Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX), 67355-67356 [2018-28244]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices may be obtained free by contacting Agnes Wells by telephone at (202) 693– 2996, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at Wells.Agnes@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 Wells.Agnes@dol.gov, or by Fax at (202) 693–3975. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Clendenning by telephone at (202) 693–3458 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Clendenning.Thomas.J@dol.gov. 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. ETA’s administrative procedures regulation, found at 20 CFR 601, sets out the collection of information requirements. Sections 601.2 requires states to submit copies of their unemployment compensation (UC) laws for approval by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) so that the Secretary may determine the status of state laws and plans of operation. Section 601.3 requires states to ‘‘submit all relevant state materials such as statutes, executive and administrative orders, legal opinions, rules, regulations, interpretations, court decisions, etc.’’ These materials are used by the Secretary to determine whether the state law contains provisions required by Section 3304(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. DOL provides grants to states to fund the administration of their employment security laws if their UC laws and their plans of operation for public employment offices meet required conditions of Federal laws. The information transmitted by Form MA 8– 7 is used by the Secretary to make findings (as specified in the above cited Federal laws) required for certification to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to states or for certification of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 the state law for purposes of providing additional tax credits to employers in states with UC laws conforming to Federal law. If this information is not available, the Secretary cannot make such certifications. To facilitate transmittal of required material, DOL prescribes the use of Form MA 8–7, Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials. This simple checkoff form is used by the states to identify material being transmitted to the National Office and allows the material to be routed to appropriate staff for prompt action. 20 CFR 601.2 and 601.3 authorize 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– 0222. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67355 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: Transmittal for Unemployment Insurance Materials. Form: MA 8–7. OMB Control Number: 1205–0222. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 301. Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.25 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 75 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–28224 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; Unemployment Compensation for ExServicemembers (UCX) 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 Ex-Servicemembers (UCX).’’ 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 Candace Edens by telephone at (202) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX)

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 Ex-Servicemembers 
(UCX).'' 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 Candace Edens by telephone at (202)

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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 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.

    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]
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