Comment Request for Information Collection for the Self-Employment Training (SET) Demonstration Evaluation (SET Evaluation); Extension Request Without Change to an Existing Collection, 62572-62574 [2015-26373]

Download as PDF 62572 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Notices enforcement agency builds its system to suit its own individual needs, including all of the information required for administration and operation; then forwards only the data required by the NIBRS to participate in the FBI UCR Program. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with this collection: There are approximately 154,080 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection. The total number of respondents is 6,420 with a total annual hour burden of 24 hours, (6,420 × 24 = 154,080 total annual hours). If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 13, 2015. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2015–26357 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1110–0048] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Cargo Theft Incident Report Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division will be submitting the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 48574, on August 13, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until November 16, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestions srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Mr. Samuel Berhanu, Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation, CJIS Division, Module E– 3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306; facsimile (304) 625–3566. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four points: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Cargo Theft Incident Report. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1110–0048. Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: City, county, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Abstract: This collection is needed to collect information on cargo theft incidents committed throughout the United States. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are approximately 18,415 law enforcement agency respondents that submit monthly for a total of 220,980 responses with an estimated response time of 5 minutes per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with this collection: There are approximately 18,415 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 13, 2015. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2015–26356 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the Self-Employment Training (SET) Demonstration Evaluation (SET Evaluation); Extension Request Without Change to an Existing Collection 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 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 (PRA) [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. The Department notes that a Federal agency cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office of Management SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Notices and Budget (OMB) under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB control number, and the public is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Also, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a currently valid OMB control number (see 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6). This information collection request (ICR) is to obtain extended clearance for Mathematica Policy Research, under contract to ETA, to administer the follow-up survey for the SET Evaluation. A 20-month extension is requested to the data-collection period for the follow-up survey. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before December 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Janet Javar, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: (202) 693–5954 (this is not a toll-free number). Email address: javar.janet.o@dol.gov. Fax number: (202) 693–5961 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: ETA seeks to implement and rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of innovative strategies for promoting employment based on the authority granted to the agency under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and, formerly, the Workforce Investment Act. The SET Demonstration focuses specifically on self-employment as a reemployment strategy for dislocated workers. The demonstration is premised on the hypotheses that: (1) Self-employment could be a viable strategy for dislocated workers to become reemployed; (2) starting a small business is difficult, especially for individuals who lack business expertise or access to start-up capital; and (3) dislocated workers might experience difficulties locating and accessing training and counseling services that could effectively prepare them for selfemployment via the existing workforce infrastructure. The SET Demonstration will implement a new service delivery model that seeks to better connect dislocated workers to self-employment services. This approach differs from previous large-scale demonstration programs, which have provided mixed evidence on the effectiveness of selfemployment services on earnings and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 employment, because the SET Demonstration will: (1) Rely on selfemployment advisors to offer more intensive business development counseling services than prior demonstrations have offered; and (2) concentrate on dislocated workers who have fairly limited traditional employment prospects but are wellpositioned to benefit from selfemployment counseling and training. The SET Evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the SET Demonstration model. To achieve the study’s target sample size, enrollment in the SET program began in July 2013 and will continue through December 2015. About 3,000 eligible applicants will be randomly assigned to either receive SET services or to a control group. All 3,000 applicants are asked to complete the 18month follow-up survey. An initial clearance request for the SET Evaluation was approved by OMB in January 2013 (ICR reference number 201209–1205–001; OMB control number 1205–0505). Clearance covered the study’s consent and application forms, the program participation records, the evaluation team’s site visit and case study protocols, and the study participant follow-up survey. This data collection was approved with an expiration date of January 31, 2016 and an annualized total allowable burden of 5,344 hours. A subsequent non-substantive change request related to the follow-up survey (ICR reference number 201408–1205– 005) was approved by OMB in October 2014. This non-substantive request sought to preserve the most critical outcome measures while shortening instrument length to reduce respondent burden. The non-substantive change did not affect any data collection efforts other than the follow-up survey. As with the originally approved OMB package, all 3,000 applicants would be asked to complete the survey, but the shortening of the instrument will reduce the total annualized burden across the entire study from 5,344 to 4,277 hours. This new request is to extend OMB clearance of the follow-up survey administration, which will expire on January 31, 2016, for an additional 20 months, to September 30, 2017. Given that study enrollment has proceeded more slowly than originally planned, an 18-month follow-up survey could be administered to only approximately 25 percent of the demonstration applicants by the current expiration date of January 31, 2016. Assuming an 80 percent response rate, this would result in approximately 630 respondents (= 3,000 respondents × 0.80 response rate × 0.25 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62573 of study participants). Extending the expiration date to September 30, 2017 will allow sufficient time to field the survey to all study applicants. This request does not cover any of the other elements of the OMB-approved data collection; no extension is required for the consent and application forms, the program participation records, or the evaluation team’s site visit and case study protocols. The 18-month follow-up survey is administered 18 months after study participants apply to the SET program. It is the only source of information needed to evaluate the impact program on the six groups of study outcomes: (1) Current employment status; (2) receipt of self-employment assistance services; (3) business development activities; (4) self-employment experiences; (5) experiences in wage and salary employment; and (6) job satisfaction and program participation. These data will be used to determine the impacts of the SET Demonstration on participants’ outcomes. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection. 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. Current Actions: At this time, the Department is requesting clearance for a 20-month extension of time allowed to complete the SET Evaluation’s 18month follow-up survey. Type of review: Extension without a change. Title of Collection: Self-Employment Training Demonstration Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 1205–0505. Affected Public: Dislocated workers who applied for services available through the SET Demonstration. Cite/Reference/Form/etc.: Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Section 172 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 62574 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Notices (Pub. L. 105–220) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 169 (Pub. L. 113–128). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES FOR THE SET DEMONSTRATION EVALUATION 18-MONTH FOLLOW-UP SURVEY BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1, 2016 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 Number of respondents 1 Activity 18-Month Follow-Up Survey ........................... Responses per respondent 1,770 Average time per response 1 Total respondent burden (hours) 20 minutes ...................................................... 590 1 Attempts srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES will be made to complete interviews with all 3,000 eligible applicants who went through random assignment. Given the targeted response rate of 80 percent, interviews are expected to be completed with 2,400 sample members. The 18-Month follow-up survey will be fielded through September 30, 2017. Interviews with 630 sample members are expected to be completed by January 31, 2016, when the current OMB clearance expires. Another 1,770 interviews are expected to be completed between February 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017, the extension proposed in this request. This request includes no changes to the follow-up survey instrument, and therefore implies no change in total respondent burden. The study team expects to complete 2,400 interviews, as originally planned, for a response rate of 80 percent. A total of 210 burden hours ((= 630 responses × 20 minutes per response) ÷ 60 minutes/hour) are anticipated for surveys completed prior to the expiration date. As seen in the table above, another 590 burden hours ((= 1,770 responses × 20 minutes/ response) ÷ 60 minutes/hour) would occur for surveys completed during the extension period, if granted. The total burden for the follow-up survey as a whole would remain unchanged at 800 hours, the amount originally approved by OMB. The extension would also reduce the average annualized burden hours because the survey fielding would occur over a longer period than originally planned. The original OMB clearance package assumed that the fielding period would last for 18 months, which implied an average annualized hour burden of 533 (= 800 total hours/1.5 years). Given study enrollment patterns, the follow-up survey began in early April 2015, and the fielding period will last until September 2017 if the extension is granted, for a total of 30 months. The longer fielding period implied a reduction in the average annualized hour burden of 320 (= 800 total hours/2.5 years). If granted, the extension would result in an average annualized dollar burden of $5,737 ((= 2,400 responses × 20 minutes/response) ÷ (60 minutes/hour × $17.93 per hour/ 2.5 years)), which is lower than under the plan originally approved by OMB. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 Signed: Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. Dated: October 8, 2015. Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for the Self-
Employment Training (SET) Demonstration Evaluation (SET Evaluation); 
Extension Request Without Change to an Existing Collection

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 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 (PRA) [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.
    The Department notes that a Federal agency cannot conduct or 
sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office 
of Management

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and Budget (OMB) under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB 
control number, and the public is not required to respond to a 
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number. Also, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no 
person shall be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a 
collection of information if the collection of information does not 
display a currently valid OMB control number (see 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6).
    This information collection request (ICR) is to obtain extended 
clearance for Mathematica Policy Research, under contract to ETA, to 
administer the follow-up survey for the SET Evaluation. A 20-month 
extension is requested to the data-collection period for the follow-up 
survey.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before December 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Janet Javar, U.S. Department of Labor, Room 
S-2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone 
number: (202) 693-5954 (this is not a toll-free number). Email address: 
javar.janet.o@dol.gov. Fax number: (202) 693-5961 (this is not a toll-
free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: ETA seeks to implement and rigorously evaluate the 
effectiveness of innovative strategies for promoting employment based 
on the authority granted to the agency under the Workforce Innovation 
and Opportunity Act and, formerly, the Workforce Investment Act. The 
SET Demonstration focuses specifically on self-employment as a 
reemployment strategy for dislocated workers. The demonstration is 
premised on the hypotheses that: (1) Self-employment could be a viable 
strategy for dislocated workers to become reemployed; (2) starting a 
small business is difficult, especially for individuals who lack 
business expertise or access to start-up capital; and (3) dislocated 
workers might experience difficulties locating and accessing training 
and counseling services that could effectively prepare them for self-
employment via the existing workforce infrastructure.
    The SET Demonstration will implement a new service delivery model 
that seeks to better connect dislocated workers to self-employment 
services. This approach differs from previous large-scale demonstration 
programs, which have provided mixed evidence on the effectiveness of 
self-employment services on earnings and employment, because the SET 
Demonstration will: (1) Rely on self-employment advisors to offer more 
intensive business development counseling services than prior 
demonstrations have offered; and (2) concentrate on dislocated workers 
who have fairly limited traditional employment prospects but are well-
positioned to benefit from self-employment counseling and training. The 
SET Evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the SET Demonstration 
model.
    To achieve the study's target sample size, enrollment in the SET 
program began in July 2013 and will continue through December 2015. 
About 3,000 eligible applicants will be randomly assigned to either 
receive SET services or to a control group. All 3,000 applicants are 
asked to complete the 18-month follow-up survey.
    An initial clearance request for the SET Evaluation was approved by 
OMB in January 2013 (ICR reference number 201209-1205-001; OMB control 
number 1205-0505). Clearance covered the study's consent and 
application forms, the program participation records, the evaluation 
team's site visit and case study protocols, and the study participant 
follow-up survey. This data collection was approved with an expiration 
date of January 31, 2016 and an annualized total allowable burden of 
5,344 hours.
    A subsequent non-substantive change request related to the follow-
up survey (ICR reference number 201408-1205-005) was approved by OMB in 
October 2014. This non-substantive request sought to preserve the most 
critical outcome measures while shortening instrument length to reduce 
respondent burden. The non-substantive change did not affect any data 
collection efforts other than the follow-up survey. As with the 
originally approved OMB package, all 3,000 applicants would be asked to 
complete the survey, but the shortening of the instrument will reduce 
the total annualized burden across the entire study from 5,344 to 4,277 
hours.
    This new request is to extend OMB clearance of the follow-up survey 
administration, which will expire on January 31, 2016, for an 
additional 20 months, to September 30, 2017. Given that study 
enrollment has proceeded more slowly than originally planned, an 18-
month follow-up survey could be administered to only approximately 25 
percent of the demonstration applicants by the current expiration date 
of January 31, 2016. Assuming an 80 percent response rate, this would 
result in approximately 630 respondents (= 3,000 respondents x 0.80 
response rate x 0.25 of study participants). Extending the expiration 
date to September 30, 2017 will allow sufficient time to field the 
survey to all study applicants. This request does not cover any of the 
other elements of the OMB-approved data collection; no extension is 
required for the consent and application forms, the program 
participation records, or the evaluation team's site visit and case 
study protocols.
    The 18-month follow-up survey is administered 18 months after study 
participants apply to the SET program. It is the only source of 
information needed to evaluate the impact program on the six groups of 
study outcomes: (1) Current employment status; (2) receipt of self-
employment assistance services; (3) business development activities; 
(4) self-employment experiences; (5) experiences in wage and salary 
employment; and (6) job satisfaction and program participation. These 
data will be used to determine the impacts of the SET Demonstration on 
participants' outcomes.
    Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, the Department of Labor is 
soliciting comments concerning the above data collection. 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.
    Current Actions: At this time, the Department is requesting 
clearance for a 20-month extension of time allowed to complete the SET 
Evaluation's 18-month follow-up survey.
    Type of review: Extension without a change.
    Title of Collection: Self-Employment Training Demonstration 
Evaluation.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0505.
    Affected Public: Dislocated workers who applied for services 
available through the SET Demonstration.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc.: Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Section 
172

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(Pub. L. 105-220) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 
169 (Pub. L. 113-128).

 Annual Burden Estimates for the Set Demonstration Evaluation 18-Month Follow-Up Survey Between February 1, 2016
                                             and September 30, 2017
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                                           Number of                                                   Total
               Activity                   respondents    Responses per      Average time per        respondent
                                              \1\         respondent            response          burden (hours)
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18-Month Follow-Up Survey.............           1,770               1  20 minutes..............             590
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\1\ Attempts will be made to complete interviews with all 3,000 eligible applicants who went through random
  assignment. Given the targeted response rate of 80 percent, interviews are expected to be completed with 2,400
  sample members. The 18-Month follow-up survey will be fielded through September 30, 2017. Interviews with 630
  sample members are expected to be completed by January 31, 2016, when the current OMB clearance expires.
  Another 1,770 interviews are expected to be completed between February 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017, the
  extension proposed in this request.

    This request includes no changes to the follow-up survey 
instrument, and therefore implies no change in total respondent burden. 
The study team expects to complete 2,400 interviews, as originally 
planned, for a response rate of 80 percent. A total of 210 burden hours 
((= 630 responses x 20 minutes per response) / 60 minutes/hour) are 
anticipated for surveys completed prior to the expiration date. As seen 
in the table above, another 590 burden hours ((= 1,770 responses x 20 
minutes/response) / 60 minutes/hour) would occur for surveys completed 
during the extension period, if granted. The total burden for the 
follow-up survey as a whole would remain unchanged at 800 hours, the 
amount originally approved by OMB.
    The extension would also reduce the average annualized burden hours 
because the survey fielding would occur over a longer period than 
originally planned. The original OMB clearance package assumed that the 
fielding period would last for 18 months, which implied an average 
annualized hour burden of 533 (= 800 total hours/1.5 years). Given 
study enrollment patterns, the follow-up survey began in early April 
2015, and the fielding period will last until September 2017 if the 
extension is granted, for a total of 30 months. The longer fielding 
period implied a reduction in the average annualized hour burden of 320 
(= 800 total hours/2.5 years). If granted, the extension would result 
in an average annualized dollar burden of $5,737 ((= 2,400 responses x 
20 minutes/response) / (60 minutes/hour x $17.93 per hour/2.5 years)), 
which is lower than under the plan originally approved by OMB.
    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:
Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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