Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Financial Reporting Requirements for the National Emergency Grants (NEG) Program, Under Title I of the Act, 37444-37445 [05-12825]

Download as PDF 37444 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 29, 2005 / Notices exemption, refer to the Notice of Proposed Exemption published on February 3, 2005 at 70 FR 5705. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Khalif Ford of the Department, telephone (202) 693–8540 (this is not a toll-free number). General Information The attention of interested persons is directed to the following: (1) The fact that a transaction is the subject of an exemption under section 408(a) of the Act and/or section 4975(c)(2) of the Code does not relieve a fiduciary or other party in interest or disqualified person from certain other provisions to which the exemption does not apply and the general fiduciary responsibility provisions of section 404 of the Act, which among other things require a fiduciary to discharge his duties respecting the plan solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries of the plan and in a prudent fashion in accordance with section 404(a)(1)(B) of the Act; nor does it affect the requirement of section 401(a) of the Code that the plan must operate for the exclusive benefit of the employees of the employer maintaining the plan and their beneficiaries; (2) This exemption is supplemental to and not in derogation of, any other provisions of the Act and/or the Code, including statutory or administrative exemptions and transactional rules. Furthermore, the fact that a transaction is subject to an administrative or statutory exemption is not dispositive of whether the transaction is in fact a prohibited transaction; and (3) The availability of this exemption is subject to the express condition that the material facts and representations contained in the application accurately describes all material terms of the transaction which is the subject of the exemption. Signed in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of June, 2005. Ivan Strasfeld, Director of Exemption Determinations, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 05–12833 Filed 6–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Financial Reporting Requirements for the National Emergency Grants (NEG) Program, Under Title I of the Act ACTION: 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. ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension to the financial reporting requirements for the WIA National Emergency Grants Program. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before August 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: Isabel Danley, Office of Grants and Contract Management, Employment and Training Administration, United States Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–4720, Washington, DC, 20210, (202) 693–3047 (this is not a toll-free number), danley.isabel@dol.gov, and/or fax (202) 693–3362. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Isabel Danley, Office of Grants and Contract Management, Employment and Training Administration, United States Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20210, (202) 693–3047 (this is not a toll-free number), danley.isabel@dol.gov, and/or fax (202) 693–3362. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission Package may be found at the Web site http://www.doleta.gov/Performance/ guidance/OMBControlNumber.cfm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background This proposed information collection notice is requesting an extension to the financial reporting collection format for VerDate jul<14>2003 17:40 Jun 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the WIA National Emergency Grants Program as approved in OMB Notice of Action Number 1205–0434 (ETA Form Number 9099). The basic financial reporting requirements for this program are set forth in Public Law 105–220, dated August 7, 1998, and 20 CFR part 652 et al., Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Final Rules, dated August 11, 2000. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Department is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of a currently approved collection of the WIA financial reporting requirements for the National Emergency Grants Program to: • 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 submissions of responses. A copy of the proposed information clearance request (ICR) can be obtained directly through the Web site: http:// www.doleta.gov/Performance/guidance/ OMBControlNumber.cfm or by contacting the office listed above in the addressee section of this notice. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Financial Reporting Requirements for National Emergency Grants Program, under Title I of the Act. OMB Number: 1205–0434. Agency Numbers: Revision to ETA 9099. Affected Public: State agencies, local governments, and/or other for profit and non-profit organizations; and consortia of any and/or all of the above. Total Respondents: 40. Frequency: Quarterly. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 37445 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 29, 2005 / Notices DOL-ETA REPORTING BURDEN FOR WIA FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANTS PY 2004 PY 2004 FY 2005 Average number of reports per entity per quarter ................................... Average number of reports per entity per year ....................................... Average number of hours required for reporting per quarter per report Average number of hours required for reporting per entity per year ...... Number of entities reporting .................................................................... Average number of hours required for reporting burden per year .......... 1 4 1/2 2 40 80 1 4 1/2 2 40 80 Total burden cost @ $30.22 per hour .............................................. ................ ................ PY 2005 Note: Reviewer should note that the National Emergency Grants are awarded to States under Master Grant Agreements to fund approved projects within the State, on an on-going, as eligible basis. As reflected on table, PY 2004 grants/projects are funded with PY 2004 and FY 2005 funds. Likewise, PY 2005 grants/projects are funded with PY 2005 and FY 2006 funds. Financial reports are required to be submitted by project for each source of funds received. It should also be noted that the number of projects per State varies, thus creating the need to average the number of reports per entity per quarter and per year. The total burden cost was based upon a GS–12, Step 1 salary as calculated from Salary Table 2005–DCB, effective January 2005. 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 ICR; they will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 23, 2005. Anna Goddard, Administrator, Office of Financial and Administrative Management, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 05–12825 Filed 6–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 17:40 Jun 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Application for Federal Certificate of Age (WH–14). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before August 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, e-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., section 3(l) provides, in part, that an employer may protect against unwitting employment of ‘‘oppressive child labor,’’ as defined in section 3(l), by having on file a certificate issued pursuant to Department of Labor (DOL) regulations certifying that the named person meets the FLSA minimum age requirements for employment. FLSA section 11(c) requires that all employers covered by the Act make, keep, and preserve records of wages, hours, and other conditions and practices of employment with respect to their employees. The employer is to maintain the records for such period of time and make such reports as prescribed by regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor. Form WH–14 is the application employers submit to obtain Federal Certificates of Age to protect themselves against unwitting child labor violations PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total PY 2005 FY 2006 Total 2 8 1/2 4 40 160 1 4 1/2 2 40 80 1 4 1/2 2 40 80 2 8 1/2 4 40 160 $4835 ................ ................ $4835 of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This information collection is currently approved for use through January 31, 2006. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks an extension of approval of the information collection to protect employers from unwitting violation of the minimum age standards of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Application for Federal Certificate of Age. OMB Number: 1215–0083. Agency Number: WH–14. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; State, local, or tribal government. Total Respondents: 10. Total Annual Responses: 10. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37444-37445]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12825]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Financial Reporting Requirements 
for the National Emergency Grants (NEG) Program, Under Title I of the 
Act

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 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. ETA is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension to the financial 
reporting requirements for the WIA National Emergency Grants Program.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before August 29, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Isabel Danley, Office of Grants and Contract Management, 
Employment and Training Administration, United States Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N-4720, Washington, DC, 
20210, (202) 693-3047 (this is not a toll-free number), 
danley.isabel@dol.gov, and/or fax (202) 693-3362.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Isabel Danley, Office of Grants and 
Contract Management, Employment and Training Administration, United 
States Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC, 20210, (202) 693-3047 (this is not a toll-free number), 
danley.isabel@dol.gov, and/or fax (202) 693-3362. Copies of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act Submission Package may be found at the Web site 
http://www.doleta.gov/Performance/guidance/OMBControlNumber.cfm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    This proposed information collection notice is requesting an 
extension to the financial reporting collection format for the WIA 
National Emergency Grants Program as approved in OMB Notice of Action 
Number 1205-0434 (ETA Form Number 9099). The basic financial reporting 
requirements for this program are set forth in Public Law 105-220, 
dated August 7, 1998, and 20 CFR part 652 et al., Workforce Investment 
Act (WIA) Final Rules, dated August 11, 2000.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Department is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed extension of a currently approved collection of the WIA 
financial reporting requirements for the National Emergency Grants 
Program to:
     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 submissions of responses.
    A copy of the proposed information clearance request (ICR) can be 
obtained directly through the Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/Performance/guidance/OMBControlNumber.cfm or by contacting the office 
listed above in the addressee section of this notice.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Financial Reporting 
Requirements for National Emergency Grants Program, under Title I of 
the Act.
    OMB Number: 1205-0434.
    Agency Numbers: Revision to ETA 9099.
    Affected Public: State agencies, local governments, and/or other 
for profit and non-profit organizations; and consortia of any and/or 
all of the above.
    Total Respondents: 40.
    Frequency: Quarterly.

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             DOL-ETA Reporting Burden for WIA Financial Status Report for National Emergency Grants
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                                                            PY 2004                          PY 2005
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                                                 PY 2004    FY 2005     Total     PY 2005    FY 2006     Total
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Average number of reports per entity per                1          1          2          1          1          2
 quarter......................................
Average number of reports per entity per year.          4          4          8          4          4          8
Average number of hours required for reporting        1/2        1/2        1/2        1/2        1/2        1/2
 per quarter per report.......................
Average number of hours required for reporting          2          2          4          2          2          4
 per entity per year..........................
Number of entities reporting..................         40         40         40         40         40         40
Average number of hours required for reporting         80         80        160         80         80        160
 burden per year..............................
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    Total burden cost @ $30.22 per hour.......  .........  .........      $4835  .........  .........      $4835
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    Note: Reviewer should note that the National Emergency Grants 
are awarded to States under Master Grant Agreements to fund approved 
projects within the State, on an on-going, as eligible basis. As 
reflected on table, PY 2004 grants/projects are funded with PY 2004 
and FY 2005 funds. Likewise, PY 2005 grants/projects are funded with 
PY 2005 and FY 2006 funds. Financial reports are required to be 
submitted by project for each source of funds received.
    It should also be noted that the number of projects per State 
varies, thus creating the need to average the number of reports per 
entity per quarter and per year.


    The total burden cost was based upon a GS-12, Step 1 salary as 
calculated from Salary Table 2005-DCB, effective January 2005.
    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 ICR; they will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: June 23, 2005.
Anna Goddard,
Administrator, Office of Financial and Administrative Management, 
Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.
[FR Doc. 05-12825 Filed 6-28-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-30-P