Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; ATAA Activities Report, 75220-75221 [E5-7496]

Download as PDF 75220 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request December 12, 2005. The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104– 13,44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Darrin King on 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or E-Mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 202–395–7316 (this is not a toll free number), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. The OMB 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 Annual responses Form ETA 9002 A ETA 9002 B ETA 9002 C ETA 9002 D ETA 9002 E VETS 200 A VETS 200 B VETS 200 C 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. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Type of Review: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Title: Labor Exchange Reporting System (LERS). OMB Number: 1205–0240. Form Numbers: ETA–9002 A through E and VETS–200 A through C. Frequency: On occasion for recordkeeping and Quarterly for reporting. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Reporting. Number of Respondents: 54. Average response time (hours) Burden hours ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. 216 216 216 216 216 216 216 216 346 346 346 346 21 346 346 346 74,641 74,641 74,641 74,641 4,536 74,641 74,641 74,641 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 1,728 ........................ *527,020 * Except for the ETA 9002E, the average time per response for the ETA 9002 A, B, C, D, and VETS 200 A, B, and C forms is estimated at 345.56 hours. Any statistical differences related to the calculation of total annual burden hours for these forms are due to rounding at 346. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0. Description: Respondents are State governments. Selected standardized information pertaining to customers in Wagner-Peyser programs will be collected and reported for the purposes of general program oversight, evaluation and performance assessment. Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7478 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; ATAA Activities Report 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, PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed below on or before February 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Susan Worden, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Room C–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, Phone: 202– 693–3708, Fax: 202–693–3517, E-mail worden.susan@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Section 246 of Title II, Chapter 2 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, establishes ATAA as an alternative assistance program for older workers certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance. This program is effective for petitions filed on or after August 6, 2003. ATAA is designed to allow eligible older workers for whom retraining may not be appropriate to quickly find reemployment and receive E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices a wage subsidy to help bridge the salary gap between their old and new employment. To receive the ATAA benefits, workers must be TAA and ATAA certified. Key workload data on ATAA is needed to measure program activities and to allocate program and administrative funds to the State Agencies administering the Trade programs for the Secretary. States will provide this information on the ATAA Activities Report (ATAAAR). Regulations published at 617.61 give the Secretary authority to require the States to report the data described in this directive; therefore the respondents’ obligation to fulfill these requirements is mandatory. II. Review Focus. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection of the Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Activities Report (ATAAAR), and 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. Type of Review: New collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Activities Report (ATAAAR), ETA. OMB Number: New. Record Keeping: Respondent is expected to maintain records which support the requested data for three years. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Burden: 50 Responses × 50 minutes = 41.5 hours. Total Respondents: 50. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 200. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 Average Time per Response: 50 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 166. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $120,250. 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: December 7, 2005. Emily Stover Derocco, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. E5–7496 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification The following parties have filed petitions to modify the application of existing safety standards under section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. 1. Blue Mountain Energy, Inc. [Docket No. M–2005–076–C] Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., 3607 County Road #65, Rangely, Colorado 81648 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.312(c) (Main mine fan examinations and records) to its Deserado Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05– 03505) located in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit testing of the automatic fan signal device at least every 31 days without shutting down the fan and without removing miners from the mine. The petition has listed in this petition specific procedures that will be followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 2. Alcoa, Inc. 75221 Counties, Texas. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit disabling the ground fault and ground check circuits while lowering and raising a dragline boom or mast using the dragline on-board generators. The petitioner has listed specific procedures in this petition that will be followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 3. Advent Mining, LLC [Docket No. M–2005–078–C] Advent Mining, LLC, 3603 State Route 370, Sebree, Kentucky 42455 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1101–1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems) to its Onton #9 Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 15– 18547) located in Webster County, Kentucky. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method compliance in lieu of using blow-off dust covers for the nozzles of a delugetype water spray system. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. Request for Comments Persons interested in these petitions are encouraged to submit comments via e-mail: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov; Fax: (202) 693–9441; or Regular Mail/ Hand Delivery/Courier: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All comments must be postmarked or received in that office on or before January 18, 2006. Copies of these petitions are available for inspection at that address. Dated at Arlington, Virginia this 13th day of December 2005. Rebecca J. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. E5–7504 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P [Docket No. M–2005–077–C] Alcoa, Inc., 3990 John D. Harper Road, Rockdale, Texas 76567 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 77.803 (Fail safe ground check circuits on high-voltage resistance grounded systems) to its Three Oaks Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 41–04085) located in Lee and Bastrop Counties, Texas, and its Sandow Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 41– 00356) located in Lee and Milam PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 05–20] Notice of Quarterly Report (July 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005) Millennium Challenge Corporation. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; ATAA Activities Report

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: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed below on 
or before February 17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Susan Worden, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration, Room C-5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, Phone: 
202-693-3708, Fax: 202-693-3517, E-mail worden.susan@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Section 246 of Title II, Chapter 2 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended by the Trade Act of 2002, establishes ATAA as an alternative 
assistance program for older workers certified eligible to apply for 
Trade Adjustment Assistance. This program is effective for petitions 
filed on or after August 6, 2003. ATAA is designed to allow eligible 
older workers for whom retraining may not be appropriate to quickly 
find reemployment and receive

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a wage subsidy to help bridge the salary gap between their old and new 
employment. To receive the ATAA benefits, workers must be TAA and ATAA 
certified.
    Key workload data on ATAA is needed to measure program activities 
and to allocate program and administrative funds to the State Agencies 
administering the Trade programs for the Secretary. States will provide 
this information on the ATAA Activities Report (ATAAAR).
    Regulations published at 617.61 give the Secretary authority to 
require the States to report the data described in this directive; 
therefore the respondents' obligation to fulfill these requirements is 
mandatory.
    II. Review Focus. Currently, the Employment and Training 
Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed 
collection of the Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Activities 
Report (ATAAAR), and 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. Type of Review: New collection.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Activities Report 
(ATAAAR), ETA.
    OMB Number: New.
    Record Keeping: Respondent is expected to maintain records which 
support the requested data for three years.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Burden: 50 Responses x 50 minutes = 41.5 hours.
    Total Respondents: 50.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Responses: 200.
    Average Time per Response: 50 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 166.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $120,250.
    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: December 7, 2005.
Emily Stover Derocco,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. E5-7496 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
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