Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities, 26714-26715 [2017-11844]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 26714 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 109 / Thursday, June 8, 2017 / Notices 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 control number 1205– 0132. 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: Extension Without Change. Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP) Planning and Reporting Guidelines. Form: ET Handbook No. 336, 18th Edition. OMB Control Number: 1205–0132. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Biannual, Annual, and Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 747. Estimated Average Time per Response: 4.32 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,226 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–11843 Filed 6–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities.’’ 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). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by August 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Brad Wiggins by telephone at (202) 693–3029, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at wiggins.brad@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, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 4524, Washington, DC 20210; by email: wiggins.brad@dol.gov; or by Fax (202) 693–3229. SUMMARY: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 ETA National and regional offices use the Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities, to monitor the progress of State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) in implementing supplemental grant projects. ETA provides supplemental grants for SWAs to prevent and detect improper benefit payments, improve state performance, and address outdated Information Technology (IT) system infrastructures. ETA implements these projects through Unemployment Insurance (UI) Supplemental Budget Request (SBR) grants, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) grants, and Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) to states for demonstration and special projects such as Reemployment and Systems Integration (RSI). This information collection includes the funded project/ activity, the targeted start and completion dates for the project/ activity, and the quarterly implementation status. These data are needed for budget preparation and control; program planning and evaluation; program monitoring, oversight, and performance accountability; actuarial and program research; and for accounting to Congress and the public. Title III, Section 303(a)(6) of the Social Security Act authorizes this information collection. 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 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 109 / Thursday, June 8, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 1205– 0517. 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: Revision. Title of Collection: Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities. Form: ETA 9178. OMB Control Number: 1205–0517. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 228. Estimated Average Time per Response: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,140 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2017–11844 Filed 6–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training, and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Labor. ACTION: Notice of ACVETEO charter renewal. AGENCY: In accordance with section 4110 of Title 38, U.S. Code, and the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and its implementing regulations issued by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Secretary of Labor is renewing the charter for the Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training, and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO). The ACVETEO’s responsibilities are to: (a) Assess employment and training needs of veterans and their integration into the workforce; (b) determine the extent to which the programs and activities of the Department of Labor (DOL) are meeting such needs; (c) assist the Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training (ASVET) in conducting outreach to employers with respect to the training and skills of veterans and the advantages afforded employers by hiring veterans; (d) make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, through the ASVET, with respect to outreach activities and the employment and training needs of veterans; and (e) carry out such other activities deemed necessary to making required reports and recommendations under section 4110(f) of Title 38, U.S. Code. Per section 4110(c)(1) of Title 38, U.S. Code, the Secretary of Labor shall appoint at least twelve, but no more than sixteen, individuals to serve as Special Government Employees of the ACVETEO as follows: seven individuals, one each from the following organizations: (i) The Society for Human Resource Management; (ii) the Business Roundtable; (iii) the National Association of State Workforce Agencies; (iv) the United States Chamber of Commerce; (v) the National Federation of Independent Business; (vi) a nationally recognized labor union or organization; and (vii) the National Governors Association. The Secretary shall appoint not more than five individuals nominated by veterans’ service organizations that have a national employment program and not more than five individuals who are recognized authorities in the fields of PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26715 business, employment, training, rehabilitation, or labor and who are not employees of DOL. Members will serve as Special Government Employees. The ACVETEO will function in compliance with the provisions of the FACA, and its charter will be filed under the FACA. For more information, contact Gregory B. Green, Assistant Designated Federal Official, ACVETEO, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; via email to Mr. Gregory Green at green.gregory.b@dol.gov or telephone (202) 693–4734. Signed at Washington, DC, on June 1, 2017. Sam Shellenberger, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. [FR Doc. 2017–11934 Filed 6–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–79–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: 17–034] Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of intent to grant an exclusive patent license. AGENCY: NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/ 871,127 entitled ‘‘Magnetically Retained Relief Valve,’’ KSC–13870, to MagPress Valves having its principal place of business in Round Rock, Texas. DATES: The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice, NASA receives written objections including evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements regarding the licensing of federally owned inventions as set forth in the Bayh-Dole Act and implementing regulations. Competing applications completed and received by NASA within fifteen (15) days of the date of this published notice will also be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. 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[FR Doc No: 2017-11844]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment and Training 
Supplemental Budget Request Activities

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, Employment 
and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities.'' 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).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
August 7, 2017.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by 
contacting Brad Wiggins by telephone at (202) 693-3029, TTY 1-877-889-
5627 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
wiggins.brad@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, Employment and 
Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-4524, Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
wiggins.brad@dol.gov; or by Fax (202) 693-3229.

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

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 ETA National and regional offices use the Quarterly Narrative 
Progress Report, Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request 
Activities, to monitor the progress of State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) 
in implementing supplemental grant projects. ETA provides supplemental 
grants for SWAs to prevent and detect improper benefit payments, 
improve state performance, and address outdated Information Technology 
(IT) system infrastructures. ETA implements these projects through 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Supplemental Budget Request (SBR) grants, 
Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) grants, and 
Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) to states for demonstration and special 
projects such as Reemployment and Systems Integration (RSI). This 
information collection includes the funded project/activity, the 
targeted start and completion dates for the project/activity, and the 
quarterly implementation status. These data are needed for budget 
preparation and control; program planning and evaluation; program 
monitoring, oversight, and performance accountability; actuarial and 
program research; and for accounting to Congress and the public. Title 
III, Section 303(a)(6) of the Social Security Act authorizes this 
information collection.
    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

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order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention 
OMB control number 1205-0517.
    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: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Quarterly Narrative Progress Report, 
Employment and Training Supplemental Budget Request Activities.
    Form: ETA 9178.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0517.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 57.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 228.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,140 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

Byron Zuidema,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2017-11844 Filed 6-7-17; 8:45 am]
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