Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Experience Rating Report; Extension Without Change, 61029-61030 [2017-27758]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_ submissions@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, 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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Extension of currently approved collection 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: State Criminal Alien Assistance Program 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: States and local units of general government including the 50 state governments, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the more than 3,000 counties and cities with correctional facilities. Other: None. Abstract: In response to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Section 130002(b) as amended in 1996, BJA administers the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 (ICE), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SCAAP provides federal payments to States and localities that incurred correctional officer salary costs for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens with at least one felony or two misdemeanor convictions for violations of state or local law, and who are incarcerated for at least 4 consecutive days during the designated reporting period and for the following correctional purposes; Salaries for corrections officers Overtime costs Performance based bonuses Corrections work force recruitment and retention Construction of corrections facilities Training/education for offenders Training for corrections officers related to offender population management Consultants involved with offender population Medical and mental health services Vehicle rental/purchase for transport of offenders Prison Industries Pre-release/reentry programs Technology involving offender management/ inter agency information sharing Disaster preparedness continuity of operations for corrections facilities 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that no more than 800 respondents will apply. Each application takes approximately 120 minutes to complete and is submitted once per year (annually). 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total hour burden to complete the applications is 1,600 hours. 800 × 120 minutes = 96,000/60 minutes per hour = 1,600 burden hours If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: December 20, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–27713 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61029 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Experience Rating Report; Extension Without Change 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, ‘‘Experience Rating Report.’’ 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 February 26, 2018. 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 Edward M. Dullaghan by telephone at (202)–693–2927, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at dullaghan.edward@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, Francis Perkins Building, Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210; or by Fax (202) 696–3975. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pavosevich by telephone at (202) 693–2935 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at pavosevich.robert@ 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 61030 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices The data submitted annually on the ETA 204 report enables the Employment and Training Administration to project revenues for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program on a state-bystate basis and to measure the variations in assigned contribution rates which result from different experience rating systems. Used in conjunction with other data, the ETA 204 assists in determining the effects of certain factors (e.g., stabilization, expansion, or contraction in employment, etc.) on the unemployment experience of various groups of employers. The data also provide an early signal for potential solvency problems and are useful in analyzing factors which give rise to these potential problems and permit an evaluation of the effectiveness of the various approaches available to correct the detected problems. The report collects annual information about the taxation efforts in states relative to both taxable and total wages and allows comparison between states. Further, the data are key components to the Significant Tax Measures Report. The Significant Tax Measures Report provides the information necessary to evaluate and compare state UI tax systems. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) 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 order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 1205– 0164. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 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: Experience Rating Report. Form: ETA–204. OMB Control Number: 1205–0164. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Annual. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 53. Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary. January 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary’s Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. 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 that the meeting will be concerned with matters the disclosure of which would seriously compromise the Government’s negotiating objectives or bargaining positions. Therefore, the meeting is exempt from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of sections 10 and 11 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, and public availability of documents). 5 U.S.C. app. Accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: Signed at Washington, DC, the 19th day of December 2017. Martha E. Newton, Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–27742 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2017–27758 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P 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. 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. The Bureau of Labor SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Meeting notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61029-61030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Experience Rating Report; Extension Without Change

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, ``Experience Rating Report.'' 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 
February 26, 2018.

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 Edward M. Dullaghan by telephone at (202)-693-2927, TTY 1-
877-889-5627 (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
[email protected].
    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, Francis Perkins Building, Room S-4524, 
Washington, DC 20210; or by Fax (202) 696-3975.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pavosevich by telephone at 
(202) 693-2935 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

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.

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    The data submitted annually on the ETA 204 report enables the 
Employment and Training Administration to project revenues for the 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) program on a state-by-state basis and to 
measure the variations in assigned contribution rates which result from 
different experience rating systems. Used in conjunction with other 
data, the ETA 204 assists in determining the effects of certain factors 
(e.g., stabilization, expansion, or contraction in employment, etc.) on 
the unemployment experience of various groups of employers. The data 
also provide an early signal for potential solvency problems and are 
useful in analyzing factors which give rise to these potential problems 
and permit an evaluation of the effectiveness of the various approaches 
available to correct the detected problems. The report collects annual 
information about the taxation efforts in states relative to both 
taxable and total wages and allows comparison between states. Further, 
the data are key components to the Significant Tax Measures Report. The 
Significant Tax Measures Report provides the information necessary to 
evaluate and compare state UI tax systems. 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) 
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 order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 
1205-0164.
    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: Experience Rating Report.
    Form: ETA-204.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0164.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 53.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

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

Rosemary Lahasky,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-27758 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am]
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