Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 3355-3356 [2022-01134]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 14 / Friday, January 21, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Request for Information on Earnings, Dual Benefits, Dependents and Third Party Settlement, CA–1032 Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (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 February 22, 2022. 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 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: Nora Hernandez by telephone at 202– 693–8633 or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Form CA– 1032 is used to obtain information from claimants receiving compensation for an extended period of time. This information is necessary to ensure that compensation being paid is correct. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2021 (86 FR 30335). jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jan 20, 2022 Jkt 256001 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: Request for Information on Earnings, Dual Benefits, Dependents and Third Party Settlement, CA–1032. OMB Control Number: 1240–0016. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 37,056. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 37,056. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 12,228 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $15,030. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Nora Hernandez, Department Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–01129 Filed 1–20–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3355 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 Training Application.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before March 22, 2022. DATES: 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 also may be transmitted by email to BLS_PRA_ Public@bls.gov. ADDRESSES: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202– 691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The BLS is one of the largest labor statistics organizations in the world and has provided international training since 1945. Each year, the BLS Division of International Technical Cooperation (DITC) conducts seminars of 1 to 2 weeks duration at its training facilities in Washington, DC. In addition to the annual international seminars, DITC provides technical assistance upon request and organizes visits to the BLS for many international visitors each year. The seminars bring together statisticians, economists, analysts, and other data producers and users from countries all over the world. Each seminar is designed to strengthen the participants’ ability to collect and analyze economic and labor statistics. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the proposed extension of the International Training Application. Continuing the existing collection will allow the BLS to continue to conduct international seminars. No questions have been added or deleted on the form since the last Office of Management and Budget approval. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 3356 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 14 / Friday, January 21, 2022 / Notices III. Desired Focus of Comments ACTION: 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 Training Application. OMB Number: 1220–0179. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Respondents: 100. Frequency: On occasion. Total Responses: 100. Average Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 34 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. SUMMARY: Signed at Washington, DC, on January 14, 2022. Eric Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems. [FR Doc. 2022–01134 Filed 1–20–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 [OMB Control No. 1219–0095] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (Pertains Only to Underground Metal and Category III Nonmetal Mines Deemed To Be Gassy) Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jan 20, 2022 Jkt 256001 Request for public comments. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance request for comment to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This request 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 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (pertains only to underground metal and Category III nonmetal mines deemed to be gassy). DATES: All comments must be received on or before March 22, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late comments will not be considered. Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments for MSHA–2021–0041. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket, with no changes. Because your comment will be made public, you are responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as your or anyone else’s Social Security number or confidential business information. • If your comment includes confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission. Written/Paper Submissions: Submit written/paper submissions in the following way: • Mail/Hand Delivery: Mail or visit DOL–MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Before visiting MSHA in person, call 202–693–9455 to make an appointment, in keeping with the Department of Labor’s COVID–19 policy. Special health precautions may be required. • MSHA will post your comment as well as any attachments, except for PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information submitted and marked as confidential, in the docket at https:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. Aromie Noe, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at MSHA.information.collections@dol.gov (email); (202) 693–9440 (voice); or (202) 693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), authorizes the Secretary of Labor to develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal or other mines. Under 30 CFR parts 7 and 15, MSHA evaluates and approves explosive materials and blasting units as permissible for use in mines. However, some underground metal and nonmetal Category III mines (gassy mines) use non-approved explosive materials or blasting units because there are no approved explosive materials and blasting units. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (pertains only to underground metal and Category III nonmetal mines deemed to be gassy). MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information has practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA’s estimate of the burden related to the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used in the estimate; • Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the information collection 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. Background documents related to this information collection request are E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 14 (Friday, January 21, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3355-3356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01134]


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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 ``International 
Training Application.'' 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 March 22, 2022.

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 also 
may be transmitted by email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Good, BLS Clearance Officer, at 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The BLS is one of the largest labor statistics organizations in the 
world and has provided international training since 1945. Each year, 
the BLS Division of International Technical Cooperation (DITC) conducts 
seminars of 1 to 2 weeks duration at its training facilities in 
Washington, DC. In addition to the annual international seminars, DITC 
provides technical assistance upon request and organizes visits to the 
BLS for many international visitors each year. The seminars bring 
together statisticians, economists, analysts, and other data producers 
and users from countries all over the world. Each seminar is designed 
to strengthen the participants' ability to collect and analyze economic 
and labor statistics.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
proposed extension of the International Training Application. 
Continuing the existing collection will allow the BLS to continue to 
conduct international seminars. No questions have been added or deleted 
on the form since the last Office of Management and Budget approval.

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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 Training Application.
    OMB Number: 1220-0179.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Respondents: 100.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 100.
    Average Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 34 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 January 14, 2022.
Eric Molina,
Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems.
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