Comment Request for Information Collection for the Trade Activity Participant Report (TAPR), Extension Without Revisions, 5486-5487 [2016-01849]
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-01849]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Comment Request for Information Collection for the Trade Activity
Participant Report (TAPR), Extension Without Revisions
AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.
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 about the Trade Activity Participant Report (OMB No. 1205-0392),
which provides information on participant activities and performance
outcomes for those served under the Trade Adjustment Assistance
Program, as authorized under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the
ADDRESSES section below on or before April 4, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Susan Worden, Office of Trade
Adjustment Assistance Room N-5428, Employment and Training
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3517 (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:
202-693-3585 Email: email@example.com. A copy of the proposed
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the
office listed above.
The Department uses information from the Trade Activity Participant
Report Form completed by the states to establish state funding needs
and evaluate the effectiveness of state administration of the Trade
Adjustment Assistance Program under the Trade Act. The Department is
requesting a three year extension of the currently approved collection
in order to continue to meet reporting requirements in sections 239 and
249B of the Trade Act, as amended.
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: Trade Activity Participant Report.
OMB Number: 1205-0392.
Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments.
Form(s): Trade Activity Participant Report.
Total Annual Respondents: 50.
Annual Frequency: Quarterly.
Total Annual Responses: 200.
Average Time per Response: 47.5 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,500.
Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.
Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget
approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record.
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2016-01849 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]
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