[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 13086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04374]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Unemployment Insurance Data Validation Program

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request 
(ICR) revision titled, ``Unemployment Insurance Data Validation 
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.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 28, 2013.

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 from the 
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, 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 
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request 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, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Unemployment Insurance Data Validation 
Program requires States to operate a system for ascertaining the 
validity (i.e., adherence to Federal reporting requirements) of 
specified unemployment insurance data submitted to the ETA on certain 
reports they are required to submit monthly or quarterly. Some of these 
data are used to assess performance, including for the Government 
Performance and Results Act, or to determine States grants for 
administration of the Unemployment Insurance Program.
    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 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 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 1205-0431. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on July 31, 2013; however, it should be noted that existing 
information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a 
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. The new information 
collection requirements would take effect upon OMB approval. For 
additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal 
Register on July 31, 2012 (77 FR 41452).
    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 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205-0431. 
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: Unemployment Insurance Data Validation 
Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1205-0431.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 53.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 34,550.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: February 20, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-04374 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]
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