Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391, 46760-46761 [2018-20027]

Download as PDF 46760 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On September 7, 2018, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed partial consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii in United States of America v. Azure Fishery LLC et al., Civil Action No. 1:18–cv–00339. The complaint in this Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’) case was filed against the defendants on the same day as the lodging of the consent decree. The complaint alleges claims against the Hawaii-based longline fishing companies Azure Fishery LLC and Linh Fishery LLC and individuals Hanh Nguyen, Khang Dang, Andy Hoang, and Tuan Hoang. The complaint addresses illegal discharges of oil from the commercial longline fishing vessel Jaxon T, now known as the St. Joseph, as well as related violations of the Coast Guard’s pollution control regulations, including failure to provide sufficient capacity to retain oily bilge waste on board the vessel. The complaint alleges that Azure Fishery LLC, company members and managers Hanh Nguyen and Khang Dang, and vessel operator Andy Hoang are each liable for civil penalties stemming from violations of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. 1321. The United States seeks injunctive relief from these same defendants and Linh Fishery LLC, which is the current owner of the vessel. The complaint also includes a claim under the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act, 28 U.S.C. 3001 et seq., against Linh Fishery LLC, Hanh Nguyen, Khang Dang, and Tuan Hoang concerning the fraudulent conveyance of the Jaxon T after the Coast Guard discovered the violations. Under the proposed partial consent decree, defendants Nguyen and Dang will pay a total of $475,000. Under the terms of the CWA, the penalties paid for these violations will be deposited in the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund managed by the National Pollution Funds Center. In addition, the settling defendants will perform corrective measures to remedy the violations and prevent future violations in their fleet of twenty-five longline fishing vessels. Required actions include: (1) Making repairs to vessels to reduce the quantity of oily waste generated during fishing voyages; (2) providing crewmembers with training on the proper handling of oily wastes; (3) documenting proper oily waste management and disposal after returning to port; and (4) submitting VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Sep 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 compliance reports to the Coast Guard and to the Department of Justice. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America v. Azure Fishery LLC et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–11849. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $14.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2018–19969 Filed 9–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391 ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ‘‘Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 391.’’ 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). Consideration will be given to all written comments received by November 13, 2018. DATES: 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 Derrick Holmes by telephone at (202) 693–3205, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Holmes.Derrick@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, Room S– 4520, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, by email at Holmes.Derrick@dol.gov, or by Fax at (202) 693–3975. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 693–3195 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Edens.Candace@dol.gov. 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 Office of Management and Budget (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. Title 5 U.S.C. 8506 states that ‘‘[E]ach agency of the United States and each wholly or partially owned instrumentality of the United States shall make available to State agencies which have agreements, or to the Secretary of Labor, as the case may be, such information concerning the Federal service and Federal wages of a Federal employee as the Secretary considers practicable and necessary for the determination of the entitlement of the Federal employee to compensation under this subchapter.’’ The information shall include the findings of the employing agency concerning: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2018 / Notices (1) Whether or not the Federal employee has performed Federal service; (2) the periods of Federal service; (3) the amount of Federal wages; and (4) the reasons for termination of Federal service. State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) administer the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program in accordance with the same terms and provisions of the paying State’s unemployment insurance law, which apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. SWAs must be able to obtain certain information (wage and separation data) about each claimant filing claims for UCFE benefits to enable them to determine his/her eligibility for benefits. DOL has prescribed forms to enable SWAs to obtain this necessary information from the individual’s Federal employing agency. Each of these forms is essential to the UCFE claims process and the frequency of use varies depending upon the circumstances involved. The UCFE forms are: ETA– 931, ETA–931A, ETA–933, ETA–934, and ETA–935. The law (5 U.S.C. 8501, et seq.), 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 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– 0179. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/ information in any comments. DOL is particularly interested in comments that: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Sep 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 • 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 changes. Title of Collection: Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391. Form(s): ETA–931, ETA–931A, ETA– 933, ETA–934, and ETA–935. OMB Control Number: 1205–0179. Affected Public: State Workforce Agency. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 296,123. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,120. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–20027 Filed 9–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Cumulative Report of Rescissions Proposals Pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of monthly cumulative report pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46761 Pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, OMB is issuing a monthly cumulative report (for September 2018) from the Director detailing the status of rescission proposals that were previously transmitted to the Congress on May 8, 2018, and amended by the supplementary message transmitted on June 5, 2018. DATES: Release Date: September 10, 2018. SUMMARY: The September 2018 cumulative report is available on-line on the OMB website at: https:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budgetrescissions-deferrals/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Andreasen, 6001 New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, Email address: jandreasen@ omb.eop.gov, telephone number: (202) 395–1066. Because of delays in the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to use electronic communications. ADDRESSES: John Mulvaney, Director. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor's (DOL's), Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled ``Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees 
Handbook No. 391.'' 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 
November 13, 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 Derrick Holmes by telephone at (202) 693-3205, 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, Room S-4520, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, by email at 
[email protected], or by Fax at (202) 693-3975.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 
693-3195 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Office of Management and 
Budget (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.
    Title 5 U.S.C. 8506 states that ``[E]ach agency of the United 
States and each wholly or partially owned instrumentality of the United 
States shall make available to State agencies which have agreements, or 
to the Secretary of Labor, as the case may be, such information 
concerning the Federal service and Federal wages of a Federal employee 
as the Secretary considers practicable and necessary for the 
determination of the entitlement of the Federal employee to 
compensation under this subchapter.'' The information shall include the 
findings of the employing agency concerning:

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    (1) Whether or not the Federal employee has performed Federal 
service;
    (2) the periods of Federal service;
    (3) the amount of Federal wages; and
    (4) the reasons for termination of Federal service.
    State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) administer the Unemployment 
Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program in accordance with 
the same terms and provisions of the paying State's unemployment 
insurance law, which apply to unemployed claimants who worked in the 
private sector. SWAs must be able to obtain certain information (wage 
and separation data) about each claimant filing claims for UCFE 
benefits to enable them to determine his/her eligibility for benefits. 
DOL has prescribed forms to enable SWAs to obtain this necessary 
information from the individual's Federal employing agency. Each of 
these forms is essential to the UCFE claims process and the frequency 
of use varies depending upon the circumstances involved. The UCFE forms 
are: ETA-931, ETA-931A, ETA-933, ETA-934, and ETA-935. The law (5 
U.S.C. 8501, et seq.), 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 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 
1205-0179.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    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 changes.
    Title of Collection: Unemployment Compensation for Federal 
Employees Handbook No. 391.
    Form(s): ETA-931, ETA-931A, ETA-933, ETA-934, and ETA-935.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0179.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agency.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 296,123.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,120.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

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

Rosemary Lahasky,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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