Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS), 54644-54645 [2019-22186]

Download as PDF 54644 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Notices amounts of loans offered; (6) the procedure for determining a reasonable rate of interest; (7) types of collateral that may secure a participant loan; and (8) the events constituting default and the steps that will be taken to preserve plan assets in the event of such default. The Department has received approval from OMB for this ICR under OMB Control No. 1210–0076. The current approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2020. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1985–68 to Permit Employee Benefit Plans to Invest in Customer Notes of Employers. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0094. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, Businesses or other forprofits. Respondents: 69. Responses: 325. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $0. Description: This class exemption describes the conditions under which a plan is permitted to acquire customer notes accepted by an employer of employees covered by the plan in the ordinary course of the employer’s business activity and thus be exempt from the prohibited transaction restrictions, provided that the conditions of the exemption are met. The class exemption covers sales as well as contributions of customer notes by an employer to its plan. The customer notes must have been accepted by the employer in its primary business activity as the seller of tangible personal property that is being financed by the notes, so that the exemption does not apply to notes of an employer’s affiliate. The Department has received approval from OMB for this ICR under OMB Control No. 1210–0094. The current approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2020. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Notice to Employees of Coverage Options under Fair Labor Standards Act Section 18B. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0149. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Respondents: 7,521,900. Responses: 29,165,840. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 117,149. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $4,709,408. Description: Section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as added by section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act, generally provides that, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Labor, an applicable employer must provide each employee at the time of hiring (or with respect to current employees, not later than March 1, 2013), a written notice: (1) Informing the employee of the existence of Exchanges including a description of the services provided by the Exchanges, and the manner in which the employee may contact Exchanges to request assistance; (2) If the employer plan’s share of the total allowed costs of benefits provided under the plan is less than 60 percent of such costs, that the employee may be eligible for a premium tax credit under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) if the employee purchases a qualified health plan through an Exchange; and (3) If the employee purchases a qualified health plan through an Exchange, the employee may lose the employer contribution (if any) to any health benefits plan offered by the employer and that all or a portion of such contribution may be excludable from income for Federal income tax purposes. The model notice is being provided by the Department to facilitate compliance with FLSA section 18B. The Department has received approval from OMB for this ICR under OMB Control No. 1210–0149. The current approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2020. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Default Investment Alternatives under Participant Directed Individual Account Plans. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0132. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 276,222. Responses: 36,249,796. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 191,640. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $9,959,269. Description: The regulation offers guidance on the types of investment vehicles that plans may choose as their ‘‘qualified default investment alternative’’ (QDIA). A QDIA must either be managed by an investment manager, plan trustee, plan sponsor or PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a committee comprised primarily of employees of the plan sponsor that is a named fiduciary, or be an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The regulation also outlines two types of information collections. First, it implements the statutory requirement that plans provide annual notices to participants and beneficiaries whose account assets could be invested in a QDIA. Second, the regulation requires plans to pass any pertinent materials they receive from a QDIA to those participants and beneficiaries with assets invested in the QDIA as well to provide certain information on request. The Department has received approval from OMB for this ICR under OMB Control No. 1210–0132. The current approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2020. Dated: October 4, 2019. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–22126 Filed 10–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment And Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS) ACTION: 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, ‘‘Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS).’’ 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 9, 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 Donald Haughton by telephone at 202– 693–2784, TTY 877–889–5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at Haughton.Donald.W@dol.gov. DATES: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Notices 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 Avenue NW, Room C–4510, Washington DC, 20210; by email: Haughton.Donald.W@ dol.gov; or by Fax 202–693–3015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Haughton by telephone at 202– 693–2784 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Haughton.Donald.W@ 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. This program helps to ensure 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. WIOA Section 308 requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide Workforce and Labor Market Information System (workforce information) system; and to evaluate the performance of the system and recommend needed improvements, taking into consideration customer consultation results, with particular attention given to improvements needed at the state, regional and local levels. The WIGS information collection ensures the Secretary of Labor meets WIOA requirements, and the states complete grant deliverables such as state economic analyses or special workforce information/economic studies, and the annual performance report. The ETA makes use of the information collected from WIGS grantees primarily to serve four customer groups: (1) The public (including job seekers and employers); (2) labor market intermediaries who help individuals find a job or make career decisions (such as employment and school counselors, case managers at American Job Centers, and communitybased organizations); (3) policymakers and employment and economic program planners and operators; and (4) miscellaneous other customers, including researchers, commercial data providers, and the news media. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 308 (29 U.S.C. 491– 2), and 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 651 and 652 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. 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 Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS), OMB control number 1205–0417. 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: Revision. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54645 Title of Collection: Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS). Form: N/A. OMB Control Number: 1205–0417. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 54. Frequency: Once. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 162. Estimated Average Time per Response: 578 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,228 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2019–22186 Filed 10–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (19–061)] NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. DATES: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: NASA Kennedy Space Center, Headquarters Building, Conference Room 6440, Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Green, Designated Federal Officer, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4710, or g.m.green@ nasa.gov. SUMMARY: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. This meeting will also be available telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll-free access number 1–844– 467–6272 and enter the numeric participant passcode 102421 followed SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment And Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS)

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, ``Workforce Information Grants to States 
(WIGS).'' 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 9, 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 Donald Haughton by telephone at 202-693-2784, TTY 877-889-
5627, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
[email protected].

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    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 Avenue NW, Room C-4510, Washington DC, 20210; by email: 
[email protected]; or by Fax 202-693-3015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Haughton by telephone at 202-
693-2784 (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. This program helps to ensure 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.
    WIOA Section 308 requires the Secretary of Labor to oversee the 
development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of a nationwide 
Workforce and Labor Market Information System (workforce information) 
system; and to evaluate the performance of the system and recommend 
needed improvements, taking into consideration customer consultation 
results, with particular attention given to improvements needed at the 
state, regional and local levels. The WIGS information collection 
ensures the Secretary of Labor meets WIOA requirements, and the states 
complete grant deliverables such as state economic analyses or special 
workforce information/economic studies, and the annual performance 
report.
    The ETA makes use of the information collected from WIGS grantees 
primarily to serve four customer groups: (1) The public (including job 
seekers and employers); (2) labor market intermediaries who help 
individuals find a job or make career decisions (such as employment and 
school counselors, case managers at American Job Centers, and 
community-based organizations); (3) policymakers and employment and 
economic program planners and operators; and (4) miscellaneous other 
customers, including researchers, commercial data providers, and the 
news media. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 
308 (29 U.S.C. 491-2), and 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 
651 and 652 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.
    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 Workforce 
Information Grants to States (WIGS), OMB control number 1205-0417.
    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: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS).
    Form: N/A.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0417.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 54.
    Frequency: Once.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 162.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 578 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,228 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

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

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2019-22186 Filed 10-9-19; 8:45 am]
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