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Start Preamble November 20, 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: King-Darrin@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to 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 Start Printed Page 71591are 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 (ETA).

Title: Reporting for Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Program.

OMB Number: 1205-0433.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Annualized Reporting Burden

FormFrequencyAnnual responsesAverage response time (hours)Total annual burden hours
ETA-207Quarterly2120.5106
ETA-218Quarterly2120.242
ETA-227Quarterly2121.0212
ETA-2112Monthly6360.2127
ETA-5130Monthly6361.0636
ETA-5159Monthly6361.0636
ETA-539Weekly2,7560.0128
Total:5,3001,787

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $ 0.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $ 0.

Description: On March 9, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program. This program provides up to 26 weeks of additional unemployment benefits to eligible claimants who have exhausted their regular entitlement. This is a temporary, federally funded program enacted through December 31, 2002. To properly administer and monitor this program, specific information is required from states. The information requested through these reports are necessary to proper administer the program and interpretation of labor market conditions. Approval is not being sought for any new forms, but rather, approval is being sought for an additional use of the following existing forms:

ReportOMB No.Expiration date
ETA 2071205-015010/31/2004
ETA 2181205-017707/31/2004
ETA 2271205-017311/30/2003
ETA 21121205-015401/31/2003
ETA 51301205-017210/31/2004
ETA 51591205-001003/31/2003
ETA 5391205-002807/31/2003
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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-30420 Filed 11-29-02; 8:45 am]

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