Request for Comments on the Proposed Information Collection for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form. 1205-0275, Extension With No Revisions, 49893 [E9-23361]

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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, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of data collection for the ETA Form 9117 (formerly ETA– 9023), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form (1205–0275, expires 1/31/2010). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Sep 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 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’s section below on or before November 30, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Chris Meservy, Program Analyst, Room C–5428, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202– 693–2806 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202–693–3584. E-mail: meservy.chris.h@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides assistance to workers that have been adversely affected by foreign trade. Under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the statutory training cap is $575 million each year, with additional funding available for job search and relocation allowances and State administration. To be eligible for TAA benefits and services, a group of workers, a company official, a union or other duly authorized representative, or a One Stop Operator or partner must file a petition with the Department of Labor. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Request for Comments on the Proposed Information Collection for 
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form. 1205-
0275, Extension With No Revisions

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), 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 pre-clearance 
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, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension 
of data collection for the ETA Form 9117 (formerly ETA-9023), Trade 
Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form (1205-0275, 
expires 1/31/2010).
    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's section below on or before November 30, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Chris Meservy, Program Analyst, 
Room C-5428, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-2806 (this 
is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202-693-3584. E-mail: 
meservy.chris.h@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides assistance 
to workers that have been adversely affected by foreign trade. Under 
the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009, the statutory training cap is $575 million 
each year, with additional funding available for job search and 
relocation allowances and State administration. To be eligible for TAA 
benefits and services, a group of workers, a company official, a union 
or other duly authorized representative, or a One Stop Operator or 
partner must file a petition with the Department of Labor. If the 
Department determines that the workers meet the statutory criteria, it 
issues a certification of eligibility for the workers in the group to 
apply for benefits and services through partnerships between the State 
Workforce Agencies (SWAs) and the One Stop Career Center system.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor 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 no revisions.
    Title: Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request.
    OMB Number: 1205-0275.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government.
    Total Respondents: 25.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Forms: ETA 9117, ETA 9023.
    Average Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 75.
    Comments submitted in response to this ICR 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: This 23rd day of September 2009.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-23361 Filed 9-28-09; 8:45 am]
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