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• Publication Date: 10/20/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:54469-54471
• Standard Number: 1910.134
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 14, 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 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to OMalley-Theresa@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 nececesary 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 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: Unemployment Compensation for Former Federal Employees, Handbook No. 391.

OMB Number: 1205-0179 (extension).

Frequency: One-time.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

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Total Burden Hours: 28,434.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services: $66,000.

Description: Federal Law (5 U.S.C. 8501-8509) provides unemployment insurance protection to former (or partially unemployed) Federal civilian employees. It is referred to, in abbreviated form, as "UCFE." The forms contained throughout the UCFE Handbook are used in connection with the provision of this benefit assistance.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: ETA Data Validation Handbook No. 361.

OMB Number: 1205-0055 (revision).

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 152 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 8,056.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $21,200,000.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services: $189,977,000.

Description: Data provided to the Unemployment Insurance Service must be credible for use in the distribution of administrative funds as well as triggering the Extended Benefits Program and as economic indicators as well as general information for operating the program. Validation attempts to ensure the accuracy and compatibility of reported data.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Work Application/Job Order Recordkeeping.

OMB Number: 1205-0001 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion (recordkeeping).

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 52.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 8 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 416.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: - 0 -.

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

Description: Request is for retention of information on work applications and job orders.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Worker Adjustment Formula Financial Report.

OMB Number: 1205-0326 (extension).

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

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Total Burden Hours: 1,820.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: - 0 -.

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

Description: The information will be used to assess formula programs under Title III of JTPA, as amended. Participant and financial data will be used to monitor program performance, and to prepare reports and budget requests.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Preliminary Estimates of Average Employer Tax Rates.

OMB Number: 1205-0228 (reinstatement).

Agency Form Number: ETA 205.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 16 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 14 hours.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: The average tax rate collected from States is used to compute average tax rate for the United States and, along with the current tax rate schedule, are used to certify that States are complying with the law.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Respiratory Protection (29 CFR part 1910.134).

OMB Number: 1218-0099 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

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

Number of Respondents: 130,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Time per response ranges from 5 minutes to mark emergency-use respirator storage compartments to 8 hours to develop a written respiratory protection program.

Total Burden Hours: 1,166,092.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: The purpose of this standard and its information collection is designed to provide protection for employees from workplace atmospheric contamination. The standard requires employers to develop a written respiratory protection program, to inspect and certify emergency-use respirators, and mark emergency-use respirator storage compartments.

Theresa M. O'Malley,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-27735 Filed 10-17-97; 8:45 am]


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