The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Veterans' Employment and Training (VETS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, “Veterans' Employment and Training Service Competitive Grant Programs Reporting,” 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 14, 2016.
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=201511-1293-001 (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-VETS, 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 the Veterans' Employment and Training Service Competitive Grant Programs Reporting information collection. This collection of information is necessary for the proper oversight of discretionary grant funds administered by the VETS, as required by law and regulation. VETS discretionary grants fund approximately 150 homeless veterans' reintegration projects to serve roughly 17,000 homeless veterans and incarcerated veterans at-risk of homelessness annually. The discretionary grant funds are also used to fund approximately 66 Stand Down events annually. The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and the Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans with Children Reintegration grant programs authorize this information collection. See 38 U.S.C. 2021(b) and 32 U.S.C. 2021A(c).
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 January 8, 2016 (81 FR 970).
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 201511-1293-001. 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 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; andStart Printed Page 54129
- 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: Veterans' Employment and Training Service Competitive Grant Programs Reporting.
OMB ICR Reference Number: 201511-1293-001.
Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 882.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,850.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,540 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
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Dated: August 8, 2016.
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