Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Opportunity Tax Credit, 56204-56205 [2019-22875]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices (2) ETA Form 9061, Individual Characteristics Form; (3) ETA Form 9061, Spanish version; (4) ETA Form 9062, Conditional Certification; (5) ETA Form 9063, Employer Certification, (6) ETA Form 9065, Agency Declaration of Verification Results Worksheet; and (7) ETA Form 9175, Long-term Unemployment Recipient SelfAttestation Form. OMB Control Number: 1205–0371. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (SWAs), Private Sector, Individuals or Households and 501(c) Tax-Exempt organizations hiring certain Veterans. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,693,537. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 13,527,080. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,455,141 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2019–22875 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Form CC–4, Complaint Involving Employment Discrimination by a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor; Proposed Renewal of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to renew the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection: ‘‘Form CC–4, Complaint Involving Employment Discrimination by a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor.’’ The current OMB approval for Form CC–4 expires on May 31, 2020. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice or by accessing it at www.regulations.gov. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Control Number 1250– 0002, by one of the following methods: Electronic comments: Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: Address comments to Harvey D. Fort, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C3325, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number identified above for this information collection. Commenters are strongly encouraged to submit their comments electronically via the www.regulations.gov website or to mail their comments early to ensure that they are timely received. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record and will be posted to the www.regulations.gov website. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harvey D. Fort, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C–3325, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0103 (voice) or (202) 693– 1337 (TTY) (these are not toll-free numbers). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, braille, audio recording) upon request by calling the numbers listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: OFCCP administers and enforces the three equal employment opportunity laws listed below. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56205 • Executive Order 11246, as amended (E.O. 11246) • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 793 (Section 503) • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA) These authorities prohibit employment discrimination by Federal contractors and subcontractors and require them to take affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunities are available regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Additionally, Federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. Federal contractors and subcontractors are further prohibited from harassing, intimidating, threatening, coercing, or discriminating against individuals who file a complaint, assist or participate in any OFCCP investigation, oppose any discriminatory act or practice, or otherwise exercise their rights protected by OFCCP’s laws. No private right of action exists under the authorities that are enforced by OFCCP, i.e., a private individual may not bring a lawsuit against an employer (or prospective employer) for noncompliance with its contractual obligations enforced by OFCCP. However, any employee of, or applicant for employment with, a federal contractor or subcontractor may file a complaint with OFCCP alleging discrimination or failure to comply with affirmative action obligations. OFCCP encourages such employees and applicants to file their complaints by completing its complaint form (‘‘Form CC–4’’). OFCCP investigates the complaint but retains the discretion whether to pursue administrative or judicial enforcement. If a complaint is filed under E.O. 11246 or Section 503, OFCCP may refer it to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).1 OFCCP investigates all complaints filed under VEVRAA. Under E.O. 11246, the authority for collection of complaint information is Section 206(b). The implementing regulations which specify the content of this information collection are found at 41 CFR 60–1.23. Under VEVRAA, the authority for collecting complaints information is at 38 U.S.C. 4212(b) and 1 See, E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 41 CFR 60–1.24(a) and 41 CFR 60–741.5. 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 203 (Monday, October 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56204-56205]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22875]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work 
Opportunity Tax Credit

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, ``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).

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 David Jones by telephone at 202-693-3397 (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--Division of National Program Tools and 
Technical Assistance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C4526, Washington, DC 
20210, by email: [email protected] 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 
[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.
    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. 104-188), 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;

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(2) ETA Form 9061, Individual Characteristics Form; (3) ETA Form 9061, 
Spanish version; (4) ETA Form 9062, Conditional Certification; (5) ETA 
Form 9063, Employer Certification, (6) ETA Form 9065, Agency 
Declaration of Verification Results Worksheet; and (7) ETA Form 9175, 
Long-term Unemployment Recipient Self-Attestation Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0371.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (SWAs), Private Sector, 
Individuals or Households and 501(c) Tax-Exempt organizations hiring 
certain Veterans.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,693,537.
    Frequency: Varies.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 13,527,080.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,455,141 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2019-22875 Filed 10-18-19; 8:45 am]
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