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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Use of Public Space by Non-DOL Agencies in the Frances Perkins Building

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Notice of availability; request for comments.


The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of the Departmental Management (DM)-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.


The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before September 21, 2020.


Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to​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.

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Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202-693-0456, or by email at

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) headquarters building, the Frances Perkins Building has conference and meeting capabilities located in its public space areas that entities outside of the Department may request to use. Use of public space in Federal buildings is governed by Section 581(h) of Title 40 of the United States Code (40 U.S.C. Section 581(h)). DOL has authority to issue occasional use permits to organizations engaging in “cultural,” “educational,” or “recreational” activities (permits are not available for “commercial” purposes.) FMR 102-74, Subpart D—Occasional Use of Public Buildings establishes rules and regulations for the occasional use of public areas of public buildings for cultural, educational and recreational activities as provided by 40 U.S.C. 581(h)(2). The public space use application in this Federal Register notice is designed to obtain information from entities outside DOL to help DOL comply with the Federal and Departmental rules and regulations. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2020 (85 FR 36618).

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 Start Printed Page 51758information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.

Agency: DOL-DM.

Title of Collection: Application for Use of Public Space by Non-DOL Agencies in the Frances Perkins Building.

OMB Control Number: 1225-0087.

Affected Public: Private Sector, Not-for-profit institutions.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 10.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1 hour.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

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Crystal Rennie,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-18412 Filed 8-20-20; 8:45 am]