Comment Request for Information Collection for the Benefits, Timeliness, and Quality Data Collection System, Extension With Revisions, 55357-55359 [2010-22581]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ‘‘Telephone Point of Purchase Survey.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before November 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number.) (See Addresses section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES I. Background The purpose of this survey is to develop and maintain a timely list of retail, wholesale, and service establishments where urban consumers shop for specified items. This information is used as the sampling universe for selecting establishments at which prices of specific items are collected and monitored for use in calculating the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The survey has been ongoing since 1980 and also provides expenditure data that allows items that are priced in the CPI to be properly weighted. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Telephone Point of Purchase Survey (TPOPS). Since 1997, the survey has been administered quarterly via a computerassisted-telephone-interview. This survey is flexible and creates the possibility of introducing new products VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 into the CPI in a timely manner. The data collected in this survey are necessary for the continuing construction of a current outlet universe from which locations are selected for the price collection needed for calculating the CPI. Furthermore, the TPOPS provides the weights used in selecting the items that are priced at these establishments. This sample design produces an overall CPI market basket that is more reflective of the prices faced and the establishments visited by urban consumers. For this clearance, the BLS will be implementing a cell phone frame to address a coverage issue associated with landline RDD surveys. The goal of including a cell phone frame is to contact respondents who reside in households with no landline service, but with cellular phone service. The implementation process will begin with a pre-test beginning in the first quarter of 2011 to assess cell phone frame interviewing and to determine the correct amount of sample to pull for each primary sampling unit or geographic area in the CPI. The cell phone frame will be deployed into production in the third quarter of 2011. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • 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. • 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. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Point of Purchase Survey. OMB Number: 1220–0044. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 24,469. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Responses: 63,375. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55357 Average Time per Response: 11 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,619 hours. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintenance): $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 also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of September, 2010. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2010–22620 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the Benefits, Timeliness, and Quality Data Collection System, Extension With Revisions 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. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the proposed extension of the Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) data collection system, which is part of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Performs measurement system (current expiration date is November 30, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 55358 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before November 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C4522, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Delores Mackall. Telephone number: 202–693–3183 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202–693–3975. E-mail: Mackall.Delores@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background The Secretary of Labor, under the Social Security Act, Title III, Section 302 (42 U.S.C. 502), funds the necessary cost of proper and efficient administration of each state UI law. The BTQ program collects information and analyzes data. The BTQ data measure the timeliness and quality of states’ administrative actions and administrative decisions related to UI benefit payments. 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 revisions. Title: Benefits, Timeliness, and Quality Review. OMB Number: 1205–0359. Affected Public: State governments. Form(s): ETA–9050, ETA–9051, ETA– 9052, ETA–9054, ETA–9055, ETA–9056, ETA–9057. Total Annual Respondents: 53 state agencies. Annual Frequency: Monthly and Quarterly. Total Annual Responses: 29,636. Average Time per Response: 80 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 39,521 hours. MONTHLY UNIVERSE MEASURES: STATE STAFF HOURS PER YEAR ETA report Measure 9050 ....... 9050 ....... First Payment Time Lapse, Core Measure .... First Payment Time Lapse, Partial/Part Total Claims, Management Information Measure. First Payment Time Lapse, Workshare Claims, Management Information Measure. Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse, Management Information Measure. Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse, Partial Part/Total, Management Information Measure. Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse, Workshare, Management Information Measure. Nonmonetary Determinations Time Lapse, Detection Date, Core Measure. Lower Authority Appeals Time Lapse, Management Information Measure. Lower Authority Appeals Case Aging, Core Measure. Higher Authority Appeals Time Lapse, Management Information Measure. Higher Authority Appeals Case Aging, Core Measure. 9050 ....... 9051 ....... 9051 ....... 9051 ....... 9052 ....... 9054 ....... 9055 ....... 9054 ....... 9055 ....... Number of respondents Subtotal ......................................................................... Reports per year Total responses Hours per response Total hrs/year 53 53 12 12 636 636 .5 .5 318 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 1.0 636 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 1.0 636 53 12 636 .5 318 53 12 636 1.0 636 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 4,452 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES QUARTERLY SAMPLE REVIEW MEASURES: STATE STAFF HOURS PER YEAR Sampled cases reviewed per year Total cases reviewed per year ETA report Measure Number of respondents 9056 ....... Nonmonetary Determination Quality, Core Measure. Nonmonetary Determination Quality, Core Measure. Lower Authority Appeals Quality, Core Measure. 23 Small States ..... 240 5,520 1 5,520 30 Large States ..... 400 12,000 1 12,000 42 Small States ..... 80 3,360 3.5 11,760 9056 ....... 9057 ....... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Hours per response Total hrs/year 55359 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices QUARTERLY SAMPLE REVIEW MEASURES: STATE STAFF HOURS PER YEAR—Continued Sampled cases reviewed per year Total cases reviewed per year ETA report Measure Number of respondents 9057 ....... Lower Authority Appeals Quality, Core Measure. 11 Large States ..... 160 1,760 3.5 6,160 Subtotal ............................................................... ................................ ........................ ........................ .......................... 35,440 Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of September 2010. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–22581 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY Sunshine Act Meetings September 16, 2010, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. PLACE: Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC. STATUS: Closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Receipt of NCD Strategic planning report and discussion. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mark Quigley, Director of Communications, NCD, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; 202–272–2004, 202–272–2074 (TTY). DATE AND TIMES: Dated: September 2, 2010. Joan M. Durocher, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2010–22699 Filed 9–8–10; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6820–MA–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF). ACTION: Notice of information collection. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request clearance of this collection. As part of its continuing effort to reduce SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 paperwork and respondent burden, NSF invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. Comments received after 60 days will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: All written comments should be addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Since 1998, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported interdisciplinary training of doctoral students across the nation through the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program. NSF awards IGERT grants to institutions that develop innovative, interdisciplinary doctoral training programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Unlike traditional graduate research or teaching assistantships, IGERT provides doctoral students with unrestricted funds, including a living stipend plus tuition and fees. NSF intends to conduct an implementation evaluation of the program to learn what program elements are most effective in fostering interdisciplinary PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response Total hrs/year collaborations, research, and learning. Specifically, the evaluation will assess the program’s perceived progress towards its three goals of fostering interdisciplinary education, recruiting and retaining a diverse population of graduate students, and catalyzing cultural change within institutions to better support interdisciplinary endeavors. Data from this collection will be used by NSF to respond to OMB and congressional inquiries, document best practices for training interdisciplinary scientists, and inform decisions about future project modifications. II. Method of Collection Data will be collected via interviews and surveys from faculty members and students who have participated in the five most recent cohorts (2005–2009) of IGERT projects. III. Data Title: NSF IGERT: Implementation Evaluation. OMB Number: 3145–0182. Expiration Date: March 31, 2011. Type of Review: Renewal. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,915 (2,000 survey only; 115 survey and interview; 800 interview only). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 or 2 (survey only; survey and interview). Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes for survey only; 50 minutes for survey and interview; 30 minutes for interview only. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1162.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $300,864. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NSF, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NSF’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 175 (Friday, September 10, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for the Benefits, 
Timeliness, and Quality Data Collection System, Extension With 
Revisions

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. 
Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the collection of data about the proposed extension 
of the Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) data collection system, 
which is part of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Performs measurement 
system (current expiration date is November 30, 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.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before November 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room C4522, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Delores 
Mackall. Telephone number: 202-693-3183 (this is not a toll-free 
number). Fax: 202-693-3975. E-mail: Mackall.Delores@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Secretary of Labor, under the Social Security Act, Title III, 
Section 302 (42 U.S.C. 502), funds the necessary cost of proper and 
efficient administration of each state UI law. The BTQ program collects 
information and analyzes data. The BTQ data measure the timeliness and 
quality of states' administrative actions and administrative decisions 
related to UI benefit payments.

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 revisions.
    Title: Benefits, Timeliness, and Quality Review.
    OMB Number: 1205-0359.
    Affected Public: State governments.
    Form(s): ETA-9050, ETA-9051, ETA-9052, ETA-9054, ETA-9055, ETA-
9056, ETA-9057.
    Total Annual Respondents: 53 state agencies.
    Annual Frequency: Monthly and Quarterly.
    Total Annual Responses: 29,636.
    Average Time per Response: 80 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 39,521 hours.

                                                  Monthly Universe Measures: State Staff Hours per Year
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                                                                             Number of      Reports per        Total         Hours per
          ETA  report                            Measure                    respondents        year          responses       response     Total hrs/year
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9050...........................  First Payment Time Lapse, Core Measure.              53              12             636              .5             318
9050...........................  First Payment Time Lapse, Partial/Part               53              12             636              .5             318
                                  Total Claims, Management Information
                                  Measure.
9050...........................  First Payment Time Lapse, Workshare                  53              12             636              .5             318
                                  Claims, Management Information Measure.
9051...........................  Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse,              53              12             636              .5             318
                                  Management Information Measure.
9051...........................  Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse,              53              12             636              .5             318
                                  Partial Part/Total, Management
                                  Information Measure.
9051...........................  Continued Weeks Compensated Time Lapse,              53              12             636              .5             318
                                  Workshare, Management Information
                                  Measure.
9052...........................  Nonmonetary Determinations Time Lapse,               53              12             636             1.0             636
                                  Detection Date, Core Measure.
9054...........................  Lower Authority Appeals Time Lapse,                  53              12             636              .5             318
                                  Management Information Measure.
9055...........................  Lower Authority Appeals Case Aging,                  53              12             636             1.0             636
                                  Core Measure.
9054...........................  Higher Authority Appeals Time Lapse,                 53              12             636              .5             318
                                  Management Information Measure.
9055...........................  Higher Authority Appeals Case Aging,                 53              12             636             1.0             636
                                  Core Measure.
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    Subtotal............................................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............           4,452
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                                              Quarterly Sample Review Measures: State Staff Hours per Year
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                                                                                          Sampled cases    Total cases
       ETA  report                     Measure                 Number of respondents      reviewed per    reviewed per      Hours per     Total hrs/year
                                                                                              year            year           response
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9056....................  Nonmonetary Determination         23 Small States............             240           5,520              1             5,520
                           Quality, Core Measure.
9056....................  Nonmonetary Determination         30 Large States............             400          12,000              1            12,000
                           Quality, Core Measure.
9057....................  Lower Authority Appeals Quality,  42 Small States............              80           3,360              3.5          11,760
                           Core Measure.

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9057....................  Lower Authority Appeals Quality,  11 Large States............             160           1,760              3.5           6,160
                           Core Measure.
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    Subtotal..............................................  ...........................  ..............  ..............  ...............          35,440
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    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: Signed at Washington, DC, this 3rd day of September 2010.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-22581 Filed 9-9-10; 8:45 am]
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