorrectly. DOL is issuing this correction to provide the correct OMB Control Number. DATES: This correction is effective on November 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202– 693–0456 or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR. Doc. 2021–22744 appearing at 86 FR 57861 in the Federal Register of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60293 Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the following correction is made: Correction 1. On page 57861, in the section, under the section titled OMB Control Number, the OMB Control Number should list, ‘‘1219–0120’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Crystal Rennie, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–23702 Filed 10–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Mine Mapping and Records of Opening, Closing, and Reopening of Mines; Correction ACTION: Notice of availability; Correction The Department of Labor (DOL) is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register on October 15, 2021. Subsequent to publication of the notice, the DOL discovered that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section was listed incorrectly. DOL is issuing this correction to provide the correct OMB Control Number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202– 693–0456 or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction In FR. Doc. 2021–22488 appearing at 86 FR 57451 in the Federal Register of Friday, October 15, 2021, on page 57451, in the third column, the following correction is made: 1. In the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, under the section titled OMB Control Number, correct the OMB Control Number to read, ‘‘1219–0073.’’ Crystal Rennie, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–23701 Filed 10–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 60294 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 208 / Monday, November 1, 2021 / Notices Notice of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: 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 International Price Program (IPP) U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes. A copy of the proposed information collection request 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 January 3, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, 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: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: I. Background The U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes, produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ International Price Program (IPP), measure price change over time for all categories of imported and exported products, as well as selected services. The IPP has produced the U.S. Import Price Indexes (MPI) continuously since 1973 and the U.S. Export Price Indexes (XPI) continuously since 1971. The Office of Management and Budget has listed the Import and Export Price Indexes (MXPI) as a Principal Federal Economic Indicator since 1982. The indexes are widely used in both the public and private sectors. The primary public sector use is the deflation of the U.S. monthly trade statistics and the quarterly estimates of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 U.S. Gross Domestic Product; the indexes also are used in formulating U.S. trade policy and in trade negotiations with other countries. In the private sector, uses of the Import Price Indexes include market analysis, inflation forecasting, contract escalation, and replacement cost accounting. The MXPI are closely followed statistics, and are viewed as a key indicator of the economic environment. The U.S. Department of Commerce uses the monthly statistics to produce monthly and quarterly estimates of inflation-adjusted trade flows. Without continuation of data collection, it would be extremely difficult to construct accurate estimates of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. In fact, a budget proposal to curtail publication of the export price indexes beginning in FY15 was met with resistance from the Commerce Department who explained that a viable substitute is not available. The Beyond the Numbers article ‘‘Analyzing alternatives to export price indexes’’ (http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/ volume-3/analyzing-alternatives-toexport-price-indexes.htm) explores alternatives to using BLS’ export price indexes to deflate the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and explains why there are currently no comparable replacements. Additionally, Federal policymakers in the Department of Treasury, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Federal Reserve Board utilize these statistics on a regular basis to improve these agencies’ formulation and evaluation of monetary and fiscal policy and evaluation of the general business environment. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes. The IPP continues to modernize data collection and processing to permit more timely release of its indexes, and to reduce reporter burden. The IPP has expanded the use of its web application, introduced in 2003, and in 2018, it replaced the mail out and fax back of paper forms as IPP’s primary repricing method. The web application allows respondents to update their data online and more rapidly than using a paperbased form. As of September 2021, 93 percent of IPP respondents were providing prices via the web application or had agreed to start using this repricing method. Respondents who provide price information using nonweb options do so via non-automated telephone, special arrangements PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 between the analysts and respondents, or email. The IPP has implemented several systems changes over the years in order to reduce burden for web respondents. Most recently, the IPP adopted the use of a new web application format/layout (deployed in 2019). Previously, the web survey used separate pages for each part of the repricing process; now, the web application utilizes modal windows in combination with separate pages. Of particular note, the Program has been conducting research into whether administrative trade data can be used in place of directly collected price data for more homogenous product areas. As part of this effort, IPP published historical research export unit value price indexes calculated using trade transaction data. Should IPP’s research efforts result in the replacement of directly collected data with trade data collected by other government agencies, the Program would achieve a milestone in burden reduction. More details are available on the MXP Research page (https://www.bls.gov/mxp/data/ research.htm). 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: International Price Program (IPP) U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes. OMB Number: 1220–0025. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other for-profits. E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 60295 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 208 / Monday, November 1, 2021 / Notices Form Total respondents Frequency Form 3008 .............................................................................. Imports ............................................................................ Exports ............................................................................ ........................ 1,300 900 Annually. ..................... ..................... Total ......................................................................... Repricing Form ....................................................................... Imports ............................................................................ Exports ............................................................................ 2,200 ........................ 2,350 1,500 ..................... Monthly. 8.9 1 ............. 9.1 1 ............. Total ......................................................................... 3,850 Totals ................................................................ ........................ Average time per response (hours) Total responses Estimated total burden hours 1,300 900 1.0 1.0 1,300 900 2,200 ........................ 2,200 20,915 13,650 2.4683 3.4277 9,794 5,838 ..................... 34,565 ........................ 15,632 ..................... 36,765 ........................ 17,832 1 During initiation, the respondent determines how many months he/she will need to supply data in a given year based upon how often the company changes its pricing information. The average company is requested to supply information 9.1 months per year for exports and 8.9 months per year for imports. 2 Time to reprice is based upon 5 minutes of response time per item × 5.620 items = 28.100 minutes/60 = .4683 hours. 3 Time to reprice is based upon 5 minutes of response time per item × 5.132 items = 25.660 minutes/60 = .4277 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 this 27th day of October 2021. Eric Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems. [FR Doc. 2021–23730 Filed 10–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2021–0001] National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH): Notice of Meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of NACOSH meeting. AGENCY: The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet Tuesday, November 16, 2021, by teleconference and WebEx. DATES: NACOSH will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, Tuesday, November 16, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submission of comments and requests to speak: Submit comments and requests to speak at the NACOSH meeting by November 9, 2021, identified by the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA–2021–0001), using the following method: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Oct 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 Electronically: Comments and request to speak, including attachments, must be submitted electronically at: http:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Requests for special accommodations: Submit requests for special accommodations for this NACOSH meeting by Tuesday, November 9, 2021, to Ms. Carla Marcellus, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–1865; email: marcellus.carla@ dol.gov. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA–2021–0001). OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal information, in the public docket, which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Docket: To read or download documents in the public docket for this NACOSH meeting, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. All documents in the public docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are available for inspection and, when permitted, copying through the OSHA Docket Office. For information on using http:// www.regulations.gov to make submissions or to access the docket, click on the ‘‘Help’’ tab at the top of the homepage. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350 for information about materials not available through that website and for assistance in using PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the internet to locate submissions and other documents in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. For general information about NACOSH: Ms. Amy Wangdahl, Director, Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–2066; email: wangdahl.amy@dol.gov. Telecommunication requirements: For additional information about the telecommunication requirements for the meeting, please contact Ms. Carla Marcellus, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–1865; email: marcellus.carla@dol.gov. For copies of this Federal Register Notice: Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, are also available at OSHA’s web page at www.osha.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background NACOSH was established by Section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651, 656) to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee of indefinite duration. NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 208 (Monday, November 1, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60293-60295]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

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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 International Price 
Program (IPP) U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes. A copy of the 
proposed information collection request 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 January 3, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, 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: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
at 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes, produced by the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics' International Price Program (IPP), measure price 
change over time for all categories of imported and exported products, 
as well as selected services. The IPP has produced the U.S. Import 
Price Indexes (MPI) continuously since 1973 and the U.S. Export Price 
Indexes (XPI) continuously since 1971. The Office of Management and 
Budget has listed the Import and Export Price Indexes (MXPI) as a 
Principal Federal Economic Indicator since 1982. The indexes are widely 
used in both the public and private sectors. The primary public sector 
use is the deflation of the U.S. monthly trade statistics and the 
quarterly estimates of U.S. Gross Domestic Product; the indexes also 
are used in formulating U.S. trade policy and in trade negotiations 
with other countries. In the private sector, uses of the Import Price 
Indexes include market analysis, inflation forecasting, contract 
escalation, and replacement cost accounting.
    The MXPI are closely followed statistics, and are viewed as a key 
indicator of the economic environment. The U.S. Department of Commerce 
uses the monthly statistics to produce monthly and quarterly estimates 
of inflation-adjusted trade flows. Without continuation of data 
collection, it would be extremely difficult to construct accurate 
estimates of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. In fact, a budget 
proposal to curtail publication of the export price indexes beginning 
in FY15 was met with resistance from the Commerce Department who 
explained that a viable substitute is not available. The Beyond the 
Numbers article ``Analyzing alternatives to export price indexes'' 
(http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/analyzing-alternatives-to-export-price-indexes.htm) explores alternatives to using BLS' export price 
indexes to deflate the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and explains why 
there are currently no comparable replacements.
    Additionally, Federal policymakers in the Department of Treasury, 
the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Federal Reserve Board utilize 
these statistics on a regular basis to improve these agencies' 
formulation and evaluation of monetary and fiscal policy and evaluation 
of the general business environment.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes. The IPP continues to modernize 
data collection and processing to permit more timely release of its 
indexes, and to reduce reporter burden. The IPP has expanded the use of 
its web application, introduced in 2003, and in 2018, it replaced the 
mail out and fax back of paper forms as IPP's primary repricing method. 
The web application allows respondents to update their data online and 
more rapidly than using a paper-based form. As of September 2021, 93 
percent of IPP respondents were providing prices via the web 
application or had agreed to start using this repricing method. 
Respondents who provide price information using non-web options do so 
via non-automated telephone, special arrangements between the analysts 
and respondents, or email.
    The IPP has implemented several systems changes over the years in 
order to reduce burden for web respondents. Most recently, the IPP 
adopted the use of a new web application format/layout (deployed in 
2019). Previously, the web survey used separate pages for each part of 
the repricing process; now, the web application utilizes modal windows 
in combination with separate pages.
    Of particular note, the Program has been conducting research into 
whether administrative trade data can be used in place of directly 
collected price data for more homogenous product areas. As part of this 
effort, IPP published historical research export unit value price 
indexes calculated using trade transaction data. Should IPP's research 
efforts result in the replacement of directly collected data with trade 
data collected by other government agencies, the Program would achieve 
a milestone in burden reduction. More details are available on the MXP 
Research page (https://www.bls.gov/mxp/data/research.htm).

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: International Price Program (IPP) U.S. Import 
and Export Price Indexes.
    OMB Number: 1220-0025.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Private Sector, Business or other for-profits.

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                                                                                   Average time      Estimated
             Form                   Total          Frequency           Total       per response    total burden
                                 respondents                         responses        (hours)          hours
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Form 3008....................  ..............  Annually.........
    Imports..................           1,300  .................           1,300             1.0           1,300
    Exports..................             900  .................             900             1.0             900
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        Total................           2,200  .................           2,200  ..............           2,200
Repricing Form...............  ..............  Monthly..........
    Imports..................           2,350  8.9 \1\..........          20,915        \2\.4683           9,794
    Exports..................           1,500  9.1 \1\..........          13,650        \3\.4277           5,838
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total................           3,850  .................          34,565  ..............          15,632
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Totals...........  ..............  .................          36,765  ..............          17,832
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\1\ During initiation, the respondent determines how many months he/she will need to supply data in a given year
  based upon how often the company changes its pricing information. The average company is requested to supply
  information 9.1 months per year for exports and 8.9 months per year for imports.
\2\ Time to reprice is based upon 5 minutes of response time per item x 5.620 items = 28.100 minutes/60 = .4683
  hours.
\3\ Time to reprice is based upon 5 minutes of response time per item x 5.132 items = 25.660 minutes/60 = .4277
  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 this 27th day of October 2021.
Eric Molina,
Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems.
[FR Doc. 2021-23730 Filed 10-29-21; 8:45 am]
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