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• Publication Date: 03/20/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:13689-13692
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 17, 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), on or before April 20, 1998.

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: Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship -- 29 CFR Part 29.

OMB Number: 1205-0223 (Extension).

Form Number: ETA 671.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for- profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, or local governments.

Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship

Total Burden Hours: 32,630.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: Title 29 CFR Part 29 sets forth labor standards to safeguard the welfare of apprentices and to extend the application of such standards by prescribing policies and procedures concerning registration of apprenticeship programs.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Dislocated Worker Special Project Report.

OMB Number: 1205-0318 (Extension).

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Dislocated Worker Special Project Report

Total Burden Hours: 4,968.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: The information will be used to assess Defense, Clean Air and Title III National Reserve projects. Participant and financial data will be used to monitor program performance, and to prepare reports and budget requests.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training Title 29 CFR Part 30.

OMB Number: 1205-0224 (extension).

Form Number: ETA 9039.

Frequency: One-Time.

Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training

Total Burden Hours: 4,959.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: Title 29 CFR Part 30 sets forth policies and procedures to promote equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and recognized State apprenticeship agencies.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: NAFTA Confidential Report.

OMB Number: 1205-0339 (extension).

Form Number: ETA 9043.

NAFTA Confidential Report

Total Burden Hours: 7,500.

Total annualized capital/startup costs:0.

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

Description: Statutory requirements under amendments to the Trade Act of 1974 by the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, adding Subchapter D requires business confidential data in order to make timely determinations as to whether imports have contributed to workers separations and thus eligible to apply for NAFTA Adjustment Assistance.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: JTPA Indian and Native American Reporting Revisions for Program Years 1995.

OMB Number: 1205-0308 (Reinstatement).

Affected Public: Federally and State-recognized Indian tribes, bands and groups; Alaska Native entities; Hawaiian Native entities; private non-profit organizations; State agencies; consortia of any and/ or all of the above.

JTPA Indian and Native American Reporting Revisions

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services: $1,142,400.

Description: This request is for approval of a reinstatement of the planning and reporting forms previously approved and in use for the JTPA section 401 program which provides employment and training services for Indians and Native Americans. Burden estimates do not include the tribes currently participating in the demonstration project under Public Law 102-477, but do include estimates for those tribal entities which also receive funding under title II-B of JTPA.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Hazard Communication Program.

OMB Number: 1218-0072 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, Federal and State government, Local or Tribal governments.

Total Respondents: 5,041,918.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Time per response ranges from 12 seconds to affix labels to in-plant containers containing hazardous chemicals to 5 hours to develop a hazard communication program.

Total Burden Hours: 7,301,762.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: The purpose of the Hazard Communication Standard and its information collection requirements is to ensure that the hazards of all chemical produced or imported are evaluated and that information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employees and downstream employers. The standard requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemicals they produce or import to determine if they are hazardous; for those chemicals determined to be hazardous, material safety data sheets and warning labels must be developed. Employers are required to establish hazard communication programs, to transmit information on the hazards of chemicals to their employees by means of labels on containers, material safety data sheets, and training programs. Implementation of these collection of information requirements will ensure all employees have the "right-to-know" the hazards and identities of the chemicals they work with and will reduce the incidence of chemically-related occupational illnesses and injuries.

Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 98-7341 Filed 3-19-98; 8:45 am]


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