Comment Request for Information Collection for Contractor Information Gathering, Extension Without Revisions, 70475-70477 [2012-28563]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Contractor Information Gathering, 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 Standard Job Corps Request for Proposal and related contractor information gathering and reporting requirements (expiration date November 30, 2012). DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before January 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Lawrence Lyford, Office of Job Corps, Room N–4507, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3121 (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 877–889– 5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693–3113. Email: lyford.lawrence@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Background Job Corps is the nation’s largest residential, educational, and career technical training program for young Americans. Job Corps was established in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act and currently is authorized by Title I– C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For nearly 50 years, Job Corps has helped prepare nearly 3 million at-risk VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 for success in our nation’s workforce. With 125 centers in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, Job Corps assists students across the nation in attaining academic credentials, including a High School Diploma (HSD) and/or General Educational Development (GED), and career technical training credentials, including industry-recognized certifications, state licensures, and preapprenticeship credentials. Job Corps is a national program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through the National Office of Job Corps and six Regional Offices. DOL awards and administers contracts for the recruiting and screening of new students, center operations, and the placement and transitional support of graduates and former enrollees. Large and small corporations and nonprofit organizations manage and operate 97 Job Corps centers under contractual agreements with DOL. These contract center operators are selected through a competitive procurement process that evaluates potential operators’ technical expertise, proposed costs, past performance, and other factors, in accordance with the Competition in Contracting Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. The remaining 28 Job Corps centers, called Civilian Conservation Centers, are operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, via an interagency agreement. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70475 III. Current Actions The Request for Proposal (RFP) provides potential offerors with the Government’s expectations for the development of proposals to operate Job Corps centers. The proposals developed by offerors in response to the RFP are evaluated in terms of technical factors and costs. These proposals serve as the principal basis for selection of a successful offeror. The operation of the Job Corps program is such that many activities required of contractors must be coordinated with other organizations, both Federal and nonfederal. Most of the information collection requirements of Job Corps center operators stem directly from operational needs or are necessary to ensure compliance with Federal requirements and the terms of the contract. Statistical reports are typically generated from source documents directly by the Federal government, not the contractors. Data is entered directly into a database and reports are generated from the data. Examples of these data include are ETA Forms 2110 (Center Financial Report), 2181 & 2181A (Center Operations Budget), 6–127 (Job Corps Utilization Summary), 6–131A (Disciplinary Discharge), 6–131B (Review Board Hearings), 6–131C (Rights to Appeal), 6–40 (Student Profile), 6–61 (Notice of Termination) and 3–38 (Property Inventory Transcription.) In addition, several forms are provided in Portable Data File (PDF) format. These forms include the 6–125 (Job Corps Health Staff Activity), 6–128 (Job Corps Health Annual Service Costs), 6–112 (Immunization Record), 6–135 (CM Health Record Envelope), 6– 136 (CM Health Record Folder), 6–37 (Inspection Residential & Educational Facilities), 6–38 (Inspection Water Supply Facilities), and 6–39 (Inspection of Waste Treatment Facilities Costs). Type of Review: extension without changes Title: Standard Job Corps Contractor Information Gathering OMB Number: 1205–0219 Affected Public: Business, for profit and not-for-profit institutions, and Tribal governments. Recordkeeping: Center operators are required to keep accurate records on each Job Corps student. All records are required to be maintained on a Job Corps center for five years. The annual burden hours estimated for the preparation of the Standard Center Job Corps Request for Proposal submitted by new and experienced contractors is 16,183 hours. Data collection for the Center Financial and the Center E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70476 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices Operations Budget Reports is made more than quarterly, and is essential to ensure contractor financial compliance Required activity with contractual requirements and to ensure operation of the program. ETA Form No. Number of respondents Submissions per year Total annual submissions Hours per submission Total burden hours Center Financial Report ........................... Center Operations Budget ....................... 2110 2181/2181/A 125 97 12 3 1500 291 1 1 1500 291 Total .................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,791 Center staff members enter data utilizing a personal computer that Required activity transmits the data electronically to a centralized database. Many management ETA Form No. Number of respondents Submissions per year and performance reports are created from this database. Total annual submissions Job Corps Utilization Summary ............... 6–127 125 12 1500 Disciplinary Discharge ............................. Review Board Hearings ........................... Rights to Appeal ...................................... Student Profile ......................................... Notice of Termination ............................... Property Inventory Transcription .............. 6–131A 6–131B 6–131C 6–40 6–61 3–28 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 126 1 1 1 1 1 52 Total .................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ Certain student personnel requirements such as student payroll information, student training and education courses received, student leave, disciplinary actions and medical information are also collected in an electronic information system. The Required activity initial data entry is maintained in the national database and used for multiple reporting purposes, therefore reducing the need to enter the data more than once. The total burden associated with the input of data to data screens is 20,847 hours. ETA Form No. Number of respondents Submissions per year 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 6552 25 25 25 25 25 328 ........................ ........................ 478 Total annual submissions 125 1 Job Corps Health Annual Service Costs Immunization Record ............................... 6–128 6–112 125 71000 1 1 125 71000 CM Health Record Envelope ................... 6–135 71000 1 71000 CM Health Record Folder ........................ Inspection of Residential & Educational Facilities ................................................ Inspection of Waste Treatment Facilities Costs .................................................... 6–136 71000 1 6–37 125 6–39 Inspection Water Supply Facilities ........... Total .................................................. Hours per submission 125 71000 8,875 4 500 0.5 250 23 4 92 130 6–38 125 4 500 1.25 (1hr. 25 min) 1.25 625 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 22,367 31 Total annual submissions Hours per submission 31 3,550 8,875 are required for the operation of a Job Corps center. Required activity ETA Form No. Center Operation Plan ............................. Maintenance ............................................. C/M Welfare ............................................. Annual VST .............................................. Annual Staff Training ............................... Number of respondents ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Jkt 229001 Total burden hours 0.25 (25 min) 0.25 0.05 (5 min) 0.125 (13 min) 0.125 A total of 8,625 burden hours are estimated for the preparation of the Center Operating Plans listed below that 16:24 Nov 23, 2012 25 Major recordkeeping and operational forms listed below that pertain to student and facility administrative matters are provided in PDF forms. The total burden for processing these forms is 38,574 hours. 6–125 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Total burden hours 0.01875 (1 minute) 0.01875 0.01875 0.01875 0.01875 0.01875 0.0275 (3 minutes) Job Corps Health Staff Activity ................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Hours per submission PO 00000 Frm 00065 Submissions per year 125 125 125 125 125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 1 1 1 1 E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 125 125 125 125 125 26NON1 30 5 2 24 1 Total burden hours 3750 625 250 3,000 125 70477 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices Number of respondents Submissions per year Total annual submissions Hours per submission Total burden hours Required activity ETA Form No. Energy Conservation ............................... Outreach .................................................. ........................ ........................ 125 125 1 1 125 125 5 2 625 250 Total .................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 8,625 Total Estimated Burden: 65,651 hours. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): The Office of Job Corps has automated the data collection process for its centers. The Center Information System allows all centers to directly input data into a national database. The maintenance cost associated with the system is estimated to be $2.7 million per year for hardware and software. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintaining): The costs to contractors for accomplishing record keeping requirements are computed by the Federal government annually. While precise costs cannot be identified, at the present time and based on past experience, the annual related costs for contractor staff are estimated to be $992,658, which represents an average cost of $15.12 per hour. 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, on this 3rd day of October, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–28563 Filed 11–23–12; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–81,210] Verso Paper Corporation, Sartell Mill Division, Including On-Site Leased Workers From Securitas Security Services, Manpower, Inc., Banick Logging, Inc., Beck Lumber Company, Bell Timber, Inc., Benson Timber, Inc., Big H Logging, Demenge Trucking & Forest Products, LLC, Dick Walsh Forest Products, Dobbs Logging, Inc., Douglas Hustad Logging, Dukek Logging, Inc.—Dukek Trucking, Inc., Edin Logging, Inc., Enberg Logging Supply, Great Northern Logging, Inc., Gregerson Logging, Haverinen Brothers Logging, Hodgden Logging, Inc., Holden Logging, Hufnagle Forest Resources, LLC, Johnson Timber Harvesting, Inc., Kimball Logging, Inc., Koski Wood Services, Larson Lumber Company, Lovdahl & Sons, LLC, Lundberg Forest Products, Inc., Mccabe Forest Products, Inc., Nelson Brothers Logging, LLC, North Shore Forest Products, Inc., Northern Logging, Inc., Northland Timber Company, Olson Forest Products, Pelland Logging, Inc., Richard Dukek Logging, Inc., Riverdale Environmental Svcs, Inc., Ron Weiss Logging, Inc., Roy Lundmark Company, Sawyer Enterprise, LLC, Sawyer Timber Co., LLP, Shawn Fletcher Trucking, Skoe Lumber Company, Timberline Trucking, Inc., Trout Enterprise, Inc., and Wood Forest Products, Inc. and Including Bryce Kowalzek and Ted Kromy, Sartell, Minnesota; 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 1, 2012, applicable to workers and former workers of Verso Paper Corporation, Sartell Mill Division, Sartell, Minnesota (Verso). The subject firm worker group did not include on-site leased workers. The workers’ firm is engaged in activities related to the production of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 coated mechanical and supercalendered paper for various commercial printing applications. Based on information provided in a later-filed petition, the Department reviewed the certification for Verso. Additional information provided by the company official and the State of Minnesota revealed that the subject worker group includes on-site leased workers from several commercial entities as well as two on-site contractors (Bryce Kowalzek and Ted Kromy). The certification is being amended to reflect this new information. The intent of the Department’s certification is to include all workers of Verso who have met the appropriate TAA criteria. Based on these findings, the Department is amending this certification to include on-site leased workers from Securitas Security Services, Manpower, Inc., Banick Logging, Inc., Beck Lumber Company, Bell Timber, Inc., Benson Timber, Inc., Big H Logging, Demenge Trucking & Forest Products, LLC, Dick Walsh Forest Products, Dobbs Logging, Inc., Douglas Hustad Logging, Dukek Logging, Inc.— Dukek Trucking, Inc., Edin Logging, Inc., Enberg Logging Supply, Great Northern Logging, Inc., Gregerson Logging, Haverinen Brothers Logging, Hodgden Logging, Inc., Holden Logging, Hufnagle Forest Resources, LLC, Johnson Timber Harvesting, Inc., Kimball Logging, Inc., Koski Wood Services, Larson Lumber Company, Lovdahl & Sons, LLC, Lundberg Forest Products, Inc., McCabe Forest Products, Inc., Nelson Brothers Logging LLC, North Shore Forest Products, Inc., Northern Logging, Inc., Northland Timber Company, Olson Forest Products, Pelland Logging, Inc., Richard Dukek Logging, Inc., Riverdale Environmental Services, Inc., Ron Weiss Logging, Inc., Roy Lundmark Company, Sawyer Enterprise, LLC, Sawyer Timber Co., LLP, Shawn Fletcher Trucking, Skoe Lumber Company, Timberline Trucking, Inc., Trout Enterprise, Inc., and Wood Forest Products, Inc., and including two individuals (Bryce Kowalzek and Ted Kromy), Sartell, Minnesota. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Contractor 
Information Gathering, Extension Without Revisions

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public and Federal 
agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)].
    This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in 
the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is 
minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the 
impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly 
assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the 
collection of data about Standard Job Corps Request for Proposal and 
related contractor information gathering and reporting requirements 
(expiration date November 30, 2012).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before January 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Lawrence Lyford, Office of Job 
Corps, Room N-4507, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Telephone number: 202-693-3121 (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 877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-693-3113. Email: 
lyford.lawrence@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Job Corps is the nation's largest residential, educational, and 
career technical training program for young Americans. Job Corps was 
established in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act and currently is 
authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For 
nearly 50 years, Job Corps has helped prepare nearly 3 million at-risk 
young people between the ages of 16 and 24 for success in our nation's 
workforce. With 125 centers in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District 
of Columbia, Job Corps assists students across the nation in attaining 
academic credentials, including a High School Diploma (HSD) and/or 
General Educational Development (GED), and career technical training 
credentials, including industry-recognized certifications, state 
licensures, and pre-apprenticeship credentials.
    Job Corps is a national program administered by the U.S. Department 
of Labor (DOL) through the National Office of Job Corps and six 
Regional Offices. DOL awards and administers contracts for the 
recruiting and screening of new students, center operations, and the 
placement and transitional support of graduates and former enrollees. 
Large and small corporations and nonprofit organizations manage and 
operate 97 Job Corps centers under contractual agreements with DOL. 
These contract center operators are selected through a competitive 
procurement process that evaluates potential operators' technical 
expertise, proposed costs, past performance, and other factors, in 
accordance with the Competition in Contracting Act and the Federal 
Acquisition Regulations. The remaining 28 Job Corps centers, called 
Civilian Conservation Centers, are operated by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture Forest Service, via an interagency agreement.

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

    The Request for Proposal (RFP) provides potential offerors with the 
Government's expectations for the development of proposals to operate 
Job Corps centers. The proposals developed by offerors in response to 
the RFP are evaluated in terms of technical factors and costs. These 
proposals serve as the principal basis for selection of a successful 
offeror. The operation of the Job Corps program is such that many 
activities required of contractors must be coordinated with other 
organizations, both Federal and nonfederal. Most of the information 
collection requirements of Job Corps center operators stem directly 
from operational needs or are necessary to ensure compliance with 
Federal requirements and the terms of the contract.
    Statistical reports are typically generated from source documents 
directly by the Federal government, not the contractors. Data is 
entered directly into a database and reports are generated from the 
data. Examples of these data include are ETA Forms 2110 (Center 
Financial Report), 2181 & 2181A (Center Operations Budget), 6-127 (Job 
Corps Utilization Summary), 6-131A (Disciplinary Discharge), 6-131B 
(Review Board Hearings), 6-131C (Rights to Appeal), 6-40 (Student 
Profile), 6-61 (Notice of Termination) and 3-38 (Property Inventory 
Transcription.)
    In addition, several forms are provided in Portable Data File (PDF) 
format. These forms include the 6-125 (Job Corps Health Staff 
Activity), 6-128 (Job Corps Health Annual Service Costs), 6-112 
(Immunization Record), 6-135 (CM Health Record Envelope), 6-136 (CM 
Health Record Folder), 6-37 (Inspection Residential & Educational 
Facilities), 6-38 (Inspection Water Supply Facilities), and 6-39 
(Inspection of Waste Treatment Facilities Costs).
    Type of Review: extension without changes
    Title: Standard Job Corps Contractor Information Gathering
    OMB Number: 1205-0219
    Affected Public: Business, for profit and not-for-profit 
institutions, and Tribal governments.
    Recordkeeping: Center operators are required to keep accurate 
records on each Job Corps student. All records are required to be 
maintained on a Job Corps center for five years. The annual burden 
hours estimated for the preparation of the Standard Center Job Corps 
Request for Proposal submitted by new and experienced contractors is 
16,183 hours. Data collection for the Center Financial and the Center

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Operations Budget Reports is made more than quarterly, and is essential 
to ensure contractor financial compliance with contractual requirements 
and to ensure operation of the program.

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                                                                             Number of      Submissions    Total annual      Hours per     Total burden
                    Required activity                      ETA Form No.     respondents      per year       submissions     submission         hours
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Center Financial Report.................................            2110             125              12            1500               1            1500
Center Operations Budget................................     2181/2181/A              97               3             291               1             291
                                                                         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,791
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    Center staff members enter data utilizing a personal computer that 
transmits the data electronically to a centralized database. Many 
management and performance reports are created from this database.

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                                                                             Number of      Submissions    Total annual      Hours per     Total burden
                    Required activity                      ETA Form No.     respondents      per year       submissions     submission         hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Job Corps Utilization Summary...........................           6-127             125              12            1500         0.01875              25
                                                                                                                              (1 minute)
Disciplinary Discharge..................................          6-131A            1500               1            1500         0.01875              25
Review Board Hearings...................................          6-131B            1500               1            1500         0.01875              25
Rights to Appeal........................................          6-131C            1500               1            1500         0.01875              25
Student Profile.........................................            6-40            1500               1            1500         0.01875              25
Notice of Termination...................................            6-61            1500               1            1500         0.01875              25
Property Inventory Transcription........................            3-28             126              52            6552          0.0275             328
                                                                                                                             (3 minutes)
                                                                         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             478
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    Certain student personnel requirements such as student payroll 
information, student training and education courses received, student 
leave, disciplinary actions and medical information are also collected 
in an electronic information system. The initial data entry is 
maintained in the national database and used for multiple reporting 
purposes, therefore reducing the need to enter the data more than once. 
The total burden associated with the input of data to data screens is 
20,847 hours.
    Major recordkeeping and operational forms listed below that pertain 
to student and facility administrative matters are provided in PDF 
forms. The total burden for processing these forms is 38,574 hours.

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                                                                             Number of      Submissions    Total annual      Hours per     Total burden
                    Required activity                      ETA Form No.     respondents      per year       submissions     submission         hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Job Corps Health Staff Activity.........................           6-125             125               1             125            0.25              31
                                                                                                                                (25 min)
Job Corps Health Annual Service Costs...................           6-128             125               1             125            0.25              31
Immunization Record.....................................           6-112           71000               1           71000            0.05           3,550
                                                                                                                                 (5 min)
CM Health Record Envelope...............................           6-135           71000               1           71000           0.125           8,875
                                                                                                                                (13 min)
CM Health Record Folder.................................           6-136           71000               1           71000           0.125           8,875
Inspection of Residential & Educational Facilities......            6-37             125               4             500             0.5             250
Inspection of Waste Treatment Facilities Costs..........            6-39              23               4              92            1.25             130
                                                                                                                           (1hr. 25 min)
Inspection Water Supply Facilities......................            6-38             125               4             500            1.25             625
                                                                         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............          22,367
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    A total of 8,625 burden hours are estimated for the preparation of 
the Center Operating Plans listed below that are required for the 
operation of a Job Corps center.

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                                                                             Number of      Submissions    Total annual      Hours per     Total burden
                    Required activity                      ETA Form No.     respondents      per year       submissions     submission         hours
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Center Operation Plan...................................  ..............             125               1             125              30            3750
Maintenance.............................................  ..............             125               1             125               5             625
C/M Welfare.............................................  ..............             125               1             125               2             250
Annual VST..............................................  ..............             125               1             125              24           3,000
Annual Staff Training...................................  ..............             125               1             125               1             125

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Energy Conservation.....................................  ..............             125               1             125               5             625
Outreach................................................  ..............             125               1             125               2             250
                                                                         -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............           8,625
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    Total Estimated Burden: 65,651 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): The Office of Job Corps has 
automated the data collection process for its centers. The Center 
Information System allows all centers to directly input data into a 
national database. The maintenance cost associated with the system is 
estimated to be $2.7 million per year for hardware and software.
    Total Burden Cost (Operating/Maintaining): The costs to contractors 
for accomplishing record keeping requirements are computed by the 
Federal government annually. While precise costs cannot be identified, 
at the present time and based on past experience, the annual related 
costs for contractor staff are estimated to be $992,658, which 
represents an average cost of $15.12 per hour.
    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, on this 3rd day of October, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-28563 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]
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