Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employer Perceptions Study for the Evaluation of Round 4 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program, 47001-47002 [2015-19270]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 151 / Thursday, August 6, 2015 / Notices 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– MSHA, 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: 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 Independent Contractor Registration and Identification information collection requirements codified in regulation 30 CFR 45.3(a) and 45.4(a) and (b). Regulations 30 CFR part 45, Independent Contractors, sets forth information requirements and procedures for independent contractors to obtain a MSHA identification number and procedures for service of documents upon independent contractors. The subject information collections support the appropriate assessment of fines for violations by independent contractors and the deterrent effect of MSHA enforcement actions on independent contractors. A contractor may use Form MSHA–7000–52 to register. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 sections 101(a) and 103(h) authorize this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 811(a), 813(h). 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 1219–0040. 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 August 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 May 11, 2015 (80 FR 26953). 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 1219–0040. 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; • 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–MSHA. Title of Collection: Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47001 OMB Control Number: 1219–0040. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,683. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 104,919. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 9,539 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $576. Dated: July 31, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–19291 Filed 8–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Employer Perceptions Study for the Evaluation of Round 4 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program Chief Evaluation Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Labor. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 required 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. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before October 5, 2015. DATES: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 47002 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 151 / Thursday, August 6, 2015 / Notices You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Megan Lizik, Chief Evaluation Office, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Megan Lizik by email at ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The fourth round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grants program continues to provide community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program. In this round of grants, the solicitation of grant applications highlighted sector strategies and employer engagement as a core element of the TAACCCT grant activities. The evaluation of Round 4 funded by the Department of Labor will include a study about employers’ perceptions of and involvement with the workforce system and TAACCCT grant program. The study will involve the collection of data through a web-based survey and indepth phone interviews with targeted employers identified as partners by TAACCCT grantees and other employers in selected grantee states or neighboring areas. This study will inform current and future efforts to encourage and support more effective employer engagement by the workforce system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and in other Department-sponsored grant programs, such as TAACCCT. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection as part of the national evaluation of the TAACCCT grants program. Comments are requested to: * 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 information collection on those who are to respond, including 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: At this time, the Department of Labor is requesting clearance for data collection for the employer perceptions study as part of the evaluation of Round 4 TAACCCT grants program via collection of employer perceptions of the workforce system through an online survey and phone interviews. Type of review: New information collection request. OMB Control Number: 1290–0NEW. Affected Public: Private sectorbusinesses or other for profits and not for profit institutions (employers involved with TAACCCT grants and other employers in selected grantee states or neighboring areas) ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Estimated total respondents Form/activity Frequency Total responses Average time per response (hours) Estimated total burden hours Employer survey ................................................... In-depth interviews ............................................... 310 30 Once ............................. Once ............................. 250 25 0.5 1 125 25 Totals ............................................................. 340 ....................................... 275 ........................ 150 Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed: at Washington, DC, this 31st day of July, 2015. Mary Beth Maxwell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–19270 Filed 8–5–15; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4510–23–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 151 (Thursday, August 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47001-47002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19270]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Employer Perceptions Study for the Evaluation 
of Round 4 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career 
Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program

AGENCY: Chief Evaluation Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Policy, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 required 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.
    A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section 
of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before October 5, 2015.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following 
methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Megan 
Lizik, Chief Evaluation Office, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please 
submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions 
received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified 
above for this information collection. Because we continue to 
experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, 
commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments 
electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, 
including any personal information provided, become a matter of public 
record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for 
OMB approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Megan Lizik by email at 
ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: The fourth round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance 
Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grants program continues to 
provide community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher 
education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver 
education and career training programs that can be completed in two 
years or less and are suited for workers who are eligible for training 
under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program. In this 
round of grants, the solicitation of grant applications highlighted 
sector strategies and employer engagement as a core element of the 
TAACCCT grant activities.
    The evaluation of Round 4 funded by the Department of Labor will 
include a study about employers' perceptions of and involvement with 
the workforce system and TAACCCT grant program. The study will involve 
the collection of data through a web-based survey and in-depth phone 
interviews with targeted employers identified as partners by TAACCCT 
grantees and other employers in selected grantee states or neighboring 
areas. This study will inform current and future efforts to encourage 
and support more effective employer engagement by the workforce system 
under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and in other 
Department-sponsored grant programs, such as TAACCCT.
    II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Department of Labor 
is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection as part of 
the national evaluation of the TAACCCT grants program. Comments are 
requested to:
    * 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 information collection on those who 
are to respond, including 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: At this time, the Department of Labor is 
requesting clearance for data collection for the employer perceptions 
study as part of the evaluation of Round 4 TAACCCT grants program via 
collection of employer perceptions of the workforce system through an 
online survey and phone interviews.
    Type of review: New information collection request.
    OMB Control Number: 1290-0NEW.
    Affected Public: Private sector-businesses or other for profits and 
not for profit institutions (employers involved with TAACCCT grants and 
other employers in selected grantee states or neighboring areas)

                                             Estimated Burden Hours
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                                   Estimated                                       Average time      Estimated
         Form/activity               total          Frequency          Total       per response    total burden
                                  respondents                        responses        (hours)          hours
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Employer survey...............             310  Once............             250             0.5             125
In-depth interviews...........              30  Once............              25               1              25
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    Totals....................             340  ................             275  ..............             150
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Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/
or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed: at Washington, DC, this 31st day of July, 2015.
Mary Beth Maxwell,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of 
Labor.
[FR Doc. 2015-19270 Filed 8-5-15; 8:45 am]
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