Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages, 5478-5479 [2020-01626]

Download as PDF 5478 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Notices Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48450). The last notification was filed with the Department on October 8, 2019. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on October 30, 2019 (84 FR 58173). Suzanne Morris, Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2020–01755 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On January 5, 2016, DMDII filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on March 9, 2016 (46 FR 12525). The last notification was filed with the Department on September 19, 2018. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on October 2, 2018 (83 FR 49577). Suzanne Morris, Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics Unit, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2020–01745 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BILLING CODE 4410–11–P Antitrust Division khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Digital Manufacturing Design Innovation Institute Notice is hereby given that, on January 2, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Digital Manufacturing Design Innovation Institute (‘‘DMDII’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, D3 Technical Services, Kansas City, MO and Advanced O&P Solutions, Hickory Hills, IL, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, PDES, Inc., Johnston, IA; C-Labs Corporation, Bellevue, WA; Optimax Systems, Ontario, NY; FlexLab, Berkeley, CA; ACE Clearwater, Torrance, CA; Luna Lights, Chicago, IL; Craig Technologies, Cape Canaveral, FL; E-gineering, Indianapolis, IN; Entrigna, Chicago, IL; Knoldus, Chicago, IL; MAL USA, Ferndale, WA; Notiphy, Chicago, IL; The Northridge Group, Rosemont, IL; Sigmaxim Inc., Norwood, MA; Chicago White Metal Casting, Bensenville, IL; RCM Industries, Franklin Park, IL; Twin City Die Castings, Lauderdale, MN; and EMNS Inc. (GSQA), Downers Grove, IL, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open and DMDII intends to file additional written VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages 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, ‘‘Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages.’’ 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 March 30, 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, Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20210; by email: Edens.Candace@dol.gov; or by Fax 202– 693–3975. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Candace Edens by telephone at 202–693–3195 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Edens.Candace@ dol.gov. 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. Section 3304(a)(9)(B), of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, requires states to participate in an arrangement for combining employment and wages covered under the different state laws for the purpose of determining unemployed workers’ entitlement to unemployment compensation. The Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages for combined wage claims (CWC), promulgated at Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations (20 CFR), Part 616, requires the prompt transfer of all relevant and available employment and wage data between states upon request. The Benefit Payment Promptness Standard, codified at 20 CFR part 640, requires the prompt payment of unemployment compensation including benefits paid under the CWC arrangement. This information collection, also referred to as the ETA 586 report, provides ETA with information necessary to measure the scope and effect of the CWC program and to monitor the performance of each state in responding to wage transfer data requests and the payment of benefits. Section 303 (a)(6) of the Social Security Act and 20 CFR part 616 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Notices 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– 0029. 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: Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages. Form: ETA 586 Report Form. OMB Control Number: 1205–0029. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency: Quarterly. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 212. Estimated Average Time per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 848 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2020–01626 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended’’ 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 March 2, 2020. The information collection requirements associated with this ICR will be effective 90 calendar days after OMB approval. 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=201910-1250-004 (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–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: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5479 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 OFCCP Recordkeeping Requirements— 29 U.S.C. 793, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended information collection. OFCCP administers and enforces Executive Order 11246, section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (section 503), and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), and their implementing regulations. Collectively, these laws require federal contractors to take affirmative action and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Additionally, Executive Order 11246 prohibits a contractor from discharging or otherwise discriminating against applicants or employees who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or that of others, subject to certain limitations. This information collection request covers the recordkeeping and third party disclosure requirements for Section 503 and VEVRAA. OFCCP is not proposing to collect new information with this renewal. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of physical or mental disability and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to disability. Section 503 applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts in excess of $15,000.1 VEVRAA prohibits employment discrimination against protected veterans and requires affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to their status as a protected veteran. VEVRAA applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more.1 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 the OMB under the PRA approves it and displays 1 Effective October 1, 2015, the coverage threshold under VEVRAA increased from $100,000 to $150,000, in accordance with the inflationary adjustment requirements in 41 U.S.C. 1908. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5478-5479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01626]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and Wages

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, ``Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment 
and Wages.'' 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 
March 30, 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, Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-4524, Washington, 
DC 20210; by email: [email protected]; or by Fax 202-693-3975.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Candace Edens by telephone at 
202-693-3195 (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.
    Section 3304(a)(9)(B), of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
requires states to participate in an arrangement for combining 
employment and wages covered under the different state laws for the 
purpose of determining unemployed workers' entitlement to unemployment 
compensation. The Interstate Arrangement for Combining Employment and 
Wages for combined wage claims (CWC), promulgated at Title 20 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (20 CFR), Part 616, requires the prompt 
transfer of all relevant and available employment and wage data between 
states upon request. The Benefit Payment Promptness Standard, codified 
at 20 CFR part 640, requires the prompt payment of unemployment 
compensation including benefits paid under the CWC arrangement. This 
information collection, also referred to as the ETA 586 report, 
provides ETA with information necessary to measure the scope and effect 
of the CWC program and to monitor the performance of each state in 
responding to wage transfer data requests and the payment of benefits. 
Section 303 (a)(6) of the Social Security Act and 20 CFR part 616 
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

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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 
1205-0029.
    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: Interstate Arrangement for Combining 
Employment and Wages.
    Form: ETA 586 Report Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0029.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 212.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 4 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 848 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2020-01626 Filed 1-29-20; 8:45 am]
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