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The last notification was filed with the Department on November 27, 2006. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Aug 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 August 12, 2008. The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 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; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316/Fax: 202–395–6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48243 • 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 submission of responses. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Type of Review: Extension without change of an existing OMB Control Number. Title of Collection: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements—Supply and Service. OMB Control Number: 1215–0072. Affected Public: Private Sector— Business or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 99,028. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 10,045,984. Total Estimated Annual Cost Burden: $120,019. Description: Recordkeeping and reporting obligations incurred by Federal contractors under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act are necessary to substantiate compliance with nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 25032 on May 6, 2008. Darrin A. King, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–19026 Filed 8–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Information Collection of the Tax Performance System Handbook ETA 407; Extension Without Change Employment and Training Administration, Department of 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 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 48244 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 160 / Monday, August 18, 2008 / Notices (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 (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the Tax Performance System (TPS). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed below in the contact 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 address below on or before October 17, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Eve MacDonald, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Security, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Room S 4522, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; 202–693– 3210 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. Background Since 1987, states have been required by regulation at 20 CFR Part 602 to operate a program to assess their Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax and benefit programs. TPS is designed to assess the major internal UI tax functions by utilizing several methodologies: Computed Measures which are indicators of timeliness and completeness based on data automatically generated via the existing ETA 581, Contribution Operations Report (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval number 1205– 0178, expiring 10/31/2008); and Program Reviews which assess accuracy through a two-fold examination. This examination involves: (a) ‘‘Systems Reviews’’ which examine tax systems for the existence of internal controls; and (b) extraction of small samples of those systems’ transactions which are then examined to verify the effectiveness of controls. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of TPS Handbook 407. 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Current Actions It is important that approval of the TPS Handbook 407 be extended because this report is the only vehicle for collection of information on the quality and timeliness of state UI tax operations. If TPS Handbook 407 data were not collected, there would be no basis for determining and measuring state UI tax performance and effectiveness. Type of Review: Extension without change. Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Tax Performance System Handbook 407. OMB Number: 1205–0332. Agency Number: ETA Handbook 407. Recordkeeping: Respondent is expected to maintain data which support the reported data for three years. Affected Public: State government. Total Respondents: 52. Frequency: Annually. Total Responses: 52. Average Time per Response: 1739 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 90,428. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $4,114,626. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 160 (Monday, August 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48243-48244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19038]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection of the Tax Performance System 
Handbook ETA 407; Extension Without Change

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of 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

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(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 (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed extension of the Tax Performance System (TPS). A copy of the 
proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting 
the employee listed below in the contact 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 
address below on or before October 17, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Eve MacDonald, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Office of Workforce Security, Employment and Training Administration, 
Department of Labor, Room S 4522, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; 202-693-3210 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Since 1987, states have been required by regulation at 20 CFR Part 
602 to operate a program to assess their Unemployment Insurance (UI) 
tax and benefit programs. TPS is designed to assess the major internal 
UI tax functions by utilizing several methodologies: Computed Measures 
which are indicators of timeliness and completeness based on data 
automatically generated via the existing ETA 581, Contribution 
Operations Report (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval 
number 1205-0178, expiring 10/31/2008); and Program Reviews which 
assess accuracy through a two-fold examination. This examination 
involves: (a) ``Systems Reviews'' which examine tax systems for the 
existence of internal controls; and (b) extraction of small samples of 
those systems' transactions which are then examined to verify the 
effectiveness of controls.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension of TPS Handbook 407. 
Comments are requested to:
     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 submission of responses.

III. Current Actions

    It is important that approval of the TPS Handbook 407 be extended 
because this report is the only vehicle for collection of information 
on the quality and timeliness of state UI tax operations. If TPS 
Handbook 407 data were not collected, there would be no basis for 
determining and measuring state UI tax performance and effectiveness.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of 
Labor.
    Title: Tax Performance System Handbook 407.
    OMB Number: 1205-0332.
    Agency Number: ETA Handbook 407.
    Recordkeeping: Respondent is expected to maintain data which 
support the reported data for three years.
    Affected Public: State government.
    Total Respondents: 52.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Responses: 52.
    Average Time per Response: 1739 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 90,428.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $4,114,626.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the extension of the 
information collection request; they will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: August 6, 2008.
Cheryl Atkinson,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.
[FR Doc. E8-19038 Filed 8-15-08; 8:45 am]
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