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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Internal Fraud Activities

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the revised Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, “Internal Fraud Activities,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES:

Submit comments on or before June 27, 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, on the day following publication of this notice 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, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) 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 Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The ETA proposes to revise Form ETA-227 to collect information about internal unemployment insurance (UI) program fraud and overpayment detection and recovery activities from the States. To streamline UI program reporting in general, the ETA proposes to merge a few cells from Form ETA-9000 into Form ETA-227. Merging the forms requires a corresponding change to merge the OMB Control Numbers.

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 if the collection of information does not Start Printed Page 30744display a 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 1205-0187. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011; however, it should be noted that existing information collections submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Revisions would not take effect during this review period. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2011 (76 FR 5212).

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 1205-0187. 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: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

Title of Collection: Internal Fraud Activities.

OMB Control Numbers: 1205-0187 (proposed to be merged with 1205-0173).

Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 212.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4240.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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Dated: May 20, 2011.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-13066 Filed 5-25-11; 8:45 am]

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