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Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-16297
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-16296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Request for Nominations for Membership on the Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2021-16138
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) and announces the procedures for those nominations. When submitting nomination materials, please indicate the Region or Discipline for which the nominee would like to be considered. Information regarding the NAETC can be found at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/dinap/council.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391
Document Number: 2021-16130
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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, Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Handbook No. 391. 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).
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for California, Nevada, and New York
Document Number: 2021-16129
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-15657
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and Voluntary Repayment Process. 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).
Relocation of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's Atlanta National Processing Center; Change of Physical Mailing Address
Document Number: 2021-15112
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration is providing notice that the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is changing the mailing address for its Atlanta National Processing Center (ANPC) beginning August 25, 2021, with the exception of mail associated with the processing of applications requesting permanent labor certification subject to supervised recruitment.
Workforce Information Advisory Council; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2021-14679
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) charter.
Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2021-14546
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Department) announces the renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) charter.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Claims and Payment Activities Report
Document Number: 2021-14524
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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, Claims and Payment Activities Report. 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Resource Justification Model (RJM)
Document Number: 2021-14521
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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 Resource Justification Model (RJM). 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports
Document Number: 2021-13307
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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 Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Activities Reports. 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).
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for New Mexico
Document Number: 2021-13305
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2021, concerning New Mexico's EB change. On March 17, 2021, New Mexico Senate Bill 52 was enacted authorizing the use of the optional TUR trigger to determine New Mexico's EB status, and based on data released on March 15, 2021 by BLS, the seasonally-adjusted 3-month average total unemployment rate (TUR) for New Mexico rose above the 8.0 percent threshold necessary to trigger ``on'' to a High Unemployment Period for EB. However, in New Mexico, with the exception of general appropriation legislation, laws go into effect 90 days after date of enactment. This delay was not originally considered, and the original Federal Register Notice published on April 27, 2021 (86 FR 22268) contained an incorrect status change for New Mexico. Therefore, DOL is issuing this correction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Distribution of Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed
Document Number: 2021-13304
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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, ``Distribution of Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-13268
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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, ``Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards, OMB Control Number 1205-0484.'' 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).
Investigations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-13265
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Determinations Regarding Eligiblity To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-13264
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Program Year (PY) 2021; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantee Allotments
Document Number: 2021-12604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces Program Year (PY) 2021 allotments to States for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), which is authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Section 167. These allotments are based on the funds appropriated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (from this point forward will be referred to as the ``the Act'').
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Colorado
Document Number: 2021-12158
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Document Number: 2021-11144
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.
Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2021 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program and Portability Flexibility for H-2B Workers Seeking To Change Employers
Document Number: 2021-11048
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, is exercising his time-limited Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 authority and increasing the numerical limitation on H-2B nonimmigrant visas to authorize the issuance of no more than 22,000 additional visas through the end of the second half of FY 2021 to those businesses likely to suffer irreparable harm, as attested by the employer on a new attestation form. In addition to making additional visas available under the FY 2021 time-limited authority, DHS is exercising its general H-2B regulatory authority to temporarily provide portability flexibility by allowing H-2B workers who are already in the United States to begin work immediately after an H-2B petition (supported by a valid temporary labor certification) is received by USCIS, and before it is approved.
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2021-10873
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Request for Public Comments: Exploration of a Multi-Program, Integrated Case Management System
Document Number: 2021-10867
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is seeking public comment on customer-centric solutions to assist States in the design and deployment of affordable, flexible technology systems to improve workforce development and reemployment service delivery at the local level. In collaboration with our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partner agencies, we will use this information to inform the Department's deliberations on the implementation of WIOA and technical assistance that we provide to States to help them align technology and data systems across one- stop partner programs with the customer experience at the forefront of the design.
Agency Information Collection Activities for CW-1 Application for Temporary Employment Certification; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10529
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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).
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-10527
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-10526
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-10521
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the United States: Delay of Effective and Transition Dates
Document Number: 2021-10084
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
On March 12, 2021, the Department of Labor (Department or DOL) published a final rule delaying the effective date of the January 14, 2021, rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States (the rule or Final Rule), from March 15, 2021 until May 14, 2021. On March 22, 2021, the Department proposed to further delay the effective date of the rule by eighteen months from May 14, 2021 until November 14, 2022, along with corresponding proposed delays to the rule's transition dates. The Department proposed an additional delay to provide a sufficient amount of time to thoroughly consider the legal and policy issues raised in the rule, and offer the public, through the issuance of a Request for Information, an opportunity to provide information on the sources and methods for determining prevailing wage levels covering employment opportunities that United States (U.S.) employers seek to fill with foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain employment-based immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 nonimmigrant visas. The Department also proposed the further delay to provide agency officials with a sufficient amount of time to compute and validate prevailing wage data covering specific occupations and geographic areas, complete and thoroughly test system modifications, train staff, and conduct public outreach to ensure an effective and orderly implementation of any revisions to the prevailing wage levels. The Department invited written comments from the public for 30 days, until April 21, 2021, on the proposed further delay and received 627 timely comments. The Department has reviewed the comments received in response to the proposal and will delay the effective date of the Final Rule for a period of 18 months, along with corresponding delays to the rule's transition dates.
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Program Year (PY) 2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167, National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Proposed Modifications to Allotment Formula
Document Number: 2021-09799
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This Notice announces proposed modifications to the allotment formula for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), which is authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Section 167, and presents preliminary State planning estimates for Program Year (PY) 2021. These allotments are estimates based on the funds appropriated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (from this point forward will be referred to as the ``the Act''). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will accept comments related to the allotment methodology, including modifications and the hold-harmless provision.
Workforce Information Advisory Council
Document Number: 2021-09792
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) and announces the procedures for those nominations. There are vacant positions on the WIAC representing State agencies with responsibility for workforce investment activities (State Workforce Agency representatives) and representatives of State workforce and labor market information (LMI) directors. While this notice is directed specifically to obtaining nominations for the current vacancies, LMI director and State Workforce Agency representatives, individuals qualified for the other five membership categories listed below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section are invited to submit nomination materials, and DOL will consider these nominees in the event that seats in those categories become available. When submitting nomination materials, please indicate the category or categories for which the nominee would like to be considered. Information regarding the WIAC can be found at https://www.dol.gov/ agencies/eta/wioa/wiac.
Adjudication of Temporary and Seasonal Need for Herding and Production of Livestock on the Range Applications Under the H-2A Program
Document Number: 2021-09639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department) proposes to amend its regulations regarding the adjudication of temporary need for employers seeking herding or production of livestock on the range job opportunities under the H-2A program. Consistent with a court-approved settlement agreement, this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule) would rescind the regulation that governs the period of need for such job opportunities to ensure the Department's adjudication of temporary or seasonal need is conducted in the same manner for all applications for temporary agricultural labor certification.
Post-Initial Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-09475
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-09474
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2021-09473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for the Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2021-09472
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces a changes in benefit period eligibility under the EB program that have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Based on the data submitted by the Virgin Islands for the week ending April 10, 2021, the Virgin Islands' 13-week IUR was 4.83 percent, falling below the 5.0 percent IUR threshold necessary to remain ``on'' EB. Therefore, the EB period for the Virgin Islands ends on May 1, 2021. The state will remain in an ``off'' period for a minimum of 13 weeks.
Notice of Intent To Reestablish the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter and Request for Member Nominations
Document Number: 2021-09267
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has determined that the reestablishment of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA or Committee) is necessary and in the public interest. The Department of Labor (DOL) intends to reestablish the ACA charter with revisions which are not intended to change the Committee's purpose or original intent. The revisions update the charter to ensure its closer alignment with the Department's current apprenticeship priorities. Additionally, DOL is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the ACA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Extension Package for Labor Condition Application for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants and Nonimmigrant Worker Information Form
Document Number: 2021-08813
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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 ``Labor Condition Application for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants'' and ``Nonimmigrant Worker Information Form''; and related information collection and retention requirements (OMB Control Number 1205-0310), which covers Form ETA-9035, Form ETA-9035E, Form ETA-9035 & 9035E Appendix A, Form ETA-9035CP, and Form WH-4. This action seeks an extension of the forms 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).
Program Year (PY) 2021 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2021 Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments and PY 2021 Workforce Information Grants
Document Number: 2021-08725
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
This notice announces allotments for PY 2021 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adult, and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner-Peyser Act for PY 2021 and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2021.
Grafton Job Corps Center Proposed New Parking Lot Construction
Document Number: 2021-07810
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration, pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), gives final notice of the proposed construction of a 40,700 square foot asphalt parking lot and related security fencing and lighting at the main entrance of the Grafton Job Corps Center and that this project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-07809
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension with revisions for the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Programmatic and Performance 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Administrative Collection of States (TAAACS)
Document Number: 2021-07807
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed change to the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``TAA Administrative Collection of States'' (OMB No. 1205-0540). 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).
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2021 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)
Document Number: 2021-07294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Title I of WIOA requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth). WIOA defines the term ``low income individual'' as (inter alia) one whose total family annual income does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary's annual LLSIL for 2021 and references the current 2021 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''
Request for Information on Data Sources and Methods for Determining Prevailing Wage Levels for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the United States
Document Number: 2021-06889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department) invites interested parties to provide information on the sources of data and methodologies for determining prevailing wage levels covering employment opportunities that United States (U.S.) employers seek to fill with foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain employment-based immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1, E-3 nonimmigrant visas. The information received in response to this RFI will inform and be considered by the Department as it reviews the final rule entitled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2021, which may result in the development of a future notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the computation of prevailing wage levels in a manner that more effectively ensures the employment of certain immigrant and nonimmigrant workers does not adversely affect the wages of U.S. workers similarly employed.
Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year (PY) 2020
Document Number: 2021-06597
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct reallotment of certain WIOA formula allotted funds based on ETA 9130 financial reports submitted by states as of the end of the prior Program Year (PY). This notice publishes the Dislocated Worker PY 2020 funds for recapture by state and the amount to be reallotted to eligible states.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-06387
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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, ``O*NET Data Collection Program.'' 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-06039
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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, ``Experience Rating Report.'' 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).