Agency Information Collection Activities; Withdrawal of Prior Notice and Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Medical Exception Request, 8561-8562 [2022-03184]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 31 / Tuesday, February 15, 2022 / Notices program, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Dated: February 8, 2022. Cikena Reid, USDA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–03140 Filed 2–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Comprehensive River Management Plan for Nine Wild and Scenic Rivers on Mt. Hood National Forest, Forest Service, and Northwest Oregon District, Bureau of Land Management, Clackamas, Multnomah, Wasco and Hood River Counties, Oregon Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA) and Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 3(d)(1) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announce the completion and availability of a comprehensive river management plan for nine wild and scenic rivers (CRMP for Nine Wild and Scenic Rivers), including Collawash River, Eagle Creek, East Fork Hood River, Fifteenmile Creek, Fish Creek, Middle Fork Hood River, South Fork Clackamas River, South Fork Roaring River, and Zigzag River. Approximately 0.6 miles of South Fork Clackamas River is managed by the BLM; the remaining portion of South Fork Clackamas River and all other eight wild and scenic rivers in this plan are managed by the Forest Service. On January 10, 2022, Mt. Hood National Forest Forest Supervisor, Meta Loftsgaarden, signed a decision notice to adopt the CRMP for Nine Wild and Scenic Rivers on National Forest System lands. Also on January 13, 2022, the BLM Northwest Oregon District’s Cascades Field Office Manager John Huston signed a decision to adopt this CRMP on the BLM-administered lands. The CRMP for Nine Wild and Scenic Rivers addresses resource protection, development of lands and facilities, user capacities, and other management practices necessary or desirable to achieve the purposes of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This CRMP was prepared after consultation with Tribal, State and local governments and the interested public. An environmental lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Feb 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 assessment (EA) was prepared as part of the CRMP development. This EA has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and other relevant federal laws and regulations. The EA discloses the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that would result from adopting the CRMP. ADDRESSES: The CRMP, EA, and decision notices are available for review at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/ ?project=54674; or, https://eplanning. blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/124163/ 570. Also, the documents are available at the following offices: Mt Hood National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055; and, BLM Northwest Oregon District Office, 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, OR 97306. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained by contacting Michelle Lombardo, Forest Environmental Coordinator, Mt. Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055, by phone at 971–303– 2083, or at michelle.lombardo@ usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf and hard of hearing (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. Dated: February 9, 2022. Sandra Watts, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2022–03187 Filed 2–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Meetings United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Commission public business meeting. AGENCY: Friday, February 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: Meeting to take place by telephone and is open to the public by telephone: 888–204–4520, Conference ID #: 1292275. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelia Rorison: 202–376–7700; publicaffairs@usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Government in Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), the Commission on Civil Rights is holding a meeting to discuss the Commission’s business for the month of January. This DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8561 business meeting is open to the public. Computer assisted real-time transcription (CART) will be provided. The web link to access CART (in English) on Friday, February 18, 2022, is https://www.streamtext.net/ player?event=USCCR. Please note that CART is text-only translation that occurs in real time during the meeting and is not an exact transcript. Meeting Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Business Meeting A. Presentations by State Advisory Committee Chairs on Released Reports and Memorandums B. Discussion and Vote on Advisory Committee Appointments C. Discussion and Vote to Appoint Raul (Danny) Vargas as interim Chair of the Virginia Advisory Committee D. Management and Operations • Staff Director’s Report III. Adjourn Meeting Dated: February 10, 2022. Angelia Rorison, USCCR Media and Communications Director. [FR Doc. 2022–03198 Filed 2–11–22; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Agency Information Collection Activities; Withdrawal of Prior Notice and Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Medical Exception Request Department of Commerce. Notice of withdrawal; notice of intent to request extension of OMB approval of information collection. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) published a notice in the Federal Register of its intent to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, without change, under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), to a collection of information for its employees to request a medical exception to the COVID–19 vaccination requirement on January 25, 2022. That notice is withdrawn in light of the January 21, 2022 nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining implementation and enforcement of the federal employee vaccination requirement pursuant to the President’s Executive Order 14043 of September 9, 2021, ‘‘Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.’’ The Department seeks comment on its new notice of intent to request that OMB approve, without change, under the PRA, a collection of information for its employees to request SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 8562 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 31 / Tuesday, February 15, 2022 / Notices a medical exception to the COVID–19 vaccination requirement. DATES: As of February 15, 2022, the notice published January 25, 2022 (87 FR 3759), is withdrawn. Comments on this notice of intent must be submitted on or before April 18, 2022. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to the Department of Commerce, PRA Clearance Officer at PRAcomments@ doc.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the Attn: Zack Schwartz, Chief of Staff to the Acting CFO and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Commerce Headquarters, at (202) 577–1769; or via email: ZSchwartz@doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice supersedes the notice published on January 25, 2022 (87 FR 3759), which the Department withdraws. Under Executive Order 14043, every Federal agency must ‘‘implement, to the extent consistent with applicable law, a program to require COVID–19 vaccination for all of its Federal employees, with exceptions only as required by law.’’ In following this directive, the Department imposed a requirement that its employees must receive and submit proof of COVID–19 vaccination. As required by 29 U.S.C. 701 et seq. and 29 CFR part 1630, the Department allows an exception from the vaccination requirement for employees who demonstrate medical reasons or disabilities that would make the COVID–19 vaccine unsafe for them. To obtain this exception, employees can submit the Request for Medical Exception to the COVID–19 Vaccination Requirement form available from the Department’s COVID–19 Information Hub. The Department uses the information on this form to verify employees’ assertions that they are entitled to an exception to the COVID– 19 vaccination requirement because of their medical or disability statuses. OMB Control Number: 0690–0036. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission; Extension of an already approved collection. Affected Public: Federal employees and medical providers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Feb 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $9,321. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Executive Order (E.O.) 14043. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this information collection request. 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 may 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. A Notice Regarding Injunctions: The vaccination requirement issued pursuant to E.O. 14043, ‘‘Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees’’ is currently the subject of a nationwide injunction. While that injunction remains in place, the Department will not process requests for a medical exception from the COVID–19 vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 14043. The Department will also not request the submission of any medical information related to a request for an exception from the vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 14043 while the injunction remains in place. But the Department may nevertheless receive information regarding a medical exception. That is because, if the Department were to receive a request for an exception from the COVID–19 vaccination requirement PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pursuant to E.O. 14043 during the pendency of the injunction, the Department will accept the request, hold it in abeyance, and notify the employee who submitted the request that implementation and enforcement of the COVID–19 vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 14043 is currently enjoined and that an exception therefore is not necessary so long as the injunction is in place. In other words, during the pendency of the injunction, any information collection related to requests for medical exception from the COVID–19 vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 14043 is not undertaken to implement or enforce the COVID–19 vaccination requirement. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2022–03184 Filed 2–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–17–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–3–2022] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 31—Granite City, Illinois; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; M.M.O. Companies, Inc.; (Disassembly of Firearms and Ammunition); Mascoutah, Edwardsville and Collinsville, Illinois America’s Central Port District, grantee of FTZ 31, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board (the Board) on behalf of M.M.O. Companies, Inc., located in Mascoutah, Edwardsville and Collinsville, Illinois within Subzone 31E. The notification conforming to the requirements of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 7, 2022. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ production activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material(s)/ component(s) and specific finished product(s) described in the submitted notification (summarized below) and subsequently authorized by the Board. The benefits that may stem from conducting production activity under FTZ procedures are explained in the background section of the Board’s website—accessible via www.trade.gov/ ftz. The proposed finished products include: Trigger groups, gas piston assemblies, sight assemblies, magazines, rail attachments, dust cover assemblies, muzzle device assemblies, bolt carriers, E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 31 (Tuesday, February 15, 2022)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Agency Information Collection Activities; Withdrawal of Prior 
Notice and Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Medical Exception Request

AGENCY: Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal; notice of intent to request extension of 
OMB approval of information collection.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) published a notice in 
the Federal Register of its intent to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, without change, under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), to a collection of information for its 
employees to request a medical exception to the COVID-19 vaccination 
requirement on January 25, 2022. That notice is withdrawn in light of 
the January 21, 2022 nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining 
implementation and enforcement of the federal employee vaccination 
requirement pursuant to the President's Executive Order 14043 of 
September 9, 2021, ``Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for 
Federal Employees.'' The Department seeks comment on its new notice of 
intent to request that OMB approve, without change, under the PRA, a 
collection of information for its employees to request

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a medical exception to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

DATES: As of February 15, 2022, the notice published January 25, 2022 
(87 FR 3759), is withdrawn. Comments on this notice of intent must be 
submitted on or before April 18, 2022.

ADDRESSES:  Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
to the Department of Commerce, PRA Clearance Officer at 
[email protected]. All comments received are part of the public 
record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All 
Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) 
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do 
not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or 
protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the Attn: Zack Schwartz, Chief of Staff to the 
Acting CFO and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Commerce 
Headquarters, at (202) 577-1769; or via email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice supersedes the notice published 
on January 25, 2022 (87 FR 3759), which the Department withdraws.
    Under Executive Order 14043, every Federal agency must ``implement, 
to the extent consistent with applicable law, a program to require 
COVID-19 vaccination for all of its Federal employees, with exceptions 
only as required by law.'' In following this directive, the Department 
imposed a requirement that its employees must receive and submit proof 
of COVID-19 vaccination. As required by 29 U.S.C. 701 et seq. and 29 
CFR part 1630, the Department allows an exception from the vaccination 
requirement for employees who demonstrate medical reasons or 
disabilities that would make the COVID-19 vaccine unsafe for them. To 
obtain this exception, employees can submit the Request for Medical 
Exception to the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement form available from 
the Department's COVID-19 Information Hub. The Department uses the 
information on this form to verify employees' assertions that they are 
entitled to an exception to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement 
because of their medical or disability statuses.
    OMB Control Number: 0690-0036.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission; Extension of an already 
approved collection.
    Affected Public: Federal employees and medical providers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $9,321.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Executive Order (E.O.) 14043.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy 
of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed 
collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden 
on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this information collection request. 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 may 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.
    A Notice Regarding Injunctions: The vaccination requirement issued 
pursuant to E.O. 14043, ``Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 
Vaccination for Federal Employees'' is currently the subject of a 
nationwide injunction. While that injunction remains in place, the 
Department will not process requests for a medical exception from the 
COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 14043. The Department 
will also not request the submission of any medical information related 
to a request for an exception from the vaccination requirement pursuant 
to E.O. 14043 while the injunction remains in place. But the Department 
may nevertheless receive information regarding a medical exception. 
That is because, if the Department were to receive a request for an 
exception from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 
14043 during the pendency of the injunction, the Department will accept 
the request, hold it in abeyance, and notify the employee who submitted 
the request that implementation and enforcement of the COVID-19 
vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 14043 is currently enjoined 
and that an exception therefore is not necessary so long as the 
injunction is in place. In other words, during the pendency of the 
injunction, any information collection related to requests for medical 
exception from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to E.O. 
14043 is not undertaken to implement or enforce the COVID-19 
vaccination requirement.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2022-03184 Filed 2-14-22; 8:45 am]
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