Proposed Information Collection for the Evaluation of the Aging Worker Initiative; Comment Request, 70949-70950 [2010-29202]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 223 / Friday, November 19, 2010 / Notices noncompliance with its contractual obligations under the laws enforced by OFCCP. However, any employee or applicant for employment with a Government contractor may file a complaint with the Department of Labor alleging discrimination by completing Complaint Form CC–4, Complaint of Discrimination in Employment under Federal Government Contracts. DOL investigates the complaint but retains the discretion whether to pursue prosecution. If a complaint filed under Executive Order 11246, as amended, involves discrimination against only one person, the OFCCP may refer it to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Such referrals are made under a Memorandum of Understanding between the two Federal agencies. Complaints that involve groups of people or indicate patterns of discrimination are generally investigated by the OFCCP. The program also investigates individual or group complaints filed under the disability and veterans laws. Under Executive Order 11246, as amended, the authority for collection of complaint information is Section 206(b). The implementing regulations which specify the content of this information collection are found at 41 CFR 60– 1.23(a). Under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, the authority for collecting complaints information is at 38 U.S.C. 4212(b). The implementing regulations which specify the content of this information collection are found at 41 CFR 60–250.61(b) and 41 CFR 60– 300.61(b). Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is the authority for collecting complaint information under the statute. The implementing regulations which specify the content of this information collection are found at 41 CFR 60– 741.61(c). This information collection request covers the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the Complaint Form CC–4, Complaint of Discrimination in Employment under Federal Government Contracts. A separate information collection request covers the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for supply and service industries, and is approved under OMB 1250–0003. This information collection is currently approved for use through September 30, 2011. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 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: The DOL seeks the approval of the extension of this information in order to carry out its responsibility to enforce the affirmative action and anti-discrimination provisions of the three Acts, which it administers. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Title: Complaint Form CC–4, Complaint of Discrimination in Employment under Federal Government Contracts. OMB Number: 1250–0002. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 602. Total Annual Responses: 602. Average Time per Response: 1.28 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 770. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $282.94. 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 15, 2010. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–29218 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70949 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Proposed Information Collection for the Evaluation of the Aging Worker Initiative; Comment Request Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. 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 information for Evaluation of the Aging Worker Initiative (AWI). The information collection will not be conducted until approved by OMB and it will display the OMB control number. There will be no penalty assessed for failure to respond to this approved information collection. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee’s section below on or before January 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Charlotte Schifferes, Office of Policy Development and Research, Room N–5641, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3655 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202–693– 2766. E-mail: schifferes.charlotte@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The proposed information collection is for an evaluation of 10 grants, totaling $13 million, which comprise the AWI. The AWI grants, provided to local agencies, are being used to test new E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 70950 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 223 / Friday, November 19, 2010 / Notices occupational training and workforce services for workers aged 55 and older. The evaluation will examine implementation of the grants, document the types of interventions, assess attributes of these treatments, estimate their success in helping aging workers become or remain employed, and discuss the potential for implementation of various methods in the broader workforce system. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the information collection is needed since it will involve (1) two rounds of site visits with the ten grantees, (2) phone reconnaissance with the ten grantees, and (3) additional participant-level data, beyond what is needed for the OMB-approved quarterly and Common Measures reporting requirements for High Growth Job Training Grants (as required for the AWI grants). The additional data is needed to understand in greater detail the characteristics of participants, the services provided to them, and the linkages among different programs in providing services. Each grantee will also need to provide the participant data to the evaluation contractor on two occasions, using a secure FTP site or by CD, at the grantee’s discretion. II. Review Focus The U.S. 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. Average number respondents per site Total number respondents Hours/ respondent III. Current Actions Type of Review: New. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Evaluation of the Aging Worker Initiative Grants. OMB Number: 1205–0NEW. Record Keeping: NA. Affected Public: Staff in local organizations administering the AWI grants; partner organizations (such as community colleges, local workforce agencies, and businesses); and individuals who apply for services under the AWI grants. Total Respondents: 7,300. Frequency: Varies according to type of respondent and the nature of the data collection; once for participants and twice for administrative personnel. Total Annual Responses: Varies. Average Time per Response: Varies as per type of data collected. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,351 hours. Total Burden Cost: The estimated total burden cost is $98,422 as shown below: Average cost/ hour Total hours Total cost Round 1 site visit ..................................... Round 2 site visit ..................................... Data/MIS—participants ............................ Data/MIS—Grantee staff .......................... Telephone Reconnaissance .................... 18 25 685 1 1 180 250 6,850 10 10 1.2 1.2 0.5 40.0 1.0 216 300 3,425 400 10 $29.82 30.92 20.25 32.50 34.94 $6,441 9,276 69,356 13,000 349 Total .................................................. 730 7,300 ........................ 4,351 ........................ 98,422 Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed: At Washington, DC, this 15th day of November 2010. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–29202 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Nov 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Request for Certification of Compliance—Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ‘‘Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report’’ (Form 4279–2) for the following: Applicant/Location: Lily Group, Inc. dba Landree Mine/Indianapolis, Indiana. Principal Product/Purpose: The loan, guarantee, or grant application is to construct a new mine and related buildings, purchase mining equipment, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and to create working capital. The office and mine are to be located in Sullivan, Indiana and Greene County, Indiana, respectively. The NAICS industry code for this enterprise is: 212112 Bituminous Coal Underground Mining. DATES: All interested parties may submit comments in writing no later than December 3, 2010. Copies of adverse comments received will be forwarded to the applicant noted above. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Anthony D. Dais, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S–4231, Washington, DC 20210; or e-mail Dais.Anthony@dol.gov; or transmit via fax (202) 693–3015 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony D. Dais, at telephone number E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection for the Evaluation of the Aging 
Worker Initiative; Comment Request

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. 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 information for Evaluation of the 
Aging Worker Initiative (AWI). The information collection will not be 
conducted until approved by OMB and it will display the OMB control 
number. There will be no penalty assessed for failure to respond to 
this approved information collection. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office 
listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before January 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Charlotte Schifferes, Office of 
Policy Development and Research, Room N-5641, Employment and Training 
Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Telephone number: 202-693-3655 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 
202-693-2766. E-mail: schifferes.charlotte@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The proposed information collection is for an evaluation of 10 
grants, totaling $13 million, which comprise the AWI. The AWI grants, 
provided to local agencies, are being used to test new

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occupational training and workforce services for workers aged 55 and 
older. The evaluation will examine implementation of the grants, 
document the types of interventions, assess attributes of these 
treatments, estimate their success in helping aging workers become or 
remain employed, and discuss the potential for implementation of 
various methods in the broader workforce system.
    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of the information 
collection is needed since it will involve (1) two rounds of site 
visits with the ten grantees, (2) phone reconnaissance with the ten 
grantees, and (3) additional participant-level data, beyond what is 
needed for the OMB-approved quarterly and Common Measures reporting 
requirements for High Growth Job Training Grants (as required for the 
AWI grants). The additional data is needed to understand in greater 
detail the characteristics of participants, the services provided to 
them, and the linkages among different programs in providing services. 
Each grantee will also need to provide the participant data to the 
evaluation contractor on two occasions, using a secure FTP site or by 
CD, at the grantee's discretion.

II. Review Focus

    The U.S. 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: New.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Evaluation of the Aging Worker Initiative Grants.
    OMB Number: 1205-0NEW.
    Record Keeping: NA.
    Affected Public: Staff in local organizations administering the AWI 
grants; partner organizations (such as community colleges, local 
workforce agencies, and businesses); and individuals who apply for 
services under the AWI grants.
    Total Respondents: 7,300.
    Frequency: Varies according to type of respondent and the nature of 
the data collection; once for participants and twice for administrative 
personnel.
    Total Annual Responses: Varies.
    Average Time per Response: Varies as per type of data collected.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,351 hours.
    Total Burden Cost: The estimated total burden cost is $98,422 as 
shown below:

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                                                          Average number
                                                            respondents    Total number       Hours/        Total hours    Average cost/    Total cost
                                                             per site       respondents     respondent                         hour
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Round 1 site visit......................................              18             180             1.2             216          $29.82          $6,441
Round 2 site visit......................................              25             250             1.2             300           30.92           9,276
Data/MIS--participants..................................             685           6,850             0.5           3,425           20.25          69,356
Data/MIS--Grantee staff.................................               1              10            40.0             400           32.50          13,000
Telephone Reconnaissance................................               1              10             1.0              10           34.94             349
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    Total...............................................             730           7,300  ..............           4,351  ..............          98,422
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    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the 
information collection request; they will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Signed: At Washington, DC, this 15th day of November 2010.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
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