Proposed Collection of the ETA 9048, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity and the ETA 9049, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes; Comment Request
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that 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 on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of the ETA 9048, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Activity, and the ETA 9049, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Outcomes. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm.
Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Benefits; Amendment of Regulations
On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002 (the Reform Act), which amended the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Act or Trade Act). The Reform Act reauthorized the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program through fiscal year 2007 and made significant amendments to the TAA program, including the addition of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance for Older Workers (Alternative TAA or ATAA). These amendments generally took effect on November 4, 2002, and required that the Department establish the ATAA program ``[n]ot later than one year after the date of the enactment of the [Reform Act]''. The Department is implementing the TAA amendments, including the introduction of ATAA, through three separate rulemakings. This proposed rule implements the ATAA program, a demonstration project for older workers. On August 25, 2006, the Department published a proposed rule governing the payment of TAA and the provision of related employment services. The Department will publish a third proposed rule governing TAA and ATAA certifications of worker groups adversely affected by trade.
Foreign Labor Certification; Reduction-in-Recruitment (RIR) Conversion; Extension of the RIR Eligibility Date
This Notice provides information regarding Foreign Labor Certification: Reduction-in-Recruitment (RIR) Conversion; Extension of the RIR Eligibility Date, and Amendments to General Administration Letter No. 2-02. It is directed to the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) National Processing Center Directors, OFLC-Backlog Elimination Center Directors, and State Workforce Agency Directors (Prevailing Wage). The purpose of this Notice is to extend the eligibility date the Department of Labor (Department) uses for determining whether RIR re-application requests are timely.