``Financial and Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs, Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA),'' Title I-D, Section 166 of the Extension Without Change; Office of Management Budget (OMB) Control No. 1205-0422, 57333-57334 [E9-26639]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 213 / Thursday, November 5, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–70,406] [TA–W–70,045] Greenville Metals, Inc., Powder Division, Transfer, PA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration Victoria and Company, Ltd., A Division of Jones Apparel Group, East Providence, RI; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated October 19, 2009, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on September 28, 2009. The Notice of Determination will soon be published in the Federal Register. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of powdered metals 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 regarding customers of the subject firm and imports of powdered metals. 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 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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 57333 Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of October 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–26562 Filed 11–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P By application dated September 30, 2009, the petitioners requested administrative reconsideration of the negative determination regarding workers’ eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The determination was issued on September 10, 2009. The Notice of Determination will soon be published in the Federal Register. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of solid fragrance compacts did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm. The investigation revealed that the subject firm did not shift production of solid fragrance compacts to foreign countries during the period under investigation. In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner alleged that workers of the subject firm also designed and fabricated jewelry master models and that the subject firm shifted production of master models to China. 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 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 22nd day of October 2009. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–26561 Filed 11–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Nov 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Financial and Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs, Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA),’’ Title I–D, Section 166 of the Extension Without Change; Office of Management Budget (OMB) Control No. 1205–0422 AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation 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 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This 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. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Recovery Act), Division A, Title VIII, of Public Law 111–5, added a temporary funding increase for an Indian and Native American youth program component, requiring the collection of some additional data elements to ETA Form 9085. In addition, this information must now be collected monthly to properly account for Recovery Act funds. This notice utilizes standard clearance procedures in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.12. This information collection follows an emergency review that was conducted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.13. The submission for OMB emergency review was approved on August 27, 2009. A copy of this Information Collection Requirement can be obtained from the RegInfo.gov. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before January 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 57334 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 213 / Thursday, November 5, 2009 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Investment, Attention: Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell, Manager, Indian and Native American Program, Room N– 4209, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3737 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Each Indian and Native American (INA) grantee receiving WIA Section 166 funds to administer the Comprehensive Services Program (CSP) is required to submit a CSP Report (ETA Form 9084) on a quarterly basis. Grantees receiving WIA Section 166 Supplemental Youth Services Program (SYSP) funds currently submit SYSP Report (ETA Form 9085) semi-annually. However, the request to modify and extend the existing ETA Form 9085 report submitted each quarter by INA grantees is based on the following: The ETA requires the collection and reporting of data on eligible persons served under the WIA, Section 166 SYSP to assess the performance and delivery of services. The recent release of additional funds under the Recovery Act is intended to serve a greater number of youth and requires the collection and reporting of participant data to evaluate program performance. INA grantees are now required to submit quarterly participant data reports on all youth served by the SYSP (see Frequency of Reporting below) and to distinguish between youth served with Recovery Act funds and youth served with regular WIA Section 166 funds and report ‘‘Recovery Act’’ youth through a supplemental (monthly) youth report. In this supplemental report, INA grantees report aggregate counts of all Recovery Act youth participants, including the characteristics of participants, the number of participants in summer employment, services received, attainment of a work readiness skill, required by the Recovery Act, and successful completion of summer youth employment. The Recovery Act made it necessary to create additional fields in ETA Form 9085 because of: (1) A change in eligibility, increasing the age limit to 24; and (2) an emphasis on using funds for summer employment. By aligning Recovery Act with regular program reporting in ETA Form 9085, the grantees are reporting critical information with a minimal additional burden. Changes to Youth Reporting Changes made to the SYSP Report (ETA Form 9085) are provided below. Copies of ETA Forms 9084 and 9085 can VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Nov 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 be reviewed at: http://wdr.doleta.gov/ directives/attach/TEGL/TEGL0509a1.pdf. Changes Made in Order To Incorporate Recovery Act Participants • Reporting frequency will be monthly (Recovery Act Report only); • Age requirement for eligibility has been increased to 24 (Recovery Act participants only); • Collect information on participants in summer employment; • Collect information on participants that exited summer employment; • Collect information on participants that successfully completed work readiness; • Collect information on participants that successfully completed summer employment; • Work Readiness Attainment Rate added as an indicator; and • Summer Employment Completion Rate added as an indicator. Non-Recovery Act Changes To Apply to the Regular SYSP • Reporting frequency changed from semi-annual to quarterly; • Collect information on number of youth served with disabilities; • Collect information on number of in-school youth served; • Collect information on number of out-of-school youth served; • Collect information on the number of youth served between the ages 14–18, 19–21; and • Collect information on number of eligible veterans served. II. Review Focus The DOL 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. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title: ‘‘Financial and Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for INA Programs under WIA Title I–D, Section 166. OMB Number: 1205–0422. Affected Public: Tribal Governments and Non-Profit Tribal Organizations. Total respondents: 127 and 85. Frequency of collection: Monthly and quarterly. Total responses: 22,148. Average time in hours per respondent: 24 for ETA Form 9084, 26 for ETA Form 9085 and 2.5 for the SPIR. Estimated total burden hours: 90,262. Total annual costs burden: $0. Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and included in the request for OMB’s approval of the information collection request and will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of October 2009. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E9–26639 Filed 11–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 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 August 17 through October 16, 2009. 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; E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


``Financial and Program Reporting and Performance Standards 
System for Indian and Native American Programs, Under the Workforce 
Investment Act (WIA),'' Title I-D, Section 166 of the Extension Without 
Change; Office of Management Budget (OMB) Control No. 1205-0422

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a 
preclearance consultation 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 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This 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.
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Recovery 
Act), Division A, Title VIII, of Public Law 111-5, added a temporary 
funding increase for an Indian and Native American youth program 
component, requiring the collection of some additional data elements to 
ETA Form 9085. In addition, this information must now be collected 
monthly to properly account for Recovery Act funds.
    This notice utilizes standard clearance procedures in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.12. This 
information collection follows an emergency review that was conducted 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 
1320.13. The submission for OMB emergency review was approved on August 
27, 2009. A copy of this Information Collection Requirement can be 
obtained from the RegInfo.gov.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before January 4, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce

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Investment, Attention: Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell, Manager, Indian and 
Native American Program, Room N-4209, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3737 (this is not a 
toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Each Indian and Native American (INA) grantee receiving WIA Section 
166 funds to administer the Comprehensive Services Program (CSP) is 
required to submit a CSP Report (ETA Form 9084) on a quarterly basis. 
Grantees receiving WIA Section 166 Supplemental Youth Services Program 
(SYSP) funds currently submit SYSP Report (ETA Form 9085) semi-
annually. However, the request to modify and extend the existing ETA 
Form 9085 report submitted each quarter by INA grantees is based on the 
following:
    The ETA requires the collection and reporting of data on eligible 
persons served under the WIA, Section 166 SYSP to assess the 
performance and delivery of services. The recent release of additional 
funds under the Recovery Act is intended to serve a greater number of 
youth and requires the collection and reporting of participant data to 
evaluate program performance.
    INA grantees are now required to submit quarterly participant data 
reports on all youth served by the SYSP (see Frequency of Reporting 
below) and to distinguish between youth served with Recovery Act funds 
and youth served with regular WIA Section 166 funds and report 
``Recovery Act'' youth through a supplemental (monthly) youth report. 
In this supplemental report, INA grantees report aggregate counts of 
all Recovery Act youth participants, including the characteristics of 
participants, the number of participants in summer employment, services 
received, attainment of a work readiness skill, required by the 
Recovery Act, and successful completion of summer youth employment.
    The Recovery Act made it necessary to create additional fields in 
ETA Form 9085 because of: (1) A change in eligibility, increasing the 
age limit to 24; and (2) an emphasis on using funds for summer 
employment. By aligning Recovery Act with regular program reporting in 
ETA Form 9085, the grantees are reporting critical information with a 
minimal additional burden.

Changes to Youth Reporting

    Changes made to the SYSP Report (ETA Form 9085) are provided below. 
Copies of ETA Forms 9084 and 9085 can be reviewed at: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEGL/TEGL05-09a1.pdf.

Changes Made in Order To Incorporate Recovery Act Participants

     Reporting frequency will be monthly (Recovery Act Report 
only);
     Age requirement for eligibility has been increased to 24 
(Recovery Act participants only);
     Collect information on participants in summer employment;
     Collect information on participants that exited summer 
employment;
     Collect information on participants that successfully 
completed work readiness;
     Collect information on participants that successfully 
completed summer employment;
     Work Readiness Attainment Rate added as an indicator; and
     Summer Employment Completion Rate added as an indicator.

Non-Recovery Act Changes To Apply to the Regular SYSP

     Reporting frequency changed from semi-annual to quarterly;
     Collect information on number of youth served with 
disabilities;
     Collect information on number of in-school youth served;
     Collect information on number of out-of-school youth 
served;
     Collect information on the number of youth served between 
the ages 14-18, 19-21; and
     Collect information on number of eligible veterans served.

II. Review Focus

    The DOL 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 without changes.
    Title: ``Financial and Program Reporting and Performance Standards 
System for INA Programs under WIA Title I-D, Section 166.
    OMB Number: 1205-0422.
    Affected Public: Tribal Governments and Non-Profit Tribal 
Organizations.
    Total respondents: 127 and 85.
    Frequency of collection: Monthly and quarterly.
    Total responses: 22,148.
    Average time in hours per respondent: 24 for ETA Form 9084, 26 for 
ETA Form 9085 and 2.5 for the SPIR.
    Estimated total burden hours: 90,262.
    Total annual costs burden: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB's approval of the information 
collection request and will become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of October 2009.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-26639 Filed 11-4-09; 8:45 am]
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