Comment Request for Information Collection for Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX), Extension Without Revisions, 48339 [2015-19789]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 155 / Wednesday, August 12, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX), 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 for the administration of the UCX program, the current expiration date is June 31, 2016 DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before October 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Jeffery Haluska, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Room S– 4524, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: (202) 693–2992 (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: haluska.jeffery.b@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Background The UCX law (5 U.S.C. 8521–8525) requires State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to administer the UCX program in accordance with the same terms and conditions of the paying state’s unemployment insurance law which apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. Each state agency needs to obtain certain military VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 service information on claimants filing for UCX benefits to enable the state to determine their eligibility for benefits. As needed, most state agencies record required UCX information on the form developed by the Department, ETA 843, Request for Military Document and Information. States not using the ETA 843 record required UCX information on form ETA 841, Request for Determination of Federal Military Service and Wages. The use of these forms is essential to the UCX claims process. Information pertaining to the UCX claimant which is recorded on the ETA 841 report can only be obtained from the individual’s military discharge papers, maintained by the appropriate branch of military service or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (formerly the Veterans’ Administration). Without the claimant’s military information, a state cannot adequately determine potential UCX eligibility of ex-servicemembers and would not be able to properly administer the 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 without changes. Title: Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers. OMB Number: 1205–0176. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Form(s): ETA 841, ETA 843. Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: As needed. Estimated Annual Responses: 6,898 for the ETA 843, 260 for the ETA 841. Average Time per Response: 1 minute. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48339 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 119.3 hours. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There are no costs for respondents. We will summarize and/or 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. 2015–19789 Filed 8–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Roof Control Plans for Underground Coal Mines ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Roof Control Plans for Underground Coal Mines,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (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 September 11, 2015. 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=201502-1219-003 (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– 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Unemployment 
Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX), 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 for the administration of the UCX program, the current expiration 
date is June 31, 2016

DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses 
section below on or before October 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Jeffery Haluska, Office of 
Unemployment Insurance, Room S-4524, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: (202) 693-2992 (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: 
haluska.jeffery.b@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information 
collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The UCX law (5 U.S.C. 8521-8525) requires State Workforce Agencies 
(SWAs) to administer the UCX program in accordance with the same terms 
and conditions of the paying state's unemployment insurance law which 
apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. Each 
state agency needs to obtain certain military service information on 
claimants filing for UCX benefits to enable the state to determine 
their eligibility for benefits. As needed, most state agencies record 
required UCX information on the form developed by the Department, ETA 
843, Request for Military Document and Information. States not using 
the ETA 843 record required UCX information on form ETA 841, Request 
for Determination of Federal Military Service and Wages. The use of 
these forms is essential to the UCX claims process. Information 
pertaining to the UCX claimant which is recorded on the ETA 841 report 
can only be obtained from the individual's military discharge papers, 
maintained by the appropriate branch of military service or the 
Department of Veterans' Affairs (formerly the Veterans' 
Administration). Without the claimant's military information, a state 
cannot adequately determine potential UCX eligibility of ex-
servicemembers and would not be able to properly administer the 
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 without changes.
    Title: Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers.
    OMB Number: 1205-0176.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Form(s): ETA 841, ETA 843.
    Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Annual Frequency: As needed.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 6,898 for the ETA 843, 260 for the ETA 
841.
    Average Time per Response: 1 minute.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 119.3 hours.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There are no costs for 
respondents.
    We will summarize and/or 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. 2015-19789 Filed 8-11-15; 8:45 am]
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