Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Benefit Appeals Report, 57769 [2019-23453]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2019 / Notices I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of September 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019. These determinations are available on the Department’s website https:// www.doleta.gov/tradeact/petitioners/ taa_search_form.cfm under the searchable listing determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888–365–6822. Signed at Washington DC this 9th day of October 2019. Hope D. Kinglock, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2019–23454 Filed 10–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Benefit Appeals Report 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 ‘‘Benefit Appeals Report.’’ 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 27, 2019. DATES: 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 Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 693–3195 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at edens.candace@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, Room S–4524, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email at edens.candace@dol.gov; or by Fax at (202) 693–3975. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 25, 2019 Jkt 250001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 693–3195 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at edens.candace@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. The ETA–5130, Benefit Appeals Report, contains information on the number of unemployment insurance appeals and the resultant decisions classified by program, appeals level, cases filed and disposed of (workflow), and decisions by level, appellant, and issue. DOL uses the data collected by this report to monitor the benefit appeals process in the state workforce agencies and to develop any needed plans for remedial action. DOL also uses the data to prepare workload forecasts and to determine administrative funding. If this information were not available, developing problems might not be discovered early enough to allow for timely solutions and avoidance of time consuming and costly corrective action. Section 302(a), Social Security Act (SSA), Section 303(a)(1), SSA, and Section 303(a)(3), SSA, authorize 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 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57769 consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 1205– 0172. 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: Benefit Appeals Report. Form: ETA 5130. OMB Control Number: 1205–0172. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Monthly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 1,272. Estimated Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,272 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. 2019–23453 Filed 10–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Benefit Appeals Report

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 ``Benefit Appeals Report.'' 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 27, 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 Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 693-3195 (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, Room S-4524, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email at [email protected]; or by Fax 
at (202) 693-3975.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Edens by telephone at (202) 
693-3195 (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.
    The ETA-5130, Benefit Appeals Report, contains information on the 
number of unemployment insurance appeals and the resultant decisions 
classified by program, appeals level, cases filed and disposed of 
(workflow), and decisions by level, appellant, and issue. DOL uses the 
data collected by this report to monitor the benefit appeals process in 
the state workforce agencies and to develop any needed plans for 
remedial action. DOL also uses the data to prepare workload forecasts 
and to determine administrative funding. If this information were not 
available, developing problems might not be discovered early enough to 
allow for timely solutions and avoidance of time consuming and costly 
corrective action. Section 302(a), Social Security Act (SSA), Section 
303(a)(1), SSA, and Section 303(a)(3), SSA, authorize 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 
1205-0172.
    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: Benefit Appeals Report.
    Form: ETA 5130.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0172.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 1,272.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,272 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. 2019-23453 Filed 10-25-19; 8:45 am]
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