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• Publication Date: 03/21/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:13708-13709
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 18, 1997.

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, Theresa M. O'Malley ((202) 219-5096 x166). Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 219- 4720 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Deck Officer for BLS/DM/ESA/ETA/MSHA/OSHA/PWBA/ 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 purposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;


  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collection; 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: Petition for Adjustment Assistance/Solicitud De Asistencia Para Adjuste (Form 8560 English/8559 Spanish).

OMB Number: 1205-0192 (reinstatement without change).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for- profit; Farms.

Number of Respondents: 1,400.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 350.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: ETA Form 8650/8559 is a petition used by American workers applying to the U.S. Department of Labor for eligibility to receive workers trade adjustment assistance in accordance with provisions of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The petition initiates action on the part of the Department to determine if workers are eligible.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Claims and Payment Activities (ETA 5159).

OMB Number: 1205-0010 (revision).

Frequency: Monthly.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal governments.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour 53 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 1,359.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: ETA 5159 report provides the basic workload information on claims-taking and payment activities under State/Federal unemployment insurance laws, and the promptness of first payments for total unemployment.

Counts of claims-taking and benefit payment activities are used in budget preparation and control, program planning and evaluation, personnel assignment, actuarial and program research, and for accounting to Congress and the public. This collection is authorized under the Social Security Act, Title III, Section 303(a)(6).

Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines.

OMB Number: 1219-0092 (reinstatement without change).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 1,725.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 3 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 269.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $1,438.

Description: This regulatory provision requires operators of metal and nonmetal mines to notify the Mine Safety and Health Administration of openings and closings of mines.

Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Main Fan Inspection Schedule.

OMB Number: 1219-0012 (reinstatement without change).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 32.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1.5 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 17.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: Operators of underground metal and nonmetal mines are required to maintain main fans according to either the manufacturers' recommendations or a written periodic schedule adopted by the mine operator.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Inorganic Arsenic (revision).

OMB Number: 1218-0104.

Frequency: On occasion/varies.

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

Number of Respondents: 42.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 8.5 minutes (varies).

Total Burden Hours: 8,098.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $1,096,810.

Description: The purpose of this standard and its information collection requirements is to provide protection for employees from the health affects associated with occupational exposure to the carcinogen, inorganic arsenic. Employers must monitor employee exposure, reduce employee exposures to without permissible exposure limits and provide medical examinations, training and other information.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Coke Oven Emissions (revision).

OMB Number: 1218 -- 0128.

Frequency: On occasion/varies.

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

Number of Respondents: 22.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 55.5 minutes (varies).

Total Burden Hours: 93,434.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $1,402,172.

Description: The purpose of this standard and its information collection requirements is to provide protection for employees from adverse health affects associated with occupational exposure to Coke Oven Emissions. Employers must monitor exposure, keep employee exposures within the permissible exposure limits and provide employees with medical examinations and training.

Theresa M. O'Malley,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-7205 Filed 3-20-97; 8:45 am)


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