Comment Request for Information Collection for Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs, Extension With Minor Definition Addition, 70567-70568 [2014-27971]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201405-1235-003 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–WHD, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 547.1(b) and 549.1(b) related to bona fide thrift or savings plans and bona fide profitsharing plans or trusts. The information collection requirements apply to employers claiming the overtime exemption available under Fair Labor Standards Act section 7(e)(3)(b), 29 U.S.C. 207(e)(3)(b). Specifically, in calculating an employee’s regular rate of pay, an employer need not include contributions made to a bona fide thrift or savings plan or a bona fide profit- mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 sharing plan or trust—as defined in regulations 29 CFR parts 547 and 549. An employer is required to communicate, or to make available to its employees, the terms of the bona fide thrift, savings, or profit-sharing plan or trust and to retain certain records. Fair Labor Standards Act sections 7(e)(3)(b) and 11(c) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 207(e)(3)(b) and 211(c). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1235–0013. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2015. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2014 (79 FR 33003). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1235–0013. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70567 • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–WHD. Title of Collection: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan and Requirements of a Bona Fide ProfitSharing Plan or Trust. OMB Control Number: 1235–0013. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 523,500. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 291 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 20, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27994 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs, Extension With Minor Definition Addition 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)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), 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 in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70568 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES accordance with Title 20 CFR part 29, the Labor Standards for Apprenticeship Programs Registration, currently expiring April 30, 2015. DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before January 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Michael Qualter, Chief, Division of Program Administration and Management Services, 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- 693–3812 (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: qualter.michael@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937, Section 50 (29 U.S.C. 50), authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor ‘‘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 of Labor to ‘‘publish information relating to existing and proposed labor standards of apprenticeship,’’ and to ‘‘appoint national advisory committees . . .’’ (29 U.S.C. 50a). The form approved by the Office of Management and Budget used to collect labor standards information is ETA 617, Program Registration, Section I, and Apprentice Registration, Section II. Both sections of ETA 671 are available electronically to facilitate the registration of programs and apprentices. ETA is requesting a regular three-year extension with a minor change to the current information collection. The proposed change to ETA 671 is under Program Definitions and/ or Instructions, Part A, 7b. In the instructions, the definition of Direct VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 25, 2014 Jkt 235001 Entry has been modified to include preapprenticeship training programs that meet the requirements outlined in Training and Employment Notice 13– 12: ‘‘Defining a Quality PreApprenticeship Program.’’ 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 with minor addition to definition section. Title: Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs. OMB Number: 1205–0223. Affected Public: individuals/ households, state/local/tribal governments, Federal government, private sector (businesses or other forprofits, and, not-for-profit institutions) Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 141,779. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 141,779. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,775. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: 0. We will summarize and include in the request for OMB approval of the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; they will also become a matter of public record. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–27971 Filed 11–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request Information Collection for OMB 1205–0164, ETA 204, Experience Rating Report; Extension Without Revision Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired 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, without change, of the Experience Rating Report, Form ETA 204. DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before January 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Edward M. Dullaghan, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–2927 (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: dullaghan.edward@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The data submitted annually on the ETA 204 report enables the Employment and Training Administration to project revenues for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program on a state-bystate basis and to measure the variations in assigned contribution rates which E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Labor Standards 
for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs, Extension With Minor 
Definition Addition

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)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that 
respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with 
minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), 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 in

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accordance with Title 20 CFR part 29, the Labor Standards for 
Apprenticeship Programs Registration, currently expiring April 30, 
2015.

DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses 
section below on or before January 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Michael Qualter, Chief, Division of 
Program Administration and Management Services, 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- 693-3812 (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: qualter.michael@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed 
above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937, Section 50 (29 U.S.C. 50), 
authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor ``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 of Labor 
to ``publish information relating to existing and proposed labor 
standards of apprenticeship,'' and to ``appoint national advisory 
committees . . .'' (29 U.S.C. 50a). The form approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget used to collect labor standards information is 
ETA 617, Program Registration, Section I, and Apprentice Registration, 
Section II. Both sections of ETA 671 are available electronically to 
facilitate the registration of programs and apprentices. ETA is 
requesting a regular three-year extension with a minor change to the 
current information collection. The proposed change to ETA 671 is under 
Program Definitions and/or Instructions, Part A, 7b. In the 
instructions, the definition of Direct Entry has been modified to 
include pre-apprenticeship training programs that meet the requirements 
outlined in Training and Employment Notice 13-12: ``Defining a Quality 
Pre-Apprenticeship Program.''

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 with minor addition to definition 
section.
    Title: Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship 
Programs.
    OMB Number: 1205-0223.
    Affected Public: individuals/households, state/local/tribal 
governments, Federal government, private sector (businesses or other 
for-profits, and, not-for-profit institutions)
    Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 141,779.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 141,779.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,775.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: 0.
    We will summarize and include in the request for OMB approval of 
the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2014-27971 Filed 11-25-14; 8:45 am]
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