Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training, 64340-64341 [2019-25191]

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Responses to the amended complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the amended complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the amended complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the amended complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the amended complaint and this notice, and to authorize the Administrative Law Judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the amended complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 By order of the Commission. Issued: November 18, 2019. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25277 Filed 11–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training 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, ‘‘Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training.’’ 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 January 21, 2020. 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 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. SUMMARY: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 data from applicants and apprentices, who file a discrimination complaint. 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.’’ Title 29 CFR part 30 (part 30), titled ‘‘Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship,’’ sets forth policies and procedures to promote the equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with DOL and recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies. These regulations prohibit discrimination in registered apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), disability, age (40 or older), genetic information, and sexual orientation, and require that sponsors of registered apprenticeship programs take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in such programs. These policies and procedures apply to recruitment and selection of apprentices, and to all conditions of employment and training during apprenticeship. The procedures provide for registering apprenticeship programs, for reviewing apprenticeship programs, for processing complaints, and for deregistering non-complying apprenticeship programs. Part 30 also provides policies and procedures for continuation or withdrawal of recognition of state agencies, which register apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes. The Complaint Form—Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs, ETA Form 9039, which is used by applicants and/ or apprentices to file a complaint of discrimination with the DOL, is set to expire on January 31, 2020. This E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2019 / Notices proposed information collection request seeks a revision of approved ETA Form 9039 (OMB Control No. 1205–0224), which is set to expire on January 31, 2020. The proposed revisions to ETA Form 9039 consist of (1) minor edits for clarity; (2) an update to the Office of Apprenticeship’s room number; (3) a correction to the number of days (i.e., 300) that a complaint must be filed as required under part 30; (4) an update to the list of protected bases to include disability, age (40 or older), genetic information, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), and sexual orientation and their associated definitions as required under part 30; (5) and an update to the racial category definitions so that it adheres to the OMB standards on race. 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– 0224. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training. Form: ETA Form 9039. OMB Control Number: 1205–0224. 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: 50,139. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 103,110. Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 191,355. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2019–25191 Filed 11–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Involving Purchase of Securities Where Issuer May Use Proceeds To Reduce or Retire Indebtedness to Parties in Interest (PTE 1980–83) Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Involving Purchase of Securities where Issuer May Use Proceeds to Reduce or Retire Indebtedness to Parties in Interest SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64341 (PTE 1980–83),’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 23, 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 of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201908-1210-003 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Frederick Licari by telephone at 202–693–8073, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Licari by telephone at 202– 693–8073, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the ‘‘Class Exemption for Certain Transactions Involving Purchase of Securities where Issuer May Use Proceeds to Reduce or Retire Indebtedness to Parties in Interest (PTE 1980–83)’’ information collection. PTE 80–83 provides an exemption from certain prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA and from certain taxes imposed by the Code for transactions in which an employee benefit plan purchases securities when the proceeds from such purchase may be used to reduce or retire a debt owed by a party in interest with respect to such plan, provided that specified E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 225 (Thursday, November 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64340-64341]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25191]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Equal 
Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training

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, ``Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship 
Training.'' 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 
January 21, 2020.

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 data from 
applicants and apprentices, who file a discrimination complaint. 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.''
    Title 29 CFR part 30 (part 30), titled ``Equal Employment 
Opportunity in Apprenticeship,'' sets forth policies and procedures to 
promote the equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs 
registered with DOL and recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies. These 
regulations prohibit discrimination in registered apprenticeship on the 
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including 
pregnancy and gender identity), disability, age (40 or older), genetic 
information, and sexual orientation, and require that sponsors of 
registered apprenticeship programs take affirmative action to provide 
equal opportunity in such programs. These policies and procedures apply 
to recruitment and selection of apprentices, and to all conditions of 
employment and training during apprenticeship. The procedures provide 
for registering apprenticeship programs, for reviewing apprenticeship 
programs, for processing complaints, and for deregistering non-
complying apprenticeship programs. Part 30 also provides policies and 
procedures for continuation or withdrawal of recognition of state 
agencies, which register apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes.
    The Complaint Form--Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship 
Programs, ETA Form 9039, which is used by applicants and/or apprentices 
to file a complaint of discrimination with the DOL, is set to expire on 
January 31, 2020. This

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proposed information collection request seeks a revision of approved 
ETA Form 9039 (OMB Control No. 1205-0224), which is set to expire on 
January 31, 2020.
    The proposed revisions to ETA Form 9039 consist of (1) minor edits 
for clarity; (2) an update to the Office of Apprenticeship's room 
number; (3) a correction to the number of days (i.e., 300) that a 
complaint must be filed as required under part 30; (4) an update to the 
list of protected bases to include disability, age (40 or older), 
genetic information, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), and 
sexual orientation and their associated definitions as required under 
part 30; (5) and an update to the racial category definitions so that 
it adheres to the OMB standards on race. 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 
1205-0224.
    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: Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship 
Training.
    Form: ETA Form 9039.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0224.
    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: 50,139.
    Frequency: Varies.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 103,110.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 191,355.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2019-25191 Filed 11-20-19; 8:45 am]
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