Proposed Information Collection Request of the ETA-9016, on Alien Claims Activity Report; Comment Request, 5875 [E8-1741]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2008 / Notices approaches and their related costs for achieving the goals of the solicitation through on-site and off-site assistance. The final budget and award amount will be negotiated between the funders and the successful applicant. Funds may only be used for the activities that are linked to the desired outcome of the project. No funds are transferred to state or local governments. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subjected to a 3 to 5 person NIC and joint funding agency Review Process. Number of Awards: One. NIC Application Number: 08C75. 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ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Jan 30, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES 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 ADDRESSES section below on or before March 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nancy Dean, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S– 4231, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3215 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: dean.nancy@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The ETA–9016 Report is used by the Department of Labor to assess whether (and the extent to which) the requirements of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement (SAVE) system are cost-effective and otherwise appropriate for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. In addition, data from the Alien Claims Activity Report is being used to assist the Secretary of Labor in determining whether a State Workforce Agency’s (SWA) administrative costs associated with the verification program are reasonable and reimbursable. There is no other report or system available for collecting this required information. The report allows the Department of Labor to determine the number of aliens filing for UI, the number of benefit issues detected, the denials of benefits to aliens, the extent to which State Agencies use the system, and the overall effectiveness and cost efficiency of the verification system. If SWAs are not required to submit the information on the Alien Claims Activity Report, the Department of Labor would not be able PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5875 to fulfill its responsibilities to assess the SAVE system. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection for the ETA 9016 Report on Alien Claims Activity. Comments are requested to: • 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 Continued collection of the ETA–9016 data will provide for a comprehensive evaluation of the UI Alien Claims Activities. The data are collected quarterly, and an analysis of the data received is formulated into a report summarizing the Alien Claims Activity by the 53 SWAs. Type of Review: Extension without change. Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Title: ETA 9016, Alien Claims Activity Report. OMB Number: 1205–0268. Agency Number: ETA 9016. Affected Public: 53 State governments. Total Respondents: 53. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 53 States. Total Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 212 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $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: January 24, 2008. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E8–1741 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request of the ETA-9016, on Alien 
Claims Activity Report; Comment Request

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration.

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.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES 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 
ADDRESSES section below on or before March 31, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nancy Dean, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-4231, 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3215 (this is not a 
toll-free number) or by e-mail: dean.nancy@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The ETA-9016 Report is used by the Department of Labor to assess 
whether (and the extent to which) the requirements of the Immigration 
and Naturalization Service (INS), Systematic Alien Verification for 
Entitlement (SAVE) system are cost-effective and otherwise appropriate 
for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. In addition, data from the 
Alien Claims Activity Report is being used to assist the Secretary of 
Labor in determining whether a State Workforce Agency's (SWA) 
administrative costs associated with the verification program are 
reasonable and reimbursable. There is no other report or system 
available for collecting this required information.
    The report allows the Department of Labor to determine the number 
of aliens filing for UI, the number of benefit issues detected, the 
denials of benefits to aliens, the extent to which State Agencies use 
the system, and the overall effectiveness and cost efficiency of the 
verification system. If SWAs are not required to submit the information 
on the Alien Claims Activity Report, the Department of Labor would not 
be able to fulfill its responsibilities to assess the SAVE system.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration, Office of 
Workforce Security is soliciting comments concerning the proposed 
extension of the collection for the ETA 9016 Report on Alien Claims 
Activity. Comments are requested to:
     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

    Continued collection of the ETA-9016 data will provide for a 
comprehensive evaluation of the UI Alien Claims Activities. The data 
are collected quarterly, and an analysis of the data received is 
formulated into a report summarizing the Alien Claims Activity by the 
53 SWAs.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
    Title: ETA 9016, Alien Claims Activity Report.
    OMB Number: 1205-0268.
    Agency Number: ETA 9016.
    Affected Public: 53 State governments.
    Total Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Responses: 53 States.
    Total Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 212 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $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: January 24, 2008.
Cheryl Atkinson,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.
[FR Doc. E8-1741 Filed 1-30-08; 8:45 am]
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