Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA 9033 Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in U.S. Ports (OMB Control Number 1205-0309) and Form ETA 9033-A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska (OMB Control Number 1205-0309), 42730-42731 [2016-15468]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 42730 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices collection and dissemination of state best practices. Information on states’ operational issues that will be gathered from the report of responses of the states’ self-assessments, as well as information on the states’ timeliness and quality performance measures, improper payment rates, and information from ETA Regional Office monitoring and/or technical assistance efforts, will be used by ETA in identifying ‘‘high priority’’ states. States that are deemed to be ‘‘high priority’’ will be subject to more intensive monitoring and technical assistance from ETA related to its benefits operations and the state will be required to address identified issues in a corrective action plan submitted as part of the State’s Quality Service Plan. Section 303(a)(6) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 503(a)(6) authorizes this information collection. This information collection is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention the ‘‘Unemployment Insurance Benefits Operations State SelfAssessment Report of Responses.’’ Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the Internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL is particularly interested in comments that: • 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 • 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 submission of responses. Agency: DOL–ETA. Type of Review: ‘‘NEW’’. Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance Benefits Operations State Self-Assessment Report of Responses. Form: Not Applicable. OMB Control Number: XXXX–0NEW. Affected Public: State Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 53. Estimated Average Time per Response: 2,080 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 110,240 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $8,902,982.20. AGENCY: 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, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about Form ETA 9033 Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in U.S. Ports and Form ETA 9033A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska in OMB Control Number 1205–0309. The forms and information collections in this control number expire December 31, 2016. These forms are used by employers to request permission to use foreign crewmen at U.S. Ports for longshore work. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before August 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Brian Pasternak, National Director of Temporary Programs, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 12–200, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: (202) 513–7350 (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: 202–513–7495. Email: ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: ETA–9033 and ETA–9033A. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor (DOL or 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 I. Background The information collection is required by section 258 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1288) and 20 CFR 655 Subpart F. The INA generally prohibits the performance of longshore work by foreign crewmembers in U.S. ports. 8 U.S.C. 1288(a). However, Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–15467 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA 9033 Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in U.S. Ports (OMB Control Number 1205–0309) and Form ETA 9033–A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska (OMB Control Number 1205–0309) Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES the INA contains an exception to this general prohibition where the use of foreign crewmembers is permitted by an applicable collective bargaining agreement or otherwise is a prevailing practice at the U.S. port. 8 U.S.C. 1288(c)(1). Under the prevailing practice exception, before any employer may use foreign crewmembers to perform longshore activities in U.S. ports, it must submit an attestation to the Secretary of Labor containing the elements required by the INA. 8 U.S.C. 1288(c)(1)(B). The INA further requires that the Secretary of Labor make available for public examination in Washington, DC a list of employers that have filed attestations and for each of these employers, a copy of the employer’s attestation, and accompanying documentation received by the Secretary. 8 U.S.C. 1288(c)(4). Similarly, the INA permits foreign crewmembers to perform longshore work in the State of Alaska if the employer complies with certain attestation requirements. 8 U.S.C. 1288(d). The information is being collected to ensure compliance with the INA’s requirements that employers must make certain attestations as a condition precedent to the employer’s use of foreign crewmembers to perform longshore activities in the U.S. The attestations required by section 258 are collected by the Secretary of Labor through his or her designee, the Employment & Training Administration, on Form ETA 9033, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in U.S. Ports and Form ETA 9033A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska under OMB Control Number 1205–0309. The Department is not proposing any changes to the collection and is requesting a three year extension. II. Review Focus DOL is particularly interested in comments that: • 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 Title: Form ETA 9033, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in U.S. Ports and Form ETA 9033A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska. OMB Number: 1205–0309. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Form(s): ETA–9033 and ETA–9033A. Total Annual Respondents: 7. Annual Frequency: 1. Total Annual Responses: 7. Average Time per Response: 3 hours 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–15468 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42731 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ‘‘The Consumer Expenditure Surveys: The Quarterly Interview and the Diary.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before August 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, at 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Consumer Expenditure (CE) Surveys collect data on consumer expenditures, demographic information, and related data needed by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and other public and private data users. The continuing surveys provide a constant measurement of changes in consumer expenditure patterns for economic analysis and to obtain data for future CPI revisions. The CE Surveys have been ongoing since 1979. The data from the CE Surveys are used (1) for CPI revisions, (2) to provide a continuous flow of data on income and expenditure patterns for use in economic analysis and policy formulation, and (3) to provide a flexible consumer survey vehicle that is available for use by other Federal Government agencies. Public and private users of price statistics, including Congress and the economic policymaking agencies of the Executive branch, rely on data collected in the CPI in their day-to-day activities. Hence, data users and policymakers widely accept the need to improve the process used for revising the CPI. If the CE Surveys were not conducted on a continuing basis, current information necessary for more timely, as well as more accurate, updating of the CPI would not be available. In addition, data would not be available to respond to the continuing demand from the public and E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA 9033 
Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore 
Activities in U.S. Ports (OMB Control Number 1205-0309) and Form ETA 
9033-A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore 
Activities in the State of Alaska (OMB Control Number 1205-0309)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL or 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, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about Form ETA 
9033 Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore 
Activities in U.S. Ports and Form ETA 9033A, Attestation by Employers 
Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska 
in OMB Control Number 1205-0309. The forms and information collections 
in this control number expire December 31, 2016. These forms are used 
by employers to request permission to use foreign crewmen at U.S. Ports 
for longshore work. A copy of the proposed information collection 
request can be obtained free of charge by contacting the office listed 
below in the addressee section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before August 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Brian Pasternak, National 
Director of Temporary Programs, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, 
Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 12-200, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 
(202) 513-7350 (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: 202-513-7495. Email: 
ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: ETA-9033 and ETA-9033A. A copy of 
the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained free 
of charge by contacting the office listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The information collection is required by section 258 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1288) and 20 CFR 655 
Subpart F. The INA generally prohibits the performance of longshore 
work by foreign crewmembers in U.S. ports. 8 U.S.C. 1288(a). However,

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the INA contains an exception to this general prohibition where the use 
of foreign crewmembers is permitted by an applicable collective 
bargaining agreement or otherwise is a prevailing practice at the U.S. 
port. 8 U.S.C. 1288(c)(1). Under the prevailing practice exception, 
before any employer may use foreign crewmembers to perform longshore 
activities in U.S. ports, it must submit an attestation to the 
Secretary of Labor containing the elements required by the INA. 8 
U.S.C. 1288(c)(1)(B). The INA further requires that the Secretary of 
Labor make available for public examination in Washington, DC a list of 
employers that have filed attestations and for each of these employers, 
a copy of the employer's attestation, and accompanying documentation 
received by the Secretary. 8 U.S.C. 1288(c)(4). Similarly, the INA 
permits foreign crewmembers to perform longshore work in the State of 
Alaska if the employer complies with certain attestation requirements. 
8 U.S.C. 1288(d).
    The information is being collected to ensure compliance with the 
INA's requirements that employers must make certain attestations as a 
condition precedent to the employer's use of foreign crewmembers to 
perform longshore activities in the U.S. The attestations required by 
section 258 are collected by the Secretary of Labor through his or her 
designee, the Employment & Training Administration, on Form ETA 9033, 
Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore 
Activities in U.S. Ports and Form ETA 9033A, Attestation by Employers 
Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska 
under OMB Control Number 1205-0309. The Department is not proposing any 
changes to the collection and is requesting a three year extension.

II. Review Focus

    DOL is particularly interested in comments that:
     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 Title: Form ETA 9033, Attestation by 
Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in U.S. 
Ports and Form ETA 9033A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien 
Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska.
    OMB Number: 1205-0309.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Form(s): ETA-9033 and ETA-9033A.
    Total Annual Respondents: 7.
    Annual Frequency: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 7.
    Average Time per Response: 3 hours 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2016-15468 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
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