Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Joint Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template, 91200-91201 [2016-30204]

Download as PDF 91200 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Notices determined that it should proceed to full reviews in the subject five-year reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). With respect to the order on subject merchandise from Romania, the Commission found that both the domestic and respondent interested party group responses to its notice of institution (81 FR 60383, September 1, 2016) were adequate and determined to proceed to a full review. With respect to the order on subject merchandise from Japan, the Commission found that the domestic interested party group response was adequate and the respondent interested party group was inadequate, but that circumstances warranted conducting a full review. A record of the Commissioners’ votes, the Commission’s statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner’s statements will be available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s Web site. Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 12, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–30226 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Virtual Public Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of a virtual public meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given to announce an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. All meetings of the ACA are open to the public. DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at https://dol.webex.com/dol, and adjourn at approximately 4:30 p.m. Any updates to the agenda and meeting logistics will be posted on the Office of Apprenticeship’s homepage: http:// www.dol.gov/apprenticeship. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 The Designated Federal Officer, Mr. Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator for National Office Policy, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room C–5321, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693–2796 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The ACA is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2 § 10), as amended in 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and its implementing regulations (41 CFR 101– 6 and 102–3). In order to promote openness, and increase public participation, webinar and audio conference technology will be used to convene the meeting. Webinar and audio instructions will be posted prominently on the Office of Apprenticeship homepage: http:// www.dol.gov/apprenticeship. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Intent To Attend the Meeting All meeting participants are being asked to submit a notice of intent to attend by Wednesday, January 11, 2017, via email to Mr. Daniel Villao at: oa.administrator@dol.gov, with the subject line ‘‘January 2017 ACA Meeting.’’ 1. If individuals have special needs and/or disabilities that will require special accommodations, please contact Kenya Huckaby on (202) 693–3795 or via email at huckaby.kenya@dol.gov no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 2. Any member of the public who wishes to file written data or comments pertaining to the agenda may do so by sending the data or comments to Mr. Daniel Villao via email at oa.administrator@dol.gov, subject line ‘‘January 2017 ACA Meeting,’’ or to the Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–5321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Such submissions will be included in the record for the meeting if received by Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 3. See below regarding members of the public wishing to speak at the ACA meeting. Purpose of the Meeting and Topics To Be Discussed The purpose of the January meeting is to focus on expanding opportunities for youth and discuss priority issues for apprenticeship in the upcoming year. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Agenda Will Cover the Following Topics • Expanding Registered Apprenticeship Opportunities for Youth • Priority Issues for the Upcoming Year • Recommendations on Continued Apprenticeship Expansion • Other Matters of Interest to the Apprenticeship Community • Public Comment • Adjourn The agenda and meeting logistics may be updated should priority items come before the ACA between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the ACA meeting. All meeting updates will be posted to the Office of Apprenticeship’s homepage: http:// www.dol.gov/apprenticeship. Any member of the public who wishes to speak at the meeting should indicate the nature of the intended presentation and the amount of time needed by furnishing a written statement to the Designated Federal Officer, Mr. Daniel Villao, by Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The Chairperson will announce at the beginning of the meeting the extent to which time will permit the granting of such requests. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–30205 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Joint Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), ETA is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Joint Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by February 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Notices response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Jenn Smith by telephone at (202) 693–3597, TTY 1–877–889–5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at smith.jenn@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Youth Services, Room N–4508, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; by email: smith.jenn@dol.gov; or by Fax 202–693– 3861. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenn Smith by telephone at (202) 693–3597 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at smith.jenn@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3101) authorizes this information collection. President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. One of the many goals of WIOA is to develop more consistent instruments for collecting data related to the Department’s job training programs. The Joint Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template consolidates various instruments to collect qualitative data generated by several programs legislatively mandated by WIOA, as well as additional job training programs that are adopting the performance reporting provisions of WIOA to promote alignment across the workforce system. Qualitative data include a particular grantee’s progress and milestones during a grant’s period of performance and follow-up period, challenges to meeting a grant’s expected outcomes, and tracking of grant management and performance indicators during the life of the grant. The National Farmworkers Job Program and YouthBuild grants are authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 (WIOA), which identified performance accountability requirements for these grants. The WIOA performance indicators and reporting requirements also apply to the Dislocated Worker Grants program. While H–1B and Reentry Employment Opportunities grants are not authorized under WIOA, these programs are also adopting the WIOA performance indicators and align with WIOA data element definitions and reporting templates to promote consistency across these DOL-funded programs. For this same reason, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, authorized under the Older Americans Act, as amended, is also adopting this Joint Quarterly Narrative Performance Report. This information collection is subject to the 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 OMB Number 1205–0NEW. 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; • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 91201 • 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: Joint Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template. Form: Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template. OMB Control Number: OMB 1205– 0NEW. Affected Public: State/local/tribal governments, Federal government, private sector (not-for-profit institutions). Estimated Number of Respondents: 792. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,008. Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,080 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $480,076.80. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2016–30204 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2016–0022] Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp.: Application for Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Joint 
Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), ETA is soliciting comments 
concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the 
information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Joint Quarterly 
Narrative Progress Report Template.'' This comment request is part of 
continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
February 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of

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response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting 
Jenn Smith by telephone at (202) 693-3597, TTY 1-877-889-5627, (these 
are not toll-free numbers) or by email at smith.jenn@dol.gov.
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Youth 
Services, Room N-4508, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
by email: smith.jenn@dol.gov; or by Fax 202-693-3861.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenn Smith by telephone at (202) 693-
3597 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
smith.jenn@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This 
program helps to ensure 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 can be properly assessed.
    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3101) 
authorizes this information collection. President Barack Obama signed 
the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 
22, 2014. One of the many goals of WIOA is to develop more consistent 
instruments for collecting data related to the Department's job 
training programs. The Joint Quarterly Narrative Progress Report 
Template consolidates various instruments to collect qualitative data 
generated by several programs legislatively mandated by WIOA, as well 
as additional job training programs that are adopting the performance 
reporting provisions of WIOA to promote alignment across the workforce 
system. Qualitative data include a particular grantee's progress and 
milestones during a grant's period of performance and follow-up period, 
challenges to meeting a grant's expected outcomes, and tracking of 
grant management and performance indicators during the life of the 
grant.
    The National Farmworkers Job Program and YouthBuild grants are 
authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 
(WIOA), which identified performance accountability requirements for 
these grants. The WIOA performance indicators and reporting 
requirements also apply to the Dislocated Worker Grants program. While 
H-1B and Reentry Employment Opportunities grants are not authorized 
under WIOA, these programs are also adopting the WIOA performance 
indicators and align with WIOA data element definitions and reporting 
templates to promote consistency across these DOL-funded programs. For 
this same reason, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, 
authorized under the Older Americans Act, as amended, is also adopting 
this Joint Quarterly Narrative Performance Report.
    This information collection is subject to the 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 OMB Number 1205-
0NEW.
    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;
     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: Joint Quarterly Narrative Progress Report 
Template.
    Form: Quarterly Narrative Progress Report Template.
    OMB Control Number: OMB 1205-0NEW.
    Affected Public: State/local/tribal governments, Federal 
government, private sector (not-for-profit institutions).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 792.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,008.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,080 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $480,076.80.

     Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2016-30204 Filed 12-15-16; 8:45 am]
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