Comment Request for Information Collection for ETA 9162, Random Audit of EUC 2008 Claimants, Comment Request for Extension Without Change, 37713-37714 [2012-15213]

Download as PDF 37713 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2012 / Notices Background The Commission instituted these investigations effective May 11, 2011, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Norris Cylinder Company, Longview, Texas. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of high pressure steel cylinders from China were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and dumped within the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on January 23, 2012 (77 FR 3281). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2012, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on June 11, 2012. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4328 (June 2012), entitled High Pressure Steel Cylinders from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–480 and 731–TA–1188 (Final). Employment and Training Administration By order of the Commission. Issued: June 19, 2012. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–15288 Filed 6–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P Comment Request for Information Collection for ETA 9162, Random Audit of EUC 2008 Claimants, Comment Request for Extension Without Change Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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 collection of data about Random Audit of Claimants in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program of 2008 (EUC08), which expires November 30, 2012. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before August 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Scott Gibbons, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request SUMMARY: Number of respondents Data collection activity wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (ICR) can be obtained by contacting Mr. Gibbons. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Frequency I. Background The ETA 9162 report is intended to provide data describing random audits of the work search provision of Public Law 112–96 (see Section 2141(b)). Random audits are conducted to ensure that claimants in EUC08 are performing an appropriate work search as required by state and Federal law. States will audit, on a weekly basis, a cohort of EUC08 claimants of pre-defined size. Any EUC08 claimant that receives a week of payment is potentially subject to random audit of their work search documentation. II. Review Focus The Department 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: Random Audit of EUC 2008 Claimants. OMB Number: 1205–0495. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): ETA 9162. Average time per response (hours) Total responses Burden hours Claimant burden in responding to audit ............................ State burden in conducting audit ....................................... Record Keeping ................................................................. Ongoing Reporting ............................................................. 475,650 53 475,650 53 Onetime Onetime Onetime Quarterly 475,650 475,650 475,650 212 0.94 0.25 0.25 3.00 445,921.9 118,912.5 118,912.5 636 Total ............................................................................ ........................ ........................ 1,427,162 ........................ 684,382.9 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Jun 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 37714 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2012 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, this 15th day of June, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–15213 Filed 6–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activity Reports, Extension Without Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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 collection of data about UI Trust Fund Activity Reporting, expiring 10/31/2012. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before August 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Joe Williams, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–2928 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Williams.joseph@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above. 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 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 8403: Summary of Financial Transactions—Title IX Funds ETA 8403A: Spending Plans for Special Distributions 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 These reports are submitted to the Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) within ETA which uses them to: Number of respondents Data collection activity Reporting of ETA 2112 .............................................................. Reporting of ETA 8401 .............................................................. Reporting of ETA 8405 .............................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Jun 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 53 53 53 Fmt 4703 Frequency • 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. • Support UI research and actuarial reports analyzing the solvency of the UTF. II. Review Focus The Department seeks renewal of this collection since the reports are essential to the Department’s financial statements and program oversight responsibilities. The Department 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: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports. OMB Number: 1205–0154. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): ETA 2112, 8401, 8405, 8413, 8414, 8403, 8403A. Total responses Monthly .... Monthly .... Monthly .... Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 636 636 636 22JNN1 Average time per response (in hours) 0.5 0.5 0.5 Burden hours 318 318 318

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for ETA 9162, Random 
Audit of EUC 2008 Claimants, Comment Request for Extension Without 
Change

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps 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 collection of 
data about Random Audit of Claimants in the Emergency Unemployment 
Compensation Program of 2008 (EUC08), which expires November 30, 2012.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before August 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Scott Gibbons, Office of 
Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Telephone number: 202-693-3008 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone 
number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. A 
copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting Mr. Gibbons.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The ETA 9162 report is intended to provide data describing random 
audits of the work search provision of Public Law 112-96 (see Section 
2141(b)). Random audits are conducted to ensure that claimants in EUC08 
are performing an appropriate work search as required by state and 
Federal law. States will audit, on a weekly basis, a cohort of EUC08 
claimants of pre-defined size. Any EUC08 claimant that receives a week 
of payment is potentially subject to random audit of their work search 
documentation.

II. Review Focus

    The Department 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: Random Audit of EUC 2008 Claimants.
    OMB Number: 1205-0495.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Form(s): ETA 9162.

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                                                                                  Average time
    Data collection activity        Number of       Frequency         Total       per response     Burden hours
                                   respondents                      responses        (hours)
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Claimant burden in responding           475,650         Onetime         475,650            0.94        445,921.9
 to audit......................
State burden in conducting                   53         Onetime         475,650            0.25        118,912.5
 audit.........................
Record Keeping.................         475,650         Onetime         475,650            0.25        118,912.5
Ongoing Reporting..............              53       Quarterly             212            3.00            636
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    Total......................  ..............  ..............       1,427,162  ..............        684,382.9
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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 ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, this 15th day of June, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-15213 Filed 6-21-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-FW-P