Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fidelity Bonding Demonstration, 46762-46763 [2019-19142]

Download as PDF 46762 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-Profit Institutions; State and Local Juvenile and Adult Justice Agencies; Program Participants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,020 (Unduplicated Count). Frequency: Quarterly for the performance and narrative reports, annually for the recidivism report. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,040. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,970. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–19140 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fidelity Bonding Demonstration ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments on the Fidelity Bonding Demonstration information collection request (ICR). 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: All written comments must be received by November 4, 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 for free by contacting Mallery Johnson by telephone at 202– 693–3497 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY/TDD by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627, or by email at Johnson.Mallery@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, Reentry Employment Opportunities, Room N–4508, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: Johnson.Mallery@ dol.gov; or by Fax: 202–693–3981. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mallery Johnson by telephone at 202– 693–3497 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Johnson.Mallery@dol.gov. 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. The program helps ensure that 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 Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonds protecting employers who hire offenders and other at-risk job applicants from theft, forgery, or embezzlement by the employee. Although the bonds have mainly served offenders, any at-risk job applicant is eligible for bonding services, including: Recovering substance abusers (alcohol or drugs), public benefit recipients and other persons having poor financial credit, economically disadvantaged youth and adults who lack a work history, individuals dishonorably discharged from the military, and others. Over the years, the Federal Bonding Program has remained a relatively small program, currently serving about 900 individuals each year. DOL is expanding the use of fidelity bonds to place offenders in jobs by providing grant funds to states to purchase such bonds. In order to account for the accurate use and tracking of the expansion of fidelity bonding, the Department is now seeking approval under the PRA for a Fidelity Bond Issuance Form. This form lists the contact information of the job placement agency and the employer; identifies the person being insured; and provides the amount and the effective date of the bond issued. The form also identifies the occupation, hourly wage, and hours per week of the job placement; the employer type, industry, and size of the firm; and the gender, race, and ethnicity of the person insured. This information collection is conducted under the authority of Section 185(a)(2) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which requires recipients of funds under Title I to maintain such records and submit such reports as the Secretary requires regarding the performance of Title I programs and activities (including Federal Bonding, a PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 WIOA Section 169 demonstration). The fidelity bonding demonstration grantees will report a recidivism rate for participants enrolled in Wagner-Peyser Employment Service. The proposed reporting and record-keeping system provides a minimum level of information collection that is necessary to comply with Equal Opportunity requirements, to hold grantees appropriately accountable for the Federal funds they receive to purchase bonds, and to allow the Department to fulfill its oversight and management responsibilities. 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. Only written comments will receive consideration. DOL will summarize and include these comments in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. 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:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–ETA. Type of Review: New information collection request. Title of Collection: Fidelity Bonding Demonstration. Forms: Fidelity Bonding Issuance Form. OMB Control Number: 1205–0NEW. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies, local American Job Center staff, private employers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,024. Frequency: Once per Bond. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 6,000. Estimated Average Time per Response: 12 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–19142 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] The National Council on the Humanities is meeting pursuant to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951–960, as amended). The meeting will begin with remarks from the Chairman, after which the National Council on the Humanities will hear reports on and consider applications for NEH funding related to civics education, archaeology, and other humanities topics. The meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to sections 552b(c)(4), 552b(c)(6), and 552b(c)(9)(B) of Title 5 U.S.C., as amended, because it will include review of personal and/ or proprietary financial and commercial information given in confidence to the agency by grant applicants, and discussion of certain information, the premature disclosure of which could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action. I have made this determination pursuant to the authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee Meetings dated April 15, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 28, 2019. Elizabeth Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities. BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES [FR Doc. 2019–19096 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P National Endowment for the Humanities NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Meeting of National Council on the Humanities [NRC–2019–0095] National Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the National Council on the Humanities will meet to review applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 and make recommendations thereon to the Chairman. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference originating from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20506. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, 400 7th Street SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606–8322; evoyatzis@neh.gov. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.’’ DATES: Submit comments by October 7, 2019. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46763 Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0217), Attn: Desk Officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 0095 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0095. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession ML19231A267. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting the NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. B. Submitting Comments The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are posted at https:// www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment submissions are not E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46762-46763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19142]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Fidelity Bonding Demonstration

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA), is soliciting comments on the Fidelity Bonding 
Demonstration information collection request (ICR). 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: All written comments must be received by November 4, 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 for free by 
contacting Mallery Johnson by telephone at 202-693-3497 (this is not a 
toll-free number), TTY/TDD by calling the 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, Reentry Employment Opportunities, Room N-4508, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
[email protected]; or by Fax: 202-693-3981.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mallery Johnson by telephone at 202-
693-3497 (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. The program helps ensure that 
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 Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonds protecting 
employers who hire offenders and other at-risk job applicants from 
theft, forgery, or embezzlement by the employee. Although the bonds 
have mainly served offenders, any at-risk job applicant is eligible for 
bonding services, including: Recovering substance abusers (alcohol or 
drugs), public benefit recipients and other persons having poor 
financial credit, economically disadvantaged youth and adults who lack 
a work history, individuals dishonorably discharged from the military, 
and others. Over the years, the Federal Bonding Program has remained a 
relatively small program, currently serving about 900 individuals each 
year. DOL is expanding the use of fidelity bonds to place offenders in 
jobs by providing grant funds to states to purchase such bonds. In 
order to account for the accurate use and tracking of the expansion of 
fidelity bonding, the Department is now seeking approval under the PRA 
for a Fidelity Bond Issuance Form. This form lists the contact 
information of the job placement agency and the employer; identifies 
the person being insured; and provides the amount and the effective 
date of the bond issued. The form also identifies the occupation, 
hourly wage, and hours per week of the job placement; the employer 
type, industry, and size of the firm; and the gender, race, and 
ethnicity of the person insured. This information collection is 
conducted under the authority of Section 185(a)(2) of the Workforce 
Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which requires recipients of 
funds under Title I to maintain such records and submit such reports as 
the Secretary requires regarding the performance of Title I programs 
and activities (including Federal Bonding, a WIOA Section 169 
demonstration). The fidelity bonding demonstration grantees will report 
a recidivism rate for participants enrolled in Wagner-Peyser Employment 
Service. The proposed reporting and record-keeping system provides a 
minimum level of information collection that is necessary to comply 
with Equal Opportunity requirements, to hold grantees appropriately 
accountable for the Federal funds they receive to purchase bonds, and 
to allow the Department to fulfill its oversight and management 
responsibilities.
    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. Only written comments will 
receive consideration. DOL will summarize and include these comments in 
the request for OMB approval of the final ICR.
    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,

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e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-ETA.
    Type of Review: New information collection request.
    Title of Collection: Fidelity Bonding Demonstration.
    Forms: Fidelity Bonding Issuance Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0NEW.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies, local American Job 
Center staff, private employers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,024.
    Frequency: Once per Bond.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 6,000.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 12 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-19142 Filed 9-4-19; 8:45 am]
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