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Start Preamble November 4, 2002.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) 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 this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation contact Darrin King on 202-693-4129 or e-Mail:

Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ETA, 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 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 response.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

Type of Review: New collection.

Title: Revising Quarterly Contribution and Wage Reports to Accommodate Expanded Name Fields and Additional Labor Market Information.

OMB Number: 1205-0NEW.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Frequency: One time.

Number of Respondents: 1,600.

Annual Responses: 1,615.

Average Response Time: 30 minutes to complete the survey and 90 minutes to conduct a case study interview.

Estimated Burden Hours: 823.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.

Description: The information collected with this survey is necessary to assess of the burden employers and State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) would experience if the quarterly contribution and wage reports filed by employers and processed by SESAs were revised to accommodate full names and additional labor market information (LMI). The full name fields are necessary to enhance the efficiency of the National Directory of New Hires database in locating the employment of individuals who are not meeting their parental responsibilities. The additional LMI data is needed to improve the ability to accurately assess the value of various workforce Investment Act vocational training programs and to enrich the pool of LMI data available.

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Ira L. Mills

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-28930 Filed 11-13-02; 8:45 am]