Comment Request for Information Collection for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Management Information and Reporting System; Extension With Revisions, 59224-59225 [2012-23602]

Download as PDF 59224 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / Notices proposed CPA Sale 227. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 556.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to Section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides affected States the opportunity to review the Proposed NOS. The Proposed NOS sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals. DATES: Affected States may comment on the size, timing, and location of proposed CPA Sale 227 within 60 days following their receipt of the Proposed NOS. The Final NOS will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is currently scheduled for March 20, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed NOS for CPA Sale 227 and a ‘‘Proposed Notice of Sale Package’’ containing information essential to potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, Gulf of Mexico Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. Telephone: (504) 736– 2519. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Dixon, Leasing Division Chief, Donna.Dixon@boem.gov. Dated: September 18, 2012. Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2012–23689 Filed 9–24–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Management Information and Reporting System; Extension With 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 the WIA Management Information and Reporting System (OMB Control No. 1205–0420, expiring 12/31/2012). This reporting system contains the individual record files on the WIA Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, and National Emergency Grant programs, the quarterly and annual reports on those programs (ETA 9090 and ETA 9091), as well as the customer satisfaction survey information reported by statutory measure States. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Karen Staha, Office of Policy Development and Research, Room N– 5641, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–2917 (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– 2766. Email: Staha.Karen@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The accuracy, reliability, and comparability of program reports submitted by states using Federal funds are fundamental elements of good public administration, and are necessary tools for maintaining and demonstrating system integrity. The use of a standard set of data elements, definitions, and specifications at all levels of the workforce system helps improve the quality of performance information that is received by the Department. The common performance measures are an integral part of the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) performance accountability system, and ETA will continue to collect from grantees the data on program activities, participants, and outcomes that are necessary for program management and to convey full and accurate information PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on the performance of workforce programs to policymakers and stakeholders. There are three sets of changes that are being requested in the extension with revisions to the WIA Management Information and Reporting System. The first are changes to the Workforce Investment Act Standardized Record Data (WIASRD). The second are changes to the quarterly reports (ETA 9090), and the third are changes to the annual report (ETA 9091). ETA is seeking to make two fundamental changes to the WIASRD. The first is to collect the information quarterly as opposed to annually. This quarterly collection was approved under 1205–0474; however, ETA is seeking to consolidate that collection into this collection as it contains the annual WIASRD. The aggregate American Recovery and Reinvestment Act monthly reports and the quarterly WIASRD collections were approved in 2009 and expired on 1/31/2012. The annual WIASRD collection will no longer be required as it is identical to the 4th quarter WIASRD file. Currently, ETA has separate approvals to collect the quarterly and annual WIASRD files even though the 4th quarter file is the same data file as the annual WIASRD. The second change to the WIASRD is the structure of the file. ETA is requesting permission to modify the WIASRD layout so as to make it completely compatible with the Workforce Investment Streamlined Reporting (WISPR) System individual record layout. The modified WIASRD layout will utilize the exact same variable definitions and data structures as the WISPR individual record layout rendering full scale WISPR implementation much more straightforward and less costly, should that occur at some point in the future. WISPR compatibility also has the advantage of collecting the veterans information necessary for reporting on priority of service for veterans, as well as for monitoring the performance of the Gold Card Initiative, TAP services, and post-9/11 veterans served under WIA. 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, E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / Notices 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. 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘International Training Application.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. III. Current Actions Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before November 26, 2012. DATES: Type of Review: Extension with revisions. Title: WIA Management Information and Reporting System. OMB Number: 1205–0420. Affected Public: State governments. Form(s): ETA–9090 and ETA–9091. Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Total Annual Responses: 530. Average Time per Response: 959.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 508,547. 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 OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, this 13th day of September 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2012–23602 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 Send comments to Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amelia Vogel, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The BLS is one of the largest labor statistics organizations in the world and has provided international training since 1945. Each year, the BLS Division of International Technical Cooperation (DITC) conducts seminars of 1 to 2 weeks duration at its training facilities in Washington, DC. In addition to the annual international seminars, DITC provides technical assistance upon request and organizes visits to the BLS for many international visitors each year. The seminars bring together statisticians, economists, analysts, and other data producers and users from countries all over the world. Each seminar is designed to strengthen the participants’ ability to collect and analyze economic and labor statistics. 59225 III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • 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. • 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. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: International Training Application. OMB Number: 1220–0179. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 100. Frequency: On occasion. Total Responses: 100. Average Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 34 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. 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 also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of September 2012. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. II. Current Action [FR Doc. 2012–23683 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the proposed extension of the International Training Application. Continuing the existing collection will allow the BLS to continue to conduct international seminars. No questions have been added or deleted on the form since the last Office of Management and Budget approval in 2009. BILLING CODE 4510–24–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for the Workforce 
Investment Act (WIA) Management Information and Reporting System; 
Extension With 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 collection of 
data about the WIA Management Information and Reporting System (OMB 
Control No. 1205-0420, expiring 12/31/2012). This reporting system 
contains the individual record files on the WIA Adult, Dislocated 
Worker, Youth, and National Emergency Grant programs, the quarterly and 
annual reports on those programs (ETA 9090 and ETA 9091), as well as 
the customer satisfaction survey information reported by statutory 
measure States.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Karen Staha, Office of Policy 
Development and Research, Room N-5641, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-2917 (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: 
202-693-2766. Email: Staha.Karen@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the 
office listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The accuracy, reliability, and comparability of program reports 
submitted by states using Federal funds are fundamental elements of 
good public administration, and are necessary tools for maintaining and 
demonstrating system integrity. The use of a standard set of data 
elements, definitions, and specifications at all levels of the 
workforce system helps improve the quality of performance information 
that is received by the Department. The common performance measures are 
an integral part of the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) 
performance accountability system, and ETA will continue to collect 
from grantees the data on program activities, participants, and 
outcomes that are necessary for program management and to convey full 
and accurate information on the performance of workforce programs to 
policymakers and stakeholders.
    There are three sets of changes that are being requested in the 
extension with revisions to the WIA Management Information and 
Reporting System. The first are changes to the Workforce Investment Act 
Standardized Record Data (WIASRD). The second are changes to the 
quarterly reports (ETA 9090), and the third are changes to the annual 
report (ETA 9091).
    ETA is seeking to make two fundamental changes to the WIASRD. The 
first is to collect the information quarterly as opposed to annually. 
This quarterly collection was approved under 1205-0474; however, ETA is 
seeking to consolidate that collection into this collection as it 
contains the annual WIASRD. The aggregate American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act monthly reports and the quarterly WIASRD collections 
were approved in 2009 and expired on 1/31/2012. The annual WIASRD 
collection will no longer be required as it is identical to the 4th 
quarter WIASRD file. Currently, ETA has separate approvals to collect 
the quarterly and annual WIASRD files even though the 4th quarter file 
is the same data file as the annual WIASRD. The second change to the 
WIASRD is the structure of the file. ETA is requesting permission to 
modify the WIASRD layout so as to make it completely compatible with 
the Workforce Investment Streamlined Reporting (WISPR) System 
individual record layout. The modified WIASRD layout will utilize the 
exact same variable definitions and data structures as the WISPR 
individual record layout rendering full scale WISPR implementation much 
more straightforward and less costly, should that occur at some point 
in the future. WISPR compatibility also has the advantage of collecting 
the veterans information necessary for reporting on priority of service 
for veterans, as well as for monitoring the performance of the Gold 
Card Initiative, TAP services, and post-9/11 veterans served under WIA.

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,

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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 revisions.
    Title: WIA Management Information and Reporting System.
    OMB Number: 1205-0420.
    Affected Public: State governments.
    Form(s): ETA-9090 and ETA-9091.
    Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Annual Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Annual Responses: 530.
    Average Time per Response: 959.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 508,547.
    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 OMB approval of the ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, this 13th day of September 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2012-23602 Filed 9-25-12; 8:45 am]
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