Agency Information Collection Activities; Continued Collection; Comment Request: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Tracking Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory; Extension Without Revisions, 59421-59423 [2012-23836]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices Pell Grants, and the Department of Education is currently undertaking a major effort to encourage student financial aid administrators to use the discretion available to them in determining if UI beneficiaries are eligible for Pell Grants. Through information dissemination, the Department is encouraging state UI agencies to notify UI beneficiaries that they may qualify for Pell Grants and to give them information about how to apply. States are strongly encouraged to determine if their approved training requirements are appropriate to the current economy. Post-secondary education and training are increasingly important for success in the job market. Periods of unemployment, particularly in the current economic climate, provide opportunities for laid-off workers to develop new skills, so that employers will benefit from a skilled workforce when the economy recovers. In particular, states are asked to consider approval of courses at community colleges with significant job skills components, courses leading to general equivalency degrees, courses in adult basic education, language courses, or other courses of study, including degree and certificate courses that are likely to increase the individual’s longterm employability. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with 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: Pell Grants and the Payment of Unemployment Benefits to Individuals in Approved Training OMB Number: 1205–0473 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Total Respondents: 53 Frequency of Collection: Once per year Total Responses: 53 Average Time per Respondent: 40 hours Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2120 Total Annual Costs Burden: $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 information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, this 20th day of September, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–23810 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Agency Information Collection Activities; Continued Collection; Comment Request: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Tracking Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory; Extension Without Revisions Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on five (5) separate collections of information: (1) VETS 201 entitled ‘‘Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) Tracking Report’’ and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293–0009 and OMB Control No. 1293– 0009; (2) VETS 401 entitled ‘‘Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary’’ and identified by VETS ICR SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59421 No. 1293–0009 and OMB Control No. 1293–0009; (3) VETS 402A/B entitled ‘‘Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report’’ and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293–0009 and OMB Control No. 1293–0009; and (4) VETS 501 entitled ‘‘Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory’’ and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293–0009 and OMB Control No. 1293–0009. The information collection contained in this notice is an extension without revision. VETS is soliciting comments on the continuation of the approved information collections. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by November 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this collection of information by any of the following methods: • By mail to: Joel H. Delofsky, Office of National Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, VETS, 230 South Dearborn, Suite 1064, Chicago, Illinois 60604– 1777. • Electronically to: delofsky.joel@dol. gov. • By fax to: (312) 353–4943 (not a toll free number). All comments should be identified with the OMB Control Number 1293– 0009. Written comments should be limited to 10 pages or fewer. Receipt of comments will not be acknowledged but the sender may request confirmation that a submission has been received by telephoning VETS at (312) 353–4942 or via fax at (312) 353–4943. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel H. Delofsky, Office of National Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, VETS, 230 South Dearborn, Suite 1064, Chicago, Illinois 60604–1777, by email at delofsky.joel@dol.gov or by phone at (312) 353–4942. Copies of the proposed data collection instruments can be obtained from the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. With respect to the continuation of the approved collection of information, VETS is particularly interested in comments on these topics: (1) Whether the continued collection of information is necessary for the proper performance and oversight of the Jobs for Veterans State Grant, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the VETS’ estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with 59422 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices of automated collection techniques, when appropriate and other forms of information technology. II. Comments are requested on one or more of the following ICRs: (1) Title: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) Tracking Report (VETS 201). ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293– 0009, OMB Control No. 1293–0009. ICR status: This ICR is for a continued information collection activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection instrument. Abstract: VETS and the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VA VR&E) share a mutual responsibility for the successful readjustment of disabled veterans into the civilian workforce. Since August 1995, the two Federal Agencies have worked together under a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate and coordinate services provided to veterans and transitioning service members referred to or completing a program of vocational rehabilitation authorized under Title 31, United States Code (hereinafter referred to as the Chapter 31 program). To help Congress understand the status of new initiatives in the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study and released Report Number GAO–07–0120: Disabled Veterans’ Employment—Additional Planning, Monitoring, and Data Collection Efforts Would Improve Assistance. One of the findings encouraged the two agencies ‘‘to collect and assess complete information on the progress of the states in implementing the agreement using well-designed and appropriate methodology * * *.’’ As a result of the GAO recommendations, a Joint Work Group was formed to establish and standardize processes to ensure disabled veterans participating in the Chapter 31 program achieve the ultimate goal of successful career transition and suitable long-term employment. The Joint Work Group refined processes and strengthened the team approach to serving these disabled veterans. Both Agencies jointly implemented the partnership nationally by issuing a Technical Assistance Guide that included a new data collection instrument. The Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31) Tracking Report (VETS 201) is designed to VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 respond to the GAO finding by compiling information on disabled veterans jointly served by the VA, VETS and Jobs for Veterans State Grant recipients. All partners agree to share information exclusively to facilitate job development and placement services for participating veterans. The information is collected only with documented consent from veterans in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable regulations and each agency will provide practical and appropriate safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with applicable regulations and laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and reauthorizations, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The information is collected by the Jobs for Veterans State grant recipient and submitted to the state Director for Veterans’ Employment and Training (DVET) once per Federal fiscal quarter. (2) Title: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary (VETS 401). ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293– 0009, OMB Control No. 1293–0009. ICR status: This ICR is for continued information collection activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection instrument. Abstract: This form is used by Jobs for Veterans State Grant applicants to forecast annual grant spending by subprogram and by Federal fiscal year quarter. The one-page form illustrates a grantee’s annual planned costs across the programs funded under the Jobs for Veterans State Grants. The proposed extension of the single form currently in use accommodates forecasted costs for all programs by Object Class Category and cash needs for each program by quarter. The continued use of this data collection instrument is designed to streamline the collection of data needed and to reduce the current reporting burden on grantees. The information is required to be submitted once per Federal fiscal year as a condition of receiving Jobs for Veterans State Grant funds. Grant recipients are required to submit a revised form to request a modification to their existing grant if the modification affects funding of any program covered by the Jobs for Veterans State Grant. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (3) Title: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report (VETS 402A or B). ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293– 0009, OMB Control No. 1293–0009. ICR status: This ICR is for a continued information collection activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection instrument. Abstract: 38 U.S.C. 4102A(b)(5) requires the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training (ASVET) to make funds available to each State to staff and support multiple programs under the Jobs for Veterans State Grant: DVOP, LVER, and Performance Incentive Awards. The ASVET is also legislatively required to monitor and supervise the distribution and use of these funds on a continuing basis. The Expenditure Detail Report (EDR) (VETS 402A or B) is used by Jobs for Veterans State Grant recipients to detail total expenditures by funding source to supplement the quarterly Federal Financial Report (FFR) which is used to report total grant spending and draw down of funds. To accommodate differences in States’ accounting systems, two separate versions of the self-calculating EDR allow States to report either quarterly (VETS 402A) or cumulative expenditures (VETS 402B) each quarter. The EDR (VETS 402A or B) effectively cross-walks to both the FFR and the Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary (VETS 401) that details projected funding needs for each separate program awarded to States through the Jobs for Veterans State Grant. VETS collects and compiles the EDR (VETS 402A or B) information to effectively monitor the use of Jobs for Veterans State Grant funds for each separate program purpose in accordance with the regulations at Title 29, § 97.41 a.3. The EDR requires States to report total expenditures for each funding source as well as the amounts expended for Personal Services and Personnel Benefits for each program. As a condition of receiving Jobs for Veterans State Grant funds, grantees are required to submit the EDR (VETS 402A or B) once per Federal fiscal quarter, including a fifth quarter if funds are obligated or expended in the quarter following the end of the fiscal year (when authorized in the annual appropriation). Any adjustments needed to reconcile funds reported for that E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices quarter may be submitted separately in a final VETS 402 report due the following quarter. (4) Title: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory (VETS 501). ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293– 0009, OMB Control No. 1293–0009. ICR status: This ICR is for a continued information collection activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection instrument. Abstract: Jobs for Veterans State Grant applicants and grantees use the Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory (VETS 501) to satisfy two grant requirements. First, grant applicants satisfy an assurance required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and implemented at 34 CFR Part 85, §§ 85.605 and 85.610 by listing the locations where grant-funded staff will be assigned. Second, grantees fulfill a requirement set forth in 38 U.S.C. Chapter 41 as amended by Section 103(a) of Public Law 111–275 by providing the name, assignment as a DVOP specialist or LVER, assignment as half-time or full-time, and date appointed to current position for all staff funded in whole or in part by the Jobs for Veterans State Grant. As amended, the statute requires each DVOP specialist and LVER to complete specialized training provided by the National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) within 18 months of assignment if appointed on or after October 13, 2010. The proposed data collection instrument is designed to streamline the requirement for staffing information and to minimize the reporting burden on grantees. The information is required to be submitted once per Federal fiscal year as a condition of receiving Jobs for Veterans State Grant funds. Grantees will identify changes to staff assignments, if applicable, for each of the four Federal fiscal quarters and when requesting a modification to their existing grant if the modification affects staffing assignments. Affected Public: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Applicants/Recipients (54); DVOP specialists and LVER staff (2,034) Estimated Annual Burden: (a) VETS 201: 16,000 Hours (b) VETS 401: 79.5 Hours (c) VETS 402A/B: 1,168 Hours (d) VETS 501: 106 Hours Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 (a) VETS 201 (Proposed): 2 Hours, Range 1–3 Hours (b) VETS 401 (Proposed): 1.5 Hours, Range 1–2 Hours (c) VETS 402A or B (Proposed): 2 Hours, Range 1–3 Hours (d) VETS 501 (Proposed): 2 Hours, Range 1–3 Hours Frequency of Response: Annually and/or Quarterly. Estimated Number of Respondents: (a) VETS 201: 57 (b) VETS 401: 54 (c) VETS 402A or B: 54 (d) VETS 501: 54 Total Annualized Capital/startup costs: $0. Total Initial Annual Costs: $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the agency’s request for OMB approval of the information collection request. Comments will become a matter of public record. Dated in Washington, DC, this 24th day of September 2012. Ruth M. Samardick, Director of National Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–23836 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–79–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–67902; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2012–23] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Order Granting Approval of a Proposed Rule Change Amending the Members’ Schedule of NYSE Amex Options LLC in Order To Reflect Changes to the Capital Structure of the Company September 21, 2012. I. Introduction On July 25, 2012, NYSE MKT LLC (‘‘NYSE MKT’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend the Members’ Schedule (as defined herein) of NYSE Amex Options LLC to reflect changes to the capital structure of the company. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on August 7, 2012.3 The Commission received no comments on 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67569 (August 1, 2012), 77 FR 47138. 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59423 the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change. II. Description of the Proposal NYSE Amex Options LLC (‘‘Company’’) was formed as a joint venture between NYSE MKT 4 and its corporate parent NYSE Euronext, and seven firms, for the purpose of operating an options platform as a facility of NYSE MKT. The seven firms, which are referred to in the joint venture’s operating documents as ‘‘Founding Firms,’’ are: Banc of America Strategic Investments Corporation (‘‘BAML’’), Barclays Electronic Commerce Holdings Inc. (‘‘Barclays’’), Citadel Securities LLC (‘‘Citadel’’), Citigroup Financial Strategies, Inc. (‘‘Citigroup’’), Goldman, Sachs & Co. (‘‘Goldman Sachs’’), Datek Online Management Corp. (‘‘TD Ameritrade’’) and UBS Americas Inc. (‘‘UBS’’). Collectively, NYSE MKT and the Founding Firms are ‘‘Members’’ of the Company. Their respective ownership interests are set forth in a schedule (‘‘Members’ Schedule’’) to the Company’s LLC Agreement, dated as of June 29, 2011.5 The amount of each Member’s ownership is represented by limited liability interests in the Company (‘‘Common Interests’’). The LLC Agreement designates two types of Member, Class A Member and Class B Member, and the different classes of Members hold corresponding classes of Interests, i.e., Class A Common Interests and Class B Common Interests. Although both classes of Common Interests entitle Members to some measure of voting and economic entitlements, the two classes of Common Interests are not fungible. Members’ voting and economic entitlements are determined by reference to: (1) Each Member’s holdings of Common Interests, and (2) the aggregate economic and voting power of the Class A Members relative to the Class B Members. Under the Members’ Schedule attached to the LLC Agreement dated as of June 29, 2011, NYSE MKT was the only Class A Member and therefore the only Member that held Class A Common Interests. The Founding Firms were designated Class B Members, each 4 At the time it entered into the joint venture, NYSE MKT was referred to as NYSE Amex LLC. On May 14, 2012, NYSE Amex LLC filed a proposed rule change under Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A), to change its name to NYSE MKT LLC. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67037 (May 21, 2012), 77 FR 31415 (May 25, 2012) (SR–NYSEAmex–2012–32). 5 In addition to the LLC Agreement, the Company is governed by an agreement among the Members, the Company and NYSE Euronext (‘‘Members Agreement’’), also dated as of June 29, 2011. E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Veterans' Employment and Training Service


Agency Information Collection Activities; Continued Collection; 
Comment Request: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Tracking 
Report; Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary; Jobs 
for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report; Jobs for Veterans 
State Grant Staffing Directory; Extension Without Revisions

AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of 
Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is 
announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection 
of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the 
Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and 
to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This 
notice solicits comments on five (5) separate collections of 
information: (1) VETS 201 entitled ``Vocational Rehabilitation and 
Employment (Chapter 31) Tracking Report'' and identified by VETS ICR 
No. 1293-0009 and OMB Control No. 1293-0009; (2) VETS 401 entitled 
``Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary'' and 
identified by VETS ICR No. 1293-0009 and OMB Control No. 1293-0009; (3) 
VETS 402A/B entitled ``Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail 
Report'' and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293-0009 and OMB Control No. 
1293-0009; and (4) VETS 501 entitled ``Jobs for Veterans State Grant 
Staffing Directory'' and identified by VETS ICR No. 1293-0009 and OMB 
Control No. 1293-0009. The information collection contained in this 
notice is an extension without revision. VETS is soliciting comments on 
the continuation of the approved information collections.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on this collection of information by any of 
the following methods:
     By mail to: Joel H. Delofsky, Office of National Programs, 
U.S. Department of Labor, VETS, 230 South Dearborn, Suite 1064, 
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1777.
     Electronically to: delofsky.joel@dol.gov.
     By fax to: (312) 353-4943 (not a toll free number).
    All comments should be identified with the OMB Control Number 1293-
0009. Written comments should be limited to 10 pages or fewer. Receipt 
of comments will not be acknowledged but the sender may request 
confirmation that a submission has been received by telephoning VETS at 
(312) 353-4942 or via fax at (312) 353-4943.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Joel H. Delofsky, Office of National Programs, U.S. Department of 
Labor, VETS, 230 South Dearborn, Suite 1064, Chicago, Illinois 60604-
1777, by email at delofsky.joel@dol.gov or by phone at (312) 353-4942. 
Copies of the proposed data collection instruments can be obtained from 
the contact listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. With respect to the continuation of the approved collection of 
information, VETS is particularly interested in comments on these 
topics:
    (1) Whether the continued collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance and oversight of the Jobs for Veterans State 
Grant, including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of the VETS' estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use

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of automated collection techniques, when appropriate and other forms of 
information technology.
    II. Comments are requested on one or more of the following ICRs:
    (1) Title: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) 
Tracking Report (VETS 201).
    ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293-0009, OMB Control No. 1293-0009.
    ICR status: This ICR is for a continued information collection 
activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS 
information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection 
instrument.
    Abstract: VETS and the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational 
Rehabilitation and Employment (VA VR&E) share a mutual responsibility 
for the successful readjustment of disabled veterans into the civilian 
workforce. Since August 1995, the two Federal Agencies have worked 
together under a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate and 
coordinate services provided to veterans and transitioning service 
members referred to or completing a program of vocational 
rehabilitation authorized under Title 31, United States Code 
(hereinafter referred to as the Chapter 31 program).
    To help Congress understand the status of new initiatives in the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, the Government Accountability Office 
(GAO) conducted a study and released Report Number GAO-07-0120: 
Disabled Veterans' Employment--Additional Planning, Monitoring, and 
Data Collection Efforts Would Improve Assistance. One of the findings 
encouraged the two agencies ``to collect and assess complete 
information on the progress of the states in implementing the agreement 
using well-designed and appropriate methodology * * *.''
    As a result of the GAO recommendations, a Joint Work Group was 
formed to establish and standardize processes to ensure disabled 
veterans participating in the Chapter 31 program achieve the ultimate 
goal of successful career transition and suitable long-term employment. 
The Joint Work Group refined processes and strengthened the team 
approach to serving these disabled veterans. Both Agencies jointly 
implemented the partnership nationally by issuing a Technical 
Assistance Guide that included a new data collection instrument.
    The Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31) Tracking 
Report (VETS 201) is designed to respond to the GAO finding by 
compiling information on disabled veterans jointly served by the VA, 
VETS and Jobs for Veterans State Grant recipients. All partners agree 
to share information exclusively to facilitate job development and 
placement services for participating veterans. The information is 
collected only with documented consent from veterans in accordance with 
the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable regulations and each 
agency will provide practical and appropriate safeguards to protect 
Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with applicable 
regulations and laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 
1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and reauthorizations, and Title 
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    The information is collected by the Jobs for Veterans State grant 
recipient and submitted to the state Director for Veterans' Employment 
and Training (DVET) once per Federal fiscal quarter.
    (2) Title: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information Summary 
(VETS 401).
    ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293-0009, OMB Control No. 1293-0009.
    ICR status: This ICR is for continued information collection 
activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS 
information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection 
instrument.
    Abstract: This form is used by Jobs for Veterans State Grant 
applicants to forecast annual grant spending by subprogram and by 
Federal fiscal year quarter. The one-page form illustrates a grantee's 
annual planned costs across the programs funded under the Jobs for 
Veterans State Grants. The proposed extension of the single form 
currently in use accommodates forecasted costs for all programs by 
Object Class Category and cash needs for each program by quarter.
    The continued use of this data collection instrument is designed to 
streamline the collection of data needed and to reduce the current 
reporting burden on grantees. The information is required to be 
submitted once per Federal fiscal year as a condition of receiving Jobs 
for Veterans State Grant funds. Grant recipients are required to submit 
a revised form to request a modification to their existing grant if the 
modification affects funding of any program covered by the Jobs for 
Veterans State Grant.
    (3) Title: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Expenditure Detail Report 
(VETS 402A or B).
    ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293-0009, OMB Control No. 1293-0009.
    ICR status: This ICR is for a continued information collection 
activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS 
information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection 
instrument.
    Abstract: 38 U.S.C. 4102A(b)(5) requires the Assistant Secretary of 
Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training (ASVET) to make funds 
available to each State to staff and support multiple programs under 
the Jobs for Veterans State Grant: DVOP, LVER, and Performance 
Incentive Awards. The ASVET is also legislatively required to monitor 
and supervise the distribution and use of these funds on a continuing 
basis.
    The Expenditure Detail Report (EDR) (VETS 402A or B) is used by 
Jobs for Veterans State Grant recipients to detail total expenditures 
by funding source to supplement the quarterly Federal Financial Report 
(FFR) which is used to report total grant spending and draw down of 
funds. To accommodate differences in States' accounting systems, two 
separate versions of the self-calculating EDR allow States to report 
either quarterly (VETS 402A) or cumulative expenditures (VETS 402B) 
each quarter. The EDR (VETS 402A or B) effectively cross-walks to both 
the FFR and the Jobs for Veterans State Grant Budget Information 
Summary (VETS 401) that details projected funding needs for each 
separate program awarded to States through the Jobs for Veterans State 
Grant.
    VETS collects and compiles the EDR (VETS 402A or B) information to 
effectively monitor the use of Jobs for Veterans State Grant funds for 
each separate program purpose in accordance with the regulations at 
Title 29, Sec.  97.41 a.3. The EDR requires States to report total 
expenditures for each funding source as well as the amounts expended 
for Personal Services and Personnel Benefits for each program. As a 
condition of receiving Jobs for Veterans State Grant funds, grantees 
are required to submit the EDR (VETS 402A or B) once per Federal fiscal 
quarter, including a fifth quarter if funds are obligated or expended 
in the quarter following the end of the fiscal year (when authorized in 
the annual appropriation). Any adjustments needed to reconcile funds 
reported for that

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quarter may be submitted separately in a final VETS 402 report due the 
following quarter.
    (4) Title: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory (VETS 
501).
    ICR numbers: VETS ICR No. 1293-0009, OMB Control No. 1293-0009.
    ICR status: This ICR is for a continued information collection 
activity. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for VETS 
information collections are displayed on the applicable data collection 
instrument.
    Abstract: Jobs for Veterans State Grant applicants and grantees use 
the Jobs for Veterans State Grant Staffing Directory (VETS 501) to 
satisfy two grant requirements. First, grant applicants satisfy an 
assurance required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and 
implemented at 34 CFR Part 85, Sec. Sec.  85.605 and 85.610 by listing 
the locations where grant-funded staff will be assigned. Second, 
grantees fulfill a requirement set forth in 38 U.S.C. Chapter 41 as 
amended by Section 103(a) of Public Law 111-275 by providing the name, 
assignment as a DVOP specialist or LVER, assignment as half-time or 
full-time, and date appointed to current position for all staff funded 
in whole or in part by the Jobs for Veterans State Grant. As amended, 
the statute requires each DVOP specialist and LVER to complete 
specialized training provided by the National Veterans' Training 
Institute (NVTI) within 18 months of assignment if appointed on or 
after October 13, 2010.
    The proposed data collection instrument is designed to streamline 
the requirement for staffing information and to minimize the reporting 
burden on grantees. The information is required to be submitted once 
per Federal fiscal year as a condition of receiving Jobs for Veterans 
State Grant funds. Grantees will identify changes to staff assignments, 
if applicable, for each of the four Federal fiscal quarters and when 
requesting a modification to their existing grant if the modification 
affects staffing assignments.
    Affected Public: Jobs for Veterans State Grant Applicants/
Recipients (54); DVOP specialists and LVER staff (2,034)
    Estimated Annual Burden:

(a) VETS 201: 16,000 Hours
(b) VETS 401: 79.5 Hours
(c) VETS 402A/B: 1,168 Hours
(d) VETS 501: 106 Hours

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:

(a) VETS 201 (Proposed): 2 Hours, Range 1-3 Hours
(b) VETS 401 (Proposed): 1.5 Hours, Range 1-2 Hours
(c) VETS 402A or B (Proposed): 2 Hours, Range 1-3 Hours
(d) VETS 501 (Proposed): 2 Hours, Range 1-3 Hours

    Frequency of Response: Annually and/or Quarterly.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

(a) VETS 201: 57
(b) VETS 401: 54
(c) VETS 402A or B: 54
(d) VETS 501: 54

    Total Annualized Capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Initial Annual Costs: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the agency's request for OMB approval of the 
information collection request. Comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated in Washington, DC, this 24th day of September 2012.
Ruth M. Samardick,
Director of National Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-23836 Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
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