The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, “Evaluation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grants Program,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before September 2, 2015.
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=201501-1291-001 (this link will only become active 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 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-OASAM, 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.
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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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This ICR seeks PRA authority for an information collection to support an evaluation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program. The data collection will obtain information about the program from TAACCCT grant recipients through a survey of colleges receiving funds under the first three rounds of TAACCCT grants and site visits to selected round 2 and 3 grantees. More specifically, an Internet based survey will collect data from colleges about TAACCCT activities, especially around program development and capacity building at community colleges, and the changes that occurred because of the TAACCCT grant. Site visits will collect more in-depth qualitative data on the TAACCCT grants via semi-structured interviews with program coordinators, faculty, and industry and employer partners, as well as focus groups with students participating in the TAACCCT-funded programs. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 section 801 authorizes this information collection. See Public Law 111-5 section 801.
This proposed 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 display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2014 (79 FR 44868).
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 ICR Reference Number 201501-1291-001. 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 Start Printed Page 46055proposed 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.
Title of Collection: Evaluation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grants Program.
OMB ICR Reference Number: 201501-1291-001.
Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Individuals or Households; and Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,360.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,360.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,900 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
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Dated: July 28, 2015.
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