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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 6, 1999.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) 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. To obtain documentation for BLS, ETA, PWBA, and OASAM contact Karin Kurz ((202) 219-5096 ext. 159 or by E-mail to Kurz-Karin@dol.gov). To obtain documentation for ESA, MSHA, OSHA, and VETS contact Darrin King ((202) 219-5096 ext. 151 or by E-mail to King-Darrin@dol.gov).

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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: OSHA Data Collection System.

OMB Number: 1218-0209.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 81,825.

Estimated Time Per respondent: 30 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 35,913.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Description: The year 2000 OSHA Data Collection will request 1999 injury and illness data from 81,825 establishments throughout the Nation. The data are needed by OSHA to carry out intervention and enforcement activities to guarantee workers a safe and healthful workplace. The data will also be used for measurement purposes in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1995 and multiple research purposes. The data collected are already maintained by employers as required by 29 CFR part 1904.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicepersons (UCX) Handbook.

OMB Number: 1205-0176.

Agency Numbers: ETA 841 and 843.

Form # Affected public Respondents Frequency Average time
per response
Total hours
ETA 841 State, Local or Tribal Goverment 66,126 One-time 1.5 1,653
ETA 843 State, Local or Tribal Goverment 3,306 One-time 1.0 55

Number of Respondents: 66,126.

Estimated Time Per respondent: 1.5 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 1,708.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: Federal Law (5 U.S.C. 8521 et seq.) Provides unemployment insurance protection, to former members of the Armed Forces (ex-servicepersons) and is referred to in abbreviated form as "UCX." The forms in Chapter V through VII of the UCX Handbook are used in connection with the provisions of this benefit assistance.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-32199 Filed 12-10-99; 8:45 am]