Proposed Collection for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program; Comment Request, 1648-1649 [E8-119]

Download as PDF 1648 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2008 / Notices provided to the Division of Adult Services, Office of Workforce Investment, Washington, DC, through the appropriate Department of Labor (DOL) regional offices via a quarterly management report. The data obtained from the administrative or processing forms will be used for WOTC national office program performance management and outcome reporting. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Collection for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program; Comment Request Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the consolidated Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program. 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 or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before March 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Christine Ollis; Telephone number: 202–693–3937 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202–693–3587. E-mail: ollis.christine@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Data on the consolidated WOTC Program will be collected by the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) and 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 This is a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) to extend, with revisions, the collection of information and use of program materials for the consolidated WOTC Program. On May 25, 2007 the President signed into law the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–28). Section 8211 of this Act extended and modified the WOTC Program for a continuing 44-month period through August 31, 2011. The new provisions & amendments to certain target groups apply to new hires that begin to work for an employer after May 25. Another recent legislation, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–432) signed into law on December 20, 2006 extended, retroactively, the WOTC for two additional years through December 31, 2007 and consolidated the program by merging the Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit into the WOTC. Section 105 of this Act also made various amendments and introduced new provisions that streamline the program and make it easier for the business sector to participate. The statutory changes and new provisions required that the following program report, processing and administrative forms, and materials be revised and updated to reflect the new changes and provisions: (1) ETA Form 9058—Report 1; (2) ETA Forms 9057, 9059, 9061–9063, and 9065; (3) ETA Handbook 408, Fourth Edition, November 2007; and (4) the Technical Assistance and Compliance Review Guide. Further, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–277) requires that, when feasible, Federal agencies design and implement the use of automated systems that facilitate the electronic signature and filing of forms (by participants) to conduct official business with the public by 2003. The Division of Adult Services, Office of Workforce Investment, complied with this requirement by successfully implementing an electronic reporting system for the tax credit program and the WOTC quarterly report. The automated reporting system is known as ETA’s Enterprise Business Support System (EBSS) Tax Credit Reporting System (TCRS). The EBSS/TCRS is a Web-based system that allows states to meet the reporting responsibilities in a more efficient manner while reducing the reporting burden on the state, regional, and national levels. Through this system, states can manually enter or electronically upload the required quarterly data report, ETA Form 9058— Report 1. Type of Review: Revision of Currently Approved Collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program. OMB Number: 1205–0371. Estimated Time per Respondent: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Requirement Total respondents Frequency Annual response Average response time in hours Annual burden hours .................................................................... Form 9058—Report 1 ................................ Employer/Job-seeker Complete Form 9061. ............................ 52 990,000 .................................. Quarterly .................. On occasion ............ ............................ 208 990,000 ............................ 1:00 .33 ............................ 208 326,700 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:53 Jan 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1649 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2008 / Notices Total respondents Requirement Frequency Average response time in hours Annual response Annual burden hours Form 9061 processed by SWAs ............... Form 9062 ................................................. Form 9063 ................................................. Form 9065 ................................................. Record Keeping ......................................... Form 9057 ................................................. Form 9059 ................................................. Planning Guidance .................................... Modification Planning Guidance ................ 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 On occasion ............ On occasion ............ On occasion ............ Quarterly .................. Annually ................... Quarterly .................. Quarterly .................. One Time ................. One Time ................. 990,000 40 440,000 208 52 208 208 52 52 .33 .33 .33 1:00 931 1.00 1.00 8:00 1:00 326,700 13 145,200 208 48,412 208 208 416 52 Total .................................................... 990,520 .................................. 2,421,028 ............................ 848,325 Total Burden Hours: 848,325. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): 0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 31, 2007. Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E8–119 Filed 1–8–08; 8:45 am] NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (08–002)] NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Astrophysics Subcommittee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. Monday, January 28, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., room 3H46, Washington, DC 20546. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:53 Jan 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Astrophysics Division Overview and Program Status —Keck Time Usage Discussion —Beyond Einstein Program Assessment Committee and Exoplanet Task Force Reports Discussion BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DATES: Ms. Marian Norris, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4452, fax (202) 358–4118, or mnorris@nasa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with NASA security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID, before receiving an access badge. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide the following information no less than 5 working days prior to the meeting: full name; gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; visa/ green card information (number, type, expiration date); passport information (number, country, expiration date); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, country, telephone); title/position of attendee. To expedite admittance, attendees with U.S. citizenship can provide identifying information 5 working days in advance by contacting Marian Norris via e-mail at mnorris@nasa.gov or by telephone at (202) 358–4452. Dated: December 21, 2007. P. Diane Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. E8–133 Filed 1–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (08–001)] NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Protection Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. Monday, January 28, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. ADDRESSES: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Room 180–703C, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marian Norris, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4452, fax (202) 358–4118, or mnorris@nasa.gov. DATES: The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: —Planetary Protection and the Ethics of Planetary Exploration —Mars Sample Return Mission Plans —Planetary Protection for Mars Exploration and Lunar Precursors It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Attendees will be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1648-1649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-119]



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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Collection for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

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. 
Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the consolidated Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) 
Program.
    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 or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/
OMBControlNumber.cfm.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before March 10, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training 
Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, 
Attention: Christine Ollis; Telephone number: 202-693-3937 (this is not 
a toll-free number). Fax: 202-693-3587. E-mail: 
ollis.christine@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Data on the consolidated WOTC Program will be collected by the 
State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) and provided to the Division of Adult 
Services, Office of Workforce Investment, Washington, DC, through the 
appropriate Department of Labor (DOL) regional offices via a quarterly 
management report. The data obtained from the administrative or 
processing forms will be used for WOTC national office program 
performance management and outcome reporting.

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

    This is a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)) to extend, with revisions, the collection of information 
and use of program materials for the consolidated WOTC Program. On May 
25, 2007 the President signed into law the Small Business and Work 
Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-28). Section 8211 of this Act 
extended and modified the WOTC Program for a continuing 44-month period 
through August 31, 2011. The new provisions & amendments to certain 
target groups apply to new hires that begin to work for an employer 
after May 25. Another recent legislation, the Tax Relief and Health 
Care Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-432) signed into law on December 20, 2006 
extended, retroactively, the WOTC for two additional years through 
December 31, 2007 and consolidated the program by merging the Welfare-
to-Work Tax Credit into the WOTC. Section 105 of this Act also made 
various amendments and introduced new provisions that streamline the 
program and make it easier for the business sector to participate. The 
statutory changes and new provisions required that the following 
program report, processing and administrative forms, and materials be 
revised and updated to reflect the new changes and provisions: (1) ETA 
Form 9058--Report 1; (2) ETA Forms 9057, 9059, 9061-9063, and 9065; (3) 
ETA Handbook 408, Fourth Edition, November 2007; and (4) the Technical 
Assistance and Compliance Review Guide.
    Further, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) of 1998 
(Pub. L. 105-277) requires that, when feasible, Federal agencies design 
and implement the use of automated systems that facilitate the 
electronic signature and filing of forms (by participants) to conduct 
official business with the public by 2003. The Division of Adult 
Services, Office of Workforce Investment, complied with this 
requirement by successfully implementing an electronic reporting system 
for the tax credit program and the WOTC quarterly report. The automated 
reporting system is known as ETA's Enterprise Business Support System 
(EBSS) Tax Credit Reporting System (TCRS). The EBSS/TCRS is a Web-based 
system that allows states to meet the reporting responsibilities in a 
more efficient manner while reducing the reporting burden on the state, 
regional, and national levels. Through this system, states can manually 
enter or electronically upload the required quarterly data report, ETA 
Form 9058--Report 1.
    Type of Review: Revision of Currently Approved Collection.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program.
    OMB Number: 1205-0371.
    Estimated Time per Respondent:

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                                                      Total                                                           Average response    Annual burden
                  Requirement                      respondents                Frequency              Annual response    time in hours         hours
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                                                ................  ................................  ................  ................  ................
Form 9058--Report 1...........................                52  Quarterly.......................               208              1:00               208
Employer/Job-seeker Complete Form 9061........           990,000  On occasion.....................           990,000               .33           326,700

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Form 9061 processed by SWAs...................                52  On occasion.....................           990,000               .33           326,700
Form 9062.....................................                52  On occasion.....................                40               .33                13
Form 9063.....................................                52  On occasion.....................           440,000               .33           145,200
Form 9065.....................................                52  Quarterly.......................               208              1:00               208
Record Keeping................................                52  Annually........................                52               931            48,412
Form 9057.....................................                52  Quarterly.......................               208              1.00               208
Form 9059.....................................                52  Quarterly.......................               208              1.00               208
Planning Guidance.............................                52  One Time........................                52              8:00               416
Modification Planning Guidance................                52  One Time........................                52              1:00                52
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    Total.....................................           990,520  ................................         2,421,028  ................           848,325
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    Total Burden Hours: 848,325.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): 0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 31, 2007.
Gay M. Gilbert,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-119 Filed 1-8-08; 8:45 am]
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