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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

January 22, 1998.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor, Departmental Clearance Officer, Todd, R. Owen ([202] 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Owen- Todd@dol.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call [202] 219-4720 between 1: 00 p.m. and 4: 00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, PWBA, or VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ([202] 395-7316), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. The OMB 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 submission of responses.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Administrative Procedures -- 20 CFR 601 including Form MA 8-7.

OMB Number: 1205-0222 (Extension).

Frequency: As needed.

Affected Public: State or local governments.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Total Burden Hours: 53.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: Administrative Procedures -- 20 CFR 601 requires States to submit copies of their unemployment compensation laws for approval by the Secretary of Labor, as well as all relevant State materials which allow the Secretary to make findings required by the Internal Revenue Code, Social Security Act and Wagner-Peyser Act.

Agency: Employment Training Administration.

Title: Lifelong Learning Demonstration Follow-up Survey.

OMB Number: 1205-0NEW.

Frequency: One-Time.

Affected Public: Individuals.

Number of Respondents: 4,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 35 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 2,333.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: The Lifelong Learning demonstration provided randomly- selected adult workers in the Greater Baltimore area with comprehensive information about post-secondary education and training opportunities and streamlined referrals of interested workers educational institutions. The results of this data collection will be used by both DOL and Education to evaluate the Demonstration, to inform future public information campaigns on lifelong learning, and provide useful information for other ETA and Education programs affecting the education and training of adults in the U.S. work force.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Request from Claimant for Information on Earnings, Dual Benefits, Dependents, and Third Party Settlements (Form CA-1032).

OMB Number: 1215-0151 (Extension).

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Number of Respondents: 50,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 20 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 16,667.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $16,000.

Description: The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) provides for the collection of information from claimants, receiving continuing compensation on the periodic disability rolls. This form is used to obtain necessary information from claimants receiving compensation for an extended period of time. This information is necessary to ensure that compensation being paid is correct.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Application for Farm Labor Contractor and Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificates of Registration (Form WH-530 replacing current forms WH-510 and WH-512).

OMB Number: 1215-0037 (Extension).

Frequency: Biennially.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for- profit; farms.

Number of Respondents: 7,500.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 3,750.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $1,560.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act provides that no individual may perform farm labor contracting activities without a certificate of registration. Form WH- 530 is the application form which provides the Department of Labor with the information necessary to issue certificates specifying the farm labor contracting activities are authorized.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Information Collection.

OMB Number: 1218-ONEW.

Frequency: On Occasion.

Affected Public: Applicants to the Voluntary Protection Program.

Number of Respondents: 90 to 100 per year.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 200 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 18,000.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: The information collection is necessary to determine if the applicant has a safety and health program that should qualify for participation in one of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs.

Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 98-2036 Filed 1-27-98; 8: 45 am)