Comment Request for Information Collection, Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training, Extension Without Revisions, 70833-70835 [2012-28738]

Download as PDF 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 70834 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about Title 29 CFR Part 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training, Complaint Form—Equal Employment Opportunity In Apprenticeship Programs, ETA–9039 which expires on 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 John V. Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Room N–5311, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–2796 (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– 3799. Email: oa.administrator@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 National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (Act), Section 50 (29 U.S.C. 50), authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) ‘‘to formulate and promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, to extend the application of such standards by encouraging the inclusion thereof in contracts of apprenticeship, to bring together employers and labor for the formulation of programs of apprenticeship, to cooperate with State agencies engaged in the formulation and promotion of standards of apprenticeship, and to cooperate with the Secretary of Education in accordance with Section 17 of Title 20.’’ Section 50a of the Act authorizes the Secretary to ‘‘publish information relating to existing and proposed labor standards of apprenticeship,’’ and to ‘‘appoint national advisory committees * * *’’ (29 U.S.C. 50a). Title 29 CFR Part 30 sets forth policies and procedures to promote equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with the Department and recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies. These policies and procedures apply to recruitment and selection of apprentices, and to all conditions of employment and training during apprenticeship. The procedures provide for review of apprenticeship programs, for registering apprenticeship programs, for processing complaints, and for deregistering non-complying apprenticeship programs. This part also provides policies and procedures for continuation or withdrawal of recognition of State agencies which register apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes. The Complaint Form—Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, ETA Form 9039, is used by applicants and/or apprentices to file a complaint of discrimination with the Department. Since this form expires on February 28, 2013, ETA is seeking an extension of this form without revisions. 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: Title 29 CFR Part 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training. OMB Number: 1205–0224. Affected Public: Applicants, Apprentices, Sponsors, State Apprenticeship Agencies or Councils, Tribal Governments. Form(s): ETA Form 9039. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.00. Data collection activity Number of respondents Frequency Total responses 30.3 ......................... 760 New program sponsors with 5 or less apprentices in their programs. 87 New program sponsors with 5 or more apprentices in their programs. 2,700 Active program sponsors with 5 or more apprentices. 50 Existing list of eligibles and public notice. 23,600 Active program sponsors ......... 27 State Agencies ................................ 23,600 Active program sponsors ......... 1-time basis .......... 760 ........................ 12 ⁄ hr./Sponsors ..... 380 1-time basis .......... 87 .......................... 1 hr./Sponsors ...... 87 1-time basis .......... 2,700 ..................... 12 ⁄ hr./Sponsors ..... 1,350 1-time basis .......... 50 .......................... 5 hrs./Sponsors ..... 250 1-time/program ...... On occasion .......... 1 time .................... 23,600 ................... 13,160 ................... 23,600 ................... 393 1,097 ........................ ETA 9039 EEO Complaint Form. 30.15 ....................... 30.19 ....................... 50 Applicants/Apprentices .................... 1-time basis .......... 50 .......................... 1 min./Sponsors .... 5 min./Sponsors .... Handout Complaint Procedures. 1⁄2 hr. ..................... 30 State Agencies ................................ 27 State Agencies ................................ 1-time .................... Varies .................... Completed In 1978 ............................... ............................... ............................... ........................ ........................ Totals ............... 23,676 .................................................. ............................... 40,407 ................... ............................... 3,582 30.4 ......................... 30.5 ......................... 30.6 ......................... wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with 30.8 ......................... 30.8 ......................... 30.11 ....................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM Average time per response 27NON1 Burden hours 25 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices Total Respondents: 23,677 = (23,600 Program Sponsors + 27 State Agencies + 50 Applicants/Apprentices). 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. Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 3rd day of October, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2012–28738 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice . wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with is issued in accordance with 51 U.S.C. 20144(c). The 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge is scheduled and teams that wish to compete may register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation. The 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge is a prize competition designed to encourage development of new technologies or application of existing technologies in unique ways to create robots that can autonomously seek out samples and return to a designated point in a set time period. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) of Worcester, Massachusetts administers the Challenge for NASA. NASA is providing the prize purse. DATES: 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge will be held June 4–7, 2013. ADDRESSES: 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge will be conducted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To register for or get additional information regarding the 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge, please visit: http://challenge. wpi.edu. For general information on the NASA Centennial Challenges Program please visit: www.nasa.gov/challenges. General questions and comments regarding the program should be addressed to Dr. Larry Cooper, Centennial Challenges Program, NASA Headquarters 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC, 20546– 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 Summary SUMMARY: Autonomous robot rovers will seek out samples and return them to a designated point in a set time period. Samples will be randomly placed throughout the roving area. They may be placed close to obstacles, both movable and immovable. Robots will be required to navigate over unknown terrain, around obstacles, and in varied lighting conditions to identify, retrieve, and return these samples. Winners will be determined based on the number of samples returned to the designated collection point as well as the value assigned to the samples. The total Sample Return Robot Challenge purse is $1,500,000 (one million five hundred thousand U.S. dollars). Prizes will be offered for entries that meet specific requirements detailed in the Rules. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 ACTION: I. Prize Amounts Centennial Challenges 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge NOTICE: (12–103). SUMMARY: This notice 0001. Email address: larry.p.cooper@ nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 70835 II. Eligibility To be eligible to win a prize, competitors must (1) register and comply with all requirements in the rules and team agreement; (2) in the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and (3) shall not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment. III. Rules The complete rules and team agreement for the 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge can be found at: http://challenge.wpi.edu Dated: November 20, 2012. Michael J. Gazarik, Director, Space Technology Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–28732 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). DATES: Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before December 27, 2012. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare appraisal memorandums that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. These, too, may be requested and will be provided once the appraisal is completed. Requesters will be given 30 days to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Management Services (ACNR) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACNR), 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. FAX: 301–837–3698. Requesters must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency which submitted the schedule, and must provide a mailing address. Those who desire appraisal reports should so indicate in their request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records Management Services (ACNR), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001. Telephone: 301–837–1799. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year Federal agencies create billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control this E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection, Equal Employment 
Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training, 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

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the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly 
assessed.
    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of 
data about Title 29 CFR Part 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in 
Apprenticeship and Training, Complaint Form--Equal Employment 
Opportunity In Apprenticeship Programs, ETA-9039 which expires on 
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 John V. Ladd, Administrator, 
Office of Apprenticeship, Room N-5311, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-2796 (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: 
202-693-3799. Email: oa.administrator@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 National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (Act), Section 50 (29 
U.S.C. 50), authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
``to formulate and promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary 
to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, to extend the application of 
such standards by encouraging the inclusion thereof in contracts of 
apprenticeship, to bring together employers and labor for the 
formulation of programs of apprenticeship, to cooperate with State 
agencies engaged in the formulation and promotion of standards of 
apprenticeship, and to cooperate with the Secretary of Education in 
accordance with Section 17 of Title 20.'' Section 50a of the Act 
authorizes the Secretary to ``publish information relating to existing 
and proposed labor standards of apprenticeship,'' and to ``appoint 
national advisory committees * * *'' (29 U.S.C. 50a).
    Title 29 CFR Part 30 sets forth policies and procedures to promote 
equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with the 
Department and recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies. These policies 
and procedures apply to recruitment and selection of apprentices, and 
to all conditions of employment and training during apprenticeship. The 
procedures provide for review of apprenticeship programs, for 
registering apprenticeship programs, for processing complaints, and for 
deregistering non-complying apprenticeship programs. This part also 
provides policies and procedures for continuation or withdrawal of 
recognition of State agencies which register apprenticeship programs 
for Federal purposes.
    The Complaint Form--Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship 
Programs, ETA Form 9039, is used by applicants and/or apprentices to 
file a complaint of discrimination with the Department. Since this form 
expires on February 28, 2013, ETA is seeking an extension of this form 
without revisions.

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: Title 29 CFR Part 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in 
Apprenticeship and Training.
    OMB Number: 1205-0224.
    Affected Public: Applicants, Apprentices, Sponsors, State 
Apprenticeship Agencies or Councils, Tribal Governments.
    Form(s): ETA Form 9039.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.00.

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     Data collection  activity          Number of respondents            Frequency            Total responses            response          Burden hours
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30.3...............................  760 New program sponsors     1-time basis..........  760...................  \1/2\ hr./Sponsors....             380
                                      with 5 or less apprentices
                                      in their programs.
30.4...............................  87 New program sponsors      1-time basis..........  87....................  1 hr./Sponsors........              87
                                      with 5 or more apprentices
                                      in their programs.
30.5...............................  2,700 Active program         1-time basis..........  2,700.................  \1/2\ hr./Sponsors....           1,350
                                      sponsors with 5 or more
                                      apprentices.
30.6...............................  50 Existing list of          1-time basis..........  50....................  5 hrs./Sponsors.......             250
                                      eligibles and public
                                      notice.
30.8...............................  23,600 Active program        1-time/program........  23,600................  1 min./Sponsors.......             393
                                      sponsors.
30.8...............................  27 State Agencies..........  On occasion...........  13,160................  5 min./Sponsors.......           1,097
30.11..............................  23,600 Active program        1 time................  23,600................  Handout Complaint       ..............
                                      sponsors.                                                                    Procedures.
ETA 9039 EEO Complaint Form........  50 Applicants/Apprentices..  1-time basis..........  50....................  \1/2\ hr..............              25
30.15..............................  30 State Agencies..........  1-time................  Completed In 1978.....  ......................  ..............
30.19..............................  27 State Agencies..........  Varies................  ......................  ......................  ..............
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    Totals.........................  23,676.....................  ......................  40,407................  ......................           3,582
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    Total Respondents: 23,677 = (23,600 Program Sponsors + 27 State 
Agencies + 50 Applicants/Apprentices).
    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.

    Dated: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 3rd day of October, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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