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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2021 / Notices Act on November 19, 2020 (85 FR 73750). Suzanne Morris, Chief, Premerger and Division Statistics, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2021–00139 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements.’’ 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 9, 2021. 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 Heather Fleck by telephone at 202–693– 2956 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1–877–889–5627 (this is not a tollfree number), or by email at fleck.heather@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, Division of Adult Services and Governance, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S4209, Washington, DC 20210; by email: fleck.heather@ dol.gov; or by fax 202–693–3015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Heather Fleck by telephone at 202–693–2956 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at fleck.heather@ dol.gov. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 190 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Public Law 113–128, July 22, 2014) permits states to apply for Workflex waiver authority. The Act and 20 CFR 679.630 provide that the Secretary may grant Workflex waiver authority for up to five years pursuant to a Workflex plan submitted by a state. Under Workflex, governors are granted the authority to approve requests submitted by their local areas to waive certain statutory and regulatory provisions of WIOA Title I programs. States may request waivers from the Secretary of certain requirements of the Wagner-Peyser Act (Sections 8–10) as well as certain provisions of the Older American Act of 1965 (OAA) (42 U.S.C. 305d(b)) for state agencies on aging with respect to activities carried out using funds allotted under OAA section 506(b). One of the underlying principles for granting Workflex waivers is that the waivers will result in improved performance outcomes for persons served and that the waiver authority will be granted in consideration of improved performance. 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 Number:1205–0432. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 1527 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: Workflex Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements. Form: Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Collection Form. OMB Control Number: 1205–0432. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency: 5 state plans annually; 20 quarterly reports. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25. Estimated Average Time per Response: 23 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 235 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2021–00082 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled, ``Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan 
Submission and Reporting Requirements.'' 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 9, 2021.

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 Heather Fleck by telephone at 202-693-2956 (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, Division of Adult Services and Governance, 
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S4209, 
Washington, DC 20210; by email: [email protected]; or by fax 202-
693-3015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Contact Heather Fleck by telephone at 
202-693-2956 (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 190 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 
(Public Law 113-128, July 22, 2014) permits states to apply for 
Workflex waiver authority. The Act and 20 CFR 679.630 provide that the 
Secretary may grant Workflex waiver authority for up to five years 
pursuant to a Workflex plan submitted by a state. Under Workflex, 
governors are granted the authority to approve requests submitted by 
their local areas to waive certain statutory and regulatory provisions 
of WIOA Title I programs. States may request waivers from the Secretary 
of certain requirements of the Wagner-Peyser Act (Sections 8-10) as 
well as certain provisions of the Older American Act of 1965 (OAA) (42 
U.S.C. 305d(b)) for state agencies on aging with respect to activities 
carried out using funds allotted under OAA section 506(b). One of the 
underlying principles for granting Workflex waivers is that the waivers 
will result in improved performance outcomes for persons served and 
that the waiver authority will be granted in consideration of improved 
performance.
    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 Number:1205-
0432.
    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: Workflex Plan Submission and Reporting 
Requirements.
    Form: Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Collection Form.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0432.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Frequency: 5 state plans annually; 20 quarterly reports.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 25.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 23 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 235 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2021-00082 Filed 1-7-21; 8:45 am]
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