Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process, 49952-49953 [2018-21562]

Download as PDF 49952 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices 2928, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Williams.Joseph@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– 4524, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, by email at: Williams.Joseph@dol.gov, or by Fax at (202) 693–3975. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 is 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 303(a)(4) of the Social Security Act (SSA) and Section 3304(a)(3) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) require that all monies received in the unemployment fund of a state be paid immediately to the Secretary of the Treasury to the credit of the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF). This is the ‘‘immediate deposit’’ standard. Section 303(a)(5) of the SSA and Section 3304(a)(4) of the FUTA require that all monies withdrawn from the UTF be used solely for the payment of unemployment compensation, exclusive of the expenses of administration. This is the ‘‘limited withdrawal’’ standard. Federal law (Section 303(a)(6) of the SSA) gives the Secretary of Labor the authority to require the reporting of information deemed necessary to assure state compliance with the provisions of the SSA. Under this authority, the Secretary of Labor requires the following reports to monitor state compliance with the immediate deposit and limited withdrawal standards: ETA 2112: UI Financial Transactions Summary, Unemployment Fund, ETA 8401: Monthly Analysis of Benefit Payment Account, ETA 8405: Monthly Analysis of Clearing Account, ETA 8413: Income—Expense Analysis Unemployment Compensation (UC) Fund, Benefit Payment Account, daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 ETA 8414: Income—Expense Analysis UC Fund, Clearing Account, and ETA 8403: Summary of Financial Transactions—Title IX Funds. The ETA 8403A is no longer in use and is removed from this ICR. 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– 0154. 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 with revision. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports. Form: ETA 2112, 8401, 8403, 8405, 8413, and 8414. OMB Control Number: 1205–0154. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Monthly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,498. Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.5 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,749 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–21564 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process 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 Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process.’’ 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 December 3, 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 Joe Williams by telephone at (202) 693– 2928, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Williams.Joseph@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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Room S– 4524, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, by email at Williams.Joseph@dol.gov, or by Fax at (202) 693–3975. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 is 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Title XII Section 1201 of the Social Security Act (SSA) provides for advances to states from the Federal Unemployment Account (FUA). The law further sets out specific requirements to be met by a state requesting an advance: • The Governor, or designee, must apply for the advance; • the application must cover a threemonth period and the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) must be furnished with estimates of the amounts needed in each month of the three month period; • the application must be made on such forms and shall contain such information and data (fiscal and otherwise) concerning the operation and administration of the state unemployment compensation law as the Secretary deems necessary or relevant to the performance of his or her duties under this title; • the amount required by any state for the payment of compensation in any month shall be determined with due allowance for contingencies and taking into account all other amounts that will be available in the state’s unemployment fund for the payment of compensation in such month; and • the term ‘‘compensation’’ means cash benefits payable to individuals with respect to their unemployment exclusive of expenses of administration. Section 1202(a) of the SSA provides that the Governor of any state may at any time request that funds be transferred from the account of such state to the FUA in repayment of part or all of the balance of advances made to such state under Section 1201. These VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 applications and repayments may be requested by an individual designated for that authority in writing by the Governor. The SSA, Sections 1201 and 1202(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 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. DOL currently estimates that one state will borrow during Fiscal Year 2018, and that state would continue to borrow during calendar year 2018 and beyond. 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– 0199. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49953 Agency: DOL–ETA. Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process. OMB Control Number: 1205–0199. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3. Estimate Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Rosemary Lahasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–21562 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Resource Justification Model (RJM) 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 ‘‘Resource Justification Model (RJM).’’ 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). SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by December 3, 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 Miriam Thompson by telephone at (202) 693–3226, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Thompson.Miriam@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, DATES: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49952-49953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21562]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment 
Process

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 Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances 
and Voluntary Repayment Process.'' 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 
December 3, 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 Joe Williams by telephone at (202) 693-2928, 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

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Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Room S-4524, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, by email at 
[email protected], or by Fax at (202) 693-3975.

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


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 is 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.

I. Background

    Title XII Section 1201 of the Social Security Act (SSA) provides 
for advances to states from the Federal Unemployment Account (FUA). The 
law further sets out specific requirements to be met by a state 
requesting an advance:
     The Governor, or designee, must apply for the advance;
     the application must cover a three-month period and the 
Secretary of Labor (Secretary) must be furnished with estimates of the 
amounts needed in each month of the three month period;
     the application must be made on such forms and shall 
contain such information and data (fiscal and otherwise) concerning the 
operation and administration of the state unemployment compensation law 
as the Secretary deems necessary or relevant to the performance of his 
or her duties under this title;
     the amount required by any state for the payment of 
compensation in any month shall be determined with due allowance for 
contingencies and taking into account all other amounts that will be 
available in the state's unemployment fund for the payment of 
compensation in such month; and
     the term ``compensation'' means cash benefits payable to 
individuals with respect to their unemployment exclusive of expenses of 
administration.
    Section 1202(a) of the SSA provides that the Governor of any state 
may at any time request that funds be transferred from the account of 
such state to the FUA in repayment of part or all of the balance of 
advances made to such state under Section 1201. These applications and 
repayments may be requested by an individual designated for that 
authority in writing by the Governor. The SSA, Sections 1201 and 
1202(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 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.
    DOL currently estimates that one state will borrow during Fiscal 
Year 2018, and that state would continue to borrow during calendar year 
2018 and beyond.
    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 
1205-0199.
    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 Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances 
and Voluntary Repayment Process.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0199.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Frequency: Varies.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3.
    Estimate Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

Rosemary Lahasky,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-21562 Filed 10-2-18; 8:45 am]
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