Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Job Corps Health Questionnaire

Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 1 (Thursday, January 2, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 1 (Thursday, January 2, 2020)]
[Pages 131-132]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-28315]
Employment and Training Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Job
Corps Health Questionnaire
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Training
Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed
extension for the authority to conduct the information collection
request (ICR) titled ``Job Corps Health Questionnaire.'' 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 2, 2020.
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 Lawrence Lyford by telephone at 202-693-3121 (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, Office of Job Corps, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW, Room N-4507, Washington, DC 20210; by email:
[email protected]; or by Fax 202-693-3113.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Contact Lawrence Lyford by telephone
at 202-693-3121 (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 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 can be
properly assessed.
    Job Corps is the nation's largest residential, educational, and
career technical training program for young Americans. The Economic
Opportunity Act established Job Corps in 1964 and it currently operates
under the authority of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
(WIOA) of 2014. For over 55 years, Job Corps has helped prepare over 3
million at-risk young people between the ages of 16 and 24 for success
in our nation's workforce. With 121 centers in 50 states, Puerto Rico,
and the District of Columbia, Job Corps assists students across the
nation in attaining academic credentials, including High School
Diplomas (HSD) and/or High School Equivalency (HSE), and career
technical training credentials, including industry-recognized
certifications, state licensures, and pre-apprenticeship credentials.
    Job Corps is a national program administered by DOL through the
Office of Job Corps and six regional offices. DOL awards and
administers contracts for the recruiting and screening of new students,
center operations, and the
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placement and transitional support of graduates and former enrollees.
Large and small corporations manage and operate 95 Job Corps centers
under contractual agreements with DOL. These contract center operators
are selected through a competitive procurement process that evaluates
potential operators' technical expertise, proposed costs, past
performance, and other factors in accordance with the Competition in
Contracting Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. The remaining
24 Job Corps centers, called Civilian Conservation Centers, are
operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, via an
interagency agreement. DOL has a direct role in the operation of Job
Corps, and does not serve as a pass-through agency for this program.
    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
    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
    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: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Job Corps Health Questionnaire.
    Forms: ETA Form-653.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0033.
    Affected Public: Job Corps applicants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 66,630.
    Frequency: Once per applicant.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 66,630.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,884.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.
John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2019-28315 Filed 12-31-19; 8:45 am]