Comment Request for Information Collection for Reemployment Demonstration Grants and Projects, Extension Without Revisions, 57593-57594 [2012-22931]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices Summary of Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Employee Possessor Questionnaire. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 5400.28. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Other: Business or other for-profit. Need for Collection Each employee possessor in the explosives business or operations required to ship transport, receive, or possess (actual or constructive), explosive materials must submit this form. The form will be submitted to ATF to determine whether the person who provided the information is qualified to be an employee possessor in an explosive business. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 10,000 respondents will complete a 20 minute form. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 3,334 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 2E–508, 145 N Street NE., Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–22895 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–FY–P The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until November 19, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Anita Scheddel, Explosives Industry Programs Branch at eipb-informationcollection@atf.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —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 submission of responses. Summary of Information Collection DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Number 1140–0073] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Furnishing of Samples 60-Day notice of information collection under review. ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Furnishing of Samples. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57593 abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit. Other: None. Need for Collection Licensed manufacturers and licensed importers and persons who manufacture or import explosive materials or ammonium nitrate must, when required by the Director, furnish samples of such explosive materials or ammonium nitrate; information on chemical composition of those products; and any other information that the Director determines is relevant to the identification of the ammonium nitrate. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 100 respondents will take 30 minutes to submit the samples. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 50 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 2E–508, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: September 12, 2012. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–22896 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Reemployment Demonstration Grants and Projects, 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)] (PRA). This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 57594 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices 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 reemployment demonstration grants and projects, expiring 10/31/2012. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 19, 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 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–96) provides states with the opportunity to pilot new and innovative strategies to better help connect unemployed Americans with work. Section 2102 of the Extended Benefits, Reemployment, and Program Integrity Improvement Act (Act) enacts a new Section 305 of the Social Security Act (SSA) which allows the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to enter into agreements with up to 10 states that submit applications for approval to conduct demonstration projects to test and evaluate measures to expedite reemployment of certain individuals found eligible for unemployment compensation (UC), or to improve the effectiveness of a state in carrying out its state law with respect to reemployment. Section 305(a)(1), SSA, as enacted, establishes two purposes for which the Secretary may grant approval for states to conduct demonstration projects: (1) To test and evaluate measures designed to expedite the reemployment of individuals who establish a benefit year and are otherwise eligible to receive UC ‘‘under the state law of such state [the state submitting the application]’’; or (2) to improve the effectiveness of a state in carrying out its state law with respect to reemployment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 ETA will provide states with guidance explaining the provisions of the new law, and laying out the application procedure that states must follow in order to be considered for this program. This PRA package consists of several elements: • The guidance explaining the provisions of the new law, and the application process • An application checklist to ensure the submission package is complete • A draft agreement that will serve as the template for each individual state agreement • Draft reporting requirements • Data elements that states must be able to produce for evaluation In addition to Public Law 112–96, collection of data necessary for oversight of the program is authorized under Section 303(a)(6) of the Social Security Act. In order for states to prepare their summary reports and to be in compliance with these new requirements of the law, ETA believes states will need to collect this information from employers. 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: Reemployment Demonstration Grants and Projects. OMB Number: 1205–0492. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 15–12 (https:// wdr.doleta.gov/directives/ corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=8173) and UIPL 15–12, change 1, (https://wdr.doleta.gov/ directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=5913). PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Annual Respondents: 10. Annual Frequency: One time and quarterly. Total Annual Responses: 50. Average Time per Response: 9.66 hours per response (average). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There are no annualized costs to respondents. 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 10th day of September, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–22931 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the ETA 191, Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and ExServicemembers Report, 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 Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and ExServicemembers. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Reemployment 
Demonstration Grants and Projects, 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)] (PRA). This program helps ensure 
that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting 
burden (time and

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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 reemployment demonstration 
grants and projects, expiring 10/31/2012.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 19, 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 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 
112-96) provides states with the opportunity to pilot new and 
innovative strategies to better help connect unemployed Americans with 
work. Section 2102 of the Extended Benefits, Reemployment, and Program 
Integrity Improvement Act (Act) enacts a new Section 305 of the Social 
Security Act (SSA) which allows the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to 
enter into agreements with up to 10 states that submit applications for 
approval to conduct demonstration projects to test and evaluate 
measures to expedite reemployment of certain individuals found eligible 
for unemployment compensation (UC), or to improve the effectiveness of 
a state in carrying out its state law with respect to reemployment.
    Section 305(a)(1), SSA, as enacted, establishes two purposes for 
which the Secretary may grant approval for states to conduct 
demonstration projects: (1) To test and evaluate measures designed to 
expedite the reemployment of individuals who establish a benefit year 
and are otherwise eligible to receive UC ``under the state law of such 
state [the state submitting the application]''; or (2) to improve the 
effectiveness of a state in carrying out its state law with respect to 
reemployment.
    ETA will provide states with guidance explaining the provisions of 
the new law, and laying out the application procedure that states must 
follow in order to be considered for this program. This PRA package 
consists of several elements:

 The guidance explaining the provisions of the new law, and the 
application process
 An application checklist to ensure the submission package is 
complete
 A draft agreement that will serve as the template for each 
individual state agreement
 Draft reporting requirements
 Data elements that states must be able to produce for 
evaluation
    In addition to Public Law 112-96, collection of data necessary for 
oversight of the program is authorized under Section 303(a)(6) of the 
Social Security Act. In order for states to prepare their summary 
reports and to be in compliance with these new requirements of the law, 
ETA believes states will need to collect this information from 
employers.

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: Reemployment Demonstration Grants and Projects.
    OMB Number: 1205-0492.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Form(s): Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 15-12 (https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=8173) and UIPL 15-12, 
change 1, (https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=5913).
    Total Annual Respondents: 10.
    Annual Frequency: One time and quarterly.
    Total Annual Responses: 50.
    Average Time per Response: 9.66 hours per response (average).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There are no annualized 
costs to respondents.
    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 10th day of September, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-22931 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]
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