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)]
[Pages 5486-5487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01849]



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.

ACTION: Notice.


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: A copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the 
office listed above.


I. Background

    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.

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    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.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2016-01849 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]