Information Collection Request for the ETA 9128, Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Workloads Report, and the ETA 9129, Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Outcomes Report: Extension Without Change, Comment Request, 73957-73958 [E8-28708]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 234 / Thursday, December 4, 2008 / Notices II(C) of the Commission’s Handbook on Electronic Filing Procedures, 67 FR 68168, 68173 (November 8, 2002). Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. Issued: December 1, 2008. By order of the Commission. William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–28730 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–08–034] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: December 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agenda for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. Nos. 701–TA–459 and 731– TA–1155 (Preliminary) (Commodity Matchbooks from India)—briefing and vote. (The Commission is currently scheduled to transmit its determinations to the Secretary of Commerce on or before December 15, 2008; Commissioners’ opinions are currently scheduled to be transmitted to the Secretary of Commerce on or before December 22, 2008.) 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:35 Dec 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 1, 2008. William R. Bishop, Hearings and Meetings Coordinator. [FR Doc. E8–28796 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE United States Parole Commission Public Announcement Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409) [5 U.S.C. Section 552b] Department of Justice, United States Parole Commission. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2008. PLACE: 5550 Friendship Blvd., Fourth Floor, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The following matters have been placed on the agenda for the open Parole Commission meeting: 1. Approval of Minutes of August 2008 Quarterly Business Meeting. 2. Reports from the Chairman, Commissioners, Chief of Staff, and Section Administrators. AGENCY CONTACT: Thomas W. Hutchison, Chief of Staff, United States Parole Commission, (301) 492–5990. AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: Date: November 26, 2008. Rockne J. Chickinell, General Counsel, U.S. Parole Commission. [FR Doc. E8–28669 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–31–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Information Collection Request for the ETA 9128, Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Workloads Report, and the ETA 9129, Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Outcomes Report: Extension Without Change, Comment Request Employment and Training Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73957 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 collection 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 or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before February 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Diane Wood, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S– 4531, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3212 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at wood.diane@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: Funds were awarded to participating states in fiscal year 2008 to continue the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) initiative. The REA guidelines require that these funds be used to conduct in-person assessments in the One-Stop Career Centers. The REA must include an unemployment insurance (UI) continued eligibility review, the provision of labor market information, development of a work-search plan and referral to reemployment services and/ or training, as appropriate. The guidelines require that participation exclude those claimants who have a specific return-to-work date or who secure employment solely through a union hiring hall. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments on extending the collection of the ETA 9128, Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Workloads Report and the ETA 9129, Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Outcomes Report. Comments are requested to: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 73958 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 234 / Thursday, December 4, 2008 / Notices • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary to assess performance of the REA initiative, including whether the information has 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 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: The continued collection of the information contained on the ETA 9128 and the ETA 9129 reports is necessary to enable the Office of Workforce Security (OWS) to continue evaluating the effectiveness of this initiative through workload and outcomes reports. Type of Review: Extension without change. Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Title: Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Workloads Report and Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Outcomes Report. OMB Number: 1205–0456. Agency Number: ETA 9128 and ETA 9129. Affected Public: State and Local Governments. Total Respondents: 53 potentially—In fiscal year 2009, 18 State Workforce Agencies are participating in the REA initiative. Additional states are expected to participate if funds are appropriated. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 72. Average Time per Response: .5 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 36 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: November 12, 2008. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E8–28708 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:35 Dec 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Information Collection Request for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports: Extension Without Change, 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 collection 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 or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before February 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Joe Williams, 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) 693–2928 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: Williams.joseph@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: Section 303(a)(4) of the Social Security Act (SSA) and Section 3304(a)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) require that all monies received in the unemployment fund of a state be paid immediately to the Secretary of Treasury to the credit of the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF). This is the ‘‘immediate deposit’’ standard. Section 303(a)(5) of the SSA and Section 3304(a)(4) of the FUTA require that all monies withdrawn from the UTF be used solely for the payment of unemployment compensation, exclusive PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the expenses of administration. This is the ‘‘limited withdrawal’’ standard. Federal law (Section 303(a)(6) of the SSA) gives the Secretary of Labor the authority to require the reporting of information deemed necessary to assure state compliance with the provisions of the SSA. Under this authority, the Secretary of Labor requires the following reports to monitor state compliance with the immediate deposit and limited withdrawal standards: ETA 2112: UI Financial Transactions Summary, Unemployment Fund; ETA 8401: Monthly Analysis of Benefit Payment Account; ETA 8405: Monthly Analysis of Clearing Account; ETA 8413: Income—Expense Analysis UC Fund, Benefit Payment Account; ETA 8414: Income—Expense Analysis UC Fund, Clearing Account; ETA 8403: Summary of Financial Transactions—Title IX Funds. These reports are submitted to the Office of Workforce Security (OWS) within the Employment and Training Administration which uses them to: • Monitor cash flows into and out of the UTF to determine state compliance with the immediate deposit and limited withdrawal standards. • Assure proper accounting for unemployment funds, an integral part of preparing the Department’s consolidated financial statements, required by the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990. The UTF is the single largest asset and liability on the statements. • Reconcile the Department’s records with the U.S. Treasury records. • Develop UI research and actuarial reports, especially to monitor the solvency of the UTF. The Department seeks renewal of this collection since the reports are essential to the Department’s financial statements and program oversight responsibilities. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension collection of these reports. 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 E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 234 (Thursday, December 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73957-73958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28708]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Information Collection Request for the ETA 9128, Reemployment and 
Eligibility Assessments Workloads Report, and the ETA 9129, 
Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Outcomes 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 collection 
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 or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/
OMBControlNumber.cfm.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before February 2, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Diane Wood, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-4531, 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3212 (this is not a 
toll-free number) or by e-mail at wood.diane@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: Funds were awarded to participating states in fiscal 
year 2008 to continue the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) 
initiative. The REA guidelines require that these funds be used to 
conduct in-person assessments in the One-Stop Career Centers. The REA 
must include an unemployment insurance (UI) continued eligibility 
review, the provision of labor market information, development of a 
work-search plan and referral to reemployment services and/or training, 
as appropriate. The guidelines require that participation exclude those 
claimants who have a specific return-to-work date or who secure 
employment solely through a union hiring hall.
    II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Employment and 
Training Administration is soliciting comments on extending the 
collection of the ETA 9128, Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments 
Workloads Report and the ETA 9129, Reemployment and Eligibility 
Assessments Outcomes Report. Comments are requested to:

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     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary to assess performance of the REA initiative, including 
whether the information has 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 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: The continued collection of the information 
contained on the ETA 9128 and the ETA 9129 reports is necessary to 
enable the Office of Workforce Security (OWS) to continue evaluating 
the effectiveness of this initiative through workload and outcomes 
reports.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
    Title: Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Workloads Report 
and Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments Outcomes Report.
    OMB Number: 1205-0456.
    Agency Number: ETA 9128 and ETA 9129.
    Affected Public: State and Local Governments.
    Total Respondents: 53 potentially--In fiscal year 2009, 18 State 
Workforce Agencies are participating in the REA initiative. Additional 
states are expected to participate if funds are appropriated.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Responses: 72.
    Average Time per Response: .5 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 36 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: November 12, 2008.
Cheryl Atkinson,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.
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