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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 (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 extension of the collection of the One-Stop Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Plan and Progress Reports. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice.

DATES:

Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee's section below on or before November 13, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Steve Aaronson, U.S. Employment Service, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room C-4512, Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202-219-9092 x.151 fax 202-208-5844 (these are not toll-free numbers).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

This extension is being requested in order to continue collecting information from States for One-Stop Occupational Employment Statistics survey grants. Specifically we are seeking approval for an annual grant narrative and two brief progress reports. This information is needed in order for the Secretary of Labor to assure that the Department is meeting in part the responsibilities in Wagner-Peyser section 15 for an employment statistics system. Further, this information is necessary in order that departmental staff, primarily in the Employment and Training Administration, may make intelligent and informed decisions as to whether or not funds awarded to the States were productive and produced a return on investment and met customer needs.

II. Review and Focus

The Office of Management and Budget 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 have a 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 submissions of response.

III. Current Action

Type of Review: Extension.

Agency: Employment & Training.

Title: One-Stop Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Grant Reporting.

OMB Number: 1205-ONEW.

Affected Public: States.

FormNumber of respondentsResponses per yearTotal responsesHour per responseTotal burden hours
Annual Plan54154361944
Progress Reports (2)5421086648
Totals543162422592
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Total Burden Hours: 2592.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): 0.

Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: September 8, 2000.

Grace Kilbane,

Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.

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[FR Doc. 00-23514 Filed 9-12-00; 8:45 am]

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