Comment Request for Information Collection for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form, Extension Without Revisions, 70832-70833 [2012-28736]

Download as PDF 70832 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Final Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption 96–23 for Plan Asset Transactions Determined by InHouse Asset Managers. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0145. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 20. Responses: 40. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,240. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $400,000. Description: This final amendment to PTE 96–23, a class exemption, permits various transactions involving employee benefit plans whose assets are managed by in-house asset managers (INHAMs), provided the conditions of the exemption are met. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) (PRA 95), the Department submitted the information collection request (ICR) included in the Proposed Amendment to PTE 96–23 for Plan Asset Transactions Determined by In-House Asset Managers to OMB for review and clearance at the time the Notice of the proposed exemption was published in the Federal Register (June 14, 2010, 75 FR 33642). OMB approved the amendment under OMB control number 1210–0145, on July 26, 2010. The approval will expire on July 31, 2013. II. Focus of Comments The Department is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collections of information are 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 collections 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICRs for OMB approval of the extension of the information VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: November 16, 2012. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–28464 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form, 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 proposed extension of, with no revisions, data collections using the ETA Form 9117, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form (OMB Control Number 1205–0275). The current expiration date is February 28, 2013. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before January 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Caroline Hertel, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Room N–5428, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3236 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3584. Email: Hertel.Caroline@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The administration of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act), as amended by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA), is the responsibility of the Secretary of Labor. Through agreements (GovernorSecretary Agreements) established with States, States serve as agents of the Department in making payments to workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade and been certified for the TAA Program. Section 241 of the Trade Act provides that: ‘‘the Secretary shall from time to time certify to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to each cooperating state the sums necessary to enable such State as agents of the United States to make payments provided for by this chapter.’’ As such, states may request reserve funds before the Final Distribution to cover the costs of Training, Job Search Allowances, Relocation Allowances, Employment and Case Management Services, and State Administration of these benefits. Reserve funds will be distributed to states in accordance with 20 CFR 618.920 on an as-needed basis in response to reserve fund requests to provide funds to those states that experience large, unexpected layoffs or otherwise have training needs that are not met by their initial allocation. These funds must be requested using the Form ETA–9117 (OMB No. 1205–0275). 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. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension with no revisions. Title: Investigative Data Collections for the Trade Act of 1974, as amended OMB Number: 1205–0275 Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Businesses, State, Local or Tribal Governments. Form(s): ETA 9117, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form (1205–0275). Total Annual Respondents: 25 Annual Frequency: On occasion Total Annual Responses: 25 Average Time per Response: 2 Hours Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0 Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of October, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–28736 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection on the ETA 9048, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity, and the ETA 9049, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes, 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data on the ETA 9048, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity, and the ETA 9049, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes, which expires March 31, 2013. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before January 28, 2013. 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 Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) program allows for the targeting of reemployment services to those most in need of services. The ETA 9048 and ETA 9049 are the only means of tracking the activities in the WPRS program. The ETA 9048 report describes flows of claimants at various points in the WPRS system from initial profiling through the completion of specific reemployment services. The ETA 9049 describes the reemployment experience of profiled claimants who were referred to services by examining the state’s existing wage record files to see in which quarter the individuals who received reemployment services became employed, what wages they earned, and whether they changed industries. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70833 • 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: Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and Outcomes. OMB Number: 1205–0353. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): ETA 9048, ETA9049. Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Total Annual Responses: 424. Average Time per Response: 0.25 Hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 106 Hours. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There is no burden cost for respondents. Signed in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of October, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–28737 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection, Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form, 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 proposed 
extension of, with no revisions, data collections using the ETA Form 
9117, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve Funding Request Form 
(OMB Control Number 1205-0275). The current expiration date is February 
28, 2013.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before January 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Caroline Hertel, Office of Trade 
Adjustment Assistance, Room N-5428, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3236 (this is not a 
toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may 
access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 
202-693-3584. Email: Hertel.Caroline@dol.gov. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the 
office listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The administration of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act), as amended 
by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA), is 
the responsibility of the Secretary of Labor. Through agreements 
(Governor-Secretary Agreements) established with States, States serve 
as agents of the Department in making payments to workers who have lost 
their jobs as a result of foreign trade and been certified for the TAA 
Program. Section 241 of the Trade Act provides that: ``the Secretary 
shall from time to time certify to the Secretary of the Treasury for 
payment to each cooperating state the sums necessary to enable such 
State as agents of the United States to make payments provided for by 
this chapter.''
    As such, states may request reserve funds before the Final 
Distribution to cover the costs of Training, Job Search Allowances, 
Relocation Allowances, Employment and Case Management Services, and 
State Administration of these benefits. Reserve funds will be 
distributed to states in accordance with 20 CFR 618.920 on an as-needed 
basis in response to reserve fund requests to provide funds to those 
states that experience large, unexpected layoffs or otherwise have 
training needs that are not met by their initial allocation. These 
funds must be requested using the Form ETA-9117 (OMB No. 1205-0275).

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.

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III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension with no revisions.
    Title: Investigative Data Collections for the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended
    OMB Number: 1205-0275
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Businesses, State, 
Local or Tribal Governments.
    Form(s): ETA 9117, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reserve 
Funding Request Form (1205-0275).
    Total Annual Respondents: 25
    Annual Frequency: On occasion
    Total Annual Responses: 25
    Average Time per Response: 2 Hours
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and 
Budget approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public 
record.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of October, 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-28736 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]
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