Comment Request for Information Collection on Administrative Procedures Including Form MA 8-7, Extension Without Revisions, 58298-58299 [2015-24571]

Download as PDF 58298 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 187 / Monday, September 28, 2015 / Notices Platform; (b) create various printed and/ or electronic materials for distribution to members and non-members; (c) maintain its own Web site; (d) coordinate the promotion of the Platform among members and nonmembers, as well as create basic marketing promotional collateral (e.g., both Web pages as well as tangible materials); and (e) undertake those other activities as the Board may from time to time approve consistent with and in furtherance of the Purpose. Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. On May 23, 2013, OpenDaylight filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on July 1, 2013 (78 FR 39326). The last notification was filed with the Department on March 25, 2015. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on April 22, 2015 (80 FR 22551). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2015–24528 Filed 9–25–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–24525 Filed 9–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Employment and Training Administration Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—OpenDaylight Project, Inc. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Antitrust Division Comment Request for Information Collection on Administrative Procedures Including Form MA 8–7, Extension Without Revisions Notice is hereby given that, on August 3, 2015 pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), OpenDaylight Project, Inc. (‘‘OpenDaylight’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Lenovo, Santa Clara, CA; Comcast, Philadelphia, PA; ClearPath Networks, El Segundo, CA; AT&T Services, Inc., Dallas, TX; and Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, GERMANY, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Plexxi Inc., Cambridge, MA; and Guavus, San Mateo, CA, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. In addition, Versa Networks, Santa Clara, CA, was incorrectly reported as a dropped member on November 6, 2013. The member never dropped from this venture and remains a member with full membership benefits with no lapse since joining this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and OpenDaylight intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 consistent with 20 CFR 601, including Form MA 8–7, which expires May 31, 2016. DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Robert Johnston, 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: 202–693–3005 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Johnston.Robert@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration regulations, 20 CFR 601, Administrative Procedures, contains collection of information requirements at sections 601.2 and 601.3. Section 601.2 requires states to submit copies of their unemployment compensation laws for approval by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) so that the Secretary may determine the status of state laws and plans of operation. Section 601.3 requires states to ‘‘submit all relevant state materials such as statutes, executive and administrative orders, legal opinions, rules, regulations, interpretations, court decisions, etc.’’ These materials are used by the Secretary to determine whether the state law contains provisions required by section 3304(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Grants of funds are made to states for the administration of their employment security laws if their unemployment compensation laws and their plans of operation for public employment offices meet required conditions of Federal laws. The information transmitted by Form MA 8– 7 is used by the Secretary to make findings (as specified in the above cited Federal laws) required for certification to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to states or for certification of the state law for purposes of additional tax credit. If this information is not available, the Secretary cannot make such certifications. To facilitate transmittal of required material, the Department prescribes the use of Form MA 8–7, Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials. This simple check off form is used by the states to identify material being transmitted to the National Office and allows the material to be routed to appropriate staff for prompt action. 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; E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 58299 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 187 / Monday, September 28, 2015 / Notices • 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: Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials. OMB Number: 1205–0222. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 301. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There is no cost for respondents. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–24571 Filed 9–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 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)]. The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide 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 on the ETA 218, Benefit Rights and Experience Report, which expires May 31, 2016. DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Tom Stengle, 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: 202–693–2991 (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: stengle.thomas@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Comment Request for Information Collection on the ETA 218, Benefit Rights and Experience Report, Extension With Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Attachment to the labor force, usually measured as amount of past wages earned, is used to determine eligibility for state unemployment compensation programs. The data in the ETA 218, Benefit Rights and Experience Report, includes numbers of individuals who were and were not monetarily eligible, those eligible for the maximum benefits, Instruments Respondents Hours per response tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ETA 218 for Regular Program Claimants ............................ ETA 218 for Federal-State EB Claimants ........................... 53 2 53 ........................ 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 revision. Title: Benefit Rights and Experience Report, ETA 218. OMB Number: 1205–0177. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 220. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 108 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: There is no cost for respondents. Annual response frequency 0.5 0.5 Unduplicated Totals ...................................................... those eligible based on classification by potential duration categories, and those exhausting their full entitlement as classified by actual duration categories. These data are used by the National Office in solvency studies, cost estimating and modeling, and assessment of state benefit formulas. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total responses Annualized hours 4 2 212 4 106 2 ........................ 220 108 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 187 (Monday, September 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58298-58299]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24571]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection on Administrative 
Procedures Including Form MA 8-7, 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 consistent with 20 CFR 601, including Form MA 8-7, which expires 
May 31, 2016.

DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses 
section below on or before November 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Robert Johnston, 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: 202-693-3005 (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: 
Johnston.Robert@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information 
collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration 
regulations, 20 CFR 601, Administrative Procedures, contains collection 
of information requirements at sections 601.2 and 601.3. Section 601.2 
requires states to submit copies of their unemployment compensation 
laws for approval by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) so that the 
Secretary may determine the status of state laws and plans of 
operation. Section 601.3 requires states to ``submit all relevant state 
materials such as statutes, executive and administrative orders, legal 
opinions, rules, regulations, interpretations, court decisions, etc.'' 
These materials are used by the Secretary to determine whether the 
state law contains provisions required by section 3304(a) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Grants of funds are made to states for 
the administration of their employment security laws if their 
unemployment compensation laws and their plans of operation for public 
employment offices meet required conditions of Federal laws. The 
information transmitted by Form MA 8-7 is used by the Secretary to make 
findings (as specified in the above cited Federal laws) required for 
certification to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to states or 
for certification of the state law for purposes of additional tax 
credit. If this information is not available, the Secretary cannot make 
such certifications. To facilitate transmittal of required material, 
the Department prescribes the use of Form MA 8-7, Transmittal for 
Unemployment Insurance Materials. This simple check off form is used by 
the states to identify material being transmitted to the National 
Office and allows the material to be routed to appropriate staff for 
prompt action.

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;

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     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: Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials.
    OMB Number: 1205-0222.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 301.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: There is no cost for 
respondents.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2015-24571 Filed 9-25-15; 8:45 am]
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