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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native Americans Program Under Title 1, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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ACTION:

Notice of availability; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, “Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native Americans Program Under Title 1, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES:

The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before February 28, 2020.

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 free of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAViewICR?​ref_​nbr=​201912-1205-009 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Frederick Licari by telephone at 202-693-8073, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-ETA, 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Frederick Licari by telephone at 202-693-8073, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native Americans Program Under Title 1, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, OMB Control No. 1205-0422 contains two forms: ETA 9084, Comprehensive Services Program, and ETA 9085, Supplemental Youth Services Program. It also includes standard data elements for participants, the basis of the current performance standards system for WIOA section 166 grantees. ETA 9084 is completed by both tribal and non-profit private sector grantees. ETA 9085 is completed only by tribal grantees. This information collection is a revision, because this information collection request (ICR) is Start Printed Page 5250being submitted as revision in order to extend the expiration date beyond its current expiration, January 31, 2020. Extending the reporting and recordkeeping system is necessary in order to include data collection necessary for tracking grantee performance on the common performance measures currently tracked for the Comprehensive Services Program and the Supplemental Youth Services program. The prior ICR stated that Form ETA-9085 was submitted quarterly when it should have stated semi-annually. This ICR corrects that error. The prior ICR also included burden hours for “collecting” the data for the SPIR report which is different than “submitting” a SPIR report and therefore misrepresents the burden hours for submitting the SPIR. This ICR combines ETA Form 9084 and the SPIR as one report because ETA Form 9084 is an aggregate (roll-up) of the individual records in the SPIR and both reports are uploaded simultaneously.

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 the OMB, under the PRA, approves it 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 that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1205-0422. The current approval is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2020; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB will receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2019 (84 FR 62557).

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 Control Number 1205-0422. 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: DOL-ETA.

Title of Collection: Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native Americans Program Under Title 1, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0422.

Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments; Individuals or Households; Private Sector—not-for-profit institutions.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 184.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 590.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,180 hours.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

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Dated: January 23, 2020.

Frederick Licari,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-01509 Filed 1-28-20; 8:45 am]

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