Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Implementation Study, 8110-8111 [2018-03761]

Download as PDF 8110 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices Dated: February 16, 2018. Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor. AGENCY: 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. 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: Janet Javar by email at ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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). 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, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the collection of survey data for a study of the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). A copy of the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before April 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following methods: Email: ChiefEvaluationOffice@ dol.gov; Mail or Courier: Janet Javar, Chief Evaluation Office, OASP, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, I. Background WIOA, signed into law on July 22, 2014, authorized and amended a series of employment and educational programs under five titles. DOL seeks to understand how the implementation of WIOA is changing the core workforce programs authorized under Title I (Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs) and the Employment Service program authorized under the WagnerPeyser Act and amended by Title III, as well as how the implementation is contributing to more integration with stakeholders in programs authorized under Titles II (Adult Education and Literacy) and IV (Vocational Rehabilitation). DOL is funding a study to document and describe how critical state-level activities under WIOA are being implemented and identify possible areas for which further technical assistance, guidance, or policies might be needed in order to help implement the law. The study’s major research questions are: (1) How are the critical reforms under WIOA related to the core workforce programs for Title I and III being implemented? (2) to what extent is WIOA’s vision for an integrated workforce system being achieved through state- and local-level synergies between Titles I and III and Titles II and IV stakeholders? and (3) what changes or supplemental technical assistance, guidance, or policy would be helpful to states administering the core programs and in providing guidance and oversight to the local level to improve service quality and management? This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on the [FR Doc. 2018–03762 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Implementation Study Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed data collection instrument for a national survey on Titles I and III workforce programs to support the implementation study. The online, selfadministered survey will be conducted in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The state program staff who will be included in the survey sample are staff responsible for implementation of Titles I and III. Each state will complete one survey, although multiple state staff may contribute to a state’s response. An earlier information collection request (82 Federal Register 56845) was posted on November 30, 2017 to solicit comments on semistructured interviews for site visit data collection to support the implementation study. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for the WIOA implementation study. 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. • 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 technologyfor example, permitting electronic submission of responses. III. Current Actions At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for a national survey of state workforce administrators. Type of Review: New information collection request. OMB Control Number: 1290—0NEW Affected Public: State program staff involved in WIOA implementation. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8111 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Type of instrument Total number respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden time per response (hours) Annual estimated burden (hours) Survey of Title I and Title III workforce programs ............... 51 17 1 3.0 51.0 Total .............................................................................. 51 17 ........................ ........................ 51.0 Comments submitted in response to this 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: February 16, 2018. Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–03761 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2013–0012] Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA proposes to: (1) Delete a test standard from the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards; and (2) update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before March 26, 2018. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at: http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2013–0012, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., E.T. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2013–0012) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Kevin Robinson at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before March 26, 2018 to the Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693–1644. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor by phone (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor by phone (202) 693–2110. OSHA’s web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see http:// www.osha.gov). Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice, as well as other relevant information, is also available on OSHA’s web page at http://www.osha.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The NRTL Program recognizes organizations that provide product safety testing and certification services to manufacturers. These organizations perform testing and certification, for purposes of the Program, to U.S. consensus-based product safety test standards. The products covered by the NRTL Program consist of those items for which OSHA safety standards require ‘‘certification’’ by a NRTL. The requirements affect electrical products and 38 other types of products. OSHA does not develop or issue these test standards, but generally relies on standards development organizations (SDOs) which develop and maintain the standards using a method that provides input and consideration of views of industry groups, experts, users, consumers, governmental authorities and others having broad experience in the safety field involved. Removal of Test Standards From the NRTL List of Appropriate Test Standards OSHA may propose to remove a test standard from the NRTL list of appropriate test standards based on an internal review in which NRTL Program staff review the NRTL list of appropriate test standards to determine if the test standard conforms to the definition of E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 37 (Friday, February 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8110-8111]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03761]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 
(WIOA) Implementation Study

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

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), 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). 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, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the collection of 
survey data for a study of the implementation of the Workforce 
Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). A copy of the proposed 
Information Collection Request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the 
office listed below in the addressee section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before April 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either one of the following 
methods:
    Email: [email protected]; Mail or Courier: Janet Javar, 
Chief Evaluation Office, OASP, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 
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 OMB Control Number identified 
above for this information collection. 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: Janet Javar by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    WIOA, signed into law on July 22, 2014, authorized and amended a 
series of employment and educational programs under five titles. DOL 
seeks to understand how the implementation of WIOA is changing the core 
workforce programs authorized under Title I (Adult, Dislocated Worker, 
and Youth programs) and the Employment Service program authorized under 
the Wagner-Peyser Act and amended by Title III, as well as how the 
implementation is contributing to more integration with stakeholders in 
programs authorized under Titles II (Adult Education and Literacy) and 
IV (Vocational Rehabilitation).
    DOL is funding a study to document and describe how critical state-
level activities under WIOA are being implemented and identify possible 
areas for which further technical assistance, guidance, or policies 
might be needed in order to help implement the law. The study's major 
research questions are: (1) How are the critical reforms under WIOA 
related to the core workforce programs for Title I and III being 
implemented? (2) to what extent is WIOA's vision for an integrated 
workforce system being achieved through state- and local-level 
synergies between Titles I and III and Titles II and IV stakeholders? 
and (3) what changes or supplemental technical assistance, guidance, or 
policy would be helpful to states administering the core programs and 
in providing guidance and oversight to the local level to improve 
service quality and management?
    This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on 
the proposed data collection instrument for a national survey on Titles 
I and III workforce programs to support the implementation study. The 
online, self-administered survey will be conducted in all 50 states 
plus the District of Columbia. The state program staff who will be 
included in the survey sample are staff responsible for implementation 
of Titles I and III. Each state will complete one survey, although 
multiple state staff may contribute to a state's response. An earlier 
information collection request (82 Federal Register 56845) was posted 
on November 30, 2017 to solicit comments on semi-structured interviews 
for site visit data collection to support the implementation study.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data 
collection for the WIOA implementation study. 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.
     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- for example, 
permitting electronic submission of responses.

III. Current Actions

    At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for a national survey of 
state workforce administrators.
    Type of Review: New information collection request.
    OMB Control Number: 1290--0NEW
    Affected Public: State program staff involved in WIOA 
implementation.

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                         Type of instrument                            respondents     of respondents   responses per       response        estimated
                                                                                                          respondent        (hours)       burden (hours)
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Survey of Title I and Title III workforce programs.................              51               17                1              3.0             51.0
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    Total..........................................................              51               17   ...............  ...............            51.0
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    Comments submitted in response to this 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: February 16, 2018.
Molly Irwin,
Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor.
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