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Submission for OMB Emergency Review: Comment Request March 6, 1996 The Department of Labor has submitted the following (see below) information collection request (ICR), utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). OMB approval has been requested by March 29, 1996. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor Acting Departmental Clearance Officer, Theresa M. O'Malley (202-219-5095). Comments and questions about the ICR listed below should be forwarded to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202-395- 7316). The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: star 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; star 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; star enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and star 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 submissions of responses. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs, Justification for Requested Waiver of Regulations Under 20 CFR Parts 632 and 636. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 75. Total Responses: 75. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 3 hours. Total Burden Hours: 225. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): Not applicable. Description: The Employment and Training Administration requires information on the provisions of the amended Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) section 401 regulations at 20 CFR 632.70 These provisions allow Indian and Native American JTPA grantees to seek a waiver of the nonstatutory provisions of the current regulations at 20 CFR Parts 632 and 636. This general waiver request capability is already available to the Governors at 20 CFR 627.201, and to those section 401 grantees participating in the demonstration under Public Law 102-477 (Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992). The information to be collected is in support of any such waiver request(s) submitted by section 401 grantees pursuant to 20 CFR 632.70, and is necessary to allow DOL officials to make intelligent and informated decisions on the waiver requests received. Without such supplementary information, it would be impossible for the Department to grant any waivers to existing regulations. There are no continuing information requirements associated with this collection. Such collection is only mandated when a waiver request is submitted by a grantee, and serves no purpose other than to evaluate the merits of the waiver request. Theresa M. O'Malley, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 96-5975 Filed 3-12-96; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510-30-M

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