Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants, 67356-67357 [2018-28242]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 67356 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices 693–3195, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Edens.Candace@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 Edens.Candace@dol.gov, or by Fax at (202) 693–3975. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, DOL 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. The UCX law (5 U.S.C. 8521–8525) requires State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to administer the UCX program in accordance with the same terms and conditions of the paying state’s unemployment insurance law applicable to unemployed claimants who worked in the private sector. Each state agency needs to obtain certain military service information on claimants filing for UCX benefits to enable the state to determine their eligibility for benefits. As needed, most state agencies record required UCX information on the form developed by DOL, ETA 843, Request for Military Document and Information. Without the claimant’s military information, a state cannot adequately determine potential UCX eligibility of ex-servicemembers and would not be able to properly administer the program. UCX law (5 U.S.C. 8521–8525) authorizes this information collection. Note: ETA is removing one form, ETA 841, from the list of UCX related forms, as states no longer use the form for data 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 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– 0176. 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: Revisions. Title of Collection: Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX). Form: ETA 843. OMB Control Number: 1205–0176. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 2711. Estimated Average Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 226 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–28244 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; H–1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants 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, ‘‘H–1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants.’’ 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, 2019. 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 Evan Burke by telephone at 202–693–2963, TTY 1–877– 889–5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at dsi@ 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, Division of Strategic Investments, Room C–4518, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email at dsi@dol.gov, or by Fax at 202– 693–3890. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evan Burke by telephone at 202–693– 2963 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at dsi@dol.gov. SUMMARY: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. 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 can be properly assessed. ETA requires grantees to submit Quarterly Narrative Reports with a narrative summary of progress on activities identified by the grantee in their project work plan. Grantees also submit a Quarterly Performance Report with standardized outcome measures that include data for program participants. These reports help ETA gauge the effectiveness of the H–1B Ready To Work grants, respond to inquiries about the program’s progress and success from Congress and other stakeholders, identify grantees that could serve as useful models, target technical assistance appropriately, and provide data for the national evaluation of the Ready To Work grants. ETA is seeking an extension for the collection of the Quarterly Narrative Report and the Quarterly Performance Report for the period 7/1/2019–6/30/2022. 29 U.S.C. 414(c), American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998, 29 U.S.C. 3224a(7), Workforce Investment Act 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– 0507. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 changes. Title of Collection: H–1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants. OMB Control Number: 1205–0507. Affected Public: Existing H–1B Ready To Work (RTW) grantees, and participants served through these programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,814. Frequency: Varies by information collection activity. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 14,958. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies by information collection activity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 21,550 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration, Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–28242 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67357 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Adminstration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ShortTime Compensation (STC) Grants 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, ‘‘Short-Time Compensation (STC) Grants.’’ 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 February 26, 2019. 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 Mohammad Nabulsi by telephone at (202) 693–3483, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Nabulsi.Mohammad@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 Nabulsi.Mohammad@dol.gov, or by Fax at (202) 693–3975. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Garcia by telephone at (202) 693–3207 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Garcia.Stephanie@ dol.gov. DATES: As part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, DOL 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 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; H-1B 
Technical Skills Training and Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge 
Grants

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, ``H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and 
Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants.'' 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, 2019.

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 Evan Burke by telephone at 202-693-2963, TTY 1-877- 889-
5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at dsi@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, Division of 
Strategic Investments, Room C-4518, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210; by email at dsi@dol.gov, or by Fax at 202-693-
3890.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evan Burke by telephone at 202-693-
2963 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at dsi@dol.gov.

    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

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comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before 
submitting them to the OMB for final approval. 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 can be properly assessed.
    ETA requires grantees to submit Quarterly Narrative Reports with a 
narrative summary of progress on activities identified by the grantee 
in their project work plan. Grantees also submit a Quarterly 
Performance Report with standardized outcome measures that include data 
for program participants.
    These reports help ETA gauge the effectiveness of the H-1B Ready To 
Work grants, respond to inquiries about the program's progress and 
success from Congress and other stakeholders, identify grantees that 
could serve as useful models, target technical assistance 
appropriately, and provide data for the national evaluation of the 
Ready To Work grants. ETA is seeking an extension for the collection of 
the Quarterly Narrative Report and the Quarterly Performance Report for 
the period 7/1/2019-6/30/2022. 29 U.S.C. 414(c), American 
Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998, 29 U.S.C. 
3224a(7), Workforce Investment Act 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 
1205-0507.
    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 changes.
    Title of Collection: H-1B Technical Skills Training and Jobs and 
Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0507.
    Affected Public: Existing H-1B Ready To Work (RTW) grantees, and 
participants served through these programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,814.
    Frequency: Varies by information collection activity.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 14,958.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies by information 
collection activity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 21,550 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

Molly E. Conway,
Acting Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training 
Administration, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2018-28242 Filed 12-27-18; 8:45 am]
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