[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2000)]
[Pages 7825-7826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-3712]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

ACTION:  Request for OMB emergency approval.


    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Office of Civil Rights 
Evaluation has submitted an emergency information collection request 
(ICR) utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 

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1320.13(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The Office of Civil Rights Evaluation has determined that it 
cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures under 
this part because normal clearance procedures are reasonably likely to 
prevent or disrupt the collection of information. Therefore, OMB 
approval has been requested by February 25, 2000. If granted, the 
emergency approval is only valid until September 30, 2000. All comments 
and/or questions pertaining to this pending request and emergency 
approval MUST be directed to OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attention: Mr. Stuart Shapiro 202-395-7316, Commission on 
Civil Rights Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503, before February 25, 
2000. Comments regarding the emergency submission of this information 
collection may also be submitted via facsimile to Mr. Shapiro at 202-
    During the first 40 days of this same period, a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. During the 
regular review period, the Commission on Civil Rights requests written 
comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies 
concerning this information collection. Comments are encouraged and 
will be accepted until April 5, 2000. During the 40-day regular review, 
ALL comments and suggestions, or questions regarding additional 
information, to include obtaining a copy of the information collection 
instrument with instructions, should be directed to Mireille Zieseniss, 
202-376-6243, Civil Rights Analyst, Office of Civil Rights Evaluation, 
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 740, 
Washington, DC 20425. Written comments and suggestions from the public 
and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 
should address one or more of the following four points:
    1. 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;
    2. 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;
    3. The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
    4. The burden of the collection of information on this 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.

Overview of This Information Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection: New, one-time collection.
    2. Title of the Form/Collection: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 
Survey of Actual and Alleged Victims of Employment Discrimination.
    3. Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
U.S. Commission sponsoring the collection: No agency form number 
exists. Component: Office of Civil Rights Evaluation.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: private individuals who have 
contacted the EEOC to allege employment discrimination within the last 
five years. This survey will be used for the purpose of learning how 
certain protected groups are affected by employment discrimination, and 
how the EEOC enforces laws protecting these groups.
    5. Estimate the total number of respondents and the amount of time 
estimated for an average respondent to respond: 905 respondents at 1 
hour per response.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 905 hours.

Rights Analyst, Office of Civil Rights Evaluations, U.S. Commission on 
Civil Rights, 624 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20425.

Edward A. Hailes, Jr.,
Acting Solicitor.
[FR Doc. 00-3712 Filed 2-15-00; 8:45 am]