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Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance

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The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Start Printed Page 15358(PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection of the Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance, ETA 8560, and its Spanish translation, Solicitud De Asistencia Para Ajuste, ETA 8559.

A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed below in the contact section of this notice


Written comments must be submitted on or before May 22, 2000. Written comments should 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 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.


Edward A. Tomchick, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Room C-4318, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, 202-219-5555 (this is not a toll-free number).

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I. Background

Section 221 (a) of Title II, Chapter 2 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Labor to accept petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for adjustment assistance. The petitions may be filed by workers or their certified or recognized union or duly authorized representative. ETA Form 8560, Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance, and its Spanish translation, ETA Form 8559, Solicitud De Asistencia Para Ajuste, establish a format which may be used for filing such petitions.

II. Current Actions

This is a request for OMB approval under [the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(A)] for an extension of collection of information previously approved and assigned OMB Control No. 1205-0192. There is no change in burden.

Type of Review: Extension without change.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

Title: Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance; Solicitud De Asistencia Para Ajuste.

OMB Number: 1205-0192.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Number of Respondents: Estimated 1,400.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes per response.

Total Estimated Cost: $1,750.

Total Burden Hours: 350.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): None.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.

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Dated: March 15, 2000.

Edward A. Tomchick,

Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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[FR Doc. 00-7115 Filed 3-21-00; 8:45 am]