Proposed Information Collection; Comments: Title 29 CFR 29, Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs, 32377-32378 [E5-2794]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 105 / Thursday, June 2, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comments: Title 29 CFR 29, Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed three-year extension (without change) of the collection of the registered apprenticeship program data under Title 29 CFR Part 29 (Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs). This request covers the period from the current end date of May 31, 2005 to the new end date of May 31, 2008. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Anthony Swoope, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room N–5311, Washington, DC 20210; (202–693–2806—not a toll free number) fax: 202–693–2808 and email address: swoope.anthony@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor ‘‘to formulate and promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, to extend the application of such standards by encouraging the inclusion thereof in contracts of apprenticeship, to bring VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 together employers and labor for the formulation of programs of apprenticeship, to cooperate with State agencies engaged in the formulation and promotion of standards of apprenticeship, and to cooperate with the Secretary of Education * * *’’ (29 U.S.C. 50). Section 50a of the Act authorizes the Secretary of Labor to ‘‘publish information relating to existing and proposed labor standards of apprenticeship,’’ and to ‘‘appoint national advisory committees * * *’’ (29 U.S.C. 50a). Title 29 CFR Part 29 sets forth labor standards to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, and to extend the application of such standards by prescribing policies and procedures concerning registration, for certain Federal purposes, of acceptable apprenticeship programs with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services. These labor standards, policies, and procedures cover registration, cancellation of apprenticeship programs and apprenticeship agreements; the recognition of a State agency as the appropriate agency for registering local apprenticeship programs for certain Federal purposes; and matters relating thereto. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed three-year extension (without change) of the collection of the registered apprenticeship program data under Title 29 CFR part 29 (Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs). This request covers the period from the current end date of May 31, 2005 to the new end date of May 31, 2008. • 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 by including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32377 information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above in the addressee section of this notice. III. Current Actions This is a request for OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) to extend the collection of the registered apprenticeship program data under Title 29 CFR Part 29 (Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs) without changes. This request covers the period from the current end date of May 31, 2005 to the new end date of May 31, 2008. Recordkeeping and data collection activities regarding registered apprenticeship are by-products of the registration system. Organizations, which apply for apprenticeship sponsorship enter into an agreement with the Federal Government or cognizant State government to operate their proposed programs consistent with 29 CFR Part 29. Apprenticeship sponsors are not required to file reports regarding their apprentices other than individual registration and update information as an apprentice moves through their program. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Title 29 CFR Part 29,Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs. OMB Number: 1205–0223 for 29 CFR Part 29. Agency Number: ETA Form 671. Recordkeeping: Apprenticeship sponsors are required to keep accurate records on recruitment, selection of the applicant and/or apprentice, the employment and training activities related to the apprentice, and the qualifications of each applicant/ apprentice pertaining to determination of compliance with the regulation. Records must be retained, where appropriate, regarding affirmative action plans and evidence that qualification standards have been validated. State Apprenticeship Councils are also obligated to keep adequate records pertaining to determination of compliance with these regulations. All of the above records are required to be maintained for five years. If this information was not required, there would be no documentation that the apprenticeship programs were being operated in a nondiscriminatory manner. Many apprenticeship programs are 4 years or more in duration; E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 32378 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 105 / Thursday, June 2, 2005 / Notices therefore, it is important to maintain the records for at least 5 years. Requirement Form 671 ................................. Totals ....................................... Sec. Total respondents .................... Dated: Signed at Washington, DC this 25th day of May, 2005. Anthony Swoope, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services. [FR Doc. E5–2794 Filed 6–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment And Training Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 01, 2005 Frequency Annual response 29.3 139,300 1-time basis .......... 139,300 29.6 139,100 1-time basis .......... 139,100 29.5 1,700 1-time basis .......... 1,700 .................... 2,900 1-time basis .......... 2,900 29.12 (31) 1-time basis .......... (31) 29.12 (accomplished in 1977; no new state agency expected in 2005) 29.12 31 1-time basis .......... 31 29.13 0 0 ........................... 0 Total Burden Hours: 55,632. Total Burden Cost (capital/start-up): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. ACTION: Burden Hours: (See Chart below.) Jkt 205001 283,031 ............................... extension of the Tax Performance System (TPS). Note that the name of this program was changed from Revenue Quality Control to the Tax Performance System. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed below in the contact section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the address below on or before August 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Rett Hensley, Office of Workforce Security, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Room S 4522, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20210; 202–693–3203 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Since 1987, states have been required by regulation at 20 CFR Part 602 to operate a program to assess their Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax and benefit programs. TPS developed new measures for tax performance to replace those previously gathered under the Quality Appraisal system. TPS is designed to assess the major internal UI tax functions by utilizing several methodologies: Computed Measures which are indicators of timeliness and completeness based on data automatically generated via the existing ETA 581, Contribution Operations Report (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval number 1205– 0178, expiring 8/31/2005); and Program Reviews which assess accuracy through a two-fold examination. This examination involves: (a) ‘‘Systems Reviews’’ which examine tax systems for the existence of internal controls; and (b) extraction of small samples of those systems’ transactions which are then examined to verify the effectiveness of controls. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 283,031 Average response time (hours) Annual burden hours .33/spon. .25/app. 2/spon 2/SAC 0 34,825 11,545 3,400 5,800 0 2/SAC 0 62 0 .................... 55,632 II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: o 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; o 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; o enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and o 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. III. Current Actions This is a request for OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c) (2) (A)) for continuing an existing collection of information previously approved and assigned OMB control No. 1205–0332. Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Tax Performance System. OMB Number: 1205–0332. Affected Public: State government. Total Respondents: 52. Frequency: Annually. Total Responses: 52. Average time per response: 1739 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 90,428. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the extension of the E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comments: Title 29 CFR 29, Labor 
Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed three-year extension (without change) 
of the collection of the registered apprenticeship program data under 
Title 29 CFR Part 29 (Labor Standards for the Registration of 
Apprenticeship Programs). This request covers the period from the 
current end date of May 31, 2005 to the new end date of May 31, 2008. A 
copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section 
of this notice.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 1, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Anthony Swoope, Administrator, Office of 
Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, 200 Constitution 
Ave., NW., Room N-5311, Washington, DC 20210; (202-693-2806--not a toll 
free number) fax: 202-693-2808 and e-mail address: 
swoope.anthony@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 authorizes and directs the 
Secretary of Labor ``to formulate and promote the furtherance of labor 
standards necessary to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, to extend 
the application of such standards by encouraging the inclusion thereof 
in contracts of apprenticeship, to bring together employers and labor 
for the formulation of programs of apprenticeship, to cooperate with 
State agencies engaged in the formulation and promotion of standards of 
apprenticeship, and to cooperate with the Secretary of Education * * 
*'' (29 U.S.C. 50). Section 50a of the Act authorizes the Secretary of 
Labor to ``publish information relating to existing and proposed labor 
standards of apprenticeship,'' and to ``appoint national advisory 
committees * * *'' (29 U.S.C. 50a).
    Title 29 CFR Part 29 sets forth labor standards to safeguard the 
welfare of apprentices, and to extend the application of such standards 
by prescribing policies and procedures concerning registration, for 
certain Federal purposes, of acceptable apprenticeship programs with 
the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 
Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services. These 
labor standards, policies, and procedures cover registration, 
cancellation of apprenticeship programs and apprenticeship agreements; 
the recognition of a State agency as the appropriate agency for 
registering local apprenticeship programs for certain Federal purposes; 
and matters relating thereto.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed three-year extension (without change) 
of the collection of the registered apprenticeship program data under 
Title 29 CFR part 29 (Labor Standards for the Registration of 
Apprenticeship Programs). This request covers the period from the 
current end date of May 31, 2005 to the new end date of May 31, 2008.
     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 by including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed above in the addressee section 
of this notice.

III. Current Actions

    This is a request for OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) to extend the collection 
of the registered apprenticeship program data under Title 29 CFR Part 
29 (Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs) 
without changes. This request covers the period from the current end 
date of May 31, 2005 to the new end date of May 31, 2008.
    Recordkeeping and data collection activities regarding registered 
apprenticeship are by-products of the registration system. 
Organizations, which apply for apprenticeship sponsorship enter into an 
agreement with the Federal Government or cognizant State government to 
operate their proposed programs consistent with 29 CFR Part 29. 
Apprenticeship sponsors are not required to file reports regarding 
their apprentices other than individual registration and update 
information as an apprentice moves through their program.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Title 29 CFR Part 29,Labor Standards for the Registration of 
Apprenticeship Programs.
    OMB Number: 1205-0223 for 29 CFR Part 29.
    Agency Number: ETA Form 671.
    Recordkeeping: Apprenticeship sponsors are required to keep 
accurate records on recruitment, selection of the applicant and/or 
apprentice, the employment and training activities related to the 
apprentice, and the qualifications of each applicant/apprentice 
pertaining to determination of compliance with the regulation. Records 
must be retained, where appropriate, regarding affirmative action plans 
and evidence that qualification standards have been validated. State 
Apprenticeship Councils are also obligated to keep adequate records 
pertaining to determination of compliance with these regulations. All 
of the above records are required to be maintained for five years. If 
this information was not required, there would be no documentation that 
the apprenticeship programs were being operated in a nondiscriminatory 
manner. Many apprenticeship programs are 4 years or more in duration;

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therefore, it is important to maintain the records for at least 5 
years.
    Burden Hours: (See Chart below.)

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                                                                                                                            Average
                                                                                                                            response     Annual burden
               Requirement                    Sec.     Total respondents           Frequency            Annual response       time           hours
                                                                                                                            (hours)
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Form 671................................         29.3            139,300  1-time basis...............            139,300    .33/spon.             34,825
                                                 29.6            139,100  1-time basis...............            139,100     .25/app.             11,545
                                                 29.5              1,700  1-time basis...............              1,700       2/spon              3,400
                                          ...........              2,900  1-time basis...............              2,900        2/SAC              5,800
                                                29.12               (31)  1-time basis...............               (31)            0                  0
                                           29.12 (accomplished in 1977; no new state agency expected in 2005)
                                                29.12                 31  1-time basis...............                 31        2/SAC                 62
                                                29.13                  0  0..........................                  0            0                  0
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Totals..................................  ...........            283,031  ...........................            283,031  ...........             55,632
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    Total Burden Hours: 55,632.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/start-up): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: Signed at Washington, DC this 25th day of May, 2005.
Anthony Swoope,
Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor 
Services.
[FR Doc. E5-2794 Filed 6-1-05; 8:45 am]
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