Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs, 56203-56204 [2019-22874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices written statement with the Board. Written comments shall be focused on the APB’s current issues under discussion and may not be repetitive of previously submitted written statements. Written comments should be provided to Mr. Nicky J. Megna, DFO, at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting so that the comments may be made available to the APB for their consideration prior to the meeting. Anyone requiring special accommodations should notify Mr. Megna at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Dated: October 15, 2019. Nicky J. Megna, CJIS Designated Federal Officer, Criminal Justice Information, Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation. [FR Doc. 2019–22891 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs 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, ‘‘Title 29 CFR part 29—Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs.’’ 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 20, 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 Tiffany Ramos by telephone at 202– 693–3563 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at OA-ICRs@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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, Room C–5321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: OA-ICRs@dol.gov; or by Fax: 202–693–3799. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Tiffany Ramos by telephone at 202–693–3563 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at OA-ICRs@ dol.gov. 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 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. ETA is requesting the regular threeyear approval on a revision to a currently approved ICR pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If approved, this request will enable ETA to continue to collect essential data concerning the labor standards of apprenticeship. Under the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (NAA) (29 U.S.C. 50), the Secretary of Labor is charged with the establishment of labor standards designed to safeguard the welfare of apprentices and promote apprenticeship opportunity. The NAA authorizes the Secretary of Labor to ‘‘publish information relating to existing and proposed labor standards of apprenticeship.’’ This proposed information collection request seeks a revision of approved ETA Form 671: Program Registration (Section I), Apprentice Registration (Section II), and a separate tear-off sheet for Apprentice Registration (Section II), titled ‘‘Voluntary Disability Disclosure,’’ (OMB Control No. 1205–0223), which is set to expire on January 31, 2020. Sections I and II of ETA Form 671 are available electronically to facilitate the registration of programs and apprentices. The proposed revisions to ETA Form 671 consist of (1) minor edits for clarity in Sections I and II; (2) an update to the Office of Apprenticeship’s room number in Section I; (3) a modification to the education level categories in Part A, 6 in Section II to align with the educational categories that the U.S. Census uses to obtain information; (4) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56203 an update to the field in Part B, 10a from ‘‘pre-apprenticeship hourly wage’’ to ‘‘prior hourly wage’’ to ensure that the earnings of a participant prior to beginning their apprenticeship is captured regardless if he or she participated in a pre-apprenticeship program; (5) deletion of the designation of a name and address of the Sponsor designee to receive complaints as optional; (6) and an update to the citation in Section II (Voluntary Disability Disclosure) to reflect the requirement that sponsors must invite apprentices and applicants to voluntarily self-identify whether or not they have a disability as required under Title 29 CFR part 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship. The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 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 OMB Control Number 1205– 0223. 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; E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 56204 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices • 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: Title 29 CFR part 29—Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs. Form: ETA Form 671. OMB Control Number: 1205–0223. Affected Public: Individuals/ households, state/local/tribal governments, Federal government, private sector (businesses or other forprofits, and, not-for-profit institutions). Estimated Number of Respondents: 314,891. Frequency: One-time basis. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 314,891. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,838 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2019–22874 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Opportunity Tax Credit 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 Opportunity Tax Credit.’’ 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). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by December 20, 2019. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 David Jones by telephone at 202–693– 3397 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a tollfree number), or by email at Jones.David.M@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—Division of National Program Tools and Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 20210, by email: Jones.David.M@dol.gov or by fax (202) 693–3981. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact David Jones by telephone at 202–693–3397 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Jones.David.M@ dol.gov. ADDRESSES: 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 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. On December 8, 2015, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program was extended and amended by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, (Pub. L. 114–113), div. Q (PATH Act). The WOTC is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The PATH Act retroactively reauthorized the WOTC program and all its current target groups for a five-year period, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019. Additionally the PATH Act introduced a new target group, Qualified Long-term Unemployment Recipients, for new hires that begin to work for an employer on or after January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2019. Section 51 and 3111(e) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, (Pub. L. 104– SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 188), including Title 26 U.S.C. 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 OMB control number 1205– 0371. 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: Extension without changes. Title of Collection: Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Form: (1) ETA Form 9058, Report 1— Certification Workload and Characteristics of Certified Individuals; E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 203 (Monday, October 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56203-56204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Labor 
Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs

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, ``Title 29 CFR part 29--Labor Standards for the 
Registration of Apprenticeship Programs.'' 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 20, 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 Tiffany Ramos by telephone at 202-693-3563 (this is not a 
toll-free number), TTY 1-877-889-5627 (this is not a toll-free number), 
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 Apprenticeship, Room C-5321, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: [email protected]; or by Fax: 202-693-3799.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Tiffany Ramos by telephone at 
202-693-3563 (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 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.
    ETA is requesting the regular three-year approval on a revision to 
a currently approved ICR pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If 
approved, this request will enable ETA to continue to collect essential 
data concerning the labor standards of apprenticeship. Under the 
National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (NAA) (29 U.S.C. 50), the Secretary 
of Labor is charged with the establishment of labor standards designed 
to safeguard the welfare of apprentices and promote apprenticeship 
opportunity. The NAA authorizes the Secretary of Labor to ``publish 
information relating to existing and proposed labor standards of 
apprenticeship.'' This proposed information collection request seeks a 
revision of approved ETA Form 671: Program Registration (Section I), 
Apprentice Registration (Section II), and a separate tear-off sheet for 
Apprentice Registration (Section II), titled ``Voluntary Disability 
Disclosure,'' (OMB Control No. 1205-0223), which is set to expire on 
January 31, 2020. Sections I and II of ETA Form 671 are available 
electronically to facilitate the registration of programs and 
apprentices.
    The proposed revisions to ETA Form 671 consist of (1) minor edits 
for clarity in Sections I and II; (2) an update to the Office of 
Apprenticeship's room number in Section I; (3) a modification to the 
education level categories in Part A, 6 in Section II to align with the 
educational categories that the U.S. Census uses to obtain information; 
(4) an update to the field in Part B, 10a from ``pre-apprenticeship 
hourly wage'' to ``prior hourly wage'' to ensure that the earnings of a 
participant prior to beginning their apprenticeship is captured 
regardless if he or she participated in a pre-apprenticeship program; 
(5) deletion of the designation of a name and address of the Sponsor 
designee to receive complaints as optional; (6) and an update to the 
citation in Section II (Voluntary Disability Disclosure) to reflect the 
requirement that sponsors must invite apprentices and applicants to 
voluntarily self-identify whether or not they have a disability as 
required under Title 29 CFR part 30, Equal Employment Opportunity in 
Apprenticeship. The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 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 OMB Control Number 
1205-0223.
    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;

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     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: Title 29 CFR part 29--Labor Standards for the 
Registration of Apprenticeship Programs.
    Form: ETA Form 671.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0223.
    Affected Public: Individuals/households, state/local/tribal 
governments, Federal government, private sector (businesses or other 
for-profits, and, not-for-profit institutions).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 314,891.
    Frequency: One-time basis.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 314,891.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,838 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2019-22874 Filed 10-18-19; 8:45 am]
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