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estrogen, or such other endocrine effect 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free applicants for employment enjoy
as [EPA] may designate.’’ (21 U.S.C. number.) Only comments of six or fewer equality of opportunity in the federal
346a(p)). The statute generally requires pages will be accepted via FAX workplace regardless of race, color, sex,
EPA to ‘‘provide for the testing of all transmittal. This limitation is necessary age, national origin, religion or
pesticide chemicals.’’ (21 U.S.C. to assure access to the equipment. disability. In order to ensure that
346a(p)(3)). However, EPA is authorized Receipt of FAX transmittals will not be agencies proactively prevent potential
to exempt a chemical, by order upon a acknowledged, except that the sender discrimination before it occurs and
determination that ‘‘the substance is may request confirmation of receipt by establish systems to monitor compliance
anticipated not to produce any effect in calling the Executive Secretariat staff at with Title VII and the Rehabilitation
humans similar to an effect produced by (202) 663–4070 (voice) or (202) 663– Act, MD–715 requires agencies to
a naturally occurring estrogen.’’ (21 4074 (TTD). (These are not toll-free evaluate their employment practices by
U.S.C. 346a(p)(4)). ‘‘Pesticide chemical’’ telephone numbers.) You may also collecting and analyzing data on the
is defined as ‘‘any substance that is a submit comments and attachments race, national origin, sex and disability
pesticide within the meaning of the electronically at http:// status of applicants for both permanent
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and www.regulations.gov, which is the and temporary employment. See also 29
Rodenticide Act, including all active Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the CFR Part 1607 (Uniform Guidelines on
and inert ingredients of such pesticide.’’ instructions online for submitting Employee Selection Procedures). This
(21 U.S.C. 321(q)(1)). comments. Copies of comments notice concerns an optional form for the
submitted by the public will be use of federal agencies in gathering data
List of Subjects on the race, national origin, sex and
available to review at the Commission’s
Environmental protection, Chemicals, library, Room 6502, 1801 L Street, NW., disability status of applicants, which
Endocrine Disruptors, Pesticides. Washington, DC 20507 between the constitutes a collection of information
hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or can be under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Dated: November 8, 2007. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction
reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov.
James Jones, Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, and
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), the
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. Heidi Schandler, Affirmative
Commission solicits public comment on
[FR Doc. E7–22379 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am]
Employment Division, Federal Sector
its proposed optional form for use by
Programs, Office of Federal Operations,
BILLING CODE 6560–50–S federal agencies in gathering
1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC
demographic information on applicants
20507, (202) 663–4416 (voice); (202)
for federal employment. Comments are
663–7208 (TTD). This notice is available
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY particularly invited on whether this
in the following formats: Braille, audio
COMMISSION collection of information will enable the
tape, and electronic file on computer
Commission and federal agencies to:
Agency Information Collection disk. Requests for this notice in an • Evaluate whether the proposed data
Activities: Proposed Collection; alternative format should be made to the collection tool will have practical utility
Comment Request Publications Center at 1–800–699–3362. by enabling a federal agency to
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EEOC determine whether recruitment
AGENCY: Equal Employment enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, activities are effectively reaching all
Opportunity Commission. the Equal Pay Act, the Age segments of the relevant labor pool in
ACTION: Notice of information Discrimination in Employment Act, the compliance with the laws enforced by
collection—new: Demographic Rehabilitation Act and Title I of the the Commission and whether the
Information on Applicants for Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. agency’s selection procedures allow all
Employment. Pursuant to its authority under those applicants to compete on a level playing
statutes, EEOC issued Equal field regardless of race, national origin,
SUMMARY: In accordance with the
Employment Opportunity Management sex or disability status;
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub.
L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the
Directive 715 (MD–715) to provide • Evaluate the accuracy of the
policy guidance and standards for agency’s estimate of the burden of the
Equal Employment Opportunity
establishing and maintaining effective proposed collection of information,
Commission (Commission or EEOC)
affirmative programs of equal including the validity of the
announces that it intends to submit to
employment opportunity under Section methodology and assumptions used;
the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) a request to approve a new
717 of Title VII and effective affirmative • Enhance the quality, utility, and
action programs under Section 501 of clarity of the information to be
information collection as described
the Rehabilitation Act. MD–715 applies collected; and
below.
to all executive agencies and military • Minimize the burden of the
DATES: Written comments on this notice departments (except uniformed collection of information on applicants
must be submitted on or before January members) as defined in Sections 102 for federal employment who choose to
14, 2008. and 105 of Title 5 U.S.C. (including respond, including through the use of
ADDRESSES: Written comments should those with employees and applicants for appropriate automated, electronic,
be submitted to Stephen Llewellyn, employment who are paid from mechanical, or other technological
Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, nonappropriated funds), the United collection techniques or other forms of
Equal Employment Opportunity States Postal Service, the Postal Rate information technology, e.g., permitting
Commission, 10th Floor, 1801 L Street, Commission, the Tennessee Valley electronic submission of responses.
NW., Washington, DC 20507. As a Authority, the Smithsonian Institution, The remainder of this SUPPLEMENTARY
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convenience to commentators, the and those units of the judicial branch of INFORMATION section provides the public
Executive Secretariat will accept the federal government having positions with information it will need to
comments transmitted by facsimile in the competitive service. comment on the EEOC proposal. It
(‘‘FAX’’) machine. The telephone The overriding objective of MD–715 is contains an overview of the information
number of the FAX receiver is (202) to ensure that all employees and collection and the proposed form that

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agencies can use to collect the organization area. No information from Description of Affected Public:
demographic information on persons the form is entered into an official Individuals submitting applications for
who apply for federal employment. personnel file. federal employment.
The Demographic Information on Burden Statement: In August 2005, Number of Responses: 3,510,600.
Applicants form is designed to enable the Office of Personnel Management Estimated Time per Respondent: 3
federal agencies to evaluate their (OPM) announced that it had submitted minutes.
employment practices by collecting and a revised ‘‘Optional Application for Total Burden Hours: 175,530
analyzing data on the race, national Federal Employment OF 612’’ to OMB [(3,510,600 × 3)/60].
origin, sex and disability status of to collect applicant qualifications Federal Cost: None.
applicants for both permanent and information associated with vacancy
temporary employment. Use of the form Form—DEMOGRAPHIC
announcements for federal positions INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS
is not required. Federal agencies may or and the specifications of the improved
may not elect to use the form. resume builder in the USAJOBS Web Vacancy Announcement No.:
Applicants for federal employment may site. See 70 FR 44699 (August 3, 2005). lllllllllllllllllll
or may not elect to complete the form. Noting the ‘‘dramatic upsurge in Position Title and Grade:
Background: Under the provisions of lllllllllllllllllll
responses * * * in the Federal
Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act, the
application process and the Name (Last, First, Middle Initial):
Commission is charged with ensuring
advancement of technology to provide lllllllllllllllllll
that federal agencies proactively prevent
for online application, [and the]
potential discrimination before it Your Privacy Is Protected
occurs. Pursuant to such oversight increased interest by job seekers in
responsibilities, the Commission has Federal employment,’’ OPM estimated This information is used to determine
established systems to monitor the number of respondents for the OF if our recruitment efforts are reaching all
compliance with Title VII and the 612 at 245,000 and estimated the segments of the population, consistent
Rehabilitation Act by requiring federal number of respondents for the resume with Federal equal employment
agencies to evaluate their employment builder at 3,510,600. opportunity laws. Your voluntary
practices through the collection and According to the OPM, in Fiscal Year responses are treated in a highly
analysis of data on the race, national (FY) 2006, Government-wide, there was confidential manner. Your responses are
origin, sex and disability status of a total of 237,525 new hires by federal not released to the panel rating the
applicants for both permanent and agencies (excluding agencies not applications, to the selecting official, to
temporary employment. included in the Central Personnel Data anyone else who can affect your
While several federal agencies (or File (CPDF), such as the United States application, or to the public. No
components of such agencies) have Postal Service and the Tennessee Valley information taken from this form is ever
obtained OMB approval for the use of Authority) and a total of 12,013 placed in your Personnel file. This is
forms collecting data on the race, employees who transferred to other vital information not available from any
national origin, sex and disability status federal agencies. See OPM’s FedScope other source. We can only get it directly
of applicants, it is not an efficient use tool for Human Resources Data at: from you. Thank you for helping us to
of government resources for each federal http://www.fedscope.opm.gov/ provide better service.
agency to separately seek OMB accessions.asp. 1. How did you learn about this
approval. Accordingly, in order to avoid Because no federal agency is required position? (Check One):
unnecessary duplication of effort and a to use this form and because responses 1. Agency Internet Site recruitment.
proliferation of forms, the EEOC seeks by applicants are optional, it is not 2. Private Employment Web Site.
approval of a form which can be used possible to accurately forecast the 3. Other Internet Site.
by any agency which so desires. Use of number of responses and the public 4. Poster.
the proposed form is optional; an reporting burden for the collection of 5. Newspaper.
agency is free to develop and seek OMB the data. For purposes of this 6. Magazine.
approval of an agency-specific form submission, the EEOC has chosen to 7. TV/Radio.
should the agency so desire. calculate its initial estimate of the 8. Student association.
Response by applicants is optional. burden hours based upon the highest 9. Private Employment Office.
The information obtained will be used feasible number based upon OPM’s 10. State Employment Office.
by federal agencies only for evaluating estimated number of respondents 11. Federal, state, or local Job
whether an agency’s recruitment utilizing the USAJOBS Federal Information Center.
activities are effectively reaching all 12. Agency Human Resources
employment information system.
segments of the relevant labor pool and Department (bulletin board or other
whether the agency’s selection Because of the increasing use of
announcement).
procedures allow all applicants to online application systems, which
13. Agency or other Federal
compete on a level playing field require only pointing and clicking on
government on campus.
regardless of race, national origin, sex or the selected responses, and because the
14. Religious organization.
disability status. The voluntary form requests only six questions 15. School or college counselor or
responses are treated in a highly regarding basic information, the EEOC other official.
confidential manner and play no part in estimates that an applicant can 16. Job Fair (give location: ____).
the selection of who is hired. The complete the form in approximately 3 17. Friend or relative working for this
information is not provided to any panel minutes. agency.
rating the applications, to selecting Overview of This Information 18. State Vocational Rehabilitation
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officials, to anyone who can affect the Collection Agency.


application or to the public. Rather, the 19. Professional organization or
information is used in summary form to Collection Title: Demographic publication.
determine trends over many selections Information on Applicants. 20. Other.
within a given occupational or OMB Control No.: None. 2. Sex (Check One):

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1. Male including hands, arms, legs, and/or Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC


2. Female trunk). 20503.
3. Ethnicity (Check One): 5. Complete paralysis. Dated: November 5, 2007.
1. Hispanic or Latino—a person of 6. Seizure/convulsive disorder (e.g.,
For the Commission.
Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, epilepsy).
7. Intellectual Disorder/Mental Naomi C. Earp,
South or Central American, or other
retardation (A chronic and lifetime Chair.
Spanish culture or origin, regardless
of race. condition certifiable under [FR Doc. E7–22242 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am]
2. Not Hispanic or Latino Schedule A). BILLING CODE 6570–01–P

4. Race (Check all that apply): 8. Psychiatric Disorder or a history of


1. American Indian or Alaskan treatment for mental or emotional
Native—a person having origins in illness. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
any of the original peoples of North 9. Severe distortion of limbs and/or COMMISSION
or South America (including spine (e.g., dwarfism; kyphosis,
Central America), and who etc.). Notice of Public Information
maintains tribal affiliation or *Descriptions based on Standard Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the
community attachment. Form 256. Federal Communications Commission,
2. Asian—a person having origins in Comments Requested
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction
any of the original peoples of the Act Statement November 8, 2007.
Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Privacy Act Information: This SUMMARY: The Federal Communications
Indian subcontinent, including, for information is provided pursuant to Commission, as part of its continuing
example, Cambodia, China, India, Public Law 93–579 (‘‘Privacy Act of effort to reduce paperwork burden,
Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, 1974’’), for individuals completing invites the general public and other
the Philippine Islands, Thailand, or Federal records and forms that solicit Federal agencies to take this
Vietnam. personal information. The authority is opportunity to comment on the
3. Black or African American—a Title 5 of the U.S. Code, sections 1302, following information collection, as
person having origins in any of the 3301, 3304, and 7201. Purpose and required by the Paperwork Reduction
black racial groups of Africa. Routine Uses: No individual data is ever Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. An
4. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific agency may not conduct or sponsor a
provided to selecting officials. This form
Islander—a person having origins in collection of information unless it
will only be seen by HR Personnel and
any of the original peoples of displays a currently valid control
Equal Employment Opportunity
Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other number. No person shall be subject to
officials. Data summarizing all
Pacific islands. any penalty for failing to comply with
applicants for a position will be used to
5. White—a person having origins in a collection of information subject to the
determine if we are effectively
any of the original peoples of Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that
recruiting from all segments of the
Europe, the Middle East, or North does not display a valid control number.
population, in conformance with the
Africa. Comments are requested concerning (a)
requirements of Federal equal
Under the Rehabilitation Act (Act), employment opportunity laws. Only whether the proposed collection of
information on your disability status is summary data is reported, and only in information is necessary for the proper
used solely in connection with a format which can not be broken out performance of the functions of the
affirmative action obligations or efforts. by individual applicants. Effects of Commission, including whether the
Self-identification of your disability Nondisclosure: Providing this information shall have practical utility;
status is voluntary. The information will information is voluntary. No individual (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s
be kept confidential in accordance with personnel selections are made based on burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance
the Act provisions and the information this information. the quality, utility, and clarity of the
will be used only in accordance with Paperwork Reduction Act Statement: information collected; and (d) ways to
the Act. A refusal to provide the The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 minimize the burden of the collection of
information will not subject you to any (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.,) requires us to information on the respondents,
adverse treatment. inform you that this information is including the use of automated
5. Do you have any physical or mental being collected for planning and collection techniques or other forms of
disabilities? assessing affirmative employment information technology.
1. Yes. program initiatives. Response to this DATES: Written Paperwork Reduction
2. No. request is voluntary. An agency may not Act (PRA) comments should be
3. Do not wish to respond. conduct or sponsor, and a person is not submitted on or before January 14, 2008.
If yes, do you have a targeted disability? required to respond to, a collection of If you anticipate that you will be
Check all that apply:* information unless it displays a submitting comments, but find it
1. Deaf (Total deafness in both ears, currently valid OMB Control Number. difficult to do so within the period of
with or without understandable The estimated burden of completing this time allowed by this notice, you should
speech). form is three (3) minutes, including the advise the contacts listed below as soon
2. Blind (Inability to read ordinary time for reviewing instructions. Direct as possible.
size print, not correctable by glasses comments regarding the burden ADDRESSES: You may submit all PRA
or no useable vision beyond light estimate or any other aspect of this form comments by e-mail or U.S. mail. To
perception). to the Equal Employment Opportunity submit your comments by e-mail, send
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3. Missing extremities (Missing one Commission, Affirmative Employment them to PRA@fcc.gov. To submit your
arm or leg or missing two or more Division, Federal Sector Programs, 1801 comments by U.S. mail, send them to
hands, arms, feet, or legs). L St., NW., Washington, DC 20507 and Jerry Cowden, Federal Communications
4. Partial paralysis (Loss of ability to to the Office of Management and Commission, Room 1-B135, 445 12th
move or use a part of the body, Budget, Office of Information and Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

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