Comment Request for the Extension With Minor Revisions of the Information Collection for Petition and Investigative Data Collection Requirements for the Trade Act of 1974, as Amended (OMB Control Number 1205-0342), 54929-54930 [2012-21867]

Download as PDF 54929 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices BAM PCA/DCA DATA ANNUAL COLLECTION BURDEN PER STATE WORKFORCE AGENCY—Continued Paid claims Total Respondents ........................................................ Total Hours ................................................................... Monetary denied claims Separation denied claims Non-separation denied claims 465 1177.5 465 1177.5 390 1045. 5 2125.1 5753.6 Total 3445.10 9154.1 * Average for all 52 State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The 10 smallest states in terms of UI weeks paid sample at the rate of 360 cases per year; the other 42 states sample at the rate of 480 cases per year. 52 SWAs × 3,445.1 respondents = 179,145.2 respondents 52 SWAs × 9,154.1 hours = 476,013.2 hours ANNUAL PCA/DCA TOTAL COST BY RESPONDENT Cost summary Paid claims SWA Staff ........................................................................ Claimants ......................................................................... Employers + 3rd Parties .................................................. Total All 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 29th day of August, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–21861 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for the Extension With Minor Revisions of the Information Collection for Petition and Investigative Data Collection Requirements for the Trade Act of 1974, as Amended (OMB Control Number 1205–0342) 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 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Caroline Hertel, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Room N–5428, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–963–3236 (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– PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cost per state $130,515.84 2,463 5,015.34 137,994.18 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 proposed extension, with minor revisions, of data collections using the ETA 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (1205–0342), its Spanish translation ETA 9042a (1205– 0342), and its On-Line version ETA 9042A–1 (1205–0342); ETA 9043a, Business Data Request—Article (1205– 0342); ETA 9043b, Business Data Request—Service (1205–0342); ETA 8562a, Business Customer Survey (1205–0342); ETA 8562a, Business Customer Survey (1205–0342); ETA 85622a-1, Business Second Tier Customer Survey (1205–0342); ETA– 8562b, Business Bid Survey (1205– 0342); and ETA 9118, Business Information Request (1205–0342). The current expiration date is January 31, 2013. DATES: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: $201,186.02 3,313.25 20,402.67 224,901.94 Denied claims $331,701.86 128,076 25,418.01 485,195.87 Cost—52 SWAs $17,248,497 300,365 1,321,720.67 18,870,582.59 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693– 3584. Email: Hertel.Caroline@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 221(a) of Title II, Chapter 2 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, authorizes the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) and the governor of each state to accept petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). The petitions may be filed by a group of workers, their certified or recognized union or duly authorized representative including the employers of such workers and American Job Centers, sometimes known locally as One-Stop Career Centers or by a different name. ETA Form 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, its Spanish translation, ETA Form 9042A, Solicitud De Asistencia Para Ajuste, and the OnLine Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance, ETA Form 9042A–1 establish a format that may be used for filing such petitions. Sections 222, 223 and 249 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, require the Secretary to issue a determination for groups of workers as to their eligibility to apply for TAA. After reviewing all of the information obtained for each petition for TAA filed with the Department, a determination is issued as to whether the statutory criteria for certification are met. The information collected in ETA Form 9043a, Business Data Request—Article, ETA Form 9043b, Business Data E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 54930 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices Request—Service, ETA Form 9118, Business Information Request, ETA Form 8562a, Business Customer Survey, ETA form 85622a-1, Business Second Tier Customer Survey, ETA form 8562b, Business Bid Survey, will be used by the Secretary to determine to what extent, if any, increased imports or shifts in either service or production have impacted the petitioning worker group. 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. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension with minor revisions. Title: Investigative Data Collections for the Trade Act of 1974, as amended OMB Number: 1205–0342 Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Businesses, State, Local or Tribal Governments. Form(s): • ETA 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (1205–0342), its Spanish translation ETA 9042a (1205– 0342), and its On-Line version ETA 9042A–1 (1205–0342); • ETA 9043a, Business Data Request—Article (1205–0342); • ETA 9043b, Business Data Request—Service (1205–0342); • ETA 8562a, Business Customer Survey (1205–0342); • ETA 85622a-1, Business Second Tier Customer Survey (1205–0342); • ETA–8562b, Business Bid Survey (1205–0342); and • ETA 9118, Business Information Request (1205–0342). Total Annual Respondents: 6,756. Annual Frequency: Once. Total Annual Responses: 8,355. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 Average Time per Response: 2.18 Hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,882. 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 ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed in Washington, DC, on this 29th day of August, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–21867 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–81,263; TA–W–81,263A] Chartis Global Services, Inc., a Subsidiary of Chartis, Inc., Regional Processing Organization, Regional Service Center, Houston, TX; Chartis Global Services, Inc., a Subsidiary of Chartis, Inc., Regional Processing Organization, Regional Service Center, Dallas, TX; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on February 13, 2012, applicable to workers of Chartis Global Services, Inc., Regional Service Center, a subsidiary of Chartis, Inc., Houston, Texas. The Department’s Notice of Determination was published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2012 (77 FR 13352). The subject workers are engaged in activities related to the supply of underwriting services. Specifically, these services include reservation, policy issuance, fulfillment, mid-term servicing and file management. During the course of the investigation of another petition, the Department reviewed the certification applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The review revealed that the Regional Service Center is part of the Regional Processing Organization and that workers and former workers at an affiliated facility in Dallas, Texas operated in conjunction with the Houston, Texas facility and were similarly affected by the workers’ firm’s PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shift to a foreign country the supply of services like or directly competitive with the insurance writing support services supplied by the Regional Service Center. In order to properly identify the worker group and to capture the entirety of the affected worker group, the Department is amending the certification (TA–W–81,263) to add ‘‘Regional Processing Organization’’ and to add workers at an affiliated location in Dallas, Texas (TA–W–81,263A). The amended notice applicable to TA–W– 81,263 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Chartis Global Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Chartis, Inc., Regional Processing Organization, Regional Service Center, Houston, Texas (TA–W–81,263) and Chartis Global Services., Inc, a subsidiary of Chartis, Inc, Regional Processing Organization, Regional Service Center, Dallas, Texas (TA–W–81,263A), who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after February 13, 2010 through February 13, 2014, and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial separation from employment on the date of certification through two years from the date of certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Signed in Washington, DC, this 29th day of June, 2012. Del Min Amy Chen, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2012–21870 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–81,655] Carlyle Plastics and Resins, Formerly Known as Fortis Plastics, A Subsidiary of Plastics Acquisitions Inc., Including On-Site Leased Workers From Kelly Services and Shelley Investments D/B/ A Salem Business Center, Carlyle, IL; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Act’’), 19 U.S.C. 2273, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance on July 3, 2012, applicable to workers and former workers of workers of Fortis Plastics, a subsidiary of Plastics Acquisitions Inc., Carlyle, Illinois. The Department’s notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on Monday, July 23, 2012 (77 FR 43123). E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for the Extension With Minor Revisions of the 
Information Collection for Petition and Investigative Data Collection 
Requirements for the Trade Act of 1974, as Amended (OMB Control Number 
1205-0342)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of 
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 proposed 
extension, with minor revisions, of data collections using the ETA 
9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (1205-0342), its 
Spanish translation ETA 9042a (1205-0342), and its On-Line version ETA 
9042A-1 (1205-0342); ETA 9043a, Business Data Request--Article (1205-
0342); ETA 9043b, Business Data Request--Service (1205-0342); ETA 
8562a, Business Customer Survey (1205-0342); ETA 8562a, Business 
Customer Survey (1205-0342); ETA 85622a-1, Business Second Tier 
Customer Survey (1205-0342); ETA-8562b, Business Bid Survey (1205-
0342); and ETA 9118, Business Information Request (1205-0342). The 
current expiration date is January 31, 2013.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Caroline Hertel, Office of Trade 
Adjustment Assistance, Room N-5428, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-963-3236 (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). Fax: 
202-693-3584. Email: Hertel.Caroline@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the 
office listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Section 221(a) of Title II, Chapter 2 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended by the Trade Act of 2002, authorizes the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) and the governor of each state to accept petitions for 
certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance 
(TAA). The petitions may be filed by a group of workers, their 
certified or recognized union or duly authorized representative 
including the employers of such workers and American Job Centers, 
sometimes known locally as One-Stop Career Centers or by a different 
name. ETA Form 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and 
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, its Spanish translation, ETA 
Form 9042A, Solicitud De Asistencia Para Ajuste, and the On-Line 
Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance, ETA Form 9042A-1 establish a 
format that may be used for filing such petitions.
    Sections 222, 223 and 249 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, 
require the Secretary to issue a determination for groups of workers as 
to their eligibility to apply for TAA. After reviewing all of the 
information obtained for each petition for TAA filed with the 
Department, a determination is issued as to whether the statutory 
criteria for certification are met. The information collected in ETA 
Form 9043a, Business Data Request--Article, ETA Form 9043b, Business 
Data

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Request--Service, ETA Form 9118, Business Information Request, ETA Form 
8562a, Business Customer Survey, ETA form 85622a-1, Business Second 
Tier Customer Survey, ETA form 8562b, Business Bid Survey, will be used 
by the Secretary to determine to what extent, if any, increased imports 
or shifts in either service or production have impacted the petitioning 
worker group.

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 with minor revisions.
    Title: Investigative Data Collections for the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended
    OMB Number: 1205-0342
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Businesses, State, 
Local or Tribal Governments.
    Form(s):
     ETA 9042A, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (1205-
0342), its Spanish translation ETA 9042a (1205-0342), and its On-Line 
version ETA 9042A-1 (1205-0342);
     ETA 9043a, Business Data Request--Article (1205-0342);
     ETA 9043b, Business Data Request--Service (1205-0342);
     ETA 8562a, Business Customer Survey (1205-0342);
     ETA 85622a-1, Business Second Tier Customer Survey (1205-
0342);
     ETA-8562b, Business Bid Survey (1205-0342); and
     ETA 9118, Business Information Request (1205-0342).
    Total Annual Respondents: 6,756.
    Annual Frequency: Once.
    Total Annual Responses: 8,355.
    Average Time per Response: 2.18 Hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,882.
    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 ICR; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

     Signed in Washington, DC, on this 29th day of August, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-21867 Filed 9-5-12; 8:45 am]
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