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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Compliance Information Report-Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Complaint Information Form

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, “Compliance Information Report—Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Complaint Information Form,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES:

Submit comments on or before May 31, 2011.

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 from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This information collection is being submitted, because it is necessary that certain information be collected for the effective enforcement of DOL regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) section 188. These regulations, 29 CFR part 37, apply to entities receiving financial assistance, in whole or in part, under Title I of the WIA. The Compliance Information Report and related information collections are designed to ensure that programs or activities funded in whole or in part by the DOL operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. The Report requires such programs and activities to collect, maintain, and report upon request from the Department, race, ethnicity, sex, age, and disability data for program applicants, eligible applicants, participants, terminees, applicants for employment, and employees. The Complaint Information Form provides a template allowing persons who wish to allege unlawful discrimination to provide the needed information.

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 currently 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 if the collection of information does not display a currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1225-0077. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011; however, it should be noted that information collections submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2010 (75 FR 77663).

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 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1225-0077. 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: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management.

Title of Collection: Compliance Information Report—Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Complaint Information Form

OMB Control Number: 1225-0077.

Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 39,234,443.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 218,461.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

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Dated: April 25, 2011.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-10359 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]

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