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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Requirements Survey

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Summary

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, “Occupational Requirements Survey,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.

 

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The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before August 22, 2014.

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A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201403-1220-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-BLS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

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This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS). More specifically, this request is for the approval of a nationwide, pre-production test for the ORS to evaluate the survey's processes and operations in a possible production environment. Information collections will include initiation test samples to obtain general establishment information, pay, work levels, and job requirements and re-interviews for quality assurance activities of ORS job requirements for initiations. A full evaluation of the data elements captured for this pre-production test will be followed by an evaluation of the processes, survey design, and other test program elements. This information collection is authorized by 29 U.S.C. 9, 9a.

This proposed 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 it is approved by the OMB under the PRA 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2014 (79 FR 16058).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 201403-1220-002. The OMB 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; and
  • 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 submission of responses.

Agency: DOL-BLS.

Title of Collection: Occupational Requirements Survey.

OMB ICR Reference Number: 201403-1220-002.

Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments and Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,550.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,678.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,086 hours.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden:$0.

Dated: July 17, 2014.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 2014-17273 Filed 7-22-14; 8:45 am]

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