Information Collection Request for the ETA 204, Experience Rating Report: Extension Without Change, Comment Request, 67207-67208 [E8-26943]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 220 / Thursday, November 13, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,897] IAC Canton, Inc., A Subsidiary of International Automotive Components Group, North America, Inc., Canton, OH; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated October 29, 2008, United Steelworkers of America AFL–CIO, Local 550–L requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on September 22, 2008. The Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2008 (73 FR 58982). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of rubber sheets, dash insulators, and all rubber floor mats did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information pertaining to a shift in subject plant production of rubber sheets, dash insulators, and all rubber floor mats to Canada. The Department has carefully reviewed the request for reconsideration and the existing record and has determined that the Department will conduct further investigation to determine if the workers meet the eligibility requirements of the Trade Act of 1974. Conclusion mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES After careful review of the application, I conclude that the claim is of sufficient weight to justify reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prior decision. The application is, therefore, granted. Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of November 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–26893 Filed 11–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Nov 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 Information Collection Request for the ETA 204, Experience Rating Report: Extension Without Change, Comment Request Employment and Training Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before January 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Edward M. Dullaghan, 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) 693–2927 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Dullaghan.edward@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The data submitted annually on the ETA–204 report enables the Employment and Training Administration to project revenues for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program on a state-by-state basis and to measure the variations in assigned contribution rates which result from different experience rating systems. Used in conjunction with other data, the ETA–204 assists in determining the effects of certain factors (e.g., seasonality, stabilization, expansion or contraction in employment, etc.) on the unemployment experience of various PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67207 groups of employers. The data also provide an early signal for potential solvency problems and are useful in analyzing factors which give rise to these potential problems and permit an evaluation of the effectiveness of the various approaches available to correct the detected problems. Further, the data are key components to the ‘‘Significant Tax Measures Report’’ which provides the information necessary to evaluate and compare state UI tax systems. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ETA–204, Experience Rating Report 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. 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. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without change. Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Title: Experience Rating Report. OMB Number: 1205–0164. Agency Number: ETA 204. Affected Public: State Governments. Total Respondents: 53. Frequency: Annual. Total Responses: 53. Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 13 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 E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 67208 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 220 / Thursday, November 13, 2008 / Notices 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: November 6, 2008. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E8–26943 Filed 11–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the period of October 27, 2008 through October 31, 2008. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met. I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. The sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. Increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. There has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Nov 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. There has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met. (1) Significant number or proportion of the workers in the workers’ firm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; (2) The workers’ firm (or subdivision) is a supplier or downstream producer to a firm (or subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance benefits and such supply or production is related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) Either— (A) The workers’ firm is a supplier and the component parts it supplied for the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) accounted for at least 20 percent of the production or sales of the workers’ firm; or (B) A loss or business by the workers’ firm with the firm (or subdivision) described in paragraph (2) contributed importantly to the workers’ separation or threat of separation. In order for the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) for older workers, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act must be met. 1. Whether a significant number of workers in the workers’ firm are 50 years of age or older. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Whether the workers in the workers’ firm possess skills that are not easily transferable. 3. The competitive conditions within the workers’ industry (i.e., conditions within the industry are adverse). Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued. The date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) of the Trade Act have been met. None. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(B) (shift in production) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–63,919; Varian, Inc., Liquid Chromatography & Gas, Walnut Creek, CA: August 21, 2007 The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (supplier to a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA) of the Trade Act have been met. None. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(b) (downstream producer for a firm whose workers are certified eligible to apply for TAA based on increased imports from or a shift in production to Mexico or Canada) of the Trade Act have been met. None. Affirmative Determinations for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance The following certifications have been issued. The date following the company name and location of each determination references the impact date for all workers of such determination. The following certifications have been issued. The requirements of Section 222(a)(2)(A) (increased imports) and Section 246(a)(3)(A)(ii) of the Trade Act have been met. TA–W–63,968; Overhead Door Corporation, Shenandoah, VA: August 29, 2007. TA–W–64,063; XP Power, Inc., Anaheim, CA: September 15, 2007. TA–W–64,120; Columbia Falls Aluminum Company, LLC, Subsidiary of Glencore USA, Columbia Falls, MT: September 25, 2007. TA–W–64,213; Stanley Fastening Systems, L.P., a/k/a Stanley- E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 220 (Thursday, November 13, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67207-67208]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26943]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Information Collection Request for the ETA 204, Experience Rating 
Report: Extension Without Change, 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 addressee section 
of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before January 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Edward M. Dullaghan, 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) 693-2927 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or by email: Dullaghan.edward@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The data submitted annually on the ETA-204 report enables the 
Employment and Training Administration to project revenues for the 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) program on a state-by-state basis and to 
measure the variations in assigned contribution rates which result from 
different experience rating systems. Used in conjunction with other 
data, the ETA-204 assists in determining the effects of certain factors 
(e.g., seasonality, stabilization, expansion or contraction in 
employment, etc.) on the unemployment experience of various groups of 
employers. The data also provide an early signal for potential solvency 
problems and are useful in analyzing factors which give rise to these 
potential problems and permit an evaluation of the effectiveness of the 
various approaches available to correct the detected problems. Further, 
the data are key components to the ``Significant Tax Measures Report'' 
which provides the information necessary to evaluate and compare state 
UI tax systems.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension of the ETA-204, Experience 
Rating Report 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.
    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.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
    Title: Experience Rating Report.
    OMB Number: 1205-0164.
    Agency Number: ETA 204.
    Affected Public: State Governments.
    Total Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Total Responses: 53.
    Average Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 13 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

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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: November 6, 2008.
Cheryl Atkinson,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.
 [FR Doc. E8-26943 Filed 11-12-08; 8:45 am]
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