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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; DOL-Only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System

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ACTION:

Notice of availability; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Employment and Training Administration (ETA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES:

The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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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 by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This request fulfills Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act reporting requirements regarding the collection of performance indicators described in Sec. 116(b)(2)(A). Requirements for state level collection of this data for the programs contained in this collection are based on WIOA requirements. As part of this ICR, the Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has made changes to the Participant Individual Record Layout (ETA-9172), (Program) Performance Report (ETA-9173-APPSHP) to facilitate State and grantee performance reporting. In particular, as part of DOL's effort to streamline program performance reporting for ETA grants with significant apprenticeship components as a primary goal of the program (Apprenticeship grants), DOL is adding the performance information collection requirements for Apprenticeship grants. DOL also is adding a new information collection requirement to this ICR: the Apprenticeship Outreach: Organization/Employer Record Layout. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2019 (84 FR 29245).

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 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 OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.

DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.

Agency: DOL-ETA.

Title of Collection: DOL-Only Performance Accountability, Information, and Reporting System.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0521.

Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments; Individuals or Household and Private Sector, Business or other for-profits and not for-profit institutions.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,583,750.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 41,064,037.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 10,459,627 hours.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $245,464,843.38.

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

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Dated: March 31, 2020.

Frederick Licari,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-08498 Filed 4-21-20; 8:45 am]

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