Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) Review System, 67758-67759 [2019-26658]

Download as PDF 67758 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Notices (c) to provide a unified voice to effectively articulate the global and strategically important role the NASC Mission plays in furthering national security objectives; and (d) to maximize the utilization of the Government’s and Members’ capabilities to effectively develop critical technologies which can be transitioned and commercialized. Suzanne Morris, Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2019–26652 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On December 3, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the lawsuit entitled United States, et al. v. Lehigh Cement Company LLC and Lehigh White Cement Company, LLC, Civil Action No. 5:19cv-05688. In a Complaint that was filed simultaneously with the Consent Decree, the United States and seven states and state or local agencies seek injunctive relief against Lehigh Cement Company LLC (‘‘Lehigh’’) and Lehigh White Cement Company, LLC (‘‘Lehigh White’’) and penalties against Lehigh, pursuant to Sections 113(b) and 167 of the Clean Air Act (‘‘the Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(b) and 7477, for alleged violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration provisions of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7470–7492; the nonattainment New Source Review provisions of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7501–7515; the federallyapproved and enforceable state implementation plans, which incorporate and/or implement the above listed requirements; and corresponding state laws. The Complaint alleges claims at one or more of eleven Portland cement facilities located in eight states owned or operated by Lehigh or Lehigh White. The states and state or local agencies that have joined the Complaint and are signatories to the Consent Decree consist of Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, New York, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Jefferson County Board of Health (Alabama), and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (California). The Consent Decree would require installation of emissions control technology for nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), emissions VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 monitoring systems, and set specified NOx and SO2 emission limits (except that the emission limit for SO2 at the Cupertino, CA facility would be established through a testing program). The Decree would also require Lehigh to pay a civil penalty of $1.3 million, and perform a mitigation project involving upgrading two off-road vehicle engines at an estimated cost of $650,000, which is expected to reduce smog-forming NOX by approximately 25 tons per year. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States, et al. v. Lehigh Cement Company LLC and Lehigh White Cement Company, LLC, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1– 08531/1. All comments must be submitted no later than 30 days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By e-mail ............... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044–7611. By mail .................. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: http:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $26.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Randall M. Stone, Acting Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2019–26646 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) Review System 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, ‘‘Benefits Timeliness and Quality Review System.’’ 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 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, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S– 4524, Washington, DC 20210; by email: Edens.Candace@DOL.Gov; or by Fax 202–693–3975. 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 burden information for the ETA 9057 has been revised to adjust the number of small and large states to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) Review System

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, ``Benefits Timeliness and Quality Review 
System.'' 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 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, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-4524, Washington, DC 20210; by email: 
[email protected]; or by Fax 202-693-3975.

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 burden information for the ETA 9057 has been revised to adjust 
the number of small and large states to

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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
     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]
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