Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas, 67759-67760 [2019-26657]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Notices reflect the most recent data. This category is dependent upon the number of decisions the states issued during the prior calendar year, and varies from year to year. The ETA 9054 report has been revised to correct a typographical error in Section A. The third time lapse category reads 45–60 (days), but should read 46–60 (days). The BTQ program collects information and analyzes data. The BTQ data measure the timeliness and quality of states’ administrative actions and administrative decisions related to unemployment insurance benefit payments. Sections 303(a)(1) and (a)(6) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 503(a)(1) and 503(a)(6)) 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– 0359. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 • 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: Benefits Timeliness and Quality Review System. Forms: ETA–9050, ETA–9051, ETA– 9052, ETA–9054, ETA–9055, ETA–9056, ETA–9057. OMB Control Number: 1205–0359. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Monthly and Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 27,556. Estimated Average Time per Response: 64 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,012 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. 2019–26658 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas 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, ‘‘Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.’’ 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 February 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, including a description of the likely DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67759 respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden, may be obtained free by contacting Donald Haughton by telephone at 202– 693–2784, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at Haughton.Donald.W@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 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. Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 654, the Secretary of Labor is required to classify Labor Surplus Areas (LSAs) and disseminate this information for the use of all Federal agencies. This information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including procurement decisions, waiver decisions for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, certain small business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting the criteria are classified as LSAs. Department regulations specify that the Department can add other areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance criteria. Such additions are based on information contained in petitions submitted by the state workforce agencies (SWAs) to ETA. These petitions contain specific economic information about an area to provide ample justification for adding the area to the LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. The E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 67760 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Notices petitions submitted by the SWAs concern various aspects of unemployment and the economic condition for a specific area in order to provide justification for adding the area to the LSA list under the exceptional circumstances criteria. Under these criteria, an area may be determined eligible for classification as a LSA if it is experiencing a high rate of unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which was not adequately reflected in the unemployment data for the two-year reference period. Instructions designed to assist SWAs in the preparation of such petitions are currently contained on the ETA website: http:// www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm. 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 Classifying Labor Surplus Areas (LSA), OMB control number 1205–0207. 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 • 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: Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas. Form: N/A. OMB Control Number: 1205–0207. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3. Frequency: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3. Estimated Average Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9 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. 2019–26657 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Construction Compliance Check Letters Office of the Secretary Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is submitting the sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ‘‘Construction Compliance Check Letters,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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=201910-1250-002 (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, (this is not a toll-free number) 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–OFCCP, 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 PRA authority for the Construction Compliance Check Letters information collection. OFCCP will conduct compliance checks of construction contractors. The compliance check is an investigative method to help contractors comply with OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Program (AAP) and recordkeeping requirements. An annual AAP is fundamental to maintaining an active system capable of providing ongoing equal employment opportunity through affirmative action and ensuring nondiscrimination. This proposed 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 the OMB, under the PRA, approves it 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 if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67759-67760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26657]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas

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, ``Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.'' 
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 
February 10, 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 Donald Haughton by telephone at 202-693-2784, 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 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.
    Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 
654, the Secretary of Labor is required to classify Labor Surplus Areas 
(LSAs) and disseminate this information for the use of all Federal 
agencies. This information is used by Federal agencies for various 
purposes including procurement decisions, waiver decisions for the 
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, certain small business 
loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the agencies. 
The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each year, 
utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting the 
criteria are classified as LSAs.
    Department regulations specify that the Department can add other 
areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance 
criteria. Such additions are based on information contained in 
petitions submitted by the state workforce agencies (SWAs) to ETA. 
These petitions contain specific economic information about an area to 
provide ample justification for adding the area to the LSA listing 
under the exceptional circumstances criteria. The

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petitions submitted by the SWAs concern various aspects of unemployment 
and the economic condition for a specific area in order to provide 
justification for adding the area to the LSA list under the exceptional 
circumstances criteria. Under these criteria, an area may be determined 
eligible for classification as a LSA if it is experiencing a high rate 
of unemployment which is not temporary or seasonal and which was not 
adequately reflected in the unemployment data for the two-year 
reference period. Instructions designed to assist SWAs in the 
preparation of such petitions are currently contained on the ETA 
website: http://www.doleta.gov/programs/lsa.cfm.
    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 Classifying Labor 
Surplus Areas (LSA), OMB control number 1205-0207.
    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: Extension without changes.
    Title of Collection: Petition for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas.
    Form: N/A.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0207.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9 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. 2019-26657 Filed 12-10-19; 8:45 am]
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