Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including, among other things, a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Linda Watts Thomas on 202-693-4223 (this is not a toll-free number) and e-mail mail to: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor—Employment and Training Administration, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax 202-395-5806 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the applicable OMB Control Number (see below).
The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
(1) 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;
(2) 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;
(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
(4) 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: Employment and Training Administration.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information collection.
Title of Collection: Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information/Income Eligibility Verification System.
OMB Control Number: 1205-0238.
Affected Public: State Governments.
Cost to Federal Government: $0.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
Total Annual Number of Responses: 1,437,897.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,964.
Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.
Description: The Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 established an income and eligibility verification system (IEVS) for the exchange of information among State agencies administering specific programs. The programs include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Start Printed Page 50781Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Compensation and any State program approved under Title I, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act. Under the Act, programs participating must exchange information to the extent that it is useful and productive in verifying eligibility and benefit amounts to assist the child support program and the Secretary of Health and Human Services in verifying eligibility and benefit amounts under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. The Employment and Training Administration's final rule regarding the Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation Information, issued in 2006, supports and expands upon the requirements of the 1984 Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 and subsequent regulatory changes.
For additional information, see related notice published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2010 (Vol. 75, page 28070).Start Signature
Dated: August 11, 2010.
Linda Watts Thomas,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
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