Proposed Information Collection Request, Extension of Approved Collection With One Revision: “Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, Business Confidential Data Request, Business Confidential Non-Production Questionnaire, and Business Confidential Customer Survey”, 39724-39725 [E8-15712]

Download as PDF 39724 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices Coordinator; Environment and Natural Resources Division; Law and Policy Section; P.O. Box 4390, Ben Franklin Station; Washington, DC; 20044–4390. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: If staff members wish to amend information maintained in the system, they may amend their own personal and professional background records, or emergency contact information data as described above under ‘‘Record Access Procedures.’’ Requests to amend or update other general locator information or the personal photograph may be directed to system administrators. You may also seek to amend or contest information maintained in the system, by directing a written request to the FOIA/PA Coordinator at the address above, stating clearly and concisely what information is being contested, the reasons for contesting it, and the proposed amendment to the information you seek. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Sources of information contained in this system are (1) the ENRD Executive Office, furnishing employee locator information, and (2) the ENRD employees, student aides, law clerks, and volunteers, contractors, and other associated personnel who furnish the remaining employee locator information; the professional background data; and the emergency contact data. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. E8–15672 Filed 7–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Proposed Information Collection Request, Extension of Approved Collection With One Revision: ‘‘Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, Business Confidential Data Request, Business Confidential Non-Production Questionnaire, and Business Confidential Customer Survey’’ jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 proposed extension, with revisions, of data collections using the ETA Form 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (1205–0342) and its Spanish translation ETA 9042A–1 (1205–0342); ETA 9043a, Business Confidential Data Request (1205–0342); ETA 8562a, Business Confidential Customer Survey (1205–0342). There is only one revision: ETA 9118 Business Confidential Non Production Questionnaire (currently approved under OMB Control Number 1205– 0447) will be consolidated with the other forms listed above into one reporting requirement under OMB control number 1205–0342. 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 by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed below on or before September 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Susan Worden, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Room C–5428, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Phone: 202– 693–3517, Fax: 202–693–3584, E-mail: worden.susan@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 221(a) of Title II, Chapter 2 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, authorizes the Secretary of Labor and the Governor of each state to accept petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance. The petitions may be filed by a group of workers, their certified or recognized union or duly authorized representative, employers of such workers, one-stop operators or onestop partners. ETA Form 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, and its Spanish PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 translation, ETA Form 9042A–1, Solicitud De Asistencia Para Ajuste, establish a format that may be used for filing such petitions. Sections 222, 223 and 249 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, require the Secretary of Labor to issue a determination for groups of workers as to their eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). After reviewing all of the information obtained for each petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance filed with the Department, a determination is issued as to whether the statutory criteria for certification are met. The information collected in ETA Form 9043a, Business Confidential Data Request, ETA Form 9118, Business Confidential Non Production Questionnaire, and ETA Form 8562a, Business Confidential Customer Survey, will be used by the Secretary to determine to what extent, if any, increased imports or shifts in production have impacted the petitioning worker group. II. Review Focus ETA 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: Extension, with revision, of OMB approved information collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: ‘‘Petition For Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, Business Confidential Data Request, Business Confidential Non-Production Questionnaire, and Business Confidential Customer Survey: Investigative Data Collection E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices Requirements for the Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the Trade Act of 2002.’’ OMB Number: 1205–0342. Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Businesses, State, Local or Tribal Governments. Cite/reference ETA ETA ETA ETA 39725 Responses Total respondents Average time per response Total requested burden (hours) 9042A & ETA 9042A–1 ........................................................................... 9043a ....................................................................................................... 8562a ....................................................................................................... 9118 ......................................................................................................... 2,200 2,200 8,800 550 2,200 1056 8,800 264 25 min 3.5 hours 1.78 hours 3.5 hours 916 7,700 15,664 1,925 Totals ........................................................................................................ 13,750 12,320 ........................ 26,205 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Regulations 29 CFR Part 549, Requirements of a ‘‘Bona Fide ProfitSharing Plan or Trust’’. 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 September 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: 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: 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. Employment Standards Administration Background III. Current Actions Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements Section 7(e)(3)(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act permits the exclusion from an employee’s regular rate of pay, payments on behalf of an employee to a ‘‘bona fide’’ thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan or trust. Regulations, 29 CFR Parts 547 and 549 set forth the requirements for what constitutes a ‘‘bona fide’’ thrift or savings plan, profitsharing plan or trust. The maintenance of the records required by the regulations enables Department of Labor investigators to determine whether contributions to a given thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan or trust may be excluded in calculating the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes in compliance with section 7(e)(3)(b) of the FLSA. Without these records, such a determination could not be made. This information collection is currently approved for use through February 28, 2009. The Department of Labor seeks approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to determine whether contributions to a given thrift or savings plan or profit-sharing plan or trust may be excluded in calculating the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes under section (7)(e)(3)(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan (29 CFR Part 547) and Requirements of a Bona Fide ProfitSharing Plan or Trust (29 CFR Part 549). OMB Number: 1215–0119. Affected Public: Business or not forprofit, Not-for-profit institution, Farms, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Total Respondents: 844,000. Total Annual Responses: 844,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours (Recordkeeping): 4. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized for inclusion in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of this information collection request and will become a matter of public record. Dated: July 2, 2008. Ralph Di Battista, Deputy Administrator, Office of National Response, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E8–15712 Filed 7–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Regulations 29 CFR Part 547, Requirements of a ‘‘Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan’’ and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 133 (Thursday, July 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39724-39725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15712]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)


Proposed Information Collection Request, Extension of Approved 
Collection With One Revision: ``Petition for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, Business 
Confidential Data Request, Business Confidential Non-Production 
Questionnaire, and Business Confidential Customer Survey''

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 proposed extension, with revisions, of data 
collections using the ETA Form 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (1205-0342) and 
its Spanish translation ETA 9042A-1 (1205-0342); ETA 9043a, Business 
Confidential Data Request (1205-0342); ETA 8562a, Business Confidential 
Customer Survey (1205-0342). There is only one revision: ETA 9118 
Business Confidential Non Production Questionnaire (currently approved 
under OMB Control Number 1205-0447) will be consolidated with the other 
forms listed above into one reporting requirement under OMB control 
number 1205-0342.
    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 by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/
OMBControlNumber.cfm.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed below on 
or before September 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Susan Worden, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration, Room C-5428, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Phone: 202-693-3517, Fax: 202-693-3584, E-mail: 
worden.susan@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Section 221(a) of Title II, Chapter 2 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended by the Trade Act of 2002, authorizes the Secretary of Labor and 
the Governor of each state to accept petitions for certification of 
eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance. The petitions may be 
filed by a group of workers, their certified or recognized union or 
duly authorized representative, employers of such workers, one-stop 
operators or one-stop partners. ETA Form 9042A, Petition for Trade 
Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, and 
its Spanish translation, ETA Form 9042A-1, Solicitud De Asistencia Para 
Ajuste, establish a format that may be used for filing such petitions.
    Sections 222, 223 and 249 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, 
require the Secretary of Labor to issue a determination for groups of 
workers as to their eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (TAA). After reviewing all of the information obtained for 
each petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance filed with the 
Department, a determination is issued as to whether the statutory 
criteria for certification are met. The information collected in ETA 
Form 9043a, Business Confidential Data Request, ETA Form 9118, Business 
Confidential Non Production Questionnaire, and ETA Form 8562a, Business 
Confidential Customer Survey, will be used by the Secretary to 
determine to what extent, if any, increased imports or shifts in 
production have impacted the petitioning worker group.

II. Review Focus

    ETA 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: Extension, with revision, of OMB approved 
information collection.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: ``Petition For Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative 
Trade Adjustment Assistance, Business Confidential Data Request, 
Business Confidential Non-Production Questionnaire, and Business 
Confidential Customer Survey: Investigative Data Collection

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Requirements for the Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the Trade Act of 
2002.''
    OMB Number: 1205-0342.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Businesses, State, 
Local or Tribal Governments.

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                                                                                                       Total
                 Cite/reference                      Responses         Total       Average time      requested
                                                                    respondents    per response   burden (hours)
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ETA 9042A & ETA 9042A-1.........................           2,200           2,200          25 min             916
ETA 9043a.......................................           2,200            1056       3.5 hours           7,700
ETA 8562a.......................................           8,800           8,800      1.78 hours          15,664
ETA 9118........................................             550             264       3.5 hours           1,925
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    Totals......................................          13,750          12,320  ..............          26,205
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    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be summarized 
for inclusion in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of this information collection request and will become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: July 2, 2008.
Ralph Di Battista,
Deputy Administrator, Office of National Response, Employment and 
Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-15712 Filed 7-9-08; 8:45 am]
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