Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request, 12003-12004 [2019-06055]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2019 / Notices U.S. Patent No. 9,038,233 (‘‘the ’233 patent’’). Id. The Commission’s notice of investigation named as a respondent, inter alia, Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., of Shenzhen, China (‘‘Silver Star’’) and bObsweep USA of Henderson, Nevada and bObsweep, Inc. of Toronto, Canada (together, ‘‘bObsweep’’). Id. at 23593. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations did not participate in the investigation. Id. On November 30, 2018, the Commission found, inter alia, that Silver Star and bObsweep violated section 337 with respect to the ’233 patent, and issued a limited exclusion order (‘‘LEO’’) against, inter alia, Silver Star with respect to claims 1, 10, 11, and 14–16 of the ’233 patent. 83 FR 63186– 87. The Commission also issued cease and desist orders (‘‘CDOs’’) against Silver Star’s customer bObsweep regarding those same claims. Id. On January 30, 2019, Silver Star filed a request for an advisory opinion that eight of its products do not violate the LEO and CDOs. On February 11, 2019, iRobot opposed the advisory opinion request on numerous grounds. On March 15, 2019, the Commission determined to institute an advisory opinion proceeding and delegated the proceeding to an administrative law judge. On February 21, 2019, iRobot filed a complaint requesting that the Commission institute a formal enforcement proceeding under Commission Rule 210.75(b) to investigate alleged violations of the CDOs by bObsweep. On March 5, 2019, bObsweep filed a letter opposing the institution of a formal enforcement proceeding. Having examined the enforcement complaint and the supporting documents, as well as the letter, the Commission has determined to institute a formal enforcement proceeding to determine whether bObsweep is in violation of the CDOs issued in the original investigation and what, if any, enforcement measures are appropriate. The following entities are named as parties to the formal enforcement proceeding: (1) Complainant iRobot; (2) respondent Silver Star; and (3) the Office of Unfair Import Investigations. The Commission has further determined to consolidate the enforcement proceeding with the advisory opinion proceeding. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Mar 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: March 25, 2019. Katherine Hiner, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–06044 Filed 3–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request ACTION: INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Rubber Bands From Thailand; Termination of Investigation United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On March 7, 2019, the Department of Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of a final negative determination regarding the subsidization of imports of rubber bands by the government of Thailand (84 FR 8302). Accordingly, the countervailing duty investigation concerning rubber bands from Thailand (Investigation No. 701–TA–600 (Final)) is terminated. DATES: March 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202–205– 2542), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUMMARY: Authority: This investigation is being terminated under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and pursuant to section 207.40(a) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.40(a)). This notice is published pursuant to section 201.10 of the Commission’s rules (19 CFR 201.10). By order of the Commission. Issued: March 11, 2019. Katherine Hiner, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–06066 Filed 3–28–19; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice. The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request.’’ 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: [Investigation No. 701–TA–600 (Final)] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 12003 Consideration will be given to all written comments received by May 28, 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 Timothy Theberge, by telephone at (202) 693–3401 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY/TDD toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627, or by email at theberge.timothy@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 Trade Adjustment Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N– 5428, Washington, DC 20210; by email: regulations.taa@dol.gov; or by Fax (202) 693–3584. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Theberge by telephone at (202) 693–3401 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at theberge.timothy@dol.gov. DATES: 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 form helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 12004 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2019 / Notices 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 241 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Act), provides that: ‘‘the Secretary shall from time to time certify to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to each cooperating state the sums necessary to enable such State as agents of the United States to make payments provided for by this chapter.’’ As such, states may request reserve funds to cover the costs of training, job search allowances and relocation allowances, employment and case management services, and state administration of these benefits before DOL issues the final distribution of state allocations. Reserve funds are distributed to states in accordance with 20 CFR 618.920 on an as-needed basis in response to requests to provide monies to those states that experience large, unexpected layoffs, or otherwise have financial needs that are not met by their initial allocation. These funds are requested using the Form ETA–9117. Section 236(a)(2)(D) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, authorizes this information collection. The current approved version of the collection is based on amendments made to the Act through the Trade Reform Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210). Since that time, there have been three additional major amendments to the Act, most recently through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–27). One of the major changes authorized funding for the provision of employment and case management services under Section 235 of the Act. The current collection does not take into account this authorized expenditure category. The revised collection will substitute information currently required on expenditures and obligations of funds for the job search allowances and relocation allowances under Section 237 and 238 of the Act, respectively, for information on expenditures and obligations under the Section 235 of the Act. The Department has also refined the layout of the form for clarity. The change will not affect the burden of this collection, and there is no additional cost to respondents. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Mar 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 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– 0275. 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: Revision. Title of Collection: Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request. Form(s): ETA 9117. OMB Control Number: 1205–0275. Affected Public: State Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Frequency: Once. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25. Estimated Average Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2019–06055 Filed 3–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Application/Job Order Recordkeeping 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, ‘‘Work Application/Job Order Recordkeeping.’’ 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 May 28, 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 Adriana Kaplan by telephone at 202– 693–3740 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at kaplan.adriana@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 Workforce Investment, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: Kaplan.adriana@dol.gov; or by Fax at 202–693–3817. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adriana Kaplan by telephone 202.693.3740 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at kaplan.adriana@ 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\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trade 
Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve Funding Request

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 
revision for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve 
Funding Request.'' 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 
May 28, 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 Timothy Theberge, by telephone at (202) 693-3401 (this is 
not a toll-free number), TTY/TDD toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1-877-889-5627, 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 Trade Adjustment Assistance, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-5428, Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
[email protected]; or by Fax (202) 693-3584.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Theberge by telephone at (202) 
693-3401 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected].

    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 form helps to ensure requested 
data can be provided in the

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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 241 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Act), provides 
that: ``the Secretary shall from time to time certify to the Secretary 
of the Treasury for payment to each cooperating state the sums 
necessary to enable such State as agents of the United States to make 
payments provided for by this chapter.'' As such, states may request 
reserve funds to cover the costs of training, job search allowances and 
relocation allowances, employment and case management services, and 
state administration of these benefits before DOL issues the final 
distribution of state allocations. Reserve funds are distributed to 
states in accordance with 20 CFR 618.920 on an as-needed basis in 
response to requests to provide monies to those states that experience 
large, unexpected layoffs, or otherwise have financial needs that are 
not met by their initial allocation. These funds are requested using 
the Form ETA-9117. Section 236(a)(2)(D) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended, authorizes this information collection.
    The current approved version of the collection is based on 
amendments made to the Act through the Trade Reform Act of 2002 (Pub. 
L. 107-210). Since that time, there have been three additional major 
amendments to the Act, most recently through the Trade Adjustment 
Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-27). One of the 
major changes authorized funding for the provision of employment and 
case management services under Section 235 of the Act. The current 
collection does not take into account this authorized expenditure 
category. The revised collection will substitute information currently 
required on expenditures and obligations of funds for the job search 
allowances and relocation allowances under Section 237 and 238 of the 
Act, respectively, for information on expenditures and obligations 
under the Section 235 of the Act. The Department has also refined the 
layout of the form for clarity. The change will not affect the burden 
of this collection, and there is no additional cost to respondents.
    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 
1205-0275.
    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: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Reserve 
Funding Request.
    Form(s): ETA 9117.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0275.
    Affected Public: State Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Frequency: Once.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

Molly E. Conway,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
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