ETA Notices

National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Information Collection Forms; Comment Request for Regular Extension of Approval (With Revisions)   [9/7/2012]
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Federal Register, Volume 77 Issue 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55229-55230]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22076]



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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Information Collection 
Forms; Comment Request for Regular Extension of Approval (With 
Revisions)

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

ACTION: Notice.

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Overview Information

    Comment Request for Regular Extension of approval (with revisions) 
for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) information collection 
forms: the Grant Plan Narrative, the Budget Information Summary (BIS), 
ETA Form 9093, the Program Planning Summary (PPS), ETA Form 9094, the 
Program Status Summary (PSS), ETA Form 9095; the Workforce Investment 
Act Standardized Participant Record (WIASPR), and the Housing 
Assistance Summary (HAS), ETA Form 9164.

SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (Department), 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(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, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of 
data supporting the NFJP (expires December 31, 2012). A copy of the 
proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addresses section below on or before November 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to: Amy Young, Employment and 
Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room C-4510, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone 
number: 202-693-3045 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with 
hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via 
TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-
877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-693-3015. Email: nfjp@dol.gov. A copy 
of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by 
sending an email to nfjp@dol.gov, subject line: ETA NFJP Forms ICR 
copy.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Under the Information Collection Review process, each grantee 
receiving NFJP funds for employment and training activities is required 
to submit the following:
     The BIS (ETA-9093) is submitted as part of the annual 
grant plan, and is used to collect information on how grant funds will 
be spent during the program year.
     The PPS (ETA-9094) is submitted as part of the annual 
grant plan, and is used to project the number of participants and the 
array of services to be provided for the program year.
     The PSS (ETA-9095) is submitted each quarter and is used 
to collect data on actual participant numbers and services. ETA has 
added a short section to Form 9095 to collect narrative information on 
grant activities.
     The WIASPR is submitted each quarter and collects 
individual participant records containing demographic, service, and 
outcome data on individuals who exit the program. Data from the WIASPR 
are used by ETA to calculate the common performance measures for 
entered employment, retention, and earnings.
     The HAS (ETA-9164), is a new quarterly reporting form for 
grantees receiving NFJP funds for housing assistance activities. This 
report will collect data on the number of individuals and families 
served and narrative information on grant activities.
     All NFJP grantees are required by regulation to submit a 
grant plan narrative covering the two-year grant period cycle. The 
grant plan narrative is a comprehensive service delivery plan and a 
projection of participant services and expenditures. ETA provides 
guidance to the grantees regarding the content of the annual plan 
narrative and submission requirements.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
which:
     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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Type of Review: Extension with revisions.
    Title: Reporting for the National Farmworker Jobs Program under 
Section 167 of Title I of the Workforce Investment Act.
    OMB Number: 1205-0425.
    Affected Public: State or local government agencies; not-for-profit 
organizations.
    Form(s): Grant Plan Narrative, ETA Form 9093, ETA Form 9094, ETA 
Form 9095, ETA Form 9164, and WIASPR.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 294.
    Frequency: Grant Plan Narrative, once per year; ETA Form 9093, once 
per year; ETA Form 9094, once per year; ETA Form 9095, once per 
quarter; ETA Form 9164, once per quarter; and WIASPR, once per quarter.
    Total Annual Responses: 13,969.
    Average Time per Response: ETA Form 9093, 15 hours; ETA Form 9094, 
16 hours; ETA Form 9095, 17 hours; ETA Form 9164, 17 hours; and WIASPR, 
2.25 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 38,104.
    Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $577,275.

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                                                             Estimated                                     Average time      Estimated
            Data collection activities/forms                 number of    Frequency  per   Total annual    per response    annual burden   Total annual
                                                            respondents        year          responses        (hours)          hours       burden  cost
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Plan Narrative..........................................              69    Annually (1)              69           20              1,380         $20,907
Budget Information Summary, ETA Form 9093...............              52    Annually (1)              52           15                780          11,817
Program Planning Summary, ETA Form 9094.................              52    Annually (1)              52           16                832          12,605
Program Status Summary, ETA Form 9095...................              52   Quarterly (4)             208           17              3,536          53,570
WIASPR individual records...............................            * 52   Quarterly (4)          13,520            2.25          30,420         460,863
Housing Assistance Summary, ETA Form 9164...............              17   Quarterly (4)              68           17              1,156         $17,513
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    Totals..............................................             294  ..............          13,969           87.25          38,104         577,275
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* 65 records per grantee.

    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: Signed in Washington, DC, on this 30th day of August, 
2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor.
[FR Doc. 2012-22076 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]
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