Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Petition Requirements and Investigative Data Collection: Trade Act of 1974, as Amended

 
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Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 66 (Wednesday, April 6, 2016)

Federal Register Volume 81, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 6, 2016)

Notices

Pages 19995-19996

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2016-07885

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Petition Requirements and Investigative Data Collection: Trade Act of 1974, as Amended

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Petition Requirements and Investigative Data Collection: Trade Act of 1974, 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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 6, 2016.

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 Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201603-1205-003 or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, 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 or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-

ETA, 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: 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: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-

4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Petition Requirements and Investigative Data Collection: Trade Act of 1974, as Amended information collection. Trade Act of 1974 section 221(a), as amended by the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (19 U.S.C. 2271), authorizes the Secretary of Labor and the Governor of each State to

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accept petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance. Versions of Form ETA-9042, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, establish a format that may be used for filing such petitions. DOL regulations regarding petitions for worker adjustment assistance may be found at 29 CFR part 90. Forms ETA-8562a, ETA-8562 a-1, ETA-8562 b, ETA-9118, ETA-9043a, and ETA-9043b are all undertaken in accordance with of the Trade Act sections 222, 223, and 249. The Secretary uses this information to certify whether groups of workers are eligible to apply for worker trade adjustment assistance.

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 the 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. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205-0342.

OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2015 (80 FR 78768).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205-0342. The OMB 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.

Title of Collection: Petition Requirements and Investigative Data Collection: Trade Act of 1974, as Amended.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0342.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments; and Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,785.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 7,439.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 15,483 hours.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

Dated: March 31, 2016.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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