Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Summaries Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports, 69602-69603 [E5-6320]

Download as PDF 69602 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 220 / Wednesday, November 16, 2005 / Notices At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed the certification for workers of the subject firm. New information shows that a worker separation occurred involving an employee of the Wallingford, Connecticut facility of Winchester Electronics located in Los Altos, California. Mr. John Mitchell provided engineering support services for the production of connectors and cable assemblies at the Wallingford, Connecticut location of the subject firm. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include an employee of the Wallingford, Connecticut facility of Winchester Electronics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, located in Los Altos, California. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Winchester Electronics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Wallingford, Connecticut, who were adversely affected by a shift in production to Mexico. The amended notice applicable to TA–W–55,674 is hereby issued as follows: ‘‘All workers of Winchester Electronics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, including leased workers of Hamilton Connections and Agentry, Wallingford, Connecticut (TA–W– 55,674), including employees of Winchester Electronics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Wallingford, Connecticut, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (TA–W– 55,674A), and Los Altos, California (TA–W– 55,674B), who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after September 22, 2003, through October 13, 2006, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974;’’ and I further determine that all workers of Winchester Electronics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, including leased workers of Hamilton Connections and Agentry, Wallingford, Connecticut, including employees of Winchester Electronics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, Wallingford, Connecticut, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Los Altos, California, are denied eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of November, 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–6317 Filed 11–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:56 Nov 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Summaries Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports 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 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments to James E. Herbert, Room C4526, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693–2926 (this is not a toll-free number). E-mail address is Herbert.James@dol.gov and the fax number is (202) 693–2874. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James E. Herbert, Room C4526, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693–2926 (this is not a toll-free number). E-mail address is Herbert.James@dol.gov and the fax number is (202) 693–2874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 303(a)(4) of the Social Security Act (SSA) and Section 3304(a)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) require that all money received in the unemployment fund of a state be paid immediately to the Secretary of Treasury to the credit of the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF). This is the ‘‘immediate deposit’’ standard. Section 303(a)(5) of the SSA and Section 3304(a)(4) of the FUTA require that all money withdrawn from the UTF be used solely for the payment of unemployment compensation, exclusive of the expenses of administration. This is the ‘‘limited withdrawal standard’’. Federal law (Section 303(a)(6) of the SSA) gives the Secretary of Labor the PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 authority to require the reporting of information deemed necessary to assure state compliance with the provisions of the SSA. Under this authority, the Secretary of Labor requires the following reports to monitor state compliance with the immediate deposit and limited withdrawal standards: ETA 2112: UI Financial Transactions Summary, Unemployment Fund ETA 8401: Monthly Analysis of Benefit Payment Account ETA 8405: Monthly Analysis of Clearing Account ETA 8413: Income—Expense Analysis UC Fund, Benefit Payment Account ETA 8414: Income—Expense Analysis UC Fund, Clearing Account ETA 8403: Summary of Financial Transactions—Title IX Funds These reports are submitted to the Office of Workforce Security (OWS) in the ETA which uses them to: • Monitor cash flows into and out of the UTF to determine state compliance with the immediate deposit and limited withdrawal standards. • Assure proper accounting for unemployment funds, an integral part of preparing the Department’s consolidated financial statements, required by the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990. The UTF is the single largest asset and liability on the statements. • Reconcile the Department’s records with the U.S. Treasury records. • Develop UI research and actuarial reports, especially to monitor the solvency of the UTF. The cited reports have been submitted monthly by the states the past several years in electronic format, with the exception of the ETA 8403. The Department is working with the U.S. Treasury to convert the ETA 8403 to an electronic format by December 31, 2006. Since the reports are essential to the Department’s financial statements and program oversight responsibilities, the Department seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a three year extension to March 31, 2009. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension for the collection of the UI Trust Fund Summaries reports. Comments should: • 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; E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 220 / Wednesday, November 16, 2005 / Notices • 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 the 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 collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. III. Current Actions Type of review: Extension. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: ETA Summaries UI Trust Fund Activities. OMB Number: 1205–0154. Agency Numbers: ETA 2112, ETA 8401, ETA 8403, ETA 8405, ETA 8413 and ETA 8414. Affected Public: 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Total respondents: 53 states. Frequency: ETA 8403: As needed. This report is submitted only when there is activity requiring update of the state’s Reed Act account. ETA 2112, 8401, 8405, 8413, 8414: Monthly. Total Responses: 53 states × 12 months = 636 responses. Average Time Per Response: ETA 2112, 8401, 8405, 8413, 8414: 636 × 2.5 hours for all 5 reports (.5 hours for each report) = 1,590 hours. ETA 8403: 53 states × 6 annual responses × 30 minutes per response = 159 reporting hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,749 hours. Estimated Total Burden Cost: $0. Comments in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request to the OMB for approval; they will also become part of the public record. Dated: November 8, 2005. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E5–6320 Filed 11–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:56 Nov 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Sunshine Act; Meeting November 4, 2005. 10 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2005. PLACE: The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, 9th Floor, 601 new Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commission will hear oral argument on in the matter Secretary of Labor v. Martin County Coal Corporation and Geo/Environmental Associates, Docket Nos. KENT 2002–42–R, KENT 2002–43– R, KENT 2002–44–R, KENT 2002–45–R, KENT 2002–251, KENT 2002–261, and KENT 2002–262. (Issues include whether the judge properly dismissed citations issued to Martin County Coal Corp. and Geo/Environmental Associates for various violations of 30 CFR 77.216(d), 77.216–3(d), and 77.216–4(a)(2); whether Martin County Coal Corp. violated 30 CFR 77.216(d) as found by the judge; and whether and Geo/Environmental Associates violated 30 CFR 77.216–4(a)(7) as found by the judge). Any person attending this meeting who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance of those needs, subject to 29 CFR 2706.150(a)(3) and 2706.160(d). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Ellen, (202) 434–9950/(202) 708–9300 for TDD Relay/1–800–877–8339 for toll free. TIME AND DATE: Jean H. Ellen, Chief Docket Clerk. [FR Doc. 05–22832 Filed 11–14–05; 3:31 pm] BILLING CODE 6735–01–M NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [05–152] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69603 required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Mr. Walter Kit, Mail Code V, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Mr. Walter Kit, NASA Reports Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Office ID JA000 Code V, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358– 1350, Walter.Kit-1@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is requesting renewal of an existing collection that is used to help NASA to assess the services provided by its procurement offices. The NASA Procurement Customer Survey is used to determine whether NASA’s procurement offices are providing an acceptable level of service to the business/educational community, and if not, which areas need improvement. Respondents will be business concerns and educational institutions that have been awarded a NASA procurement or are interested in receiving such an award. II. Method of Collection NASA uses electronic methods to collect information from collection respondents. III. Data Title: NASA Procurement Customer Survey. OMB Number: 2700–0101. Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1000. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Summaries Unemployment Insurance (UI) 
Trust Fund Activities Reports

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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to James E. Herbert, Room C4526, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693-2926 (this is 
not a toll-free number). E-mail address is Herbert.James@dol.gov and 
the fax number is (202) 693-2874.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James E. Herbert, Room C4526, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693-2926 (this is 
not a toll-free number). E-mail address is Herbert.James@dol.gov and 
the fax number is (202) 693-2874.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 303(a)(4) of the Social Security Act (SSA) and Section 
3304(a)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) require that all 
money received in the unemployment fund of a state be paid immediately 
to the Secretary of Treasury to the credit of the Unemployment Trust 
Fund (UTF). This is the ``immediate deposit'' standard.
    Section 303(a)(5) of the SSA and Section 3304(a)(4) of the FUTA 
require that all money withdrawn from the UTF be used solely for the 
payment of unemployment compensation, exclusive of the expenses of 
administration. This is the ``limited withdrawal standard''.
    Federal law (Section 303(a)(6) of the SSA) gives the Secretary of 
Labor the authority to require the reporting of information deemed 
necessary to assure state compliance with the provisions of the SSA.
    Under this authority, the Secretary of Labor requires the following 
reports to monitor state compliance with the immediate deposit and 
limited withdrawal standards:

ETA 2112: UI Financial Transactions Summary, Unemployment Fund
ETA 8401: Monthly Analysis of Benefit Payment Account
ETA 8405: Monthly Analysis of Clearing Account
ETA 8413: Income--Expense Analysis UC Fund, Benefit Payment Account
ETA 8414: Income--Expense Analysis UC Fund, Clearing Account
ETA 8403: Summary of Financial Transactions--Title IX Funds

    These reports are submitted to the Office of Workforce Security 
(OWS) in the ETA which uses them to:
     Monitor cash flows into and out of the UTF to determine 
state compliance with the immediate deposit and limited withdrawal 
standards.
     Assure proper accounting for unemployment funds, an 
integral part of preparing the Department's consolidated financial 
statements, required by the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990. The 
UTF is the single largest asset and liability on the statements.
     Reconcile the Department's records with the U.S. Treasury 
records.
     Develop UI research and actuarial reports, especially to 
monitor the solvency of the UTF.
    The cited reports have been submitted monthly by the states the 
past several years in electronic format, with the exception of the ETA 
8403. The Department is working with the U.S. Treasury to convert the 
ETA 8403 to an electronic format by December 31, 2006.
    Since the reports are essential to the Department's financial 
statements and program oversight responsibilities, the Department seeks 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a three year 
extension to March 31, 2009.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension for the collection of the UI 
Trust Fund Summaries reports. Comments should:
     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;

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     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 the 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 collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed above in the addresses section 
of this notice.

III. Current Actions

    Type of review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: ETA Summaries UI Trust Fund Activities.
    OMB Number: 1205-0154.
    Agency Numbers: ETA 2112, ETA 8401, ETA 8403, ETA 8405, ETA 8413 
and ETA 8414.
    Affected Public: 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the 
Virgin Islands.
    Total respondents: 53 states.
    Frequency: ETA 8403: As needed. This report is submitted only when 
there is activity requiring update of the state's Reed Act account. ETA 
2112, 8401, 8405, 8413, 8414: Monthly.
    Total Responses: 53 states x 12 months = 636 responses.
    Average Time Per Response: ETA 2112, 8401, 8405, 8413, 8414: 636 x 
2.5 hours for all 5 reports (.5 hours for each report) = 1,590 hours.
    ETA 8403: 53 states x 6 annual responses x 30 minutes per response 
= 159 reporting hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,749 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost: $0.
    Comments in response to this notice will be summarized and/or 
included in the request to the OMB for approval; they will also become 
part of the public record.

    Dated: November 8, 2005.
Cheryl Atkinson,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.
[FR Doc. E5-6320 Filed 11-15-05; 8:45 am]
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