[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Page 12760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5249]



Employment and Training Administration

Comment Request for Information Collection for Report ETA 902, 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities (OMB Control No. 1205-
0051): Extension Without Change

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
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. 
Currently, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ETA 902, 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities under the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, for which 
collection authority expires on July 31, 2011.
    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.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Miriam Thompson, 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) 693-3226 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: thompson.miriam@dol.gov.


I. Background

    The ETA 902 Report, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) 
Activities, is a monthly report submitted by an impacted State(s) when 
a major disaster is declared by the President that provides for 
individual assistance (including DUA). The report contains data on DUA 
claims and payment activities associated with administering the DUA 
program. The information is used by ETA's Office of Workforce Security 
(OWS) to determine workload counts, for example, the number of 
individuals determined eligible or ineligible for DUA, the number of 
appeals filed, and the number of overpayments issued. The report also 
allows OWS to track States' administrative costs for the DUA 

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
    * 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 electronic collection 

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Title: Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Disaster Payment 
Activities Report.
    OMB Number: 1205-0051.
    Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies.
    Form(s): ETA 902, ETA 902a.
    Total Estimated Annual Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Annual Frequency: Approximately six (6) months per year.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 180 responses.
    Average Time per Response: One (1) hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 180 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. 2011-5249 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]