Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements, 54414-54415 [2017-24998]

Download as PDF 54414 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES does not request any submissions on the issue under review. In connection with the final disposition of this investigation, the Commission may (1) issue an order that could result in the exclusion of the subject articles from entry into the United States, and/or (2) issue one or more cease and desist orders that could result in the respondent(s) being required to cease and desist from engaging in unfair acts in the importation and sale of such articles. Accordingly, the Commission is interested in receiving written submissions that address the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered. If a party seeks exclusion of an article from entry into the United States for purposes other than entry for consumption, the party should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or likely to do so. For background, see Certain Devices for Connecting Computers via Telephone Lines, Inv. No. 337–TA–360, USITC Pub. No. 2843 (Dec. 1994) (Comm’n Op.). In particular, the written submissions should address any request for a cease and desist order in the context of recent Commission opinions, including those in Certain Arrowheads with Deploying Blades and Components Thereof and Packaging Therefor, Inv. No. 337–TA–977, Comm’n Op. (Apr. 28, 2017) and Certain Electric Skin Care Devices, Brushes and Chargers Therefor, and Kits Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337–TA–959, Comm’n Op. (Feb. 13, 2017). Specifically, if Complainant seeks a cease and desist order against a defaulting respondent, the written submissions should respond to the following requests: (1) Please identify with citations to the record any information regarding commercially significant inventory in the United States as to each respondent against whom a cease and desist order is sought. If Complainant also relies on other significant domestic operations that could undercut the remedy provided by an exclusion order, please identify with citations to the record such information as to each respondent against whom a cease and desist order is sought. (2) In relation to the infringing products, please identify any information in the record, including allegations in the pleadings, that addresses the existence of any domestic inventory, any domestic operations, or any sales-related activity directed at the United States for each respondent against whom a cease and desist order is sought. If the Commission contemplates some form of remedy, it must consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The factors the Commission VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve or disapprove the Commission’s action. See Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission and prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: Each party’s written submission must be filed no later than close of business on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on Thursday, December 7, 2017. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to Commission Rule 210.4(f), 19 CFR 210.4(f). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 337– TA–1028’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary, (202) 205–2000. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel,1 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All non-confidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR part 210. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 13, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–24927 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements.’’ 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 January 16, 2018. SUMMARY: 1 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices 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 at https:// doleta.gov/wioa/State_Plan_ Resources.cfm or by contacting Heather Fleck by telephone at 202–693–2956, TTY 877–889–5627 (these are not tollfree numbers), or by email at fleck.heather@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, Division of WIOA Adult Services and Workforce Systems, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S4209, Washington, DC 20210; by email: fleck.heather@dol.gov; or by Fax 202– 693–3015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Fleck by telephone at 202–693– 2956 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at fleck.heather@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. Section 190 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113–128, July 22, 2014) permits states to apply for Workflex waiver authority. The Act and 20 CFR 679.630 provide that the Secretary may grant Workflex waiver authority for up to five years pursuant to a Workflex plan submitted by a state. Under Workflex, governors are granted the authority to approve requests submitted by their local areas to waiver certain statutory and regulatory provisions of WIOA Title I programs. States may also request waivers from the Secretary of certain requirements of the WagnerPeyser Act (Sections 8–10) as well as certain provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) (42 U.S.C. 3056d(b)) for state agencies on aging with respect to activities carried out using funds allotted under OAA section 506(b). One of the underlying principles for granting Workflex waivers is that the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 waivers will result in improved performance outcomes for persons served and that waiver authority will be granted in consideration of improved performance. This is a continuation of the previous collection instructions request under WIA, and WIOA continues to authorize 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 order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Number: 1205–0432. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54415 Type of Review: Revision. Title of Collection: Workflex Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements. Form: Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Collection Form. OMB Control Number: 1205–0432. Affected Public: State and local governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency: 5 state plans annually; 204 quarterly reports. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 5 state plans annually; 204 quarterly reports. Estimated Average Time per Response: 18 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 210 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Nancy M. Rooney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–24998 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor and Office of the United States Trade Representative, Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy. ACTION: Meeting notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy. DATES: December 15, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary’s Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne M. Zollner, Chief, Trade Policy and Negotiations Division; Phone: (202) 693–4890. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will include a review and discussion of current issues which influence U.S. trade policy. Potential U.S. negotiating objectives and bargaining positions in current and anticipated trade negotiations will be discussed. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2155(f)(2)(A), it has been determined E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting 
Requirements

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training 
Administration is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension 
for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) 
titled, ``Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and 
Reporting Requirements.'' 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 
January 16, 2018.

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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 at 
https://doleta.gov/wioa/State_Plan_Resources.cfm or by contacting 
Heather Fleck by telephone at 202-693-2956, TTY 877-889-5627 (these are 
not toll-free numbers), or by email at fleck.heather@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, Division of WIOA Adult Services and Workforce 
Systems, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 
S4209, Washington, DC 20210; by email: fleck.heather@dol.gov; or by Fax 
202-693-3015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Fleck by telephone at 202-693-
2956 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
fleck.heather@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.
    Section 190 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 
(Pub. L. 113-128, July 22, 2014) permits states to apply for Workflex 
waiver authority. The Act and 20 CFR 679.630 provide that the Secretary 
may grant Workflex waiver authority for up to five years pursuant to a 
Workflex plan submitted by a state. Under Workflex, governors are 
granted the authority to approve requests submitted by their local 
areas to waiver certain statutory and regulatory provisions of WIOA 
Title I programs. States may also request waivers from the Secretary of 
certain requirements of the Wagner-Peyser Act (Sections 8-10) as well 
as certain provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) (42 
U.S.C. 3056d(b)) for state agencies on aging with respect to activities 
carried out using funds allotted under OAA section 506(b). One of the 
underlying principles for granting Workflex waivers is that the waivers 
will result in improved performance outcomes for persons served and 
that waiver authority will be granted in consideration of improved 
performance.
    This is a continuation of the previous collection instructions 
request under WIA, and WIOA continues to authorize 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 order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Number: 1205-
0432.
    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: Workflex Plan Submission and Reporting 
Requirements.
    Form: Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Collection Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0432.
    Affected Public: State and local governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Frequency: 5 state plans annually; 204 quarterly reports.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 5 state plans annually; 204 
quarterly reports.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 18 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 210 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

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

Nancy M. Rooney,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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