Agency Information Collection Activities for CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification; Comment Request, 27107-27108 [2021-10529]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / Notices and desist order or both directed against the respondent. By order of the Commission. Issued: May 13, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–10493 Filed 5–18–21; 8:45 am] Background BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–666 and 731– TA–1558 (Preliminary)] Walk-Behind Snow Throwers From China; Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of walk-behind snow throwers from China, provided for in subheading 8430.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) and to be subsidized by the government of China.2 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in § 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under §§ 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under §§ 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right On March 30, 2021, MTD Products Inc., Valley City, Ohio filed petitions with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized imports of walk-behind snow throwers from China and LTFV imports of walk-behind snow throwers from China. Accordingly, effective March 30, 2021, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–666 and antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1558 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of April 6, 2021 (86 FR 17852). In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Commission conducted its conference through written testimony and video conference on April 20, 2021. All persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to participate. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to §§ 703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on May 14, 2021. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5197 (May 2021), entitled Walk-Behind Snow Throwers from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA– 666 and 731–TA–1558 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: May 14, 2021. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–10570 Filed 5–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 86 FR 22026 (April 26, 2021) and 86 FR 22022 (April 26, 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 May 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 27107 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities for CW–1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification; Comment Request Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed revision for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled ‘‘CW–1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification’’; and related information collection and retention requirements (OMB Control Number 1205–0534), which covers Form ETA–9142C, Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA–9142C) with accompanying appendices, and Form ETA–9141C, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination (Form ETA–9141C). This action seeks a revision of the Form 9141C, and its instructions; the rest of the forms and instructions will be renewed without changes. 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 July 19, 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 for free by contacting Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, by telephone at 202–693–8200 (this is not a toll-free number), TTY 1–877–889– 5627 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by email at ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, by telephone at 202–693–8200 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov. SUMMARY: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for the revision to CW–1 Application for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 27108 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / Notices Temporary Employment Certification, which is currently set to expire on October 31, 2021, and the renewal of the validity of all applicable forms, instructions, and electronic versions (OMB Control Number 1205–0534). DOL collects information through Form ETA–9142C, and appendices, and Form ETA–9141C, to carry out the responsibilities created for DOL under the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–218) (The Workforce Act). DOL, in its continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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 ensures the public provides all necessary data in the desired format, the reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. The Workforce Act provides that a petition to employ a nonimmigrant worker under the CW–1 visa classification may not be approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security unless the employer has received a temporary labor certification from DOL confirming the following: (1) There are not sufficient U.S. workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) who are able, willing, qualified, and available at the time and place needed to perform the services or labor involved in the petition; and (2) the employment of a nonimmigrant worker who is the subject of a petition will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. 48 U.S.C. 1806(d)(2)(A). 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 OMB, under the PRA, approves it and the collection tool 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 May 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 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– 0534. 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. Specifically, during this renewal cycle, the Department is very interested in receiving public input with respect to the hourly burden associated with the administrative appeals of temporary employment certifications and prevailing wage determinations; • 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: CW–1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification. Forms: ETA–9142C and Appendices A, B and C; ETA–9141C. OMB Control Number: 1205–0534. Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector (businesses or other for profits); Not-for-profit Institutions; Government, State, Local and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,310. Annual Frequency: On Occasion. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 159,308. Estimated Time per Response: Varies by form. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 71,078.16 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $111,798.44. Suzan G. LeVine, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2021–10529 Filed 5–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Sections 223 and 284 (19 U.S.C. 2273 and 2395) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271, et seq.) (‘‘Act’’), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents Notice of Affirmative Determinations Regarding Application for Reconsideration, summaries of Negative Determinations Regarding Applications for Reconsideration, summaries of Revised Certifications of Eligibility, summaries of Revised Determinations (after Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration), summaries of Negative Determinations (after Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration), summaries of Revised Determinations (on remand from the Court of International Trade), and summaries of Negative Determinations (on remand from the Court of International Trade) regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of the Act (‘‘TAA’’) for workers by (TA– W) number issued during the period of April 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021. Post-initial determinations are issued after a petition has been certified or denied. A post-initial determination may revise a certification, or modify or affirm a negative determination. Affirmative Determinations Regarding Applications for Reconsideration The following Applications for Reconsideration have been received and granted. See 29 CFR 90.18(d). The group of workers or other persons showing an interest in the proceedings may provide written submissions to show why the determination under reconsideration should or should not be modified. The submissions must be sent no later than ten days after publication in Federal Register. to the Office of the Director, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–5428, 200 Constitution E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 19, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities for CW-1 Application for 
Temporary Employment Certification; Comment Request

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed 
revision for the authority to conduct the information collection 
request (ICR) titled ``CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment 
Certification''; and related information collection and retention 
requirements (OMB Control Number 1205-0534), which covers Form ETA-
9142C, Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA-
9142C) with accompanying appendices, and Form ETA-9141C, Application 
for Prevailing Wage Determination (Form ETA-9141C). This action seeks a 
revision of the Form 9141C, and its instructions; the rest of the forms 
and instructions will be renewed without changes. 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 
July 19, 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 for free by 
contacting Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor 
Certification, by telephone at 202-693-8200 (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 email at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office 
of Foreign Labor Certification, by telephone at 202-693-8200 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or by email at [email protected].

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
the revision to CW-1 Application for

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Temporary Employment Certification, which is currently set to expire on 
October 31, 2021, and the renewal of the validity of all applicable 
forms, instructions, and electronic versions (OMB Control Number 1205-
0534). DOL collects information through Form ETA-9142C, and appendices, 
and Form ETA-9141C, to carry out the responsibilities created for DOL 
under the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 
115-218) (The Workforce Act). DOL, in its 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 ensures the public 
provides all necessary data in the desired format, the reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be 
properly assessed.
    The Workforce Act provides that a petition to employ a nonimmigrant 
worker under the CW-1 visa classification may not be approved by the 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security unless the employer has received a 
temporary labor certification from DOL confirming the following: (1) 
There are not sufficient U.S. workers in the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) who are able, willing, qualified, and 
available at the time and place needed to perform the services or labor 
involved in the petition; and (2) the employment of a nonimmigrant 
worker who is the subject of a petition will not adversely affect the 
wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. 48 
U.S.C. 1806(d)(2)(A).
    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 OMB, under the PRA, approves it and the collection 
tool 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 
1205-0534.
    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. Specifically, during 
this renewal cycle, the Department is very interested in receiving 
public input with respect to the hourly burden associated with the 
administrative appeals of temporary employment certifications and 
prevailing wage determinations;
     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: CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment 
Certification.
    Forms: ETA-9142C and Appendices A, B and C; ETA-9141C.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0534.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Private Sector 
(businesses or other for profits); Not-for-profit Institutions; 
Government, State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1,310.
    Annual Frequency: On Occasion.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 159,308.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies by form.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 71,078.16 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $111,798.44.

Suzan G. LeVine,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, 
Labor.
[FR Doc. 2021-10529 Filed 5-18-21; 8:45 am]
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