[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 12758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5238]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request of the ETA-9016 (OMB 
Control No. 1205-0268) on Alien Claims Activity Report; Comment Request 
on Extension Without Change

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section 
of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. This collection authority expires on July 31, 
2011.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee's section below on or before May 9, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nancy Dean, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg., Room S-4231, 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3215 (this is not a 
toll-free number) or by e-mail: dean.nancy@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The ETA-9016 Report is used by the Department of Labor to assess 
whether (and the extent to which) the requirements of the U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Systematic Alien 
Verification for Entitlement (SAVE) system are cost-effective and 
otherwise appropriate for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. In 
addition, data from the Alien Claims Activity report is being used to 
assist the Secretary of Labor in determining whether a State Workforce 
Agency's (SWA) administrative costs associated with the verification 
program are reasonable and reimbursable. There is no other report or 
system available for collecting this required information. The report 
allows the Department of Labor to determine the number of aliens filing 
for UI, the number of benefit issues detected, the denials of benefits 
to aliens, the extent to which State Agencies use the system, and the 
overall effectiveness and cost efficiency of the verification system. 
If SWAs are not required to submit the information on the Alien Claims 
Activity Report, the Department of Labor would not be able to fulfill 
its responsibilities to assess the SAVE system.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed 
extension of the collection for the ETA 9016 Report on Alien Claims 
Activity, and is particularly interested in comments which:
    * 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 electronic collection 
techniques.

III. Current Actions

    Continued collection of the ETA-9016 data will provide for a 
comprehensive evaluation of the UI Alien Claims Activities. The data 
are collected quarterly, and an analysis of the data received is 
formulated into a report summarizing the Alien Claims Activity by the 
53 SWAs.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Title: ETA 9016, Alien Claims Activity Report.
    OMB Number: 1205-0268.
    Affected Public: 53 State Workforce Agencies.
    Form(s): ETA 9016.
    Total Annual Respondents: 53.
    Annual Frequency: Quarterly.
    Total Annual Responses: 212 responses.
    Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 212 hours.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and 
Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also 
become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 1, 2011.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-5238 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]
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