Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA-9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection, 28866-28867 [2018-13315]

Download as PDF 28866 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 120 / Thursday, June 21, 2018 / Notices Issued: June 15, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–13285 Filed 6–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1190–0009] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a CurrentlyApproved Collection Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Discrimination Complaint Form Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: 30 Day Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection extension is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register allowing for a 60-day public comment period. DATES: The Department of Justice encourages public comment and will accept input until July 23, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–7285. 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 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Jun 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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). Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of information collection: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Discrimination Complaint Form. 3. The agency form number and applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The document has no agency form number. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division. 4. Affected public who will be asked to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals alleging discrimination by public entities based on disability. Under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability by a public entity may, by himself or herself or by an authorized representative, file a complaint. The Department of Justice must address the complaint or refer the complaint to the appropriate Federal agency. Any Federal agency that receives a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability by a public entity must review the complaint to determine whether it has jurisdiction under Section 504. If the agency does not have jurisdiction under Section 504, it must determine whether it is the designated agency responsible for complaints filed against that public entity under title II of the ADA. If the agency does not have jurisdiction under section 504 and is not the designated agency under title II of the ADA, it must refer the complaint to the Department of Justice. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 estimated for an average respondent to respond: 11,192 respondents per year at 0.75 hours per complaint form. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 8,394 hours, which is equal to 11,192 respondents * .75 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: June 18, 2018. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2018–13312 Filed 6–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [OMB Control Number 1205–0457] Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA–9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 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. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data through Form ETA– 9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report (Office of Management and Budget (OMB)) Control Number 1205–0457), which expires October 31, 2018. The Form SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 120 / Thursday, June 21, 2018 / Notices ETA–9127 solicits information from State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) who are recipients of foreign labor certification grants about programrelated activities performed by SWA staff in accordance with specific fiscal year annual plans. These activities include reviewing and transmitting H– 2A and H–2B job orders, conducting H– 2A prevailing wage and prevailing practice surveys, and performing H–2A related housing inspections of facilities offered to agricultural workers. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before August 20, 2018. DATES: A copy of this information collection request (ICR), with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge by contacting William W. Thompson, II, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, telephone number: 202–513–7350 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Requests may also be made by fax at 202–513–7395 or by email at ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: Form ETA–9127. 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 Foreign Labor Certification, Room 12–200, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: ETA.OFLC.Forms@ dol.gov subject line: Form ETA–9127; or by Fax: 202–513–7395. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 I. Background Under the foreign labor certification programs administered by ETA, SWAs are funded through annually reimbursable grants. These grants fund certain activities that support the processing of applications for temporary labor certification filed by U.S. employers in order to hire foreign workers in the H–2B or H–2A visa categories to perform nonagricultural or agricultural services or labor. Under the grant agreements, SWAs must review and transmit, through the intrastate and interstate systems, job orders submitted by employers in order to recruit U.S. workers prior to filling the job openings with foreign workers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Jun 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 In order to effectively monitor the administration of foreign labor certification activities by the SWAs, the Department requires the SWAs to report their workloads related to these activities on a quarterly basis. This collection of information is conducted through Form ETA–9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report. This report is critical for ensuring accountability and for future program management, including budget and workload management. ETA intends to revise the information collection by clarifying the Form ETA–9127 instructions and making minor changes to the PRA disclosure on the form. The Department has proposed changes to the collection. Specifically, the Form ETA–9127 has been changed to capture information currently needed to make decisions on grant fund distribution. Two questions were removed from Form ETA–9127. The first question removed referenced union contacts made by the SWA. This question was removed because this data is not currently reviewed by the grants management unit of ETA’s OFLC. Union contacts are made by SWAs when the Chicago National Processing Center Certifying Officers have determined that the occupation or industry is traditionally or customarily unionized. In such circumstances, the Certifying Officer collects this information when confirming referrals with the SWAs during the certification process. Therefore, this information is available to the Department without engaging in this data collection. Continuing to collect such information would result in unwarranted data collection creating an undue burden on those filing the Form ETA–9127. The second question removed is located in both the H–2A and H–2B sections, and prompts the SWA to list the most common deficiencies on the job order. The collection of this data is no longer needed because the Chicago NPC, which receives the job orders from the SWA, has addressed previously common deficiencies found on job orders in published Frequently Asked Questions and outreach to SWAs and employers. Again, continuing to collect such information would result in unwarranted data collection creating an undue burden on those filing the Form ETA–9127. The Form ETA–9127 instructions have been modified in order to promote clarity because of some confusion expressed by the SWAs. Two terms, interstate and intrastate, have been segmented and defined in plain PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28867 language to reduce this confusion and minimize the burden to the SWAs. II. Review Focus 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Revision. Title of Collection: Form ETA–9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report. OMB Control Number: 1205–0457. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments. Form(s): ETA–9127. Total Estimated Annual Respondents: 54. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 216. Average Time per Response: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 378. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Commenters are encouraged not to submit sensitive information (e.g., confidential business information or personally identifiable information such as a Social Security number). Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–13315 Filed 6–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 120 (Thursday, June 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[OMB Control Number 1205-0457]


Comment Request for Information Collection for Form ETA-9127, 
Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report, Revision of a 
Currently Approved Collection

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 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.
    Currently, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the collection of data through Form ETA-
9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report (Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB)) Control Number 1205-0457), which expires 
October 31, 2018. The Form

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ETA-9127 solicits information from State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) who 
are recipients of foreign labor certification grants about program-
related activities performed by SWA staff in accordance with specific 
fiscal year annual plans. These activities include reviewing and 
transmitting H-2A and H-2B job orders, conducting H-2A prevailing wage 
and prevailing practice surveys, and performing H-2A related housing 
inspections of facilities offered to agricultural workers.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before August 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this information collection request (ICR), with 
applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the 
likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total 
burden may be obtained free of charge by contacting William W. 
Thompson, II, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, 
telephone number: 202-513-7350 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone 
number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Requests may also be made by fax 
at 202-513-7395 or by email at [email protected] subject line: 
Form ETA-9127.
    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 Foreign Labor Certification, Room 
12-200, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
[email protected] subject line: Form ETA-9127; or by Fax: 202-513-
7395.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Under the foreign labor certification programs administered by ETA, 
SWAs are funded through annually reimbursable grants. These grants fund 
certain activities that support the processing of applications for 
temporary labor certification filed by U.S. employers in order to hire 
foreign workers in the H-2B or H-2A visa categories to perform 
nonagricultural or agricultural services or labor. Under the grant 
agreements, SWAs must review and transmit, through the intrastate and 
interstate systems, job orders submitted by employers in order to 
recruit U.S. workers prior to filling the job openings with foreign 
workers.
    In order to effectively monitor the administration of foreign labor 
certification activities by the SWAs, the Department requires the SWAs 
to report their workloads related to these activities on a quarterly 
basis. This collection of information is conducted through Form ETA-
9127, Foreign Labor Certification Quarterly Activity Report. This 
report is critical for ensuring accountability and for future program 
management, including budget and workload management. ETA intends to 
revise the information collection by clarifying the Form ETA-9127 
instructions and making minor changes to the PRA disclosure on the 
form.
    The Department has proposed changes to the collection. 
Specifically, the Form ETA-9127 has been changed to capture information 
currently needed to make decisions on grant fund distribution.
    Two questions were removed from Form ETA-9127. The first question 
removed referenced union contacts made by the SWA. This question was 
removed because this data is not currently reviewed by the grants 
management unit of ETA's OFLC. Union contacts are made by SWAs when the 
Chicago National Processing Center Certifying Officers have determined 
that the occupation or industry is traditionally or customarily 
unionized. In such circumstances, the Certifying Officer collects this 
information when confirming referrals with the SWAs during the 
certification process. Therefore, this information is available to the 
Department without engaging in this data collection. Continuing to 
collect such information would result in unwarranted data collection 
creating an undue burden on those filing the Form ETA-9127.
    The second question removed is located in both the H-2A and H-2B 
sections, and prompts the SWA to list the most common deficiencies on 
the job order. The collection of this data is no longer needed because 
the Chicago NPC, which receives the job orders from the SWA, has 
addressed previously common deficiencies found on job orders in 
published Frequently Asked Questions and outreach to SWAs and 
employers. Again, continuing to collect such information would result 
in unwarranted data collection creating an undue burden on those filing 
the Form ETA-9127.
    The Form ETA-9127 instructions have been modified in order to 
promote clarity because of some confusion expressed by the SWAs. Two 
terms, interstate and intrastate, have been segmented and defined in 
plain language to reduce this confusion and minimize the burden to the 
SWAs.

II. Review Focus

    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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Form ETA-9127, Foreign Labor Certification 
Quarterly Activity Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0457.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments.
    Form(s): ETA-9127.
    Total Estimated Annual Respondents: 54.
    Annual Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 216.
    Average Time per Response: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 378.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; 
they will also become a matter of public record. Commenters are 
encouraged not to submit sensitive information (e.g., confidential 
business information or personally identifiable information such as a 
Social Security number).

Rosemary Lahasky,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-13315 Filed 6-20-18; 8:45 am]
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