Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 203, Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed, Extension Without Revisions, 48174-48175 [2012-19708]

Download as PDF 48174 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2012 / Notices the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. ETA is soliciting comments concerning the continuation of the collection of data to support monitoring of implementation of changes to State UI Programs beyond the current expiration date of 12/31/2012. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before October 12, 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Department has responsibility for ensuring that states implement the extension and modifications to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, including Reemployment Services and Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment Activities (REA) for recipients of EUC, herein referred to as EUC RES/REA, and the Work Search Audit requirement in accordance with the Middle Class Job Creation and Tax Relief Act of 2012 (Act), Title II, Subtitle C, and USDOL operating instructions. ETA is responsible for conducting EUC reviews, Work Search Audit, and EUC RES/REA program reviews. Given the lack of resources available for detailed monitoring, ETA intends to use a questionnaire as a monitoring tool to establish which states are most in need of technical assistance. The goal of this questionnaire is to ensure that states have plans to properly implement and administer the EUC modifications, Work Search Audit, and EUC RES/REA requirements. This collection provides ETA with information pointing to key areas in which technical assistance to states is necessary. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: Monitoring Implementation of Changes to State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Programs. OMB Number: 1205–0500. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): Questionnaire for State Workforce Agencies. Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: One-time collection. Total Annual Responses: 1. Average Time per Response: 30 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,590 hours. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There are no burden costs. 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, on this 6th day of August, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–19706 Filed 8–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 203, Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed, Extension Without Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. 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 continuation of the collection of data on characteristics of the insured unemployed beyond the current expiration date of 11/30/2012. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before October 12, 2012. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The ETA 203, Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed, is a monthly snapshot of the demographic composition of the claimant population in the Unemployment Insurance system. It is based on those who file a claim in the week containing the 19th day of the month, which reflects unemployment during the week containing the 12th day of the month. This corresponds with the sample frame used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the production of labor force statistics they produce. This report serves a variety of socioeconomic needs because it provides aggregate data reflecting unemployment insurance claimants’ sex, race/ethnic group, age, industry, and occupation. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2012 / Notices II. Review Focus DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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. Employment and Training Administration III. Current Actions mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title: Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed. OMB Number: 1205–0009. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): ETA 203. Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: Monthly. Total Annual Responses: 636. Average Time per Response: 20 minutes (0.33 hours). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 212 Hours. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There is no burden cost. 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 at Washington, DC, on this 6th day of August, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–19708 Filed 8–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 Comment Request for Information Collection for Applications, Grants and Administration of Short Time Compensation (STC) Provisions, 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. ETA is soliciting comments concerning the continuation of the collection of data concerning administration of recent changes and grants for the expansion of STC beyond the current expiration date of 12/31/ 2012. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before October 12, 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: SUMMARY: I. Background The recent enactment of Public Law 112–96 (The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, referred to hereafter as ‘‘MCTRJC’’ or ‘‘the act’’) contains Subtitle D, Short-Time PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48175 Compensation Program, also known as the ‘‘Layoff Prevention Act of 2012’’. The sections of the law under this subtitle concern states that currently participate in, or wish to initiate a new program in, a layoff aversion program known as short time compensation (STC) or work sharing. Section 2161 establishes the operational rules for the STC program and Section 2162 covers the temporary financing of STC payments by the Federal Government to states with programs currently in their law. Section 2163 establishes the temporary financing of STC payments by the Federal Government to states operating an STC program under an agreement with the Secretary of Labor and Section 2164 covers grants the Federal Government can provide to state applicants whose STC laws conform to the requirements of Section 2161 for the purpose of implementation or improved administration of an STC program, or for promotion and enrollment in the program. Each of these sections of the law requires, to varying extents, applications, new administrative processes, monitoring and reporting of data between the state workforce agencies (SWAs) and ETA. ETA has principal oversight responsibility for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program that SWAs operate. As a result of the many changes to the funding and administration of the UI system introduced in Public Law 112–96, ETA needs to allow for additional reporting and data collection for proper oversight of state STC programs. 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. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 156 (Monday, August 13, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 203, 
Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed, Extension Without Revisions

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 continuation 
of the collection of data on characteristics of the insured unemployed 
beyond the current expiration date of 11/30/2012.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before October 12, 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 203, Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed, is a 
monthly snapshot of the demographic composition of the claimant 
population in the Unemployment Insurance system. It is based on those 
who file a claim in the week containing the 19th day of the month, 
which reflects unemployment during the week containing the 12th day of 
the month. This corresponds with the sample frame used by the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics for the production of labor force statistics they 
produce. This report serves a variety of socio-economic needs because 
it provides aggregate data reflecting unemployment insurance claimants' 
sex, race/ethnic group, age, industry, and occupation.

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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: Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed.
    OMB Number: 1205-0009.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Form(s): ETA 203.
    Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Annual Frequency: Monthly.
    Total Annual Responses: 636.
    Average Time per Response: 20 minutes (0.33 hours).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 212 Hours.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There is no burden cost.
    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 at Washington, DC, on this 6th day of August, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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