Comment Request; State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey, 84618-84619 [2016-28264]

Download as PDF 84618 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices BILLING CODE 4410–15–P 3302(c)(2)(C) also provides for waiver of this additional credit reduction and substitution of the credit reduction provided in section 3302(c)(2)(B) if a state meets certain conditions. California, Connecticut, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands passed January 1, 2016 with outstanding Title XII advances and were potentially subject to FUTA credit reductions. California, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands applied for a waiver of the 2016 additional credit reduction under section 3302 (c)(2)(C) of FUTA and it has been determined that each one met all of the criteria of that section necessary to qualify for the waiver of the additional credit reduction. Further, the additional credit reduction of section 3302(c)(2)(B) is zero for these States for 2016. Therefore, employers in these States will have no additional credit reduction applied for calendar year 2016. Connecticut and Ohio repaid all of their outstanding advance balances before the beginning of November 10, 2016. Therefore, employers in those States will have no reduction in FUTA offset credit for calendar year 2016. California and the Virgin Islands will have a credit reduction of 1.8 for calendar year 2016. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. To submit comments: Send them to: By mail ......... Assistant Attorney General U.S. DOJ—ENRD P.O. Box 7611 Washington, D.C. 20044– 7611. During the public comment period, the consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $44.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $9.25. Randall M. Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2016–28136 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–28238 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P Notice of Decisions on States’ Applications for Relief From Tax Credit Reductions Provided Under Section 3302 of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Applicable in 2016 Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 Comment Request; State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Sections 3302(c)(2)(A) and 3302(d)(3) of the FUTA provide that employers in a State that has an outstanding balance of advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act at the beginning of January 1 of two or more consecutive years are subject to a reduction in credits otherwise available against the FUTA tax for the calendar year in which the most recent such January 1 occurs, if a balance of advances remains at the beginning of November 10 of that year. Further, section 3302(c)(2)(C) of FUTA provides for an additional credit reduction for a year if a State has outstanding advances on five or more consecutive January firsts and has a balance at the beginning of November 10 for such years. Section SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Department of Labor, 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 (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 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey. A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that the agency receives on or before January 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@ dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Cherise Hunter, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 1303, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cherise Hunter by email at chiefevaluationoffice@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background. The proposed information collection activities described in this notice will provide data for the State Exchange on Employment and Disabilities (SEED) Evaluation. In the fall of 2015, The Office of Disability Employment (ODEP) launched the SEED initiative. The SEED initiative is designed to advance policy at the state and local levels that promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities through collaborative engagement of intermediary organizations that serve as value added interfaces between and among various levels of government and entities with overlapping interests. A formative evaluation of SEED has been undertaken to provide feedback and information to the SEED implementation team to make the initiative as efficient and effective as possible. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on one proposed data collection instrument E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 84619 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices that will be used in the SEED evaluation: (1) SEED Implementation Evaluation Survey. This survey will be distributed to a sample of State legislators and their staff who are members of intermediary organizations participating in the SEED initiative. It will identify barriers and needs to inform the SEED implementation team on what SEED could do to assist states interested in adopting disability employment policies. It will also provide feedback from State legislators and staff regarding their perceptions of SEED activities and resources to date as well as identify where State legislators are currently getting their information about disability employment policy issues to improve outreach. II. Review Focus Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for the evaluation of SEED. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the following: • 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 submission of responses. III. Current Action At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for the SEED Implementation Evaluation Survey. Type of Review: New Information Collection. OMB Control Number: 1290–0NEW. Title: State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey. ESTIMATED TOTAL BURDEN HOURS—SEED IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION SURVEY Respondents Number of espondents Number of esponses per respondent Total esponses Estimated time per response (hours) Estimated total burden (hours) State legislators and staff who are members of organizations participating in the SEED initiative .......................... 1,039 1 1,039 .22 228.58 Affected Public: A sample of State legislators and their staff who are members of intermediary organizations participating in the SEED initiative. Annual Frequency: One time for the SEED initiative evaluation survey. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: November 15, 2016. Sharon Block, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–28264 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Proposed Extension of the Information Collection Disclosure to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 (PRA95). 44 U.S.C. 3056(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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before January 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0002, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Smith, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/ TTD callers may dial toll-free (877) 889– 5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 84618-84619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28264]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Comment Request; State Exchange on Employment and Disability 
(SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation 
Office, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, 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 (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 requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, 
the Department of Labor is soliciting comments concerning the 
collection of data about the State Exchange on Employment and 
Disability (SEED) Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey. A copy 
of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the addressee section of this notice.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that the agency 
receives on or before January 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following 
methods:
    Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Cherise 
Hunter, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-1303, Washington, DC 20210. 
Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one 
method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB 
Control Number identified above for this information collection. 
Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the 
Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit 
their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail 
early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a 
matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included 
in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cherise Hunter by email at 
chiefevaluationoffice@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background.

    The proposed information collection activities described in this 
notice will provide data for the State Exchange on Employment and 
Disabilities (SEED) Evaluation. In the fall of 2015, The Office of 
Disability Employment (ODEP) launched the SEED initiative. The SEED 
initiative is designed to advance policy at the state and local levels 
that promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities 
through collaborative engagement of intermediary organizations that 
serve as value added interfaces between and among various levels of 
government and entities with overlapping interests. A formative 
evaluation of SEED has been undertaken to provide feedback and 
information to the SEED implementation team to make the initiative as 
efficient and effective as possible. This Federal Register Notice 
provides the opportunity to comment on one proposed data collection 
instrument

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that will be used in the SEED evaluation:
    (1) SEED Implementation Evaluation Survey. This survey will be 
distributed to a sample of State legislators and their staff who are 
members of intermediary organizations participating in the SEED 
initiative. It will identify barriers and needs to inform the SEED 
implementation team on what SEED could do to assist states interested 
in adopting disability employment policies. It will also provide 
feedback from State legislators and staff regarding their perceptions 
of SEED activities and resources to date as well as identify where 
State legislators are currently getting their information about 
disability employment policy issues to improve outreach.

II. Review Focus

    Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data 
collection for the evaluation of SEED. DOL is particularly interested 
in comments that do the following:
     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 submission of responses.

III. Current Action

    At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for the SEED 
Implementation Evaluation Survey.
    Type of Review: New Information Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1290-0NEW.
    Title: State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) 
Initiative Implementation Evaluation Survey.

                                           Estimated Total Burden Hours--SEED Implementation Evaluation Survey
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                                                                                         Number of                       Estimated time
                            Respondents                                 Number of      responses per        Total         per response   Estimated total
                                                                       respondents       respondent       responses         (hours)       burden (hours)
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State legislators and staff who are members of organizations                  1,039                1            1,039              .22           228.58
 participating in the SEED initiative..............................
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    Affected Public: A sample of State legislators and their staff who 
are members of intermediary organizations participating in the SEED 
initiative.
    Annual Frequency: One time for the SEED initiative evaluation 
survey.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and 
Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also 
become a matter of public record.

    Dated: November 15, 2016.
Sharon Block,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of 
Labor.
[FR Doc. 2016-28264 Filed 11-22-16; 8:45 am]
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